Hi! Brand new to the Kind Life community. Have always just adored Alicia - her soul just bursts right through her eyes, doesn't it?
Although I do not have celiac disease, I am not able to eat gluten. I've had to cut out many grains and meat alternatives (which often include wheat gluten). Anyone else out there with these additional dietary restrictions?
I often rely on soy, rice or pea protein to meet protein requirements, any other suggestions? I must admit, I often feel deprived. Thanks!
I'm beginning to wonder if i have a problem with gluten. I jotice my stomachs always bloated. I'm thinking of trying a gluten free diet for a few weeks to see if it helps. I do drink soymilk and eat soy products now but I do alot of wholewheat, thats going to be the hard part for me.
Hi....for Karen....Food for Life has organic gluten free breads!! Check out this link: http://WWW.foodforlife.Com/gluten-free-wheat-free-breads.HTML And for Amy-- Try a colon cleanse first---try "perfect cleanse" by Garden of Life. Also eat more fiber......25-35 grams a day.......organic india has "fiber harmony" which is fab!! And flaxseed meal is fab. too. Try a high fiber organic sprouted whole grains bread--from Food for Life!! Eat more fruits & veggies-and drink lots of purified water! The fiber & water will regulate your bowl movements.
Thanks Chloe - I've seen the Food for Life sprouted grain breads (which still contain gluten) but never the gluten free bread. I do enjoy their g-f brown rice wraps - taste is fine, but they break very easy.
Amy - a colon cleanse would be helpful for your bloating -- I was really bloated too. If you want to do an elimination diet, check out http://www.wholelifenutrition.net/index.html. There's a 28-day guide and great recipe ideas. BTW, the book is outstanding, lots of yummy dairy, egg and gluten free recipes -- all the ones I've tried have been absolutely delish.
I forgot to include the word "powder" in my original post. I meant to say I rely on soy, rice and pea protein powders to meet my protein requirements since tempeh, seitan and other meat alternatives often include gluten. Can anyone recommend meat alternatives that are gluten-free? I get tired of protien shakes and don't like that they are so processed anyway.
Kinnikinnick brand breads are the kind I use: their buns, English muffins, and breads. They are not, though, vegan. If you want to make your own bread, there's a mix called Arlene's Gluten Free Bread; it's better even than Kinnikinnick, but I'm horrible at baking. :)
Karen - I agree with you on the Food for Life rice wraps. They break way too easily. Try the Sonoma Teff wraps. Also GF and they taste great. Totally pliable just like wheat wraps and they're mostly whole grain.
I also just found a recipe book called "The Gluten-Free Vegan" and I'm hoping that I can get some good ideas there.
Thanks Lea, heating the wrap made a huge difference!
Jesse, lots of great suggestions, thank you so much. I've tried quinoa -- flakes for breakfast and regular quinoa to replace rice -- but I really didn't care for it. (Bummer because I know it's a nutritional powerhouse.) Maybe I just need to get more creative with it.
I actually found some millet and nutritional yeast in my cabinet the other day that I haven't used yet (I think they are pretty old though) any idea how long they last?