About ten years ago, the Husband and I went on the South Beach Diet. I was getting ready for my spinal fusion surgery and one of the things my doctor said would aid my recovery was not having any excess weight for my spine to support. I enjoyed South Beach overall, and lost the ten pounds I needed. A lot of the recipes became favorites (although I still think they should recommend stevia over Splenda) until I went sugar-free, then gluten-free, then vegan.
Now that I’m eating in a very similar manner to South Beach Phase 1 (which is grain-free and sugar-free), I went back to my books for inspiration. One favorite recipe was these veggie quiche cups, which can be baked, frozen, then microwaved as needed for fast weekday breakfasts. They’re loaded with veggies. To make them fit the migraine diet, I used whole-milk ricotta cheese, which is one of the few cheeses I can have, green onions, and broccoli instead of spinach (which is naturally high in sodium). I spiced them up with a little sodium-free hot sauce and black pepper.
I got the chance to try Nest Fresh Eggs, which is a new brand of sustainable, humanely produced eggs (100% are cage free) offering a few different varieties: organic, pasture-raised, and non-GMO. Since we only eat pastured eggs, I was happy to try these out and help spread the word. They are available nationally, and at Albertson’s, Bristol Farms, and Walmart in Southern California.
low-sodium, low-tyramine, paleo, migraine, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets
vegan, GFCF diets