Last month was my fresh start. My intention was to be in the moment, and I'm quite pleased with how that worked for me.
Although this is the first mention of my intention for October, Ben and I have been loving it so far! We recently decided to go gluten free. We've tried this in the past, but I think I've always seen it as "look at all these things I can't eat," but now I'm looking at how I am automatically making healthier choices.
That change in perspective has done wonders. It also helps that this is a choice (not something I'm being forced to do), but I've read/been told many times over that this might help with PCOS symptoms so I'm interested to see if that holds true for me.
So far, so good! I've been tweeting about it, and have been getting great support from friends and family alike. (Huge shout out to Lisa for introducing me to the Gluten-Free Goddess).
It also really helps that Ben and I are doing this together - I can't imagine trying to split and make half and half. I haven't seen any changes yet, but Ben says he already feels better.
So I could continue to talk about it, or I could show you some of what we've been making!
One of the first recipes we tried was Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie. This picture is not the prettiest but it was SO good! The only thing I'd do differently next time is double the topping, since it didn't quite cover the whole dish.
Real Simple's Chicken with White Beans and Tomatoes. (Are you seeing a trend here? I'm a big fan of something I mix together and then can just throw in the oven!) This was so easy it was ridiculous. You literally mix the tomatoes and beans with the spices in the dish and then put the chicken on top. Yum.
This will be more than just a one-month intention - we're already talking about wanting to continue this for awhile, but we'll see how we respond and feel and evaluate as we go. But like I said, so far so good!
Do you lead a gluten free lifestyle, and if so, is it out of choice or necessity? Please feel free to share recipes!