York test story so far 

My York test experience
If you go to my Instagram page @babytoddlerfoods you will see a video of me receiving my York test kit. The York test (http://www.yorktest.com/) was really easy to complete – you just prick your finger with the kit they send and follow the instructions tickle the a blood sample from the tip of your finger. 

The results can back within a week, however it has taken me a little longer to take the results on board as it will have a MASSIVE effect on my diet as it currently stands. 

The advice is to have a nutritional therapist consultation prior to setting your new diet. I decided to do the diet for a week first to work out what questions I would need to ask. BIG mistake!! I did cut out all the stuff that was suggested but I hadn’t really prepared and didn’t have the correct foods to replace the ones I was cutting out. It was hard work. After a week it was my sister’s birthday afternoon tea party and I caved – MASSIVELY!! Cake, milk, pastry….. I felt SO ill afterwards. 
During the week of cutting out I did feel really good. No sickness feelings in the evening and after the first 3 days more energy. 
I need to start again as I KNOW this will make me feel so much better but I need to arrange to consultation, plan my meals and have the correct food to hand to prevent slip ups.
For me, Christmas is all about the food and time with family so realistically with it being 7 weeks away I know I’m not going to stick to removing my trigger foods during that time.
I really really want to fully engage in the complete 12 week programme to get the best results and to feel the best that I can. 
My plan is to have my consultation, work on reducing my trigger foods and from January 1st start the 12 week programme – wish me luck! 
I will update this blog post nearer the time 👍🏻

 

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Coconut flour pancakes with cherry sauce 

Coconut pancakes and cherry sauce 
2 large eggs

120 ml coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoon honey  

70g coconut flour 

1/2 tsp banking powder 

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

     Handful of frozen cherries 

In a pan throw in the cherries and 1 tablespoon of honey (no honey for under 12 months) 

Bring to the boil then simmer until the cherries have broken down a little and the sauce is thickening
In a food processor add the eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining honey 

Whizz until frothy 
Mix the flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl and then add to the milk mix
Heat a pan to med and melt some coconut oil 
Add 3 separate spoon full’s of mix to the pan and flip when golden brown 
Stack and serve with the cherry sauce