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Gluten Free? Brody&DeegansMAMA 18 kids; Sun City, California 5554 posts
6th Jun '12

So I guess I need to get used to gluten free food



Anyone have any meal ideas?



What to eat? What not to eat?

Momma to 3 C's 3 kids; Marianna, 2955 posts
6th Jun '12

We eat Gluten Free. I get a lot of my meal ideas from Pintrest recipes others share. also I love making cakes, pizza, breads and what not from the box mixes.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
6th Jun '12

I eat gluten free.



I suggest when starting out to eat naturally gluten free foods rather then things made to be gluten free. The reasons are 1) it's cheaper. 2) it's easier. and 3) GF things don't taste the same. It's easier going without pasta for 3 months then trying GF pasta and liking it then it is to go straight from one to the other.



So I do lots of salads, stir fry's, rice dishes. Soups. I mean, there are TONS.



Just make sure you read all ingredients. The safest thing is to make as much as you can from scratch, because it's AMAZING how many sauces and stuff have gluten.



Even things that don't say wheat can include gluten. Example is that corn starch is safe, but modified corn starch may not be. So I try to make as much as I can from scratch. Also, if you aren't sure you can look online or call the company. It's a hassle, but better then getting sick!

Brody&DeegansMAMA 18 kids; Sun City, California 5554 posts
6th Jun '12

Thank u



ya their thinking it will help with my hashimotos thryroiditis disease.



if u have pinterest can u link the page and that way i can follow the ideas u already have?

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
6th Jun '12
Quoting Brody&DeegansMama:" Thank u ya their thinking it will help with my hashimotos thryroiditis disease. if u have pinterest can u link the page and that way i can follow the ideas u already have?"


Yeah, I've heard that can be connected to celiac (or gluten intolerance). It's crazy how it all can link together .



Once you get more used to it there are TONS of recipes for GF versions. I mean I can make GF pizza crust, lots of different cakes, cinnamon rolls, breads. All sorts of stuff. There is a learning curve, but I'm sure you'll do great. I hope it helps!

Brody&DeegansMAMA 18 kids; Sun City, California 5554 posts
6th Jun '12

Ya thats what they said so i have some more testing done but they said it might just be a good idea to start now.



i go for blood tests in a few weeks once this higher dosage of thyroid meds kick in. and there gonna test for everything else then. they are also waiting on a referal to get my neck u/s...



its been a long thing but at least im getting some answers now.



so do u have a grocery list i can copy or anything ?

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
6th Jun '12
Quoting Brody&DeegansMama:" Ya thats what they said so i have some more testing done but they said it might just be a good idea to ... [snip!] ... u/s... its been a long thing but at least im getting some answers now. so do u have a grocery list i can copy or anything ?"


For one, just FYI, if you are being tested for celiac you have to keep eating gluten. You might want to check with whoever is doing the testing about that. Once you go off gluten you can get a negative even though you have Celiac because you have to be eating gluten everyday basically for at least 3 months before having hte blood test done.



As far as a list? I eat mostly whole foods. So LOTS of fruits, veggies (they're all safe as long as their real and whole), rice, lean meats.



I do very little sauces or premade stuff. Obviously no wheat, barley or rye (or oats unless they clearly say gluten free). This means no regular bread, pizza, pasta, crackers, or other "whole grains."



I love chex cereal! The rice and honey nut are the best IMO and they are gluten free. There is also GF bisquick now, which is nice for pancakes> don't use the pizza recipe on it, it's not good. There is actually GF cake and brownie mix now in most regular stores too!



if you have a clarks or other health food store they usually have a good GF area. Trader joes has a full list of their GF items if you go to their website.



otherwise, it's honestly just looking at labels. That's the worst part IMO, having to read the labels on EVERYTHING.

John White Japan 3 posts
23rd Nov '12

Yeah, it is learning a new lifestyle, paying more attention to labels and being careful of what you put into your mouth. I

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting she nan igans:" I eat gluten free. I suggest when starting out to eat naturally gluten free foods rather then things ... [snip!] ... from scratch. Also, if you aren't sure you can look online or call the company. It's a hassle, but better then getting sick!"


http://paleomg.com/