Friday, February 22, 2013

Eating for Blood Type When on the Go

One of the hardest parts of this journey is learning how to eat out.  The reality is, most dishes are going to have at least one or two avoid foods.  So unless you have health issues like I do that prevent you from being able to incorporate a few cheats every now and then, the rule of thumb I have my husband follow is 80:20.  What does this mean?  It means that as long as 80% of what is on his plate is on on his beneficial and allowable blood type food lists, he can eat it.

So for my blood type A husband for example, it would mean that he might order a Southwestern Salad without tomatoes and ask for the dressing on the side.  The dressing is going to be the avoid and he would use it sparingly.  He would not however cheat with a steak.  My husband loves spicy food and all peppers are out according to his blood type food list.  His biggest cheat is probably spicy sauces.

For my O self, my biggest cheat is safflower oil.  Now this is generally an at home cheat because the rice crackers I get at Trader Joe's are made using safflower oil.  When I eat out, I find I typically eat around the avoid foods.

So how in the world does one go about the hustle and bustle of a typical crazy, busy American life and stick to eating for blood type?  Well, it takes practice and a little planning ahead in the beginning.  In time, it becomes easier to know what types of restaurants are best and what dishes are typically the best suited to your blood type.

To help you, I created a restaurant/ fast food guides for both blood type A's and O's.  Here's a few examples of what you'll find on the list.

What to Order

Restaurant

Double Double Protein Style

Burrito Bowl

Chicken, Wahoo's or Veggie Bowl
In-N-Out

Chipotle

Wahoo's Fish Taco
Lemon Chicken

Chicken Bowl

Chicken, Wahoo's or Veggie Bowl
Pick-Up Stix

The Flame Broiler

Wahoo's Fish Taco
Hopefully these lists will help you when you're trying to stick to the blood type diet on the go. I will be continuing to add to them so check back from time to time when you're ready for some more suggestions.


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Monday, February 11, 2013

Blueberry Friands Recipe

A Blood Type Diet Recipe for A's and O's

Everyone in my family absolutely LOVES these Blueberry Friands.  My mom made some when she was visiting for Christmas and we were all hooked at first bite.  I modified her recipe just a tad to make these delectable treats both blood type O and A friendly. 
Just a word of caution... if you enjoy them as much as my family does, they disappear within hours of coming out of the oven, even when I double the recipe.

Blueberry Friands Recipe

Blood Types: O and A

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small sauce pan, bring blueberries, water and agave to a boil.  Then reduce the heat and simmer while preparing the batter.
  3. Sift flour, almonds, sugar, and salt.
  4. Alternate between folding the ghee and eggs into the flour until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Pour into friand (mini-muffin) tin, filling cups 3/4 full.
  6.  Spoon blueberries into centers.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


*Castor sugar is just finely ground sugar. I make my own by putting raw organic cane sugar in my Blendtec Professional's Choice Blender (or a Vitamix) and turning to the top speed for 40 seconds or so.  I prefer using organic sugars but regular white sugar will work.

Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs.