Changing anything in your life can be a rocky transition, especially when it comes to your diet. Cutting out something as major as gluten is one daunting thought…but it doesn’t have to be! Luckily, you are joining the community just in time, the experiments are on the rise, meaning the gluten free food options are as well. And when I say that I don’t mean that you can jst get a gluten free version of the gluten filled food you want, even though you can BUT what I mean is it tastes good. Yes, you have read this correctly….gluten free bread is GOOD. It’s not the cardboard that it used to be, its maluble, fluffy, and tastes something that you will gladly give your children:) Here at Rudi’s for one, we have three incredible bread options that we just revamped the recipes for to make them even better, You can try our Gluten-Free Original, Gluten-Free Multigrain, and Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin breads. You mind will be blown and your kids will be begging for a sandwich….and you don’t have to say no:) Other than using our scrumptious breads, here are a few more tips to make the transition to gluten free a little easier for you!
1. Don’t torture yourself. Changing your mindset in the beginning will bring your suffering to a minimum. If you are staring down the pasteries at the coffee shop, of course it is going to make it hard for you. Sure take a look at them but don’t obsess over every food that you can’t have. Instead, look directly for foods that are gluten free, then you will see how many options you do have, rather what you are missing out of.
2. Stock your pantry. Just because you are gluten free doesn’t mean you have to buy every gluten free option out there. Unfortunately, some of them do still taste like cardboard. Change your eating habits in general so you don’t have that many foods that need to substituted. Fruits, veggies, cheese, meats, these simple foods don’t have gluten in them so you don’t need substitues. You have a chance not only to make your tummy better by ridding gluten, but also making your body better by ridding junk food. So, go stock your pantry with healthy foods and change your life today!
3. Pack a snack. How often do you find yourself out all day starving? Normally you will run to the nearest coffee house and grab a bagel or a muffin- not anymore. Not every place has gluten free options, so that means you need to be on the defensive side. Get in the habit of having a bag of almonds on you, so if the hunger pains to hit, you are prepared. This will not only help you go gluten free but it will also help you save money, who doesn’t love that?!
Good luck! This isn’t going to be as hard as you think it will, I promise:)