Starting a new diet is never easy. Many, if not all of us have attempted this before. We here about a new trending “health food” diet and it sounds great so we decide to jump on the train only to find ourselves getting off on the first stop. Listen, a gluten free lifestyle isn’t as hard as it sounds. Do you enjoy cooking your own meals? If you do, then this should be a breeze because your recipe book will really not change that much. A few simple ingredients will be replaced with healthier ones and before you know it, you will be living a gluten-free lifestyle.
In order to help your transition to a gluten-free diet, we have built a quick check list on foods that are safe to eat and that we know you all will love.
First, let’s go ahead and make it easy on you. Feel free to go wild with vegetables. Just about every kind of vegetable you can find at the grocery store qualifies for staying in the recipe book. Potatoes are also naturally gluten-free, and the same goes for sweet potatoes. Low sugar fruits like, avocados, lemons, and limes are also great to keep on your grocery list. Seasonings are also an easy fix because virtually all of them can stay on the list with the exception of ketchup.
Gluten-free grains we went over in a previous article here, but below a check list to review.
- brown, white, and wild rice
- quinoa (our favorite)
As far as your legumes, beans, lentils, and peas are all okay. Chickpeas are an excellent choice for making hummus. Last but not least, because we all know your dying to find out: cheese. If you are going to keep dairy products, we ask that you use them sparingly. Goat cheese is my go-to. You can usually find it at your local farmers market for best taking, homemade cheese.
We hope this helps you on your journey to living a gluten-free lifestyle. Please feel free to contact us for more information.