I have always eaten healthy, my mom is bit of a health freak so the tradition carried on through me when I started prepping my own meals, which is great, but then i hit 21 and I developed food allergies and ironically at the same time stopped eating red meat. If they’re linked I have no idea but 4 years later and I still have to watch what I eat so I don’t have a reaction and I STILL don’t eat red meat.
So what am I allergic to? More like what am I not allergic to. I am allergic to peanuts, tomatoes (raw), kiwi, cherries, plums, mangos, oranges, and avocados. So clearly healthy food. At first this made meal prepping a bit of a challenge. I literally used to live off of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and once I developed these lovely allergies it was hard to adapt.
It took some time but I have found great alternatives and different recipes to cater to my needs.
This week I am doing a strict clean eating diet. Boy is it rough. I have a weakness for all things chocolate (especially reeses) and from Easter passing and people loving to bring in cookies to work my will power was at its greatest. I have to say it’s Thursday and I have not had any cheat snacks or meals and I am damn proud! I have also lost 2lbs! I just need to push through to the weekend! I have found after the first week of a change in diet it gets easier to resist sweets or fatty foods. Since your body has not had them, it does not crave it.
If I can figure out a way to eat clean and healthy with food allergies anyone can do it! There are tons of great recipes out there catering to everyone you just have to look and get creative!
if anyone has any great recipes please pass them along! I love trying to cook new things!