I am a doctor. I am also I mother. Every day see the impact of the American diet on today's children and the growing problems related to poor nutrition and obesity. I am working hard to protect my family from the dangers of the American diet. This blog is designed to help you learn more about food and share our adventure in un-Americanizing our diet. I will share nutritional information, tips for making changes for your family and recipe reviews with kid ratings!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Our family is trying the Feingold Diet. This diet is directed for ADHD and after seeing an excellent response in one of our cousins over the holidays we decided to give it a try. It eliminate ALL artifical color, flavors and sweeteners plus several preservatives. In the beginning you also eliminate many "good foods" such as tomatoes and apples that produce natural salicyates which you can try to add back in later. It is too soon to tell the effects but I will keep you updated. So the upcoming months of recipes will be reflective of this challenging program.
Here is one dinner I found the recipe in Clean Eating Magazine we all enjoyed. I got the tortilla at Whole Foods (they have a list of approved foods you choose from in the beginning that have been researched for additives ect..). Was a hit with everyone.
Shrimp and Artichoke Quesadillas
fresh lemon juice
garlic clove, minced
frozen spinach, chopped thawed and squeezed excess liquid
cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped
frozen artichokes, thawed and chopped
white cheddar cheese, grated (recipe called for mozzarella I used cheddar)
corn tortillas (about 6 inches)- I used whole wheat flour and white flour
In mixer blend cream cheese (softened) on high for about 1 minute until smooth. Add yogurt and blend one more minute. Reduce to medium and add garlic, lemon juice. With spatula fold in spinach, artichokes and cheese.
Place tortillas on work surface and brush with olive oil (I used spray oil). Spread 1/3 cup filling (for 6 inch tortilla) Top with second tortilla (coated in oil). Repeat. ( I used larger tortillas and than cut them into triangles when serving.
Place tortillas in large cast iron or hot skillet or on hot griddle in batches and cook 4-6 minutes until mixture melted and tortilla light brown. Can keep warm in oven while cooking rest. if cooking on large griddle not necessary.
Yield: 3 pieces
Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (2.9 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (56%)
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6.53g
Saturated Fat 4.03g
Total Carbohydrates 4.18g
i was hoping to have some leftovers to pack in the lunch boxes the next day but did not have ANY left.