This is a reblog, with permission from the author. Find her blog, Officially Gluten Free, here – http://officiallyglutenfree.com/2014/02/04/10-foods-to-help-you-give-up-gluten-for-good/.
Keep in mind that anyone eating a vegan diet needs to alter this list. See Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live book for reasons why animal proteins are harmful to your health.
Keeping yourself satisfied with delicious food, is one of the keys to going Gluten Free.
The bread and cookie cravings do go away eventually. In the meantime, you just have to keep your self satisfied with delicious Gluten Free food. There are still plenty of great things to eat, if you can’t have gluten. You just have to find them.
Planning meals ahead, cooking your own meals at home, packing a lunch and planning your shopping list before going to the store, are all great ways to keep you on track.
Here’s a list of 10 foods that helped keep me satisfied, while getting used to my new Gluten Free diet.
1. Nuts, seeds and dried fruit
Premixed fruit and nuts are an easy snack, for when you just need something right now.
2. Dark Chocolate
Any kind chocolate as long as it’s Gluten free.
3. Sweet Potato Fries
Oven baked sweet potato fries are perfect for those days you want something starchy.
Try using white vinegar and salt instead of butter for a lighter snack.
5. Fresh fruit and Yogurt
Satisfying, fast and easy.
6. Veggie Sticks with Dip
Pre-cut and left in the fridge for an easy snack.
7. Cheese and Pickles
Make yourself a fancy cheese plate. Add your favorite pickles and olives.
Hard boiled or deviled. Pre boil and leave in the fridge for the week.
9. Gluten Free Corn Flake Breaded Anything
Giving up breaded food was one of the hardest things for me. Being able to make my own chicken Fingers at home helped a lot.
10. Gluten Free Pasta
There are many brands of Gluten free pasta available. Find the one you like the best for pasta salads or spaghetti and meat sauce.
What are some of the things that helped keep you satisfied for the first month of going Gluten Free?