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Help me out with my meals!

Okay all, I'm pretty much brand new to the SCD and dieting altogether. I've also seen that you have some pretty good advice, and i'd like a more experienced look at my daily meal plan that i've come up with. I'd really like your feedback in case i'm missing something big that i need/shouldn't have in there. Also, how do i make those lentils tastier? Any spices you could reccommend? What about yolks, is it really nescessary to do just the egg whites? Thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully give me some tips

Breakfast

3 scrambled egg whites, 1 egg yolk

2 slices of turkey bacon

Salsa

Lunch

Chicken breast

1/2 cup Lentils w/ sliced carrots and onions (i throw in a carrot and 1/2 an onion with two cups of raw lentils, then boil)

1/4 bag frozen broccoli

3 slices Celery

2nd Lunch

Same as first lunch

Dinner

Steak

Boiled cabbage with garlic and olive oil

Pinto beans mixed with mustard

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I think you've got a decent start, but here's a few things I've found:

-A dozen organic eggs are usually cheaper than buying egg whites (and they taste better because you can use the whole thing). This made my breakfast much more enjoyable.

-Be careful with your salsa choice. A lot of them have sugar, check your labels.

-Using carrots is not forbidden, but they should be a last resort. I'm guessing it's the sugar content that is bad for the SCD (Of course this is why we want them).

-Mustard should be used somewhat sparingly (no more than 3 tablespoons per meal) and the label should be checked for sugars (most of them seem to have sugar).

I wish I had advice for making those lentils taste better as I'm still working on it. Good luck!

  • Stephen Bell commented Sep 15th 2012:

    I simmer my lentils with onions and bacon,Then drain them and add curry powder....they are delicious!

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It all looks fine to me - but you'll probably get sick of it soon so you might want to consider a few other simple dishes :)

As far as the lentils are concerned:

I found that it's rather the kind of lentils I use that make them more or less yummy. Try to find a Turkish or Arab store where they sell red lentils that are still round (not split) and have a stronger red/orange color: more like these: http://www.huettenhilfe.de/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/rote-linsen.jpg rather than these: http://asiashoponline.de/images/articles/257-2-rote-linsen-trs-500g.jpg

If you like curry (powder) or ginger you'll be able to cover the specific lentil taste altogether :)

Enjoy!!

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Mixing in a few different meals has been a huge help to me. I try to do at least one seafood dish meal a week (salmon, swordfish, shrimp, flounder, sole, catfish, whatever is on sale).

Tuna is good--both tuna steak and from the can (be careful about adding mayo, though. No more than 2 tablespoons!) and I make chili at least once a week, with either lean ground beef or ground turkey.

Adding fresh vegetables also is really nice. They just taste better and add a different texture to a meal--boiled and steamed stuff can be bland. Browse the produce section and see what looks good.

Pickles are good--I sometimes have one as a snack between meals.

Lastly, don't underestimate the awesomeness of seltzer. Different flavors over ice with a splash of lemon or lime is really nice with dinner or as a snack replacement. The new flavors and the bubbles seem to fight cravings effectively.

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Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? If so, buy the pre made ones in the refrigerated produce section. Delicious with some ghee and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Try to get some lentils/ beans in the am. I don't know why you're choosing two lunches, but it should be fine. I find if I eat enough in each meal I only need 3.

Also, I like to change it up a bit. The same meals day after day will become boring.

Good Luck.

  • Maria Rider commented Sep 15th 2012:

    DS, I use those steamed lentils EXCLUSIVELY for my frittatas and as a salad topper. They were out of stock last week. I had to boil cheap ones....and they weren't as good. :/

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