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So my dreaded diet started on LAST Friday…well Saturday actually but I always start a day early to “get in the mode”. I know that sounds weird but it so easy to wipe a bit of peanut butter off of a knife and put it in my mouth. I’ve had a bad habit like that for years and most of the time it’s okay but when I’m on this diet it’s a HUGE no-no.
My diet is a low-iodine diet. I have to be on the diet to do the upcoming test to see where the cancer is hiding in me. So I can have salt…not iodized. No dairy, fish, no product whose label says “salt” or “seasonings” on it. Absolutely no going out to eat or processed food. Egg whites are okay but yolks are a no-no.
I’ve had to do the diet three times already…this is the fourth. I hated it every time. It’s such a mind play. Then conflicting information doesn’t help. My book of recommendations say rice is okay….but if I go on the internet and look up rice, some versions of the diet frown on it. So what’s a girl to do? I want the test to be as successful as possible so I avoid the rice.
Then they will list an item like oatmeal. I can have oatmeal…but I can’t have milk on it. I’m picky and not a fan. I can have a salad but I have yet to come up with a dressing that doesn’t include mayo, mustard, eggs, salt, “spices”, dairy or other no-no items. It’s no fun to eat a salad without dressing…that’s why I complain.
This time around I was determined to be better and not whine as much. So I decided that I need to step up and be the good cook I am….so I tried.
Brownies…with oil instead of butter and applesauce substitute for the eggs.
The batter looked okay…but how would they taste?? Continue reading