Exciting news! Carrots ‘N’ Cake was nominated for “Best Healthy Eating Blog” at Fitness Magazine! Woohoo! What an honor.
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I woke up craving nut butter this morning, so I toasted up a couple of gluten-free waffles (FYI: the Nature’s Path brand is amazingly delicious) and spread Teddie peanut butter on one and Barney Butter on the other and topped both waffles with banana slices.
And, the best part about breakfast: ICED COFFEE! I missed you, lover.
I’ve actually been drinking iced coffee all weekend with no stomach issues. Coffee just doesn’t upset my digestive system (unless I drink like three huge glasses in one day).
Lunch was a turkey and cheddar cheese sandwich on toasted gluten-free bread.
And steamed spinach, which I spritzed with truffle oil and sprinkled with truffle salt.
A couple of hours after lunch, I snacked on a Paleo Pumpkin-Walnut Muffin with a little bit of almond butter spread on top, and then I made a delicious coconut milk beverage with caramel-flavored flax oil, which might sound sort of strange, but it was really tasty—and, hopefully, healing on my angry intestines.
Ever since this whole colitis flare went down last week, I’ve spent hours and hours online learning more about the disease. Colitis is not thought to be caused by diet, but what you eat may ease sysmtoms by reducing inflammation in the colon. Some research has showed that flaxseed oil, along with fish oil and probiotics, for example, have helped to improve some ulcerative colitis symptoms. Coconut oil and coconut milk were also mentioned a number of times. I figured it couldn’t hurt to try these foods, so I made myself a little snack with some of them this afternoon.
In the mix:
- 1.25 cups coconut milk
- 1 tbsp Royal Harvest Caramel Flax Oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey
- Handful of ice
Question of the Day
I know we’re all different, but for those of you who struggle with “digestive issues,” which foods do you find have a more positive affect on your system?