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I have several friends wanting to embark on this wheat-free, low-carb journey. The best I can do is say “clean out your pantry and jump in my world.” Attitude is everything. Recipes are everything. Encouragement is everything. :-)

Attitude… You have to quit looking for an exact replica of something you love. If something happened to your husband and you remarried later, you wouldn’t expect the new husband to be just like your first husband. He would be different and you would adjust and even celebrate their differences in a new way and a new experience. That should be your attitude here. Yes biscuits and gravy the old way are off the table. A new biscuit and gravy recipe is very different with different ingredients and very good. http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2011/11/sausage-gravy-and-biscuits.html Don’t compare them just enjoy the new flavors.

Recipes… You can google almost any recipe and add “low-carb” and get a plethora of recipes! The Low-Carb and the Grain-free communities are expansive and creative! Breakfast seems to be one of the initial challenges. There are several recipes that I love for a quick breakfast. One minute muffin recipes of every flavor are all over the web.  Saturday I made cream cheese pancakes ….http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/01/cream-cheese-pancakes.html they are very crepe-like and I am in love!  My sister shared a chia-seed, flax and cream breakfast recipe I also really like.  Here is the recipe for a healthified version of “cream of wheat” http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2012/10/grain-free-hot-cereal.html

Encouragement… Friends and family are the best! But if you are embarking on this alone, fill your encouragement space with Maria’s blog, Wheat Belly Blog, All Day I Dream About Food blog, Peace Love and Low-Carb blog – there are so many ways to inspire and encourage you in the journey. My daughter has been an incredible encouragement. She is always ready to try new recipes and be with me in the kitchen. Wish I could roll her up and share her because she is the best!

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