I’ve read that a lot of folks are thinking about trying GFCF and thought I’d help out by providing an easy to follow, relatively inexpensive menu plan for a week. It includes a menu list, shopping list, work schedule and recipes. The only specialized gluten-free product that is used is GFCF bread, which can be found in most large supermarkets. Sometimes it’s frozen and sometimes it’s on a shelf. GFCF bread is pricey–$4 to $5 a loaf, and you’ll need 3 of them for the whole week. Everything else is easy to find, at least in my area. Soy yogurt, vegan sour cream, and vegan cheese may be hard to find for some. In any case, these are used in small quantities, mostly to give you the opportunity to try new things. The bulk of the food is made up from low-cost staples like cornmeal, rice, soymilk; ground beef; canned tuna; roasted turkey breast; fresh fruits; fresh, frozen and canned veggies. The recipes do make use of several soy products. If you are sensitive to soy, then the menus may require some tweaking, and you may feel they are not appropriate for your dietary needs. The menus include packable lunches for week-days and family-friendly meals for the most part. Snacks are included for each day.
CLICK HERE FOR GFCF TRIAL MENU PLAN (pdf document, right click and save as).
My next update is that my youngest son is indeed feeling the results of the diet, apparently he was just a little slower to feel them. On Saturday they spent the night with their grandparents and went to church with them on Sunday. Jamie (my youngest), forgot his ADHD meds. His behavior was almost completely normal, even without his meds. He went to church and sunday school without his meds. He sat thorugh the sermon peacefully and thoughtfully, without his meds. No one even noticed until the late afternoon!
Only a few weeks ago he forgot to take his morning pill and the entire family noticed he was too hyper by 9 AM. Jamie’s been on Adderall since he was 5. He literally could not do anything without his meds. Couldn’t sit down, couldn’t stand still, could only manically flit about. This is a HUGE and significant change. I’ll be talking to his doctor soon about either reducing the dose or getting him off of meds all together. Something we literally never thought would be possible. The effects of a GFCF diet on my family have simply been miraculous.