Please enjoy some of my favorite healthy SCD recipes! I know how important it is to keep your menus varied and interesting. But sometimes it's hard to come up with creative ideas, especially if you're someone who doesn't absolutely love to cook! That's why I'm sharing some great recipes with you. We invite you to make your own SCD cookbook by printing them and assembling them in a notebook! We've created some cookbook covers you can print if you'd like to and there's even a link to order a view binder if you need one.
My mom is a great cook, and she has been coming up with recipes herself as well as scouring cookbooks, websites, and magazines for excellent recipes. Then, using her experience cooking for me, she's adapting them to the SCD. Thanks to her, the recipe categories are full of interesting recipes, so be sure to come back again to enjoy them all! She has also spent hundreds of hours creating our cookbooks, our magazines, and our booklets which are loaded with new recipes, most of which are not on the website. A photo of each one is included! Also, you can go to our Pinterest page (the link is above on the address bar) for great legal recipes from all over the web!
If you're just getting started...
Under "3 Weeks of Menus to Get You Started" we have provided three weekly menus which include specific, detailed menus for each meal of the day. When you are starting the diet, this could be a great help so you won't have to guess what to eat next. Of course, it is important to follow the instructions in "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall first, especially the section about the Intro Diet, which should be done for a few days or up to a week before you begin these menus. We're including an official description of the Intro Diet. Also, avoid any foods on the menus that might irritate your stomach as you begin the healing process. A good way to keep track of foods that you are sensitive to is to keep a food journal, in which you write everything you ate each day. If you have any flare-ups or symptoms you can go back and refer to what you ate and find the pattern. As you heal, you can try those foods again and see if you are still sensitive to them. Read "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" for more information on which foods beginners on the diet would be wise to avoid.
Does it all seem kind of overwhelming? Sometimes I want to just be on auto pilot with the Diet, so my mom gave me a hand by createding a refrigerator guide with five+ meals my family and I really like, with a few variations. She collected all the recipes I'd need, and made a grocery list, too! Would you like a set for yourself? We decided other people might be in the same boat, so we're making them available to you, here! Take a look and see what you think.