I started in November going gluten free, thought it was going be to be impossible, but wanted to try it. I was amazed at how easy it turned out to be. Every where I went I could find choices that were gluten free. Some good , some not so tasty. Some restaurants had complete menus, while others only offered one or two items. When I went to the store, I again found some had lots of choices to choose from, and some not so many. Now I am seeing that they have a section of gluten free food in one area, and then scattered through out the store in the aisle with the regular food. So many brands have hoped on the band wagon and now have gluten free choices such as Hidden Valley bars, you can get regular, or gluten free.
Then I learned that chicken wings are usually not battered. What!! I can satisfy my fried chicken taste buds with chicken wings, with no sauce! Woo Hoo…. I am a happy camper indeed. Still trying to find a bread I really like. I have some that are ok, but still not what my taste buds really want. so the search is on for that. Some noodles I like, but take to long to cook, but then I found one that cooks in under 5 minutes, and they are great!
I have learned how to read labels faster, and know what to look for. That did take some work, but now it is easy. There is always fresh Veggies and fruit I can have with no problems, and most places, can order a sandwich, hot dog, hamburger with no bun, which is ok. The Mexican food I like, still trying to figure out what I can and cannot have, but I did find out that, our local Mexican restaurant has a fantastic grilled salmon with veggies that will melt in your mouth! Go figure, never would have thought to go there to have it.
With the heat upon us, I also have to be careful with ice creams, but there are still lots of choices to choose from. No cones, but hey, less mess!
I do butter churning demos, so I have found some pretzels they could use to try some of the butter which of course I try to keep a little in a small container for just those that are GF to try. sometimes those crackers are sure tempting.
So 8 months into my journey, and I think I have this. I feel better, and I did discover that if I do eat something with gluten in it…. I tend not to feel good the next day. So I know it is working!
As always one day at a time, one choice at a time… learning more each day.