Tips For Gluten-Free Eating
Gluten-Free Eating Is Easier Than You Think
I was a busy, first time mom of a three year old when I learned I had a wheat intolerance and I found the idea of going wheat/gluten free to be completely overwhelming.
Realizing not being able to breathe wasn’t a great choice; I accepted my new gluten-free life and began educating myself on this new way of cooking.
With the support and patience of my husband, I changed our family meals into a gluten-free experiment and I’ve learned a lot over the years.
The most important lesson I can pass onto people who are new to gluten-free eating is to be kind to yourself. Perfection has no place here.
Start With Basic Gluten-Free Products
Start simple and find brands of gluten-free bread and pasta that you like. Those two simple products that will help make all your meals far more manageable in the beginning.
As you become more comfortable try one or two new products during your weekly shopping trips. There are a lot of fantastic gluten-free choices readily available at the grocery store and online.
Look For Easy Recipe Options
Make your life easier by looking for classic dishes that are already gluten-free.
A breakfast omelet full of veggies and cheese is a great way to start the day. If you really miss your morning toast, go for it. Store bought gluten-free bread usually toasts nicely.
Salads for lunch are a quick and healthy option, but if you would really love a sandwich, romaine lettuce wraps or store bought gluten-free wraps can satiate your craving.
Dinners are gluten-free delicious with a variety of potatoes, rice and gluten-free pasta options.
Or, try one of our household favorites. Instead of pasta try spaghetti squash smothered in tomato sauce with baked chicken, and Parmesan cheese.
Fortunately, there's a wealth of affordable, available, and easy gluten-free options to help you actually enjoy your new way of eating!
Check out the list below to find a few of our favorite gluten-free and easily adaptable recipes.
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About the author: Contributing author Jennifer Partridge is an artist, teacher, home school mom and experienced cook who has perfected a delicious gluten-free lifestyle. Look for her advice, recipes and gluten-free substitutions throughout the site.