One of the biggest gripes we’ve heard from gluten-free converts is that they can no longer eat their favorite meals. You don’t have to live that way!Arm yourself with the power of knowledge and get back in the kitchen. All it takes is a few tweaks to turn a popular meal into something worth eating frequently. Here are tips that I’ve picked up over the years.
1. Do your research
If you’re making pizza, find out what crust is the popular favorite. We enjoy Udi’s Gluten-Free pizza crust but perhaps you’d like to make your own. The sky is the limit.
Additionally, utilize tools like Pinterest. They’re a bevy of ideas and recipes.
2. Don’t settle
It might not taste identical but if you’re not pleased with the taste of the meal, continue to alter ingredients until you are. Maintaing a gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t mean forsaking taste. You can have it all!
3. Poll your family
A Gainesville Times article from 2011 explained that Mary Bohdan had learned to use crushed potato chips as breading for chicken nuggets. Her kids loved it.
Ask your family how they think recipes can be improved and then try them. At the worst it’s a great family experience. At the best, you’re left with a great meal.
4. Eat around the gluten
Instead of wheat-based spaghetti, try Thai noodles. Instead of chocolate cake, make flourless chocolate torte. Eat sushi instead of a sandwich. There are plenty of options to satisfy your cravings without endangering your body.
Like what we wrote? Have more tips? Feel free to leave them in a comment below!