Putting a new nutrition care plan into practice can be challenging. Customized meal planning tools in combination with a menu created exclusively for you, can help simplify your everyday choices.
Meal Planning Tools
Meal planning tools are individualized and generated using the Alcat Food Sensitivity Test results* and/or other dietary restrictions you may have. No moderately or severely reactive foods are included in these tools. Whether or not to include mildly reactive foods is up to you and your nutrition advisor.
*If ordered for an Alcat test: ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ALCAT FOOD TEST PANELS OF 150 FOODS OR MORE
The meal planning tools include a Quick Start Guide, Staple Builder, Builder Recipes, Product Recommendations, menu ideas, and tips for adhering to a rotation plan.
The Quick Start Guide helps assemble meals and snacks, even while on the go. Non-reactive and/or preferred foods are categorized according to the highest macronutrient content - carbohydrate, protein, and fat. You may use this as a shopping list as well as a quick way to put together balanced meals and snacks by choosing foods from each list every time you eat. Mildly reactive foods, if included, are designated by a caution sign.
The Staple Builder provides suggestions for staple foods—flours, sweeteners, spices, spreads, and more—to keep on hand in the kitchen for use in recipes.
The Builder Recipes are a collection of “build your own” recipes using only “permitted” foods and ingredients. Whether adhering to a rotation type meal pattern or not, the possibilities of combinations within these recipes are limitless.
Product Recommendations are also provided for you. When possible, a recommendation is given for each of the six categories selected by you, to replace commonly used items. We do the research so that you don’t have to!
The Sensitivity-Friendly Menu Our 4-Day Sensitivity-Friendly Menu is made by hand by our meal planners. It is individualized, based on an every other day or 4-day rotation*, and can be made according to your Alcat Food Sensitivity Test results.
Your electronic sensitivity-friendly menu will include:
- Specific meal suggestions for 4 days of quick and easy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
- Recipes for dinner meals (made for 4 servings)
- Rotation food list & rotation specific staples list
- Guide to following the 4-day rotation
Please take a look at this video which describes these resources: Meal Planning Services Video.
If you are not currently working with a PreviMedica nutritionist, we offer and highly encourage a brief menu consultation to ensure that our menu suggestions are practical and realistic for you. This consultation will take place via phone and should last no more than 15 minutes. To take advantage of this, please select "yes" on the form you will receive after your order is submitted.
*Please note: The Alcat Test result report includes a 4-day rotation guide. Please be aware that choosing the 4-day rotation option may limit your meal choices, depending on your list of food sensitivities. It’s a good idea to check with the practitioner who is guiding you in this regard, to determine if you should proceed with this type of plan.
Once your order is submitted, please check your email for a form to tell us what you prefer in order to customize your meal planning tool booklet and menu.