Elimination Diet Day 8

On to week number 2! I was craving pizza today, which took me on a witch hunt! I love using store-bought dough, like Trader Joe’s or Essential Bakery’s dough, but these are both high FODMAP. I was on the hunt for Udi’s GF crust, but had no luck! I was able to find a few other frozen GF crust options, but literally ALL of them had at least one high FODMAP ingredient (most had garlic or onion). I finally grabbed a package of GF rice tortillas and decided to make tortilla pizzas. While skimming the tomato sauce aisle (not for myself), I stumbled upon the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix and immediately snatched it up! The final product was a bit disappointing coming from a thin-crust lover. The dough came out more like focaccia bread, which would be a good use for it in the future! I originally dressed up my pizza simply (margarita style with a sprinkle of prosciutto), but ended up adding more toppings because the crust didn’t do much for me. Skimming through my Patsy Catsos book, I found a recipe for polenta pizza squares. Yum! I’ll have to try these next.

A few of the essential ingredients for the Chunky Monkey Smoothie 🙂

Instead of sauce for my pizza base, I used a garlic infused olive oil. I made this using the guidance of Kate Scarlata. I think garlic is one of the foods I miss most, so this is a good way to get that lovely garlic flavor! Next time I’ll have to experiment with other flavors.

Meals and snacks for the day:

  • Breakfast
    • oatmeal topped with chia seeds, sliced almonds, and strawberries/blueberries/raspberries (seeds, nuts, and fruit = the topping trifecta!)
    • cappuccino made with lactose-free milk and 1 shot espresso
  • Lunch
    • leftover salmon
    • leftover Greek Quinoa salad
    • carrot sticks
    • grapes
    • piece of dark chocolate for dessert (my fave is Trader Joe’s 72% Swiss Dark Chocolate bar)
  • Snack
    • almond thins topped with brie
  • Dinner
    • homemade GF free using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix
      • toppings: garlic infused olive oil, mozzarella, tomato, basil, arugula, kalamata olives, prosciutto, arugula
    • sliced English cucumbers
  • Snack
    • 1/2 serving Chunky Monkey Smoothie