Here we are at Day 14 of my Endometriosis Diet Journal – no gluten, no dairy and no sugar. First of all, I want to thank you for all your great feedback I have received after the first article. It was sure a motivation for me and, I hope, an inspiration for you.
Therefore, below you will have my impressions of these first two weeks of clean diet, another plan of 3 meals a day + snacks and also some other variants of dishes I have tried during this time.
First two weeks of clean diet – my impressions
Now I realize I have crossed that level of 14 days I have told you about in my previous article. It was much easier than I expected and now I don’t have cravings anymore.
It was very important that almost daily I had some tasty snacks and I also cooked most of the days, except for one day, I think.
For those with endometriosis who might wonder how I felt, I was great, most of the days. Only two or three days ago I had some pelvic pains, but also because of a small inguinal hernia I have. Besides this, no other symptoms, and also my PMS was greatly diminished.
Yet, I have to say again I also have a supplements scheme I strictly follow.
What I also realized during this time was that breakfast is very important and I should always have it before 10:00 o’clock in the morning.
I didn’t have two main different dishes all days so some days I had breakfast, then a consistent lunch, then a snack, then dinner – the same dish as the one from lunch time but with some variations and another snack.
I drank a lot of ginger tea as it was very cold in my town, Timisoara.
Endometriosis Diet Journal Day 14 – my 3 meals plan
That being said, here is my 3 meals plan for Day 14. Alll meals are vegan, gluten, dairy, sugar, and soy free.
Oatmeal with coconut milk and apple for breakfast
This is a tasty, healthy and easy to make recipe for breakfast. You just need gluten free oatmeal, coconut milk, grated apple and some walnuts. If you want, you can also add 1 teaspoon of honey or other natural sweetener. I mention I don’t cook the oatmeal, just put it in a bowl, heat a little bit the coconut milk, add it in the oatmeal bowl, add the grated apple and sprinkle some walnuts.
Brown Rice Pasta with Cashew Cream and Mushrooms
This is a vegan alternative of one of the dishes I have made the other days. Here you can find it in a more complex (and not vegan) variant. Yet, if you want to try the vegan dish, below you have the recipe.
So, you need ½ package of brown rice pasta or any other gluten free pasta you would like – including zucchini spaghetti – I suppose this would be the best alternative but I haven’t tried it yet. Then, you need 10 mushrooms, 1 cup of cashews, 2-3 tomatoes, olive oil, 1-2 cloves of garlic and fresh chopped parsley.
Put water to boil and when it reaches the boiling point, add the pasta. Leave it to boil till the pasta is tender but not too soft. Then drain the water and keep the pasta in a bowl.
In the meantime – so not afterwards as the pasta needs to be a little bit warm – do the cashew sauce: peel and cut the tomatoes into cubes and sauté them a little in a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped garlic.
Then, put this into a blender along with 1 cup of cashew previously soaked (mine was roasted and salted too). Mix it well and then add the sauce, the cream into a bowl.
Wash the mushrooms, cut into 4 and cook them a little with a bit of salt and 1 clove of chopped garlic.
When all these are ready, mix them: the gluten free pasta with the cashew cream and mushrooms and decorate with chopped parsley.
Potato Dish with Vegetables and Polenta
For dinner I cooked a delicious, easy and cheap dish made from potatoes, vegetables, and enjoyed it with polenta, my gluten free replacement for bread.
For this dish, you need 4-5 big potatoes, ½ red bell pepper, ½ yellow red pepper, ½ finely chopped onion (optional), 1 carrot (half grated, half diced), two tomatoes and fresh parsley.
Cut the onion, bell peppers and the carrot (just one half, the other one grate it), put in a pot with a little bit of olive oil. Mix it, add a small cup of cold water and cover. Then, peel the potatoes, cut into cubes and add them into the pot. Mix well and leave it to boil. It might be necessary to add a little bit more cold water, but not much.
When the potatoes are almost ready, peel the tomatoes, cut into cubes and add these in the pot.
Leave it for 5-10 more minutes, then add the chopped parsley, mix it, turn off the heat and cover.
I enjoy it with gluten free polenta. Here you have the recipe.
What snacks did I have during the day?
I had an amazing Mango Coconut Yoghurt from Rawckers and gluten free brown rice chips with chia and quinoa. I find this brand in Auchan, a supermarket from my country.
What other dishes you can choose for such plan?
Unfortunately I didn’t have time to write too many of the dishes I cooked and ate during these 14 days, but there are two you can try.
Here you can find a delicious Spinach Food with Fried Shrimps and here you can see the recipe of Gluten Free Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Cashew Sauce.
This was my “follow up” diet plan, with three meals, some snacks and, I hope, useful tips and tricks in order for you to also follow a healthier, but also tastier diet.
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