So , what is gluten and which foods have gluten?
Gluten is protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. Don’t be fooled by the gluten-free oats (oats still may have a small amount of gluten from growing/processing ). Other foods include crackers, breads, tortillas, cookies, pastries, and pastas. Less obvious foods like beer, salad dressings, commercial broths, soy sauces, and seasoned rice and box mixes. Persons with Celiac disease need to be gluten free. (Celiac has an underlying cause and it is easy. I have helped many people release the celiac for good!)
Which foods are gluten free?
Fruits, vegetables, and meats (careful, fried meats usually have gluten!), legumes, and dairy products are safe. Grains like rice, quinoa, millet, and teff are also gluten free. Teff is an awesome ancient grain with a nutty like taste and makes great pancakes. Corn is gluten free but most is GMO. Look for organic blue corn which has more protein than yellow corn.
Here are just a couple of secrets to explore:
- Did you know that gluten acts like an opiate in the brain?
- Learn the best alternatives to gluten and easy recipes, storage and more!
- Learn how to eat out healthfully and HOW you can be healthier!
- Explore the vegetable kingdom. Carrots, celery, onions, squash, yams ad greens are a great place start.
- Eat high quality proteins such as organic grass-fed meats and eggs.
- Avoid the packaged gluten-free choices and opt for whole foods. Make your own mixes of alternative flours to save money. You will be surprised how much money you spend on SAD treats instead of living foods like fruit and vegetables.
- What you bite, write down. Keep a journal of everything you eat in a week.
These are just few of the secrets to eating out, preparing gluten-free foods on a budget, how you can help your health and your family’s health and more.
Here are some cookbooks to get you started:
- The Gluten-Free Bible by Tate Hunt
- Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn
- The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook by Carrie S. Forbes
- Against All Grain by Danielle Walker (this one also eliminates some gluten-free foods as well.
Click here for a great wild rice stuffing to add to your meal this year.
I challenge you to go for this 30-day challenge and see how you feel at the end of 30 days. I would love to hear your results.
I love you all,
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