Favorite MSPI Recipes

My Favorite MSPI Friendly Recipes

Milk soy protein intolerance (MSPI) is a temporary inability to digest the proteins found in cow’s milk and soy products. Learn more here about MSPI!

I while back I told you that my baby boy was diagnosed with MSPI. To learn more about what it is and our journey read this post here What is MSPI.

At first I thought it would be hard to eat and find foods that are safe for him because I’m nursing. But once I learned what to avoid I realized that most of those foods are either dairy, soy or processed foods that I’m anyways not consuming that often.

I enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables, I already get organic produce and meats. I’m not that crazy about gluten myself, quiet honestly I love zoodles and spaghetti squash in place of same old pasta. I also love smoothies, salads and meatless meals. For a while I was avoiding meat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, beans, rice, seafood and eggs. I know it seems like a lot, but I enjoy quinoa and potatoes (all kinds), veggies and fruits,water and coffee too.

Now that he is six and half months and starting to enjoy solid foods as well (avocado, banana, applesauce, sweet potato, butternut squash, zucchini, Quinoa Baby Cereal from NurturMe). I’m also slowly adding foods to my diet like eggs, chicken, pork (with them we had success). The foods that are still out for sure are seafood (fish we didn’t try shellfish) and rice. Others we are slowly testing.

But for a while this is how my meals looked like… Lots of green, red, yellow and all fresh and super yummy!

Fresh Raisin Salad

Fresh Raisin Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup butter lettuce

1 small tomato

10 green grapes (cut in half)

1 tablespoon raisins

1 teaspoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix everything together and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts - Fresh Raisin Salad

Fresh Berry Salad

Fresh Berry Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup butter lettuce

1/2 small avocado

10 cherry tomatoes (cut in half)

15 raspberries

1 teaspoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix everything together and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts - Fresh Berry Salad

Spinach Tomato Avocado Salad

Spinach Tomato Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup baby spinach (packed)

1 small tomato

1/2 small avocado

1 teaspoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Arrange on the plate and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts - Spinach Tomato Avocado Salad

Corn Tomato Salad

Corn Tomato Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups lettuce

1 small tomato

2 tablespoons fresh corn kernels

1 teaspoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix everything together and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts - Corn Tomato Salad

Veggie Quinoa Dinner

Veggie Quinoa Dinner

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 medium zucchini

1 small carrot

1 small tomato

1 cup baby spinach (packed)

1 teaspoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Table Bland seasoning

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook quinoa according to the box/bag directions. When done set aside. Wash, cut veggies in desired shapes. In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium/high heat. Add in veggies (all but spinach) and stir fry for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until you reach the desired softness. Add in spinach. Mix so that spinach can cook about few minutes longer. Add in seasonings, mix. Add in cooked quinoa, mix everything and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts - Veggie Quinoa Dinner

Banana Berry Salad

Banana Berry Salad

Ingredients:

1 small banana

1/2 cup blackberries

1/2 cup raspberries

1 tablespoon Orange Blossom Honey

Directions:

Cut banana, mix with berries and drizzle with honey.

Nutrition Facts - Banana Berry Salad

Yellow Smoothie

Yellow Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 small banana (for a thicker smoothie use frozen banana)

1/2 mango

1/2 peach

1/2 cup pineapple

1/2 cup water

Directions:

Wash and cut your ingredients. Add everything in a blender and blend for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until well blended and creamy. This makes one (16 oz) smoothie.

Nutrition Facts - Yellow Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Recipes HERE! I just change coconut water, milk, soy milk and juice with regular water now.

There you have it. My favorite MSPI friendly recipes. Please don’t forget to share in the comments Your favorite MSPI recipes if you have/know any!

Check out these great sites with ton of yummy recipes that are a huge help for me and I’m sure they will help you too.

Around the Web: World Pasta Day

October 25th is World Pasta Day!

Did you know that October 25th is World Pasta Day? Well, now that we all are aware of this awesome day, let’s make some yummy pasta from Around the Web and celebrate!!!

Don’t forget to check out SCM – Pasta Recipes!

Pasta Carbonara by The Pioneer Woman

Apples Bacon Mac and Cheese by Heat Oven to 350

Cauliflower Pasta with Pecorino, Grated Egg and Pine Nuts by Food Nouveau

Red Pepper Pesto over Angel Hair Pasta by That’s Some Good Cookin’

Autumn Pasta by The Food Doctors

Macaroni with Greens, Lemon, and Parmesan by Kalyn’s Kitchen

National Pasta Day

October 17th – National Pasta Day

What better way to celebrate this National Pasta Day than with a yummy pasta on your plate.

Can’t decide what to make, we got you covered… From yummy spaghetti, macaroni dishes, to cold pasta salads… there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Easy Cheese Pasta Bake

Easy Cheese Pasta Bake 

Alfredo Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Alfredo Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Taco Pasta Bake

Taco Pasta Bake

Beef & Veggie Meatballs over Pasta

Beef & Veggie Meatballs over Pasta

For more yummy, delicious and awesome recipes visit the Pasta Recipes here =) there is ton more we promise!!!

10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

Want Flat Abs – Try These 10 Foods in Your Diet

Try these ab-flattening foods to boost your abs routine’s effectiveness, control belly bloat and maintain a healthy metabolism.

Check out the top 10 foods for flat abs.

10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

  1. Almonds
  2. Eggs
  3. Soy
  4. Apples
  5. Berries
  6. Leafy Greens
  7. Yogurt
  8. Veggie Soup
  9. Salmon
  10. Quinoa

Need more info visit Fitness Magazine!

Banana Coffee Milkshake

Delicious Milkshake Recipe!

Perfect way to boost your day!

Banana Coffee Milkshake Recipe

Banana Coffee Milkshake

Ingredients:

1 cup prepared strong coffee, cold

1/2 cup milk (you can adjust this by taste)

1 large ripe banana

6 ice-cubes

Sugar to taste if needed (you can use substitute too)

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (optional)

Directions:

In a blender combine all the ingredients except sugar. Blend until everything is smooth. Try and see do you need sugar or more milk to taste. Blend again. Serve right away. If you have leftovers store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts - Banana Coffee Milkshake

Book of the Month: The Mortal Instruments

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare, the last of which was published May 27, 2014. The Mortal Instruments is chronologically the third series of a proposed five in The Shadowhunter Chronicles.

The Mortal Instruments

City of Bones (Book 1)

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Margaret K. McElderry Books – March 27, 2007 – 485 pages – $16.63

City of Ashes (Book 2)

Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Margaret K. McElderry Books – March 25, 2008 – 496 pages – $17.23

City of Glass (Book 3)

Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

Margaret K. McElderry Books – March 23, 2009 – 576 pages – $17.08

City of Fallen Angels (Book 4)

Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

Margaret K. McElderry Books – April 5, 2011 – 448 pages – $16.78

City of Lost Souls (Book 5)

What price is too high to pay, even for love? Plunge into fifth installment the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Margaret K. McElderry Books – May 8, 2012 – 544 pages – $16.66

City of Heavenly Fire (Book 6)

Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance…

Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

Margaret K. McElderry Books – May 27, 2014 – 725 pages – $13.15

In 2010, Screen Gems announced that they were going into production on a film adaptation of City of Bones, Harald Zwart was announced as the film’s director, with Lily Collins starring as Clary Fray and Jamie Campbell Bower starring as Jace Wayland. The film was released in theaters August 21, 2013.

Constantin announced that the second book in the series City of Ashes would be adapted into a film, with Harald Zwart returning as director. The film is due to start production in 2014, after some delays due to the unpopularity of the first film.