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I NEED TO CUT OUT GLUTEN - WHERE DO I START?

Updated: Jun 19, 2022


Photo Credit: Claudia Schiffer photographed by Arthur Elgort



So, you've finally made the commitment to give up gluten – now what? Below is a quick hit list of easy swaps you can make to replace all your favorite GLUTEN-FULL indulgences and keep yourself on track with your health goals. Keep these brands in mind, or pull up this list for your next trip to the grocery store. Many brands are also available to order directly online, and I've linked all of them to make it easy for you.


PASTA SWAPS


Pasta is pretty straightforward, but it's best to choose one with minimal ingredients. My two favorite options are both by Jovial Foods:




Pair it with an organic sauce like Organico Bello Tomato Basil Sauce


BREAD REPLACEMENTS

Look for bread without canola oil, refined sugars, and eggs (there is an abundance of junky brands out there hiding behind their ‘gluten-free’ labels).

Some great brands to try are BRD SRSLY, AWG BAKERY, and COCOBAKES. These brands are all committed to using only the purest ingredients that avoid all the top allergens.


PRO TIP: Use discount code SHGUIDE at checkout to get free shipping off your order on the BRD SRSLY website.



TORTILLA SUBS


Coyotas make the best tortillas without wheat, corn, or eggs. They are made from cassava flour which makes them grain-free too.


Siete Foods is another great option. They offer various flavors made from chickpea, almond flour, coconut & cassava, or cassava & chia.

Sana Foods makes the perfect burrito size tortilla made from coconut flour.


PRO TIP: Keep your gluten-free breads & tortillas in the freezer if you don't plan on using them within a week or two so they stay fresh.

CHIPS


Siete Foods also makes the best (and cleanest) tortilla chips on the market. I love them because they use avocado oil vs. other chip brands that mainly use refined vegetable oils.


COOKIES & CAKES


If you are baking at home, you can replace regular flour with Cassava Flour which works 1:1, Almond Flour, or Coconut Flour.

Sweet Laurel Bakery is an organic bakery in Los Angeles committed to gluten and grain-free baked goods, which you can order online (WARNING: it’s a little pricey) but, they also have a great cookbook with so many recipes to inspire your clean baking at home.



EAT MORE POTATOES


Potatoes are a great starchy food to fill your plate with, and they come with a ton of healing benefits. They are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. They are full of l-lysine, which inhibits viruses that cause chronic illness. They also help stabilize blood sugar and also soothe the nerves and help with stress.


Eating healthy also doesn't mean it has to be expensive. Eating potatoes and more natural vegetables is the easiest way to eat healthy on a budget.


EAT MORE WHOLE GRAINS


Rice & Quinoa are two great healthy options to fill your plate with in place of gluten.


THINGS TO AVOID


Be wary of ‘GLUTEN FREE’ snacks and labels on packaged foods. ‘GLUTEN FREE’ can be a misleading marketing label. Reaching for whole, unprocessed foods for a snack is best, but if you’re going to pick up some processed snacks, be sure to read the ingredients labels to avoid: cane sugar, refined oils (canola oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil), and other unhealthy additives, fillers, or preservatives.


For more gluten-free ideas and clean pantry swaps, check out my ‘pantry staples’ section on my website. Please note by making a purchase through my amazon affiliate links, I may earn a small commision through your purchase. Thank you for all your support!


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