SCD Cheezits

Grandma Carol shared this Cheezit recipe with us and look at those pictures! I told her I wanted to order some from her! Lol Thank you so much for sharing!!! Can’t wait to try them!

Grandma Carol wrote:

I saw you posted a request for a cracker recipe. If you can do dairy, this is a great recipe for a crispy cheezit type cracker. It now seems to be my little grandson’s favorite. The following link is to the original recipe. I’ve made some minor modifications to the recipe as shown.

http://relishscd.blogspot.com/2011/10/homemade-cheeze-its-scd-style.html

Homemade Cheezits

2 cups Almond Flour
3 ounces mild Cheddar Cheese shredded
3 ounces Monterrey Jack Cheese shredded
1 teaspoon Salt plus more for tops
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder (read your ingredients and make sure it is legal)
1/2 tablespoon Dried Onion Flakes
1/4 cup Water
1 TBSP Olive Oil

Mix cheese and almond flour in food processor until smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until well mixed. Take the “dough” and place between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin and roll until the thinness you desire your faux Cheese-Its to be. Don’t be shy about the thinness. Use a pizza cutter to score into cracker sizes. Sprinkle top with salt (this is key). Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes or so. You will need to keep an eye on them since they can overcook easily.

This is a picture of the final product. To make the square Cheezits I use a 1/16″ rolling pin ring and the pastry wheel pictured below, and an old Tupperware mini funnel to poke holes in the center. I’ve also included a picture of some fish crackers made with the same recipe but using a tad more almond flour.

I’ve made them without the little ‘gadgets’ and they turned out just as good. Let me know if you get a chance to try them!

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PRAISE REPORT – Katie’s Great Test Results!!!

Thank you, Mom Jody, for sharing your daughter’s SCD story! It is always an encouragement to other moms to see what this diet is capable of doing in our children’s lives! I am so excited to hear how great she is doing! Please keep us updated!!! And keep up the awesome work, Jody!!!

Mom Jody wrote:

I just wanted to update you on Katie’s SCD journey, with outstanding test results. I’m hoping that this bit of information will provide evidence of this diet’s efficacy as well as great encouragement for those of you just starting this difficult, tiresome journey. Many of you are probably wondering if all of this work in the kitchen, time researching and reading labels and sweat and tears is worth it. Well I’m here to tell you, “YES! It most definitely is worth every second of it!” Katie’s Calprotectin test results came back today, and they are reason to celebrate: <15.6! We are getting labs done tomorrow to check her SED/CRP, levels, etc. I can only imagine that they are also within a normal range too. *(note: Katie's CRP levels have always been within the normal range)

Here is just a snapshot of our journey with Crohn's Disease:

-On Nov. 21, 2012, our 9 year old daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with Crohn's. (mild/moderate) By Dec. 1, she was put on Prednisone, followed by 6MP (all of which we were against, but were given no other options for treatment.) SED rate continued to bounce between 39 (@diagnosis) to 19, 16, 18, 36 (July 2013).

- August 2013, we took her off of 6 MP and followed a holistic approach, seeing a Naturopath beginning in March 2013.

-Sept. 2012 -flare (rectal fissures, much pain, a very small amount of blood and some diarrhea) SED 19, so GI doc said we didn't have to do a Calprotectin (which we had never done in the past)

-Oct. 2013 (motherly instinct), although she seemed out of the flare – I thought maybe we should do a Calprotectin test for a baseline…486, with 168 being the high end of normal. (GI doc said 2 months, retest labs and Calprotectin)

-Dec. 2013 – SED 36 and Calprotectin 1208! Now I panic. Obviously, holistic isn't cutting it along. Naturopath sends us to Integrative Doctor in St. Louis (Dr. Yu).

-Jan. 2014 – Dr. Yu treats Katie for parasites (Over the past month of so, Katie seems to be getting thinner, a bit pale, fatigued, etc.)

-Mar. 2014 – Dr. Yu treats Katie for bacterial/yeast overgrowth and gives herbal parasite supplements…we start dabbling in the SCD diet based on Katie's IGg allergy test results done at Dr. Yu's.

-Full swing on the SCD Diet (Thank you, Paige, for encouraging me :)

After being on the SCD just 1 month, SED rate came back at a 15! The best it had ever been, even on 6MP! We chose to wait and continue the diet for a few more months before redoing the Calprotectin. We knew Katie was feeling better…between Dec. and April she had gained 10 pounds, more energy, made it through the whole soccer season with barely any complaints, had better coloring and the sparkle was back in her eyes again.

This is the first Spring/Summer, Katie has not needed environmental allergy medicine. She used to be on 2 Zyrtec/day, 2 r/x eyedrops/day and Nasonex 2x/day for as long as I can remember. I used to have to carry an ice pack and wet washcloth in my purse to put on her eyes because they itched so badly….not this summer! She was also retested for an anaphalactic peanut allergy and her number was down to 1.72… she last tested at a 7.75! This diet and holistic approach to Crohn's yields amazing results!

August 2014…Calprotectin: less than 15.6. Thank you God! We see the GI doc next week, so I'm interested in hearing his reaction to her test results. He told us from the "get-go" that diet had absolutely nothing to do with Crohn's Disease or intestinal healing. But we know it has everything to do with remission and healing and maybe even curing!

Don't give up! You can do this…we do this because we love our babies, and we don't want to see them suffer any longer. No one said it was going to be easy, but it is going to be worth it!

Have a Happy & Safe Labor Day!

I just wanted to jump in and say HI! Hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day weekend! I also wanted to take a few minutes to share a little about myself. I feel like I should apologize also, especially to one mom (you know who you are). It has been SO busy around my house with the beginning of school and…. I have an in home daycare and run a small door decor (wood/burlap door hangers/murals/crafts) business out of my home as well. (If you are interested in getting to know me better you can email me and I will send you my door decor blog link.) My craft business has really picked up lately with orders and I have started doing paint parties. This has been a great blessing, even though I stay busy, because it is helping us to make ends meet after my husband has been laid off for four years now. So I apologize my mind has been elsewhere and I haven’t posted/shared things here on the blog like I should. I have lots of recipes I would like to sit down and type up and share. THANK YOU all for your feedback on the Cracker post! If you haven’t looked at this post recently, please go read the comments! We got some great tips and recipes. I will try to post those soon. Usually if you see a quick post it’s because I can do those from my cell phone while sitting in car rider line or while sitting on the floor playing with kids.

Thank you for being patient with me! And PLEASE continue to share and keep in touch!!!

Cracker Tips Anyone?

I’m been craving crackers! I have asked before if anyone had a good cracker recipe, but never heard from anyone. I tried a recipe Digestive Wellness sent me after I asked in an order I placed a long time ago. I will post the trip soon. They were easy and tasted good but I was wanting more of a crispy cracker. Does anyone have any cracker tips? Do you think I should put them in the dehydrator after they cool?