It’s been a few weeks since we decided to start to follow the Eat Right For Your Type philosophy. We confirmed that I am type A, A Negative to be exact. Way(ne) is A Positive. Seems the main type is what’s important.
We have yet to totally give up beef but we have only eaten it 3 times in the past two weeks. We have begun using turkey as a substitute. Ground for meat loaf and we tried Trader Joe’s frozen Turkey Meatballs. We also tried ground chicken for the first time in a Gyro recipe but the texture was …. strange.
I promise to update this with links to the dishes mentioned here asap 🙂
We have almost totally cut out dairy. Way(ne) has substituted coffee with milk and sugar for tea and honey. He is very glad he did since tea’s come in such variety and I drink it too whereas I never drank coffee. We still have eaten a bit of cheese but not nearly as much as we had before. Don’t think I’m going to totally give up my pizza’s! Most of the baking or anything requiring milk we substituted Soy Milk and I could tell no difference at all. Even in sauces.
We still use butter .. this is going to be tough for me. I am very torn on the issues surrounding the use of Palm Oil so I will be looking for butter substitutes that do not contain it. I most likely will have a tough time using anything with Palm Oil if I see it on the ingredients list. And we do read them all.
White flour has been cut down a great deal. Way(ne) loves to bake so has been using whole wheat flour, oat flour and flax meal. He made some Chocolate Chip Cookies that were to die for! We highly recommend using oat flour in cookies as the flavor is slightly nutty, we think it adds a taste like peanut butter. We generally only eat whole wheat breads and pasta.
As mentioned before, our biggest challenge is the fact that my Mom is type O and a big meat lover. We will still have to make dishes with beef, such as stir fries and cook her beef separate. We purchased a smaller wok pan to make that easy. We’ll have tofu in those instances. She loves chicken so she’ll eat that with us. Turkey on the other hand, as a beef substitute, she is not impressed with so far. She did not like Trader Joe’s turkey meatballs and while she liked the meatloaf, she prefers beef. We will still use ground turkey, at least for us.
She has been trying to help by bringing us magazines with healthy recipes using the ingredients she knows we want to. At least she is trying to be open!
Generally speaking, everything we’ve made the past two weeks has been great. We have done well keeping within the type guidelines and doing better all the time. We still share a big burritos now and then but make good choices when we do.