Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. 1-in-133 Americans have a gluten and wheat intolerance, known as Celiac Disease. I have been eliminating gluten to test out my digestive system and general health to see if I am gluten intolerant. At first the gluten-free part sounded like a tall order, but there are so ways to enjoy many of your favorite foods without it having to be gluten-full. Here is what I have learned about surviving and thriving on a start-up gluten-free diet.
- Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, and seafood
- Plain milk, butter, cream
- Plain beans
- Plain corn
- Plain white rice, brown rice, wild rice
- Plain nuts and seeds
- Sugar, honey, molasses
- Spices and herbs
* Plain = no additives
- Cereals that are gluten-free.
- Dependent upon how and where the oats are processed, rolled and steel cut oats in the purest form are gluten-free, but always read the labels.
- Buy-your-own Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread (coupon) or Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread (coupon) (all gluten-free bakeries must rhyme)
- Make-your-own gluten-free bread recipe
- Buy-your-own Rudi’s Gluten-Free Torillas. Good news for corn tortilla lovers as most are naturally gluten-free, always read the labels.
- Make-your-own gluten-free tortillas recipe
- Buy-your-own, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts or order from Venice Bakery
- Make-your-own gluten-free pizza crust recipe
- Flourless Chocolate Cake is the first thing that comes to mind. Here is a recipe to make-your-own.
More Gluten-Free Recipes and Resources
- Eating Gluten-Free
- All-Recipes Gluten-Free Section
- Gluten-Free Goddess Blog
- Gluten-Free Diet Guide and General Resources from Colorado State University Extension
- Gluten-Free Registry – a guide to local gluten-free resources nationwide
If eating gluten-free will ensure a greater level of digestion and health for my body, then I am all in. Please share you favorite gluten-free recipes, products and secrets about gluten-free eating and living.
– GreenUp! Guy