So, I have a confession to make. I nearly fell off the Phase 1 wagon this weekend! With only three days left to go, I made the mistake of setting myself up for failure by refusing to buy more goat’s milk cheese, goat’s milk kefir, and other Phase 1 supplies when I went grocery shopping on Friday.
I knew I only had several days left before Phase 2. That was a mistake! I went grocery shopping on Thursday morning, and by Friday night I was absolutely starving. All I wanted was a few slices of goat’s cheese and some almond butter. Oh, and some of the cinnamon sugar coconut flour cookies that I made my husband would have sufficed, too. 😉 I was so hungry, in fact, that my husband finally convinced me to eat a slice of raw cow’s cheese. It was the best cheese I have ever tasted.
So, I have to confess to you all that I had cow’s cheese instead of goat’s cheese two days before Phase 1 officially ended. In light of that, I wanted to use this opportunity to remind all the nursing mama’s that going through Phase 1 while nursing is NOT the same as going through it normally. If you are utterly starving, even though you’re eating all that is allowed on Phase 1, or if your baby starts acting weird or abnormally fussy, then give yourself a break. Now, that’s not an excuse to go eat at McDonald’s, 😉 but move on to Phase 2 if you need to. Phase 2 has MUCH more leniency and a far wider variety of foods. It’s amazing how good corn tortillas, pinto beans, and raw cow’s cheese can taste after two weeks of goat’s cheese & celery. 😉
And can someone say apples?! HELLO! In honor of my weekend Phase 1 meltdown, I want to share with you the recipe I used to make my husband coconut flour cinnamon sugar cookies.
They are easy, satisfying, and delicious! Please don’t tell him they’re made with coconut flour, he still has no idea! lol! Coconut flour is extremely low carb, high in fiber, and gluten free. And it tastes delicious!
Just don’t substitute it one for one in your favorite recipes. You really need to find specific coconut flour recipes. It needs a lot of eggs.
This recipe was adapted from Jamie Oliver.
3/4 cup Rapadura
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup organic, unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil
3/4 cup Coconut flour
2 tbsp Rapadura (set aside)
2 tsp organic cinnamon
Directions: Beat the sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and butter together. Mix well. Incorporate the flour and mix well. leave it to rest for 5 minutes. In the meantime, mix together the cinnamon & sugar in a bowl. Form the dough into small balls. (It will be very sticky, it’s ok!) Next, roll the balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture, put on a cookie sheet, and flatten with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes at 375F, and enjoy with a glass of raw milk!