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Yummy Substitutions

By Nadine
I've been on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), for a little over 2 weeks. When I tell people that the diet is "no grains, no sugar, no dairy except homemade yogurt and aged cheese", a lot of people are appalled at the restrictiveness. However, I find the food I do eat really tasty. I thought I'd share some of my favorite substitutions:
  • Butternut squash fries (instead of potato or sweet potato fries)
  • Prosciutto instead of bacon
  • Banana bread made with ground almonds (instead of flour)
  • Hot chicken wings made with homemade hot sauce of honey, butter, vinegar, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper (instead of bottled hot sauce)
  • Club soda with a lemon wedge (instead of pop)
In general I consider the substitutions I make better for me. While they sometimes have more calories or fat, they also have more nutrition and less processing.

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