It’s day three of the 10 Days of Gluten Free blog hop! I am covering topics related to getting started on the gluten free diet. Be sure to visit the other participating blogs listed at the end of this post. Each one is covering a different gluten-free topic and has a great giveaway you can enter.
What Can I Eat?
We need food to survive, so it can be a bit scary when you suddenly have to remove a large part of your diet. The good news is that there are lots of healthy gluten-free foods you can have including all fresh unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and meats. You can also eat eggs, rice, beans, and more.
Shop the Perimeter
The grocery store can be overwhelming when you are starting on the gluten-free diet. A great tip is to shop the perimeter of the store. Most of the foods found along the outer walls of a store are safe (except for bakery items). That includes many of the foods I mentioned above.
What About Dairy?
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and sour cream are usually gluten free. However, many people who have problems with gluten also have problems with dairy. Some are lactose intolerant. Others react to casein, a protein found in dairy foods. If you think you are having problems with dairy you might consider going dairy free.
Condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and salad dressing contain multiple ingredients and could potentially contain gluten. However, the majority of them do not. Once you learn to read labels, you can easily find gluten-free versions.
Processed foods such as the condiments listed above, are foods that you find in the middle of the grocery store. It might help you to find a few of those foods that are safe for you to eat. I have a list of 30 Processed Foods That Are Usually Gluten Free.
Tomorrow we’ll talk about reading labels so you can better understand how to determine which foods are safe.
Tips for Getting More Nutrition Into the Gluten-Free Diet is a helpful free download from Shelley Case.
Shelley Case is giving away a copy of her book Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide. The title is an appropriate description. This book would be useful to anyone on a gluten-free diet.
- This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
- You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
- Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts)
- The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.
10 Days of Gluten Free Continues:
These bloggers have great tips and ideas to share with you. Please stop by and remember to enter the giveaways.
- Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House
- Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog
- Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat
- Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
- Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl
- Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free
- Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures
- Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva
- Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry