A couple of weeks ago, I wanted a snack to have while watching NetFlix, so I took a bag of quinoa out of my cupboard and cooked some up. It made a great rice-pudding-like dessert mixed with blueberries and cream. However, my digestion wasn’t very happy with me and I suffered the old, pre-Paleo bloating and abdominal discomfort. What on earth made me stray from the Paleo path? I know better. I know that nothing high fiber is my friend, even if it’s not a glutenous grain.
I should have just had blueberries with cream or full-fat yogurt for my snack and been happy with that… it’s something I really enjoy, but that day it just occurred to me that I had the quinoa in the cupboard.
Oh well, when this kind of thing happens, I am strongly reminded of one very good reason why I am on the Paleo diet: a quiet and comfortable digestive system! I will find a good home for the quinoa, as well as the millet and chickpeas that I still have in the cupboard. Having stuff in your cupboard or fridge that tempts you and/or doesn’t agree with you is NOT a good idea!
On reflection, I think I know why I was tempted. I had run out of bone broth and that’s my favourite snack food. It is so delicious and satisfying. My favourite breakfast is also bone broth, so the next morning I had to have eggs instead. That’s okay, I find eggs very easy to digest. Anyway, it was a good lesson learned: always have bone broth on hand!