Special Dietary Menu Ideas: Free Downloads!
Plant Strong (Vegan) Menu Ideas
A plant strong diet has been associated with improved health. Many healthcare providers are recommending we include more plants in our diet. Download menu ideas for a plant strong lifestyle (many ideas are suitable for vegan diets).
Has your healthcare provider recommended a modification to your diet that excludes gluten? Gluten is not just in wheat; in fact gluten is incorporated into many food products. Links for shopping, medications and recipes also included.
Gluten-Free, No Dairy, Low Sugar, No Nightshades
Has your healthcare provider recommended a modification to your diet that excludes gluten, dairy, sugar and nightshade plants? Confused? Gluten is not just in wheat; in fact gluten is incorporated into many food products. It can be challenging to find ideas that do not include diary. Nightshades are a special family of plants that include potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and others.
Especially after bariatric or other surgery, or in preparation for a colonoscopy, your doctor or surgeon may request that you follow a “clear liquid” diet. Click on the link above for helpful ideas.
There are occasions when your doctor or surgeon may ask you to follow a “full liquid” diet, or in your progress from a clear liquid diet to a soft diet. Here are menu ideas to guide you.
Low FODMOP Diet
If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), your healthcare clinician may recommend a low FODMOP diet on a temporary basis. This diet avoids a type of fermentable carbohydrate. Menu ideas will be on the way soon!
Our food choices either help us or hurt us – they are inflammatory or anti-inflammatory – either helping our bodies heal or getting in the way of healing. Your healthcare clinician may recommend a meal plan that is high in anti-inflammatory foods while avoiding foods that cause inflammation. This diet may be especially helpful in autoimmune disease. While initially restrictive, over time foods are reintroduced to see which foods are triggering the inflammation.