This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re exploring specific gluten-free diets. So far, this month, we’ve explored the Paleo Diet and the Low FODMAPs Diet. This week, I’m trying the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD).
The SCD diet was created to help patients with Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Diverticulitis, Cystic Fibrosis, and other digestive disorders. The diet removes foods that are difficult for many people to digest, like grains, lactose, sugar, and some beans and vegetables. Removing these foods is intended to help reduce intestinal inflammation, get the bacterial levels balanced and stabilized, and promote healing of the gut.
What you can eat on this diet: meat, nuts and seeds, dairy with no lactose, fruits, and selected beans and vegetables. For a detailed, alphabetical list of foods that are legal and illegal, check out Breaking the Vicious Cycle website. You can print a categorized list of Foods Allowed and Foods to Avoid on the SCD diet at Health Through Diet.
I had to print the list, so I could keep track of the vegetables I can eat on the diet. Unlike the FODMAPs diet, you can eat onion and garlic. (My husband will be happy about that!) You can also eat Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kale, Peas, Pumpkin, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and more. Vegetables you can’t eat include: Canned Vegetables, Cucumbers, Jicama, Okra, Potatoes, and Yams.
For breakfast this week, I’ll be eating Eggs and Veggies, Elana’s Cinnamon Bun Muffins made with honey, and Fruit Smoothies. For lunches, I’ll be eating dinner leftovers, chicken lettuce wraps, and salads.
For more information on SCD and recipe ideas, check these resources:
- Breaking the Vicious Cycle
- SCD Lifestyle
- SCDiet.org – Orange Spiced Carrots recipe looks good to me.
- SCDRecipe.com – I may try the Banana Fritters this week.
- Kat’s Food Blog – a Celiac sharing her SCD recipes
- WebMD – a review of the diet
Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for SCD meals.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday – Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork (no bun), Roasted Broccoli, Acorn Squash
Tuesday – Beef Stew with Carrots and Squash instead of potatoes
Thursday – Hamburger (no bun), Zucchini Fries, and Rainbow Apple Salad
Friday – Eating Out
Saturday – Chicken Wings, Orange Spiced Carrots, Roasted Cauliflower
Sunday – leftovers
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is using her slow-cooker this week for Roasted Whole Chicken, Beef Stew with Potatoes Carrots and Peas, and Turkey and Veggie Soup. She’s also happy to have some freezer meals on hand! Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Cabbage Beef Casserole, and Moroccan Ground Beef with Zucchini and Tomatoes round out her dinner menu this week.
The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
This month, Elisabeth is trying a meal planning service that provides menus for gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free meals. This week, however, she’s using up leftovers to fill her menu. She’ll be enjoying Indonesian Stir Fry, Chickpea Noodle Soup, Italian Noodle Bowl, Triple Green Quesadillas, Black Bean Tortas, Pizza and salad.
Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for SCD meals.
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- Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free foods that work for a Paleo Autoimmune Diet.
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