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If you can’t eat gluten, you still have plenty of options (trust me!)

If you can’t eat gluten, you still have plenty of options (trust me!)
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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!

Beans
Rice
Eggs
Avocado
Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Squash
Carrot
Bananas
Kiwi
Mushrooms
Grapes
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Peas
Milk
Tomatoes
Spinach
Fresh Chicken
Fresh Beef
Fresh Turkey
Fresh Seafood
Fresh Fish
Nuts
Seeds
Fresh (unprocessed) Cheese
Olive Oil
Canola Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Peppers
Onions
Cantaloupe
Grapefruit
Butter
Chia seeds
Flaxseed
Quinoa
Corn
Millet
Buckwehat
Amaranth
Sorghum
Teff
Distilled Vinegars
Coconut
Collard Greens
Kale
Papaya
Mango
Lettuces
Oranges
100% Rice Pasta
Pineapple
Cherries
Lemons
Limes
Pears
Peaches
Pomegranates
Asparagus
Artichokes
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Celery
Cucumbers
Garlic
Sprouts
Fresh Herbs

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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. 

 

 

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