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Posted by: amyflood, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 1:17pm
My Hubby is a Teacher/A and not all that "into" the BTD, but since i do all t he shopping and cooking he does not have much choice. We have been following this diet for about 1.5 yrs and he has not seen the "benefits" like i have. Recently, however, he has been very compliant and started taking glucosi and trehalose and has lost a few pounds. I would like to keep him as compliant as possible and if he keeps losing weight he'll be more likely to be compliant. So, i need some lunch ideas. He is frequently on the road, so it needs to be able to be eater cold/room temp. He prefers sandwhiches (on spelt) but i'd like to try to keep him off the bread for a little bit longer. For two weeks he has had a sort of Chef's salad. Romaine greens with carrots, turkey or tofu, complaint cheese and a hard boild egg. any suggestions would be appreciated!
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 4:38pm; Reply: 1
Nut butters work well with a natural jam on any type of compliant bread. If you want to avoid real
bread, make this on homemade flax bread.  Recipe is here  http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1215

How about yogurt, either dairy or from soy...a side of fresh fruit.  You can make a bean salad "to go"....Lentil or black bean soup in a thermos will stay warm for many hours.  Not a full lunch but food bars help to enhance a lot of smaller portions....maybe a little package of nuts, seeds, dried fruit....to go along with raw veggies like carrots, celery,cucumbers slices of mushrooms, red peppers. I like "finger foods" personally for lunch if I'm on the go.... I think maybe some sliced fruit in a container might round off the salads....berries, cantaloupe, sliced kiwi, grapes, whatever seems most beneficial.  

You could also roast some root vegetables in EVOO/sea salt and seasonings...carrots, beets, onions, parsnips, even asparagus and cool them...Yummy!

Tuna fish salad.  Canned sardines....canned salmon. Or open cans at home and transfer to another container so it's more "ready to eat".

I find a "chopped" salad is easier to eat on the go.

Do you have an insulated lunch bag?  With a freezer gel pack, you can keep foods cold for hours.
We take them out on a boat during the summer and everything stays perfectly fresh and cold.
Posted by: amyflood, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 6:04pm; Reply: 2
thanks Chloe, i keep forgetting about yogurt. He likes yogurt.
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 6:22pm; Reply: 3
Good ideas Chloe!
I do the shopping and cooking for my O Hunter hubby, too so he eats for his BT, too! ;) At least for dinners! I know he sneaks bread at lunch sometimes but is pretty good about eating salads and drinking his own mix of veggie/fruit/protein smoothies.

When I have to grab something to go I usually take an assortment of nuts with a small Greek yogurt cup or make a quick tuna salad to go and grab my flax/brown rice crackers and some manchego cheese as it is all easy to eat while driving. ;)
I also make a big pot of turkey/veggie soup that I can heat up and eat for lunch through the week. I add brown rice or quinoa pasta sometimes...very filling!

Good idea to keep him off the bread! It seems to be a real downfall for many teachers, at least it is for me!
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 6:30pm; Reply: 4
Forgot to mention that I also make a bean hummus....generally use great northern beans....I throw
them cooked and cooled into a food processor, along with EVOO, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and
a handful of cilantro and sea salt....Add more EVOO to make it as creamy as you like.  Makes a good dip for celery, carrots or any raw veggie.
Posted by: hopeful18, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 7:30pm; Reply: 5
For lunch, I will often eat these following meals:

-Saute onions in EVOO or almond oil, add cooked pinto or black beans & cook for a few minutes. Then, add the rice. I usually add a little more oil at this point. At the end, add cilantro & sea salt. I'll top it with avocado and lemon/lime juice. Occasionally, I'll saute some grape tomatoes with the onions since tomatoes are a bene for me.

-Saute onions in sesame oil (neutral for me), add stir fry veggies and continue cooking, then add one egg. Quickly cook it off to the side & break it up like you see them do at Asian restaurants. Next, add brown rice and wheat-free tamari. Top with diced green onions. Sometimes I'll add pinto or black beans to this after the egg if I'm needing more protein.

-I also make a tortilla soup filled with beneficials that I freeze into individual baggies. This is my go-to meal when I make my family something that isn't compliant for me. I put it in a sink of room-temp. water for about 10 minutes & then heat it up on the stove. I'll also fry some cut-up rice tortillas in EVOO topped with sea salt to go with it. Note: I do use a small amount of chili powder in my tortilla soup recipe even though it is a black dot avoid for me.

I think that all 3 of those meals would stay warm in a thermos until lunch.

Thanks for the ideas above. I wrote some down & printed the bread recipe out to try this week. Chole, do you know if the flax meal bread recipe works with brown rice flour subbed for the flax meal? Thanks!
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 8:41pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from hopeful18

Thanks for the ideas above. I wrote some down & printed the bread recipe out to try this week. Chole, do you know if the flax meal bread recipe works with brown rice flour subbed for the flax meal? Thanks!


I never tried using anything but flax meal.  I think if I were to experiment, I'd use half flax meal and
half grain flour. I found this brown rice flour bread recipe you might want to try.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1379

or maybe this flat bread using amaranth flour
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?505
Posted by: hopeful18, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 9:00pm; Reply: 7
Thanks for the clarification, Chloe. I'm apologize for misspelling your user name in my previous post.  :) I just printed both of those recipes that you linked too. Where do you buy flax meal from? I looked at my local Whole Foods on Monday & couldn't find it anywhere. In retrospect, I should've made the time to ask a WF employee for help.
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 9:22pm; Reply: 8
I remember reading a post here a long time ago and the discussion was about sandwiches without bread.  Maybe you can do a search and find that thread.

Anyway, if you plan to put his lunch in a thermal lunch bag you might want to change things up a bit and do a "compliant lettuce wrap sandwich".  It is whatever you choose as the filling and its wrapped in lettuce with a toothpick to hold it together.  You can also cut it into sections to make for easier eating access.  Then you can add some fruit cut into pieces and some compliant chips for the crunch factor.

It's a BTD take on the bread sandwich.

Joy
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 9:30pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from hopeful18
Thanks for the clarification, Chloe. I'm apologize for misspelling your user name in my previous post.  :) I just printed both of those recipes that you linked too. Where do you buy flax meal from? I looked at my local Whole Foods on Monday & couldn't find it anywhere. In retrospect, I should've made the time to ask a WF employee for help.


I would think most Whole Food stores carry flax meal.  It's basically ground flax seeds.  So perhaps the bag will say that instead of flax meal. I know Bob's Red Mill makes it and you can easily buy that online.  Or if you have a small coffee grinder that you could dedicate to grinding seeds, it's often easy to grind your own from whole flax seeds in small batches. I think my little coffee grinder cost under $20 from Amazon and I just grind my own if I don't have a bag of flax meal ready to use.

You can keep whole flax seeds for a long while but once they're ground, you really want to use
them quickly or keep them safely sealed in a jar in the refrigerator or freezer. Otherwise, the
oil in the ground seed can go rancid.  You don't want to be eating rancid oils from any nut or
seed.  Ideally, I like to use my own ground flax seeds within a few days....and I usually freeze
whatever I can't use immediately.

Joy, regarding your comment about making sandwiches without bread, a large lettuce leaf can become
a wrap.  The Asian restaurants use rice paper as wraps.
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 9:48pm; Reply: 10
Chloe,

Yes, that's exactly what I had in mind.  I believe that romaine lettuce, which is thick and crunchy, would make a fine wrap.  And it's compliant, isn't it?

Joy
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:14am; Reply: 11
Joy,
Yes! Romaine is a superfood for me and I eat left over roast turkey and cheese wrapped in romaine. Crunchy good and filling :)
Posted by: amyflood, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 1:11pm; Reply: 12
in the GTD book the flaxbread is listed as an Avoid for the Teacher. Is that true?
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 2:12pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from amyflood
in the GTD book the flaxbread is listed as an Avoid for the Teacher. Is that true?


Do you have the GTD book?  What page and I'll check my book for you.  A personalized SWAMI would override the food lists in the book.

Posted by: hopeful18, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:09pm; Reply: 14
Thanks Chloe for explaining how you make & store your own flax meal. That was all new info to me & very helpful. I'll check at WF again next week in order to make my first batch of bread at home.

amyflood, I'm not sure what the GTD book lists flax meal as, but my SWAMI has it as a beneficial.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:19pm; Reply: 15
Just checked my GTD book.

For a Teacher - flaxseed bread is listed as a diamond superfood.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:43pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from amyflood
in the GTD book the flaxbread is listed as an Avoid for the Teacher. Is that true?


No.

Which edition and printing do you have?



(I have several copies of the book and all say diamond--Even First edition and first printing of the hardbound book.)

Normal English printed editions of The GenoType Diet has the rating on page 228.
Posted by: amyflood, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 4:41pm; Reply: 17
i must have been crazy at the time. I have the Kindle version of the GTD but i usually refer to it on my phone and the screen is small and hard to read. it didn't sound right to me, i had thought the flax bread was ok for all types. thanks for the clarification!
Posted by: amyflood, Thursday, June 28, 2012, 4:42pm; Reply: 18
i would love to get SWAMI for both of us, but it is just not in the budget right now.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:12am; Reply: 19
Quoted from amyflood
I have the Kindle version of the GTD but i usually refer to it on my phone and the screen is small and hard to read.




I presume you know to press on the "Aa" button to increase font size.

It is in the menu bar optionally present at the top of the screen.

Does not always work well with tables.
Posted by: amyflood, Friday, June 29, 2012, 1:08pm; Reply: 20
LOL, yes C_sharp i know how to change the font, but the food lists are more of a picture and you can not change those fonts. I am usually refering to the book on my phone and then the font is teeny-tiny and again becuse it is more of a "picture" you can't adjust the font, just the text around it.
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