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Coconut Breaded Cod with Mango Salsa

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7 thoughts on “Coconut Breaded Cod with Mango Salsa

  1. This looks YUMMY! I have everything but the mango on hand. I might have to go to the store today 🙂 Thank you for figuring out the breading. Going egg-free is complicated; however, I’ve done it. I am struggling now to give up seeds/nuts. They are my go-to snack. Any suggestions for ways of letting go?

    • Nuts are really hard to give up as a snack, they were one of my favorites! In the past few months I stopped snacking and just started eating bigger meals. Since my blood sugar is more under control by eating more fat and protein, I am not hungry for them anymore. As a result of living years as a hypoglycemic vegan I was trained to think I couldn’t go without food for a couple of hours, but surprisingly that went away once I changed my diet. Olives are a good snack, so are vegetable slices (cucumber, carrot) and some sort dip or pate. You could also have a chopped salad or an artichoke ready in the fridge with a good dressing. You could also heat a mug of broth and throw some spinach in it – I do this all the time when I am feeling sick. Hope it helps!

  2. I’m hypothyroid with Hashimoto’s and also hypoglycemic. I’m currently trying to make myself try this diet, but it’s hard when you’re single, work full time and don’t feel well. I’m determined to try though. Nuts and dried fruit have also been my go-to snack that I could throw in my purse or have in the car for those moments when I’m caught off guard and my blood sugar drops. Are there any suggestions for snacks that don’t require refrigeration or cooking? I really need food I can have in my purse or in the car at all times. Tnanks!

    • Roberta – good for you for trying to take charge of your health, as difficult as that may be for you in this moment. With blood sugar issues, you really want to try to make sure you are getting enough fat and protein at mealtimes to train your body to stop relying on the constant source of carbs. I would avoid dried fruit, but I know that this is really, really tough (It took me a few miserable months to fix my hypoglycemia, and it was a place that I would rather not go back to!). Nuts are a great snack, although they aren’t autoimmune protocol friendly. I think it would be important to get your blood sugar under control before going full swing into the autoimmune protocol, especially if you are busy and don’t have a kitchen available to you all times. Other good snacks would be olives, raw veggies (assuming your digestion can handle them), hard boiled eggs, etc. None of those would do particularly well in a warm car for an extended period of time though, so its a rough spot. Maybe you could make a snack bar out of coconut oil, dried coconut and some nuts? Sorry I can’t help more, but once you start eating more protein and fat your body will adjust and you might not need snacks anymore. It is a difficult adjustment but so worthwhile! Hang in there!

    • Roberta, I had hypoglycemia for time as well and I had to have plenty of on-the-go non-refrigerated snacks. When I was recovering, I wasn’t attempting the autoimmune protocol yet. Sometimes it’s easier to tackle one thing at a time.

      I wanted to add to Mickey’s snack ideas. I filled a small jar with coconut butter (or it’s sometimes called coconut cream concentrate) and carried a spoon with me. This is a high-fat, high-fiber and filling snack. It’ll get soft with the heat and is actually easier to eat this way. You can buy this stuff or make your own (google for directions). Another idea is avocados. I would halve them, top them with shredded veggies (like sour kraut) and sprinkle sunflower seeds on top. If you find a container with a seal, you can carry this in your bag, and they can handle some heat. Just don’t forget about them in your bag :/ Raw veggies (carrots and celery can handle the heat) with a small jar of nut butter. Homemade trail mix with big coconut chunks, mixed nuts, and a little dried fruit in a baggie. As your body starts to adjust to fat and protein as it’s fuel source, you can even just drink a teaspoon or so of coconut oil. You can keep this in a sealed container and just pour it down the hatch when needed. Jerky is an easy go-to snack. I usually keep some in the car now just in case.

      I hope this helps!

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