Old Favorite Recipes CAN Be Made Gluten Free

The gluten free diet has gotten more popular in recent years. This is because research has been done on it, and it has been determined that some people have an allergy or intolerance to wheat. If you are one of these people, you likely feel frustrated at having to limit what you eat somewhat. This may be avoided by merely learning new recipes and alternatives to wheat.

Will I Still Be Able to Eat My Favourite Meals?

You can still enjoy many of the foods that you love, without having to suffer health issues because of it. Gluten allergies occur in people who have celiac disease, which is marked by the inability to process the gluten in certain grain-based products. Strangely enough, some people with celiac disease are able to eat oats, while others are not.

It is important to keep a few things in mind when you are choosing the meals that you will prepare for you and your family. First, find a food that has relatively little to no flour or gluten containing items. Look at recipes with “omit” or “substitute” in mind for the problem ingredients, marking next to them to have an idea what is possible for you to eat. Second, avoid convenience foods in favor of “from scratch” foods that you can make without too much trouble. Also, look up recipes that are similar to your favorites in gluten-free cookbooks or websites. You will be surprised how many of them you can find that are still tasty and satisfying.

Substitute Ingredients not Meals

There are numerous different wheat substitutes out on the market. Try each one to determine which work for you. Among the most popular are cornmeal, rice flour, bean flour, sorghum flour, and potato flakes. You can also purchase ready made gluten-free foods such as cereals and bread crumbs. The availability of such choices in stores is a testament to how seriously gluten allergies and intolerance are taken by the food industry. Check out various sites or local resources to learn about gluten free food storage for your home.

How To Gradually Make the Transition to Gluten Free

The Three Step Diet is a great guideline for how to gradually move to a completely gluten free diet, if that is what you need or wish to do. This dietary model consists of the foundation step, expansion step, and maintenance step for each group of foods that you are trying to cut out of your diet. For example, if you are trying to cut out gluten in your cereal, you would start out with choosing gluten-free cereals that are prevalent such as cornmeal, rice, and those that are without malt. Then, you would learn about and explore products that are labeled gluten-free and contain gluten source ingredients, moving on to add gluten-free oat cereals. The maintenance step is very personalized, requiring you to use your experience to make diet choices that fit your level of intolerance.

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