What's on your gluten-free plate?

What’s on Your Gluten-Free Plate?

You finally have a diagnosis yet the words, “You have Celiac Disease”, or “you’re gluten intolerant” can send a shock wave through your brain and body.


Lots of thoughts float through our head . . .


What is gluten?
What CAN I eat?
Where do I find gluten-free food?
How do I know what to cook?
What SHOULD I be eating?


And typically, we get stuck on the thought


“There’s nothing left to eat!”


So . . . what should you eat

when you’re gluten-free?


The truth is that you have to eat gluten-free right away. This is not a diet you will explore for a while, spend time researching, and then start eating gluten-free.


Once you have your diagnosis – you need to start eating gluten-free immediately as now you KNOW that gluten has been damaging your body. You need to stop that!

Gluten-free food to begin eating

So . . . HOW do you fill

your gluten-free plate?


Start where you are.


What do you typically eat?  Start there.


Have you always eaten processed foods? Or, maybe you eat a combination of processed and whole foods. Start there.


Grab a few gluten-free foods to try at your local grocery store. Just go and look around to see what you like. 


The good news is that there are now better and healthier gluten-free options available than in the past. You can also find gluten-free foods more easily today in many locations.

Find gluten-free options you like


Try some Vans waffles, a Hilary’s Veggie Burger for lunch, and a frozen cauliflower pizza or gluten-free pasta for dinner. Throw in a handful of nuts and an apple for a snack.

Start where you are

and then broaden your plate


Once you look around, you will see that we have so many gluten-free foods to eat! 


Celebrate!  You’ll learn new foods you haven’t eaten before and start to create a healthier plate overall.

gluten-free quinoa salad

All good things take time


The same is true for your gluten-free life – you will not have it down the first day you find out you need to be gluten-free.


But, if I jammed you with quinoa salad and smoothies on day one of your gluten-free journey – you might very well jump back into bed, pull your pillow over your head and say this is WAY too hard!


Take some easy steps. Breathe and know you have a lifetime of delicious food ahead – oh yes you do!


I can show you how to eat well living gluten-free and NOT fall into the deprivation mode that is a definite part of the journey.


Deprivation will kick in from time to time. But, when you have the skills to deal with it, this passes and you move on to healthier days ahead.


Gluten-free friend – you’ve got this!


Go out and explore your grocery stores (There are SO many places you CAN shop for your gluten-free needs!) and find some new foods to try.


Know that you will step away from the processed food aisle and create a healthier plate one step at a time.


Honestly- it can be easier than you think!


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This information is provided for educational and informational purposes only, to educate you about gluten-free living and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure. Use this information at your own risk based on your own judgment. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health or any medications. This information is not allowed to be reproduced, replicated, or sold.

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