I’ve been asked by a few followers if I would write a grocery list of gluten free foods. That’s pretty much all I buy, so I thought it wouldn’t be that hard for me to share my list. This is also the list I share in my challenge groups. Be sure to check back frequently, I’ll be changing it up as I discover more secrets. We still have a few things in the cabinet that we haven’t tried yet, like GF pizza crust. We have frozen, vacuum sealed, and flour/mix to make from scratch… I’ll keep you posted. Update: skip the vacuum sealed option. 😉
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Without further ado, here’s my list…
- almond milk (because dairy can be inflammatory for most people). Be sure it doesn’t contain carrageenan, another inflammatory.
- almond butter (for my Shakeo), we avoid peanut butter because it’s inflammatory.
- spinach/lettuce (I use this under my protein most nights with dinner). No salad dressing because very few are available without soy. Make homemade.
- various protein options: eggs, tuna, turkey, chicken, beef, pork, bacon (we actually eat a lot of bacon-uncured and nitrate free). Consider buying the whole meat and cooking yourself to have for lunches during the week. You can buy hot dogs nitrate free. Lunch meat should also be nitrate free. Nitrates can be a migraine trigger for many people.
- Meat should be grass fed and local when possible.
- eggs for breakfast, egg salad for lunch, hard boiled eggs for snacks. Forget everything you’ve ever heard about eggs and cholesterol. Try to by free range farm fresh eggs, they have more Omega 3s.
- fruits and veggies that you like (organic and local when possible): apples, bananas, strawberries, grapes, carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, onion (we have sauteed onions with almost everything, onion and garlic are great for the gut). Buy whatever fruits and veggies that you and your family like, not the ones I like. I’m picky.
- Use Ghee. If you use butter it should be from grass fed cows (Kerrygold is my go to brand). DO NOT USE ARTIFICIAL BUTTER PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND! USE REAL BUTTER!
- oatmeal, steel cut is best
- corn tortillas and tortilla chips for salsa and tacos (heads up, most tortilla chips are wheat)
- Good Thins Rice crackers. We used to eat tons of wheat thins, now we eat rice thins. They are a little more crisp .
- Popcorn, NOT microwave popcorn, something fresh like Smart Pop w only 3 ingredients.
- Real frozen fruit bars, we like the Outshine bars
- Kind Bars
- egg based mayo, we avoid soy, all store bought mayo is made with soybeans. We buy Sir Kensington’s from Thrive Market.
- quinoa/chick pea/lentil pasta, this is our substitute for spaghetti noodles. Other options are zoodles (spiralized zucchini) and spaghetti squash.
- almonds, cashews, seeds
- spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes are my stables for carbs.
- The newly discovered mozzarella cheese (dairy free, soy free) made from coconut oil, potato starch and a few other things, it’s good! It’s Follow Your Heart brand from Whole Foods.
- Ezekiel bread and Dave’s Killer Bread are also great options BUT they are NOT Gluten Free. Ezekiel is made from sprouted bread which is really good for you. Dave’s has various grains which decreases the gluten ratio.
- GF cereals are any cereal made from corn or rice, there are lots of options but they may not say gluten free. Some are made in facilities that will have possible contamination, fine for gluten sensitive, not for Celiac.
- GF waffles, donuts, bread, mac & cheese, granola bars, pretzels, cookies, etc. are all available.
- EVEN with gluten free products, you should limit processed foods as much as possible. With that said… Kids do need some junk! I do buy candy but try to get candy made from real cane sugar. But, we are suckers for a Reese’s cup in this house.
Staples needed for cooking that I always try to have:
- veggie broth
- bone broth (chicken and beef)
- CHUPS! (You HAVE to try Chups, click here to check it out!!)
- various spices (think homemade chili, tacos, poultry seasoning, steak seasoning, pot roast seasoning) to replace all those packages. It’s cheaper and easier and taste better to make your own.
- Himalayan salt, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Red Pepper flakes, Garlic powder, Onion powder, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Cumin, Chili powder, Paprika, basil, Bay leaves, cinnamon, etc.
- organic cornstarch
- organic baking soda
- raw organic sugar
- GF flour of some sort
- GF panko crumbs
- chocolate morsels 😉 (gotta have cookies!)
- I’m sure there are more, I’ll add to this list as they come to me.
I know it’s hard to stick to a clean diet, but try to 85-90% of the time. IT MATTERS!!! Inflammation will interfere with your health in multiple ways. Eating inflammatory foods will cause health problems. If you want to read more about how significantly inflammation affects our body, click here.
Avoiding inflammatory foods has almost eliminated my asthma, irritable bowel, acne, sleep issues, dry skin, headaches, and the list goes on and on….
I took Flexeril (a muscle relaxer) for almost a decade to help me sleep and combat the pain and stiffness caused by my Fibromyalgia. Between my nutrition changes, food avoidance, adding Shakeology and the essential oils, I’ve only taken about 6 pills in 8 months! And, that albuterol inhaler is going to expire because I very rarely need it anymore (less than once a month)!
Practicing wellness is LIFE CHANGING!!! It’s not as hard as you think, but takes diligence. Once you change, your world will be BRIGHTER and HAPPIER! I Promise.
The best way to Enjoy the Journey is to be healthy. And, the best way to be healthy is to practice wellness. If you want some tips, pointers or a group of friends to walk the journey, reach out!
Be Well & Enjoy the Journey -Kp
A few dinners from our kitchen:
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