Making Gluten Free Meals

Gluten Free MealsOne of the conflicts of finding that you have a gluten intolerance is trying to figure out what you can eat. As well you will need to figure out how to plan your gluten free meals.

If you are sensitive to gluten you will no longer be able to eat rice or pasta.

As well you will have to stop breading your chicken, eating any bun or roll at dinner.

You may have been eating a low-carb diet, but when you remove gluten from your diet you may not be able to eat the same foods.

Here are a few tips on how to eat without gluten in your food.

Purchase a Gluten-Free Cookbook

You will find it helpful to have one or two gluten-free cookbooks available. They will become a point of reference especially when you are first starting out with this type of diet.

You will want to find cookbooks that have a variety of different foods. They will help you make choices and even give you recipes that have been a favorite. They just don’t have gluten.

A lot of the gluten-free cookbooks will be able to provide food lists, tips, and suggestions for creating meals. Some of these cookbooks may cater to certain allergies or Celiac disease, but you can still use these recipes.

Bake Your Own Bread

Gluten Free MealsMaking your own bread does not have to be a big chore. In fact, once you figure out how to make bread you are going to wonder why you didn’t try making it sooner.

There is something so comforting to take a freshly baked loaf of bread out of the oven. Even a bread maker will give you this feeling. In fact, you will find there are bread makers that have a gluten-free setting.

Making a loaf of bread you made from scratch and slicing it can be rather cathartic. As well you will have that wonderful smell in your own kitchen.

Baking your own bread can save money since you can use gluten-free bread recipes and not have to buy gluten-free bread from a bakery. They tend to be more expensive than gluten types of bread.

If you are daunted by making bread from scratch, then get a bread machine as they are easy to use and a quick way to make your own bread.

Finding Other Grain Alternatives

Gluten Free MealsWhile you won’t be able to eat as many different grains that you have in the past, there are still some grains that don’t contain gluten.

Finding these grains and using them when planning your meals can really make a difference. For example, you might not be able to have rice or pasta, but you can still have quinoa.

Quinoa is gluten-free, and a lovely healthy, low-fat grain. It is easy to add to any of your recipes.

You will also want to make sure that you add foods that naturally don’t have gluten. This way you won’t have to second guess yourself. These include fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), beans, nuts, and seeds.

Throw Out Any Processed Foods

Other foods that are gluten-free include dairy products (milk, cheese, and eggs) along with meat (beef, chicken, lamb, pork, fish, and seafood).

However, you will want to avoid anything that is processed. Now is the ideal time to stop eating so processed foods and purchase more natural options.

Processed foods like hot dogs and deli meat should be avoided. There are lots of other animal protein available that are better for your health and well-being.

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