Recently, I realized that I really needed to cut out gluten… at first this seemed like no fun and I thought it was going to be extremely difficult to make happen. I am beginning to learn though, and I am starting to get used to it. It is amazing how much better I feel everyday. I have more energy, my skin is glowing, and I just feel all-around better.
It is really scary when you think that everything you love to eat is about to be taken away… let’s be honest, gluten is in everything! From actual bread to products like salad dressings, gluten finds its way into a ton of foods that you wouldn’t expect. Who knew? Well, at first it was hard to have to revamp my whole diet, but I am starting to get used to it. Here are some of my favorite gluten free substitutes!
Kind Products (https://www.kindsnacks.com)
I have mentioned Kind products before, but I think their granolas are my favorite. They great plain, in yogurt, or even with gluten free oatmeal (yes, they have that!)
Canyon Bakehouse (http://canyonglutenfree.com)
If you love bread like I do, you will love these bread products! They taste so much like real bread and definitely fill you up! There are so many yummy flavors and they are all pretty healthy! That sure is a plus!
Sabra Hummus (http://sabra.com/products/category/Hummus)
I really love homemade hummus, but college living doesn’t really permit for that! Sabra is a great choice too, though! It tastes really good on veggies or with gluten free crackers and is always a great after school snack!
I also have a new love for kale chips! Kale is SO good for you (a frat boy even likes it! – Seriously, though.) Kale may be gross to think of, but there are so many ways to try it and your body will love you for it!
I am learning slowly but surely the ins and outs of living gluten free. Do you have any tips? Please share!