I have a beautiful, loving, brave, smart, creative, compassionate, understanding friend, Kaila! Kaila has a 5 year old daughter, Shyloh, who carries the same amazing qualities as her Mom! Shyloh, is a healthy girl fighting a major sickness: Ulcerative colitis. I encourage you to read her incredible story!
Shyloh was in the hospital recently for over a month (Shyloh developed pancreatitis as an adverse reaction to a medication (Humira) that was prescribed to treat her ulcerative colitis. She had to be on “bowel rest” (nothing to eat or drink by mouth) for 15 days to allow her pancreas and colon to heal. A Picc Line, inserted into Shyloh’s arm to her chest, delivers complete nutritional fluids). More complications occurred causing Shyloh to have to have a feeding tube after her fast was broken. But as you can see, her spunk and spirits were still high. This girl is courageous and strong (as is her Mama)!!
After a LONG month, 2 hospitals, and many scary moments; she was released from the hospital with Doctor’s orders: a strict Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) along with medications to help her fight.
Having a completely full plate Kaila asked if I would make a few freezer-friendly, SCD recipes. It was such an honor to be asked to do this! I love making new recipes, I love making freezer-friendly recipes, I love being there for my friends! Here are a couple of SCD recipes that I made for them:
6 half chicken breasts (no bone, no skin, pounded thin)
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
garlic dry minced
pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup chopped spinach (finely chopped/shredded)
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar or pepper jack or swiss cheese
1. Breading mixture – Mix the Breading ingredients in a bowl.
2. Stuffing mixture- In another bowl mix the 1/2 cup almond flour, spinach and cheese with the egg.
3. Dust one chicken breast with the breading mixture covering both sides of the chicken. Take about 2 heaping tablespoons of the stuffing mixture and roll it up in the breast. Secure the roll with about 3 toothpicks. Put a little olive oil in the bottom of a casserole dish and place the rolls in there.
4. Cook at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
5. Serve with salad and steamed broccoli.
3 small zucchini (1 lb.)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Cut zucchini into eighths lengthwise.
3. Toss zucchini spears in olive oil and arrange on baking sheet.
4. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese to taste.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
(Shyloh loved this recipe!)
2 (very) ripe bananas
1/4 cup nut flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
Mash bananas in a large bowl with a fork until well mushed
Add the eggs and mix all together
Blend it the other items, mixing well
Use large frying pan with stove element set to medium heat
Put some butter in pan to prevent sticking
Using a spoon, place about four piles in pan (not one large pancake)
After the first batch is done, turn element down to setting 3-4 to prevent burning.
Always use more butter before each batch… just enough to cover pan
Makes about 16 small pancakes
This is Shyloh, 5, (right) and my daughter, 6, after the hospital and on the road to a more healed life!
Support Shyloh’s cause and return to my blog for more Specific Carbohydrate Diet recipes!