Gluten Free Options

Even with the greatest intentions of eating and shopping for whole foods, we all want and need some of the goodies. I find Sundays to be a great day to plan for the rest of the week.

I suggest going through your refrigerator, now that you’ve made your special gluten-free spot in there.

****you have, haven’t you?!

Take a look at some of the recipes I’ve given you so far on previous emails and some that you find online, and create a menu plan for the week.

Breakfast possibilities

Smoothie –

I throw just about any fruit: apples, pears, oranges, kiwi (with skins as that has a lot of fiber), any fruit that is in season, into my Vitamix super dooper blender. I sometimes make a tropical smoothie – pineapple, young coconut, apple, banana. I then blend my fruit with a little organic Greek yogurt – we like Wallaby Plain Lowfat or Regular, a Tablespoon of ground chia seeds (High in protein), half a lemon (with rind, when organic) and a little ginger and sometimes a date, fig, or other non-sulfate digestive fruit.

Muffins – (pre-made)

Gluten Free Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Potato Muffins

Sandi’s Egg Salad

Sandi’s Breakfast Egg Salad

Lunch

Lunch is usually made from something I cooked the previous night

Salad with the protein from last night, with a little cheese (sometimes), seeds or nuts like:

Chicken, Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Seeds

Snacks

Hummus & carrots, celery, or Organic Corn chips (we like Garden of Eatin)

Garlic Hummus

KIND Bars – I especially like the Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt

Dinner

Chicken and Broccoli

Pork loin & Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts

Make a list of what you need.

Shopping for gluten-free food isn’t as challenging as it used to be, thanks to the plethora of gluten-free products now available at stores. I have shared some of my favorites and will continue to do so as we proceed.

While I strongly suggest sticking to a whole foods diet, it’s also nice to know about, and have some of these items to grab.

Here’s a collection of healthy staples to pop into your grocery cart.

BREADS

  •  Udi’s Bread
    • Whole Grain
    • Chia Millet
  • Ener-G Bread 
    • Seattle Brown Loaf
    • Brown Rice Loaf
  • Food for Life
    • Multigrain English Muffins (one of my favorites with homemade Almond Butter)
    • Whole Grain Brown Rice Bread
    • Rice Almond Bread
    • Raisin Pecan Bread
  • Canyon Bakehouse
    • 7-Grain
    • Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • Bob’s Red Mill Hearty Whole Grain Bread Mix

WRAPS

  • Food for Life gluten-free brown rice tortillas
  • Rudi’s plain tortillas
  • Julian Coconut wraps

CRACKERS

  • Mary’s Gone Gluten-Free Crackers – any flavor
  • Crunchmaster Gluten-Free Crackers
    • 7 Ancient Grain crackers
    • Multi-seed crackers – any flavor
    • Multi-grain crackers – any flavor
  • Back to Nature Gluten-Free crackers
    • Multi-seed
    • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper 

PASTAS

  • Lundberg Family Farms Gluten-Free Organic Brown Rice Pasta
  • Jovial Brown Rice Pastas

PIZZA

  • Amy’s Gluten-Free Pizzas
  • Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizzas and Pizza Crust
  • Venice Bakery Gluten Free Pizza Crust

SNACKS AND BARS

  • Lara Bars
  • Kind Bars
  • Bakery on Main Gluten-Free Granola Bars
  • Enjoy Life Chewy Bars

PANCAKES & WAFFLES

  • Nature’s Path Gluten-Free
    • Homestyle Waffles
    • Pumpkin Spice Waffles
  • Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix

 SAUCES

  • San-J Gluten-Free
    • Soy Sauce
    • Teriyaki Sauce

Hope these help! Let me know which you like best!

Take a photo of your gluten-free dinner and post it here on Facebook.

With Love, Life and Joy!

Sandi

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