My Mother is coming to visit and I started a list of foods I can eat to make it easier on her if she goes grocery shopping. Then I thought I should be writing down the food info I have in my head that needs remembering, like the different reasons green tea, ginger tea and peppermint tea (my favourites!) might or might not be good for me. I am going to continuously update this page with any new info I gather, so it might be discombobulated.
I am currently on a gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, red meat-and-pork-free, tomato-and-potato-free, MSG-free, most fake sugars-free and most additives/preservatives/hormones/GM-free diet. Oh, and quinoa-free because it made my tongue swell up and now I’m scared of it.
Cereals: I’m not allowed to have cane juice, maple syrup or honey (only brown rice syrup), so most cereals are out. I like Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice cereal, Barbara’s Brown Rice Crisps and I mix it with my homemade granola.
Canned soup: Amy’s Split Pea.
Dairy free milk: Lots of these have soy lecithin and/or cane juice. Here are the ones I can have:
Rice Dream Original Classic Organic (it is the best tasting, but the worst in tea. It is the lowest in fat and highest in calories and sugar).
So Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened (highest in fat, but also highest in vitamin B12. Low in sugar and calories, but has carrageenan and guar gum).
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze – Almond Coconut Unsweetened (Low in calories and fat and no sugar, high in calcium and vitamin E. Contains carrageenan, xanthan and guar gum and “natural flavors”).
Pacific Almond Unsweetened Organic (lowest calories and fat and no sugar, high in riboflavin, but contains carrageenan and “natural flavor”)
Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps: Unsalted Plain, maybe Toasted Onion (if I’m willing to have sunflower oil and trust that there’s no MSG) and maybe Onion Garlic (if I’m willing to have palm oil).
“Safe” Teas: Numi, Traditional Medicinals, Rishi (which is even more expensive than the other expensive organic teas) and maybe Choice.