Peanut Butter + Strawberry Jam on a Rice Cake 

With my appetite being on the low side for the last few months, and now that I am finally back from a holiday,  I had to find ways to make sure I don’t stuff my body (because my stomach seriously can’t handle it) while ensuring that I am still eating something. 

Any form of grains tend to cause me too much bloating and heaviness in my gut but because I do have other pain medications to take other than just the antibiotics for SIBO, I try to at least have something relatively light and easy on my gut. There’s no SIBO specific diet I need to follow for now. 

Over the last one week or so, I’ve observed that a piece of rice cracker  doesn’t seem to over-bloat me and fills me up just enough to keep my body functioning. It’s been working well for now and plus, there is just no limit to the different toppings you can enjoy it with! 
 

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My attempt to finish off the leftover bread at home so I can back to reducing my gluten intake once again :)

Toasted fruit and nut loaf + sour cream + strawberry jam is such a heavenly combination!

This has to be the most unhealthy sandwich I’ve ever prepared for myself. Oh so worth it! Perfect for when you’re in pain and want to stay in bed because you can’t do anything else.

Breakfast Popsicles

Experimented with breakfast Popsicles today! Whole point behind trying this was that I don’t feel like having breakfast these days – my stomach doesn’t want food, I have to eat in order to take my tablets, and of course I want coffee or chai in the morning! Also, it’s a good change from your typical breakfast, no?


So, how about a cool breakfast Popsicles on a hot summer morning? Sounds perfect to me! Think about it, if you can have overnight oats, why can’t you have your coffee and breakfast in the form of a Popsicle? :) 

(It’s all good… Except, I ended up using dairy instead of a nut milk. Let’s see how my stomach takes that!)

List of things you’d need: 

  1. Rolled oats (GF free)
  2. Peanut butter (Natural please)
  3. Organic dark cocoa
  4. Good quality coffee or instant coffee (whatever!)
  5. Honey or Coconut sugar (low GI) – I usually don’t need my food too sweet so I just use sugar sparingly. You can always adjust.
  6. Chia seeds
  7. Milk or Nut milk

First layer – Peanut butter and oats + milk. Keep it chunky

Second layer – Organic dark chocolate + coffee + honey

Third layer – Chia seeds + milk. Let it sit for a while till it plumps up before using. This layer will sink right to the bottom.

Add layers into a Popsicle mold and freeze for approximately 4-6 hours. Enjoy :)

Mini Gluten-free Pancake Stack

 
Mini Gluten-free Pancake Stack 

Oats flour (GF) + a bit of rice flour + buckwheat flour + coconut flour + soy milk + vanilla essence + baking powder + just a bit of coconut sugar (I didn’t want them too sweet) 

I’m not vegan (yet?) but at times I don’t like eggs in my pancakes so that ends up making them vegan too, since there’s nothing else in them that could possibly make them non-vegan :)

I got too tired to make them all pretty with yummy stuff on it… I’m sure some of you can relate! #chronicillness #pain #fatigue #spoonielife

I made really mini ones (they’ll last me for a few days) as I’ve been bloated for too long now – I could honestly do without eating much right now but considering the amount of medicines that I’m taking, I end up having to eat a little more anyway. Experience has taught me how not having enough food in your stomach and taking too many pills could lead to horrible gastro-issues. So no thank you.

It’s annoying that there is a tendency of this strange bloating leading to unnecessary weight gain in the future. I mean, I’m not being all “oh my god I’m so fat” but I do realize how excess weight could possibly burden my joints even more. It’s just a matter of being a tiny bit extra cautious.

All this is a part and parcel of dealing with such illnesses and we always wil find ways to manage it. At least that’s what I tell myself :)

So, gluten-free & vegan pancakes anyone?

Happy Weekend, all!

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