My Diet

I say diet fairly loosely... it's not the typical diet to lose weight.

I have sensory issues, and so my diet consists of foods I like to eat and can easily make.  Which usually means I make the same things over and over.  It can be tedious, but it's something.  Some things that I eat I will be able to eat for a while, and then the next day will 'fall out of favour' and I can't stand for an unspecified amount of time. 

The restrictions in my diet is mostly sensory related.  I do NOT follow a GFCF diet, nor do I particularly care whether my food is organic.  

I have found I can't eat soy products, large quantities of nuts, chickpeas, lentils, red food colouring and artificial sweeteners, for more medical reasons. I should probably also avoid edible flowers, given that I'm allergic to pollen. 

For sensory reasons, I don't eat dark meat (with the occasional exception to grilled pork), olives, peppers, whole tomatoes (has to be tomato soup-like), raw onion (has to be onion powder, with the exception of onion bhaji), mushrooms, zucchini, and rhubarb.
There's probably more, but that's what I remember right now.

I eat mostly frozen vegetables, chicken breasts, rice, milk, potatoes, and some fish.   I also like a certain type of ham.  I use mostly frozen vegetables and meat because it's easier to keep at the rate I consume them, and more cost efficient.  I'm on social assistance, and have only half a fridge to keep my food.  I also use a lot of pre-packaged spices and sauces, and use my slow cooker a lot.

In short, all of these are my avoiding diets:

Sensory Diet:
Tomatoes (chunks), peppers (chunks), onions (chunks), olives, dark and ground up meat, mushrooms, rhubarb, zucchini, liver, raw fish (think sushi)

Intolerance Diet:
Soy, nuts (quantity), lentils, chickpeas, beans, milk over 2% (quantity), cream (quantity)

Medical Diet
artificial sweeteners, red food dye, edible flowers

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