Finally part 3 to my Gluten-Free series has arrived! This is the FUN part! Today, I’m going to give you some awesome tools to going gluten-free and how you can make it taste delicious and not ruin your life…because let’s be honest, in the beginning of a huge lifestyle change like this, it can suck all the fun out of life. I am here to tell you, it does NOT have to be that way.
I’ve been gluten, sugar, and dirty-dairy free for about 4 years. It’s been a big transition, but a challenge I have actually loved! Below you’ll find some of my favorite recipes and alternatives to traditional gluten-filled foods.
Instead of…. Choose…
Pasta Quinoa or brown rice pasta (it comes in all shapes and sizes)
Bread Gluten-Free breads. Udi’s usually has the best taste. OR cut out the bread in your life!
Tortillas Sprouted or gluten-free tortillas OR lettuce
Soy Sauce Organic Tamari or Braggs Aminos
Crackers Gluten-free crackers
Cakes Dangerously Delicious Chocolate Cake! See recipe below…
Cookies There are many gluten-free cookies you can buy OR make some yourself!
Muffins Use a gluten-free flour mix and make your own!
Breakdown of all bread products
- Hamburger buns
- Hotdog buns
- Pasta in all forms
- Sandwich bread
- Dinner rolls
- Bread for dips
- Baked goods
- Pie crust (CHECK OUT www.Utopia-Pies.com)
ALL of these items can EASILY be replaced with either a gluten-free bread alternative OR by just going “bun-less” or “bread-less”! I promise, it’s not that scary! 🙂
5 Tips for eating out
- Ask for a gluten-free menu or options if that restaurant has one.
- Choose your favorite burger or sandwich without the bread. Get it lettuce wrapped
- Order your favorite salad, just make sure there are no croutons or fried food items.
- Avoid soy sauce at Asian cuisine as soy sauce contains gluten. Bring your own gluten-free tamari or simply order something with no soy sauce.
- If you eat animal protein, look for clean meat options, such as wild caught Salmon, free-range chicken breast, or grass fed beef.
***REMEMBER- The more whole, unprocessed, and natural the food is that you’re eating, the better! You’re not going to have to worry about hidden ingredients in an organic piece of fruit.
I picked a few DELICIOUS recipes in various categories for you to experiment with. Let me know how you like them!! 🙂
I hope today’s post was helpful for you and your family on your healthier happier journey! It’s a great idea to keep a journal through this process as you start realizing your energy and mood improve and less aches and pains. It’s a fun process to look back on! I’m so proud of you all for taking this tremendous step in your life!
In Health, Hope, & Happiness
READ PART 2 HERE- http://www.jessicalopezrn.com/why-go-gluten-free/
READ PART 1 HERE- http://www.jessicalopezrn.com/do-you-have-a-gluten-problem/