3 Jan 2013
Whether you are going gluten-free for a serious reason like Celiac disease or just trying it out to see if you might be intolerant, there is one guaranteed way to make sure you feel better: stay away from the over-processed, over-sugared, no-nutritional-value gluten-free foods. Sure it’s tempting to stock up on your favorite junk food in gluten-free form, but gluten-free junk is still junk.
The best way to go gluten-free and feel great is to focus on naturally gluten-free foods like organic meats, fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts. This menu represents much of what my family eats on a regular basis. I’m the only one who needs to eat gluten-free, but my husband and kids can’t get enough of the flavors and colors of this fresh food. These meals and snacks are simple to put together and utilize in-season produce. The shopping list may look long, but you probably have many of the staples in your pantry already. Instead of trying the newest “fad diet” this New Year, I encourage you to try clean eating and see how much better you and your family feel.
About Alysa Bajenaru
Alysa Bajenaru is a dietitian and mom who is passionate about getting people back in the kitchen. She believes healthy food should be fun! Alysa was also recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and is educating others about gluten-free foods as she learns the ropes herself. You can find her blogging at InspiredRD.com, chatting on Twitter or running after her energetic kids.