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moving away from GERD to surviving and thriving on a plant-based diet: follow me and learn from my challenges and as I take this journey


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Stocking My Pantry

I have no patience for wasted space and I’m constantly tweaking and pruning my pantry.  It is important to me to fill it with healthy plant-based options, and nothing that might aggravate my stomach.  Some of the items I keep on hand may not be beneficial for the O Positive Diet.   I’m trying hard not to offend the diet but my stomach comes first.  It has been a challenge because I am still trying to figure out which foods help or hurt my GERD.  Some are very obvious while others are found through trial and error.  Below is a list of the main foods I currently stock and why.
I stock the beans (carbs), because they are so versatile but I eat them in very limited quantities, since many believe carbs, especially complex carbs can cause GERD to flare up.

  • Black Beans (chili, burgers, brownies)
  • White Beans (faux alfredo sauce, chili)
  • Chickpeas (hummus, chili, salads)
  • Black-eyed Peas (chili)
  • Pinto Beans (chili)
  • Canned Salmon (salad)
  • Canned Mackerel
  • Canned Crabmeat
  • Tahini
  • Chicken Broth (sautéing, soup)
  • Beef Broth (sautéing, soup)
  • Vegetable Broth (sautéing, soup)
  • Bone Broth (soup)
  • Miso Soup
  • Quinoa
  • Carob Powder
  • Celtic Salt (increase minerals, seasoning)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt (increase minerals, seasoning)
  • Liquid Smoke (seasoning black bean burgers)
  • Garlic Powder (seasoning)
  • Onion Powder (seasoning)
  • Popcorn (low calorie filling snack)
  • Coconut Oil Spray (used on popcorn so seasoning will stick)
  • Nutritional Yeast (seasoning, popcorn, B-12, pizza crust)
  • Coconut Oil (cooking)
  • Pumpkin Puree (bread, pancakes)
  • Gluten Free Flour (bread, pancakes)
  • Flaxseed Meal (crackers, pizza crust)
  • Pumpkin Seeds (snacks, crackers)
  • Chia Seeds (crackers, pudding, pizza crust)
  • Walnuts (snacks, salads)
  • Pecans (snacks, salads)
  • Watermelon Seeds (snacks, salads)
  • Nori Sheets (sushi, snacks, salads)