How to Go Gluten-Free while not starving yourself.
How to Go Gluten-Free
You’ve gone through your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. You are looking at your box to donate to friends, family or local food pantry and wondering what you are going to eat.
DO NOT GET OVERWHELMED!!!!
For me, this was the hardest part. Focus on what you CAN have, rather than what you cannot have! I loved sandwiches, so I have tried various kinds of bread. So now you are wondering “what am I going to eat?”
Here are some general meal and snack ideas for you to help you get started.
Cereal – Cheerios, Chex (Rice, Corn), Special K
Oatmeal – make sure it says it’s gluten-free!
Eggs (if you can eat eggs)
Cheese (if you can eat dairy)
Breakfast meats – be careful because fillers in meats are often wheat. Coloring & natural flavors could be an issue as well. Try to get a chicken or turkey sausage or bacon from the gluten-free section of your grocery store.
Yogurt – but be careful of things added as they may have gluten in them!
Cheese (if you are able to eat dairy)
Hard boiled Eggs (if you can eat eggs)
Cheese (if you can eat dairy or substitute)
Veggies – if you are inclined to dip in dressing make sure you read the label!
Yogurt (if you can eat dairy or substitute)
Nuts – do not get them from the open bins as there can be cross contamination.
Breakfast bowl with some potatoes, eggs, cheese, and salsa. A cup of coffee.
Peanut Butter & Apple
Salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green onion, cheese, walnuts, craisins, and gluten-free salad dressing. Iced tea to drink.
Walnuts & craisins
Grilled chicken breast, baked potato, and steamed broccoli and iced tea.
Reading Ingredients Lists
Learning to read the ingredients list will be the key to know if your item is free from gluten. Just know, that it may not be listed as “wheat”, “barley”, or “rye”. Make sure to check out my Hidden Gluten page for more details. If you need help with actual meal planning email or Facebook message me and I’ll help you out!