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Godsource™ 101: Helping Those with IBS

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PotatoesFrom my awesome new book, One Bite at a Time…Everyday Meal Plans for Fighting Cancer, Heart Disease, IBS, Obesity and Other Ailments

As you look at the meal plan below, you may be wondering why I put these foods together? When you suffer from IBS, it is important to eat in “couples,” so to speak. Eating some protein like a scrambled egg, just settles on the tummy better when you add some fiber packed foods like fruit to keep it balanced. Just part of the education process that I love sharing!
Here is an excerpt from my book regarding IBS:

IBS (irritable bowl syndrome) is an intestinal disorder causing pain in the belly, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. This chronic disease can not be cured but treatment may help.  IBS does require a medical diagnosis and sadly can last years or a lifetime.

Day 10

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with fruit
A.M. Snack:  Black cherry smoothie
Lunch: Potato Soup
P.M. Snack: Fresh hummus & gluten-free crackers
Dinner: Baked chicken with roasted asparagus
Potato Soup~ Good ‘ol baking potatoes get a bad rap. Actually, they are full of fiber, low in calories, and helps in keeping your blood sugar levels where they should be because the fiber helps absorb the simple sugars in the gut. Full of B vitamins and vitamin C, potatoes are also a great source for antioxidants, just to name a few of the awesome benefits it possesses. Moreover, those who have a ginger tummy will find comfort in this easy, digestible favorite. Our goal here is to keep it simple, so will love how easy this recipe is for you!

Potato Soup

1 large potato, baked
1 cup all natural chicken broth
1 TBS green onions, chopped~High in fiber, low in sodium, and high in vitamins A & C
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
In a small pan over medium heat, heat chicken broth. Cube the potato, skin on, about 1″ thick. Add potato and spices to the broth and stir to incorporate. Cook for 15 minutes. Spoon into bowl and top with green onions.
This on one of those “go-to” recipes that you will use again and again. Make sure you keep a couple of baking potatoes on hand at all times for when your tummy is a tad yucky. Until nest time~enjoy!