So I am on day 4 of being gluten-free, and the pain in my side is going away. The problem is, I am running out of ideas about what to eat. Yves Meatless Ground WAS my savior. now That I am gluten-free, I can not find and GF meatless products like the deli slices and Tofurky.
I need something besides rice bread, fruits n veggies and regular tofu.
Any suggestions? When I Google, I get a barrage of sites that are not specific to what I'm looking for.
Hi Jon, I've been on this gluten free diet as well (well actually elimination diet) so no soy, wheat, dairy sugar etc) and I substitute with a lot of rice products, chick peas, beans & lentils. I think the hardest part is really taking the time to read everything on every label. It can be a drag. I got rid of all 'fake meats' and started roasting squash, mushrooms, and rice and rice pasta (its not all bad), rice pasta lasagne. Try & take it one step at a time, one meal at a time & think about eating simpler meals, almost composing them in the beginning. A little rice, a little tofu some veg etc. Good Luck!
Jon, have you tried using the tofu in different recipes. The great thing about it is that it takes the flavor of what ever you mix with it. I make a "feta" salad with the tofu. I got the recipe from "the Hip Chicks Guide to Macrobiotics. Crumble 4 ozs. tofu and mix it with 1 tablespoon Umeboshi Vinegar. Use it in a salad and add more vinegar, kalamati olives, or olive oil to taste.I have been gluten free for 5 days. I feel so much lighter and clearer in my thinking. The anxiety and slight depression I felt has been relieved so much. I started going sugar free today. I have a sweet toothe so that is a bit of a challenge. I love the rice crispie treats from Alicias book but find that they bind me up a bit. Does anyone else have this problem?
I've only had the vanilla ones. They taste similar to regular graham crackers, but I could definitely tell the difference when eaten plain. The Kinnickinnick brand doesn't have a flavor, but I like the Jo-Sef ones better.
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