J & J Diner reopening!

Hold the gluten….

Sadly over the past 8 weeks we haven’t been creating and cooking amazing meals. We absolute love cooking together and eating healthy meals at home.

Sadly my immune system was attacking my body for reasons we don’t know. Rashes, abdominals pain, asthmatic issues, racing heart, dizzy spells, had become the new normal. Several visits to the ER. Many doctor visits. Blood work. CT scans. Heart monitor. X-rays. No answers. Finally we got smart and switched from university hospitals over to the Cleveland Clinic. I found the most PCP who got me in immediately to see an immunologist. The universe finally aligned! Through what seemed like a billion more blood test, we maybe had an answer 😂. Most of my tests were normal which was bitter sweet. Nothing was giving us that home run answer we were looking for. We did discover i had Hashimoto disease, but my thyroid functions are normal. So now we have discovered i have an autoimmune disease. What the doctors think happened is i had some sort of virus (possibly even Covid) and it caused my immune system to flare and my entire system went out of whack. Basically for weeks i was reacting to anything and everything. It was absolutely miserable. So after living on gluten free bread, gluten free noodles and vegan butter, my body started to heal. So now I’m a week in to introducing real food to my body. I’m not in the clear by any means because I’m still dealing with stomach aches and my body relies heavily on antihistamines every 12 hours.

Bottom line between being gluten intolerant and having endometriosis and now Hashimoto disease, i need to keep gluten out of my diet like 99% of the time. I use to be able to incorporate it more often but that’s not the case anymore. I also need to watch my dairy intake. Anti inflammatory foods are the key to feeling my best!

So with all that being said, we are back to cooking together again. Just this time around we will hold the gluten!

We love salads
Homemade gluten free chicken nuggets
Local farm fresh eggs 🥚 from Jimmy’s chickens
Fresh walleye caught today, rice, asparagus
Grilled chicken salad, rice, asparagus

J & J Diner

We continue to live a healthy lifestyle. We concentrate on low calorie and high protein. We also eat gluten free when possible. Obviously we love to cook and bake at home which also makes staying healthy much easier!

Soup and grilled cheese
Walleye
GF noodles and veggies
Turkey burger and potatoes
Salad and turkey wrap
Ham salad
Stuffed apricot squash
Roast beef and potatoes
Protein banana bread
Stuffed jalapeño
Steak salad
Pork chops
Protein muffins, eggs and shake!

Happy New Year

Tada it’s a new year! We actually stayed up until midnight so we slept in a little longer this morning!

Morning hair, don’t care!

We started our day off with some homemade breakfast sandwiches and a beautiful walk through the park. The temp was about 40°, foggy and a slight mist in the air. We saw deer, squirrels, a young family and Santa! Yes Santa was indeed walking off all the sugar he ate over the last month!

Even the wildlife celebrate Christmas!
Do you see her?
He was talking to his deer friends
Deer whisperer
S A N T A

Quick lunch break. I ate a light low calorie meal so i could eat a heavier dinner!

While johns cooking dinner, I’m cleaning and taking down the trees! The house smells amazing! He made homemade pulled pork sandwiches, homemade sauerkraut balls (baked not fried so they were healthier) and I we air fried some French fries. D E L I C I O U S

This year i am going to focus my blog on our healthy lifestyle and all the adventures that come with it. Truly looking forward to another wonderful year!

My vision board!