So what’s for dinner? As is the case in my house, my favorite meals tend to be the very ones that my family is tired of. So what do we do? Spend hours scouring the internet for new and exciting recipes to try, or more often than not, settle on some less than perfect quick fix meal.
Custom meal planning may help, It can provide food diversity, allow for food sensitivities, and support those on specialized diets for specific health issues. And best of all, it keeps the focus on just eating.
Diversity and Meal Rotation
I’m sure we can all agree that our diet needs to be well rounded, but it should also be diverse. It’s not just for taste, variety can help prevent oral intolerance—which can develop when we eat the same foods over and over again. Additionally, a rigid diet can set us up for nutrient deficiencies if our choices have not been the best.
So what do we do about food sensitivities that seem to be becoming more and more common these days? Do we prepare different versions of the same meal to meet everyone’s special needs? Or for those with multiple sensitivities or allergies requiring them to be gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, lectin free, latex free, etc., what is actually left for them to eat?
That’s where custom meal planning can really shine. By marrying food preferences with food restrictions, we can find a balance of interesting, nutritious, great tasting, yet easy to prepare meals that the whole family can enjoy together.
In addition, we can also customize diets for those with conditions that might be best supported through specialized diets such as SCD, FODMAP, ketogenic, low glutamate, low histamine, low oxalate, low salicylate, intermittent fasting, SIBO, etc.
To learn more, please checkout our article on the various diets used in Nutrition Therapy.