To anyone about to go gluten-free, it may feel like you’ll never be able to eat like a normal person again. Stop right there and take a deep breath. Your gluten free life is going to be FABULOUS. Not only will you likely feel better once the gluten is gone, but you’re about to realize all the foods you CAN eat…and the options are endless. Trust me when I say that your gluten-free diet will be just as delicious as – if not more than – your gluten-full life.
When I first went gluten-free, I did so with hesitation and bitterness. I kept telling people about all the foods I couldn’t eat. Then one day someone helped me take on a new perspective. This person asked me “why not think about what you CAN eat vs. what you can’t?” From that day on, my relationship with food became healthier and happier. I also became more open to trying new things, which is something I hadn’t anticipated but happily accepted. Fast forward many years later and my life with food is more delicious than ever (the proof is in the gluten-free chicken pot pie I recently made – see the image above).
So, to get YOU started in your GF journey…here’s a starter-list of foods that are FREE OF GLUTEN! And just think…this is just the beginning. Take them all in and imagine a life full of fabulous food from here on out. Enjoy!
Fresh (unprocessed) Cheese
100% Rice Pasta
If purchasing packaged or processed versions of these foods, make sure to READ the labels to ensure they truly are free of gluten. Avoid products that are manufactured in facilities where wheat is also processed to avoid foods that are contaminated.