I can tell that it won't always be easy to stay off the milk. But today was a good one. A couple of challenges:
1. Eating out... I am determined not to burden anyone else with my desire to eat dairy-free. Plus, I really hate asking questions. So when we went out to a burger joint for lunch, I had to think outside the box. Yes, I could have had a burger, but a burger without cheese is pointless. Fried chicken should be dipped in milk before breading, so the chicken sandwich is out, too. Plus, I wasn't sure about the buns, and I was not about to ask whether they contained milk. What to do... How about some chili? Chili-mac to be exact. Luckily, they sell their chili canned, so I could check the ingredients easily. And pasta is just flour and water. And, surprise, it was good! Like, really good. Great dairy-free find at Steak & Shake!
2. My mother decided to make spaghetti for dinner, which is cool. Unfortunately, she didn't check the ingredients on the sauce or meatballs, both of which had cheese in them. Not a big deal. I already told her that this is my thing, I don't expect anyone else to have to change anything. So I had pasta (yeah, again. Good think I like pasta.) with olive oil and salt. Again, it turned out the be really good. Next time I think I will add a couple of tomatoes as well.
Top off the day with a couple of scoops of the Purely Decadent non-dairy ice cream, and it was a very successful day! I don't know if I can attribute it to anything just yet, but I felt pretty good this morning, stomach-wise. Yay!
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast- fried egg (2), Publix brand white bread (2), real mayo, almond milk
Lunch- Steak & Shake Chili 3-Way (spaghetti, chili w/ beans, extra chili meat, chili sauce), saltine crackers, cherry sprite
Dinner- spaghetti w/ olive oil, salad (lettuce, tomato, red and green peppers), raspberry vinagrette, almond milk
Dessert- Purely Decadent Mocha Almond Fudge non-dairy frozen dessert, Hershey's Chocolate syrup