Yup, you read that right! I’m going gluen-free for the next 2 weeks…as a experiment! Yesterday, I asked our Facebook community, “who there was gluten free?” and I was very suprised at how many people said, yes! This experiment will challenge me to try new things, come up with new recipes and most importantly, share my experience with all of you.
What is Gluten? Gluten is a sticky protein found in wheat, rye barley and other grains, as well as many processed foods, soups, salad dressings and sauces. Gluten, comes from the Latin word “glue.” It is the adhesive material that holds the flour together to make bread. It gives bread dough its elasticity and baked goods their fluffiness and chewiness.
A diet without gluten can help increase energy levels and improve a number of digestive issues.
Here is the shopping list I put together for myself as soon as I realized I was going to go gluten free for the next 2 weeks.
- GF Oats
- Brown Rice
- Almond butter
- Sweet potatoes
Keep in mind -there are exceptions to almost everything. For example, some yogurts and spices may have gluten. This is why it is so important to read food labels.
Take a look at this list of ingredients to avoid on a gluten free diet.
So there it is! I’m doing this for me & I’m also doing this for you.
Oh and one more thing, I do allow myself two cheat meals a week and I haven’t decided yet, if I will keep those meals gluten-free too! We’ll see when the time comes but I’ll definitely let you know what I decide!
I announced the winner to our +10,000 Strong FB Giveaway yesterday. Paulette Stallone was the luck winner – Congratulations!
Question: Do you live a gluten-free life? What has been your experience?