Diet Update and Another recipe

Dear Reader,

I am making some changes to our diet. My 10-year-old and I are still going gluten and wheat free. We both had itching when we added it back in after our elimination diet. But we are not currently avoiding soy. The evidence there as more tenuous.

I read the book Heal Your Headache this week and it makes a lot of sense to me. So we are going to begin that headache diet in a couple of weeks (after our next monthly church meal). I realized that a lot of the snack foods we had begun eating more of since eliminating wheat are actually common headache triggers, things like nuts and dried fruit. So I need to rethink a bit what my son can have for snacks. Any suggestions for kid-friendly snacks that are wheat/gluten-free but don’t include dried fruit or nuts? There are a bunch of other things we will have to eliminate on the headache diet but I won’t go into that here. If you have headaches, get the book! It gets great reviews and i am very hopeful about the diet.

For now, here is another of our favorite recipes:

Sweet Potato Crisp



1/2 c melted butter

1/2 brown sugar

1/2 cup  gluten-free oats

1/2 c almond flour

1 tsp cinnamon

40 oz can sweet potatoes, drained

3 apples, sliced

1/2 cranberries (optional)


1. Mix butter, sugar, oats, almond flour, and cinnamon.

2. Layer sweet potatoes and apple in 9×13 baking dish.

3. Scatter cranberries on top if desired.

4. Sprinkle with oat topping.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 35 minutes or until bubbly and top begins to brown nicely.

I often increase the oats and flour. This basically tastes like an apple crisp but I use it to sneak the potatoes in on my kids. They love the apple-y bits but I think the sweet potatoes with the crisp topping are even better. I have also altered it to make a fruit crisp with berries for a dessert. You could also make this dairy free by using oil instead of butter.

This is my entry for Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. See all the recipes here.



One response to this post.

  1. This sounds delicious! I never knew that sweet potatoes came in cans.

    Good for you for trucking along with your elimination diets! Good luck and I hope you’re able to figure out what you both react to!


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