Be aware of what you must avoid, but don’t focus on it. Instead, focus on what you can eat, and then verify that it doesn’t have anything in it, like wheat or barely, to spoil the fun.
Gluten Free Products
Start with some ready-made gluten free products. This isn’t necessarily the most healthy choice. Not that all gluten free products are unhealthy, its just that many of them are processed food, and this is less healthy than whole foods.
In general, it is healthier to buy your own ingredients and cook them.
But when you’re starting out with a gluten free diet, you can’t afford to slip up.
Make life easy for yourself while you work out the details of what your new healthy diet will be.
Get something you can just grab and eat, like gluten free cookies, and gluten free bread.
Gluten Free Cooking
If gluten free ingredients are the only kind you have in the house, then you won’t slip up.
Other than for baking, you can generally use the recipes you’re used to, with a few substitutions. If you get rid of gluten-infested food from the house, then anything you substitute will be ok to eat.
Here are a few gluten free staples:
- Gluten free pasta
- Fresh meat
- Fresh fish
- Canned fish
- Vegetables of all kinds
- Cooking oil
- Jam *
- Honey *
- Nut butter
- Whole nuts
Just cruise the isles of the supermarket looking for basic ingredients. You’ll find lots that is completely gluten-free and perfect safe for your gluten allergy or celiac disease diet.