Getting the gluten-free diet right is easy when you know the ground rules. Follow the guidelines bellow and you will be on your way to a happy, healthy gluten- free life.
Corn in all forms. Plain rice in all forms. Amaranth. Flours made from gluten-free. Glucose syrup, lecithin, oat gum, plain spices, starch, food start, and vinegar, (only malt vinegar might contain gluten) tapioca flour or starch, potato starch and flour, coconut flour.
Wheat in all forms, including spelt, kamut, triticale a (combination of wheat and rye), durum, einkorn, farina, semolina, cake flour, matzo (or matzah) and couscous. Wheat is found in many bread, cakes, cereals, cookies, crackers, pretzels, pasta, pizza crusts. Read labels to be sure. Most ingredients with “Wheat” in the name including: Hydrolyzed wheat protein, barley and malt, including malt syrup, malt extract, malt flavoring and malt vinegar. Beer made from barley is not considered to be gluten free. Soy sauce is usually fermented from wheat.
Lettuce as a Wrap:Give your wrap more crunch by skipping the tortilla and putting grilled chicken, fish veggies and leafy greens. You can choose mob Bibb, romaine or cabbage leaves .
Zucchini Noodles: A perfect choice for pasta lovers who are looking for a low carb-alternative. Use spiralizer or a julienne peeler to make the 1/4 inch -thick noodles.
Portobello Mushrooms as Burger Buns:Use the caps of two roasted Portobello mushrooms to sandwich together veggies and a patty of your choice. Portobello mushrooms are high in antioxidants.
Mashed Bananans: To make a grain free oatmeal alternative. Mash up a couple of bananas and top with brown sugar berries, seeds and buts. Bananas are great source of potassium and magnesium which are essential for menstrual health.
Make Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: Instead of cookies, go for fruit and chocolate. Dip rinsed strawberries into melted dark chocolate with high cocoa contente and refrigerate. Curb your chocolate cravings with these simple treat.