Non-SCD Foods

As I’ve written about before there are some SCD foods I eat. Making the decision to eat foods off the diet is not easy. It’s hard to know when to do it or what to eat. Everyone is different, so what works for me may not work for someone else.

I know there are people who have been pretty much able to go off the diet completely while others can’t stray at all. I have found that I can eat certain illegal foods. My primary non-SCD foods are:

Plantains (one a week usually)
Quinoa (around once a week)
Sweet Potatoes (maybe twice a month)
Stevia (I like Zevia soda and sometimes have the Honest Tea Lemonade)
unsweetened chocolate (not very often, but I make something with it every once in while)

The other foods I have sometimes are on my Successful Additions list.

I am writing about this for a couple of reasons. For one there are a lot of new readers to this blog (thank you!). I don’t want anyone to be confused when they see something that is not SCD legal. I try to mention when I eat something that isn’t so there is no confusion, but sometimes I forget.

The other reason is I’m curious about other SCDers experiences with trying new foods. Please leave comments! I think this discussion is helpful to anyone starting the diet, since that aspect is not black and white.

Sherry Lipp
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2 thoughts on “Non-SCD Foods

  1. I attended the Weston A. Price Foundation conference this past weekend in Dallas and learned about “The Pure Wraps.”

    They are the closest thing to tortillas or crepes that I have seen since my daughter started on SCD and I think they are SCD-legal: coconut water (I don’t know if this is pure or mixed with something?), coconut meat, Himalayan salt (and organic curry for the curry flavored ones).

    I have asked them to supply a written letter to post on the BTVC Yahoogroup. If they are indeed SCD legal, it will open up a whole lot of new options for mealtime.

    I also got the US Wellness Meats’ jerky and meat sticks. They look SCD-legal, but I don’t know for sure. I bought some and let my daughter try those. I have not ventured into making my own jerky yet, so this was a nice option.

    After sitting through the GAPs program session this weekend, I think when it’s time to stray from SCD, I will introduce foods allowed on that diet first since it was modified from SCD.

  2. I strayed sometimes. At first it wouldn’t take long to get back to the SCD because my enegy levels dropped, so that kept me in line. Then I would get busy and stray again. Same thing. Now just keeping my diet mostly SCD is fine, a couple servings a week of gf grains no problem. I will continue to SCD everything I can because it just works for my son and I, and I think it keeps me focused on healthier foods. My son could not stray from the SCD for the longest time, but now after three years he can have one or two gf/nonscd items a week. His ELISA IgG food allergy panel is no longer a rap sheet. The SCD has worked miracles for us. While strict SCD is needed for some cases, like my son, and me at first, I think many people (those without IBD) can benefit from being “mostly”, or do a shorter duration for awhile. I know that goes against what they say, and for good reason. But even “mostly scd” eliminates so much crap and focuses on real food, I think it ought to become common knowledge for everyone. Feeling run down…SCD for a few months. I know of someone who’s family does a “caveman diet” every so often.

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