Shortly after we moved, I discovered the Pink Yogi Smoothie, at a local juice bar. It was so good that I immediately went home and tried to recreate this treat. A very sweet and creamy smoothie that tastes a lot like a milkshake- with less guilt and gastrointestinal distress. While I haven’t made one of these for my son, it is very satisfying and I will occasionally use it as a meal replacement for those days I’m on the run. […]
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We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece [...]
In need of a simple weeknight meal that puts a spin on your traditional spaghetti? While it may sound odd, adding a few cashews to this tomato sauce gives it a creamy and bold flavor that balances out the squash well. While I understand many avoid using pork, other ground meat may be used instead. The recipe can also very easily be adjusted to be vegan. […]
It is not uncommon for many REID families to struggle with egg allergies or egg sensitivities. Because of this, finding easy and tolerated breakfast options can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, a few years ago one of our incredible admins from the REID FB group, Leslie, shared this simple and versatile breakfast/snack idea. This recipe has been a staple in our house ever since. Thank you, Leslie! […]
This simple smoothie works for a quick an easy breakfast, afternoon snack, or even a popsicle. I will say that it is not very sweet, so if you’re just incorporating smoothies and are looking for a sweeter option, you may want to add a little unfiltered clean apple juice to make it a little more palatable. I wouldn’t go overboard with the juice as it is a free sugar and can also contribute to yeast, imbalances, etc. This recipe can easily be modified to be used as a base for a smoothie bowl. If doing so, [...]
A few years ago one of our incredible REID Facebook group members, Wendy, shared a version of this recipe. After seeing her post, I quickly got into the kitchen (because who wouldn’t want a cookie for breakfast) and they were an immediate hit. While I do not know the origin of the original recipe, we’ve adjusted it to fit our needs over time. While this recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, etc. you may want to be cautious overdoing it with nuts as they are high in oxalate, contribute to constipation, etc. This recipe is [...]
Did you know that protein powders are a source of free glutamate aka MSG? We avoid them like the plague. However, if you’re interested in adding a little more protein to your smoothie/shake toss in some hemp seeds. This shake is a treat and should actually be called some sorta latte cappa-thing. […]
We sometimes struggle with how to make the food-centered holidays fun, but this simple drink makes for a fun way to celebrate “Valentime’s Day”. “Coconut water contains varying levels of antioxidants that can make it turn pink. The variation is natural and is just as delicious as the clear water so we embrace it. Enjoy” -Harmless Harvest […]
Our family LOVES to hike and can be found wandering in the woods during most of the summer. After a bullseye rash and Lyme scare a few years ago, I started incorporating the herb Cistus prior to hiking as it is known to repel ticks. This mild and sweet-tasting herb was an easy addition to our herbal teas but wasn’t until recently that I discovered the true benefits of this incredible herb. Sardinian Cistus Incanus has a long list of healing properties, but is most well known for its anti-bacterial, anti-mold, anti-viral (Lyme, herpes, EBV, HIV, etc) properties [...]
While birthdays and birthday parties may seem overwhelming and daunting while on REID, don't let them be. Here are some of the ways we have celebrated our little guys special day while keeping it clean for him and also accommodating others. Cake: We always stick with a REID modified paleo type birthday cake or cupcake and use fun toys, candles, fruit, flowers, crumbled dried fruit, and decorative items to keep them fun and exciting for the kids. Naturally colored/dyed shredded coconut or quinoa can also help create a cleaner natural sprinkle. When dealing with a bigger [...]