Post # 1
I’ve been toying with the idea of going mostly gluten free in my diet because of some health issues. I haven’t been diagnosed with celiac or anything but I really think that it would benefit my health.
My question for any bees who eat gluten free is what do you eat as lunch/dinner meals? I don’t want to buy a bunch of gluten free products at first. I’m already dairy free. But with normal dinner ingredients, what would an average dinner look like for you? I’ve googled a little but I don’t really want to buy gluten free flour, etc. right as I’m trying it out, I’d like to just use the normal things that we keep in stock to prepare meals without gluten.
Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
Post # 3
I did gluten free for a while. I ate a lot of rice. A typical dinner would be chicken with rice and a veggie.
Post # 4
I have a gluten intolerance, but didn’t find out until a year ago! I have been Girlfriend ever since.
For meals, some of my favorites are:
– Stir fry
– Kebobs (chicken, veggies, olive oil, garlic salt, pepper)
– Chicken breast cooked a million different ways (sometimes I use spices, sometimes sauces like white wine mushroom sauce, or olive oil and tomatoes, etc.)
– Rice dishes
– Gluten free pasta (they sell it a lot of places and it’s not that expensive… also very tasty!)
– Soup (tomato soup and minestrone without pasta are my favorites, but you can adapt a lot of traditional soup recipes to avoid flour)
A lot of websites have really great Girlfriend recipes too!
Post # 5
Im gluten free!
I make really awesome chicken cutlets. I bread them in Gluten free crackers they are really yummy!
For lunch I buy Amys vegatable garden lasagne to die for !!!
Things you stock up on are
UDIS gluten free bagles and bread they are super good.
Post # 6
@artbee:Thanks, I have no idea why I didn’t even think about rice!
@Mrs. Fireworks:Thank you! Now I’m craving kebobs lol
Post # 7
I am gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Actually I am wheat free not just gluten free (health reasons). Try potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice (nothing processed).
A normal lunch is:
- salad with strips of steak over it, low cal italian dressing
- sauteed orange and sesame chicken and veggies over rice
- baked potaoe sans butter, ny strip steak, fresh steamed broccoli
- baked sweet potatoe drizzled with real maple syrup, baked marinated chicken breast, green beans w/ almonds
- shrimp stirfry (using water instead of oil) over saffron rice
- broiled haddock, baked potatoe, fresh snow peas
I also have a couple of safe desserts PM if you have more questions.
Post # 8
@FutureMrsChaney:Ohhh I love Amy’s products, didn’t know that was Girlfriend, thanks for the tip!
@secondchances:Soooo helpful. I’m going to PM you about those desserts 🙂
Post # 9
I’m Girlfriend, and have been for 4 years.
Typically for lunch, I eat salads or leftovers, or soups, or Amy’s meals.
For dinner, Girlfriend Pasta, Rice dishes, stir fry, chicken and vegetables, Tacos using corn tortillas, etc.
It’s really not that difficult eating at home – it’s eating out that’s harder.
As for Girlfriend flours – I usually buy a premade baking mix. My favorite is Pamela’s. It’s easy and I just substitute it one for one in any regular recipe.
Post # 10
I have had some issues for about 3 months. My doctors thought it was my gall bladder but we just did all the tests and my gall bladder is fine. This weekend I was talking to a friend and he said his ex was gluten sensitive and it sounds like we have the same symptoms. So, I am going to try to cut it out and see if my issues go away.
Post # 11
Oh yeah, also wanted to mention that Betty Crocker and Bisquick have gluten-free mixes so you can still enjoy desserts and breakfast foods!
This site has a TON of Girlfriend products (cereal, dessert mix, soy sauce, flour, bread, etc.) http://www.glutenfreely.com/ourstore
Post # 12
I’ve been g-free for four years now, I managed to wean myself off sandwiches but it was hard!! For lunch I try to keep it fun by making myself little bento style meals with lots of different kinds of food. If, however, you’re a die-hard sandwich gal, see if you can find UDI’S brand bread, I discovered it about a week ago through my Future Sister-In-Law who is also g-free and I can’t stop wating it, I’d forgotten what break tasted like.
I try not to eat a ton of processed food also so I try to stay away from most of the prepackaged g-free stuff, most of it is way more expensive than making your own too :(.