Saturday, June 12, 2021

Out of control part 2


I read a post with a recipe for sandwiches made with Tapioca Flour. I had no idea it existed.

I rushed to the health food store, purchased the flour and other items seen yesterday. Any thing that would make me think i am eating Bread but has no white flour.

I bought without PLANNING, and ended up with all the crackers have flax and so does the made fresh in store almond butter. 

You can guess what that did!
The small jar is Yoders Homemade Apple Butter, no sugar added and only 10 calories per spoon.
This Apple Butter is saving my life by giving me low cal, sugar free Good taste.

My food plan 1240 calories per day and I Eat 3 meals, 2 snacks a day.
Fruits, veggies, salads, hummus 
lactaid cottage cheese and milk.

Please tell me protein ideas that are not meat, eggs, protein drinks

I struggle with meat, and
Eggs gag me unless they are drowned in catsup, or covered with cheese OR wrapped in BREAD

Any ideas on how to hide eggs will be appreciated.

I am Lactose Intolerant oy vey and must be gluten intolerant also.
Whte flour aggravates my IBS this does not

After reading the Calorie content of the muffins, 295 each, and I only eat 1250 calories a day. I tried to think of something I love that I use white flour.
Daddy's hoe cake came to mind. Flour, egg, milk, oil and fry in fry pan. I love one for breakfast.
It is like cornbread consistence but made with flour.
Daddy made a big one for all of us, but I make a one person one.
I decide to make one using the new flour

I used 1/4 cup Tapioca flour, 1 egg, pinch of salt, olive oil and Milk to right consistency
whipped it together in a bowl, sprayed my little pan and it made two of these about the consistence of a crepe.
I did not realize the open one was blurred and I ate it. ha ha
I spread peanut butter and apple butter inside and folded over.
Any thing that goes in a crepe will work. also made one with cheese. yum.
It turns out 2 of these with filling is 300 to 350 calories which is what have for breakfast.
ideas are limitless.
1. It’s Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Nut-Free
2. Low in Calories, Sugar and Fat
for the benefits and all you want to know about the flour click HERE
It did NOT make me crave more flour or any other food. I can now have my flour and eat it too..
Of course NOT every meal. I made mine one crispy one not. loved it both ways. 
I am on a search for protein options, if you have any to share.


Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so glad you found this flour!! Cheese has protein. And there is a recipe called shashusta eggs (I know the spelling is wrong). Anyway, you cook the eggs in a skillet in tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce and put cheese on top.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yes, cheese is protein -but it is also fat and, from your mention of Lactaid cottage cheese, I am wondering if you are also avoiding lactose?

Anyway; all nuts, beans and pulses have protein to varying levels. Green and brown lentils are particularly high, chickpeas... most folk are familiar with soy products in processed form (most obvious being tofu); but that can cause issues if used a lot too. Pea proteins are one of my faves - easily digestible and providing a really good protein substitute. Beyond Meat is worth looking at. You might like to read this article which gives a very thorough guide on 49 products for protein... YAM xx

Hootin' Anni said...

How about an egg taco in a corn tortilla? Chinese...egg drop soup?
I buy lactose free milk too. Not that I have to, but I personally think it tastes better & being that it's pasteurized twice, the shelf life is much longer.

Ann said...

Seeing as how I'm not a very healthy eater I've got nothing to suggest. Sounds like you are doing good at keeping on track.

eileeninmd said...


YUM, healthy and sounds just delicious and easy to make.
It is a plus, it is gluten free. I will have to look for that flour.
Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Martha said...

Chick peas are really good. I love them in salads, soups or baked until crisp. Greek yogurt, nuts, and soy beans are another great source and a yummy snack.

Martha said...

Try this cloud bread too, no flour and made from eggs. I've never tried it but it sure looks good!

Betty Manousos said...

hi Sandra, this looks and sounds really delicious! i'll have to look for that flour, i am not sure if i can find it where i live though. chick peas are really good and healthy as well.

have a wonderful weekend~ xox

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I eat almond flour now and that has worked great for my problems with sugar and flour. I make almond flour cookies and I can have ONE and it feels like a treat and is cravings. I've noticed the KETO diet has recipes I can use. I eat a lot of nuts. They are high in calories but the protein keeps me feeling strong and energetic. For snacks I eat sugar free instant pudding with a cookie or some fruit, a small amount of yogurt, celery with cream cheese, peanut butter right out of the jar with a spoon (NOT MUCH!!!) and cheese with a few slices of apple. Snacks are the hardest things to eat healthy I think!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

PS I don't eat ALL that in one snack! hahahahahaha!!!!

Mevely317 said...

This is darn interesting! The only tapioca I heard of is the pudding my mother used to make. Were I not consuming my own body weight in meat and cheese ...

You are the most disciplined person I've ever met. Yay, you!

Inger said...

I have always admired the way you research and gather information. It's obvious that you are one step ahead of so many in this area also. I can only think it will help you a lot. And, as you write about it here, will help others as well.

Tigger said...

YAM-aunty had got it about covered. Chickpea flour (besan) is good to cook with as it makes nice crispy fritters (we make beansprout fritters with it - I'll go find the recipe and post it as a comment further down - that's a couple of forms of protein in one). Have you tried curry on eggs? they make me gag too - but I can mash boiled eggs up with curry powder and a little mayonnaise (which I also hate hate hate) and the curry powder makes the whole mess palatable (better than palatable; it's rather sweet).

Olde Dame Holly said...

Protein: Cowboy Caviar made with black eyed peas es good. Black eyed peas and any bean or pea tastes good to me. Refried pinto beans (the ones DRY not the canned ones) in a corn tortilla are good. I eat Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean patties and enjoy them a lot. If you have an Indian restaurant nearby, check it out, because they have excellent ways of using eggs and lentils and veggies and you don't even know you are eating them. A big pot of pinto beans or navy beans can taste better if you add a jar of ham baby food (Gerber). The ham disappears into the broth/sauce yet adds protein. For "hiding" eggs, corn, squash, or fruit fritters with your special flour might be good!

My Mind's Eye said...

You are 100% trying and I commend you. The hoe cake looks yummy.
Good luck.
Hugs Cecilia

photowannabe said...

I would be absolutely lost if I didn't have my eggs and mushrooms for breakfast every morning. Good protein and it carries me through the day the best.
I find I do better if I don't snack..that just triggers my mouth to want more and I can't stop.
I would be lost without my meat so obviously I am no help to you.
I am so proud of you and your determination to get back on track.
Never heard of tapioca flour before..anxious to hear how it works in cooking for you.

Chatty Crone said...

You are doing great. I am not a big protein eater either. Bake eggs in a casserole - egg salad? Not sure about some of that stuff. I do know that healthy food is more expensive. I know you can do it.

LC said...

Kudos on pursuit of healthy creativity. Going to have to check some of these things out!

Grandma C said...

There is a youtube channel NewEarthWellness that cooks without eggs and uses whole grains, mainly vegan cooking. I don't know if any of the recipe's would be of interest to you.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is what I read for more protein without eating eggs or meat:
There is no doubt that meat provides protein, but so do beans, nuts, yogurt and even broccoli. The following non-meat foods contain plenty of protein: Nuts and seeds (4-10 grams per 1 ounce serving): walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, almond butter, hemp, chia and flax seeds.
Definitely a lot of seeds. I like black beans, nuts and yogurt. You can get 20 protein out of a Fage Greek yogurt.

DeniseinVA said...

Sounds like a great substitute. Your hoe cakes/crepes look excellent.

DawnTreader said...

I sometimes roast (boiled) chickpeas in the oven, with oil and spices, and use those in mixed salads. Just google "roast chickpeas in oven" and you'll find various recipes (that'll be easier than trying to convert my European suggestions of measures and temperature...)

I also often make omelettes using soy milk and with a slice or two of cheese added. Hard (ripened) cheese has very little or no lactose left in it. (Sometimes I also add a thin slice of ham.)