Saturday, January 5, 2008
I promise this won't turn into a GERD diet blog, but while we're new to this whole this, I thought I'd blog about it.
Today was a pretty good day. I went grocery shopping this morning and was able to find a good selection of low fat snacks, and since I was at my local discount grocer, they were very reasonably priced. I found some different things than we normally eat and they look promising. I also found a good beverage, something without high fructose corn syrup, caffeine, citrus juice, or carbonation, and Francis likes it. Since Francis is a teenage boy, snacking is a big part of his diet. I know that some people would just say, "suck it up and do without," but he is a real foodie kid and I can't imagine how sad he would be to be stuck on a mashed potato diet. I know that we can work around these issues and still have some fun with food.
For lunch, I made Francis and I some wrappers. I broiled a couple of boneless, skinless chicken breast with a little Goya Adobo with pepper on them, sliced them thinly and rolled them up in a warm tortilla with some chopped lettuce, shredded carrots, a little shredded cheddar, alfalfa sprouts and a smidge homemade (from mix) low fat ranch dressing. With a side of sliced strawberries and some low fat chips, he was very happy.
For dinner he and I tried this pizza (except I made my own dough). It was just o.k., but in all fairness to the recipe, I used very little ranch dressing. I used a basting brush to put it on the dough, so I know I used nowhere near a 1/2 cup. It was just a little bland, but would probably be really good with all the ranch and maybe a little drizzle of BBQ sauce. I would also add some red peppers if we weren't dealing with a sensitive stomach. This is not a great picture -- it looked much better in person.
For dessert I made an Apple Streusel Pizza. This is a good, low fat alternative to apple pie and it's very yummy. I'll post the recipe later.