20 Things to have in your kitchen when starting your journey…

The decision to go gluten-free is a huge decision.  Sometimes without the support of family and friends who don’t know what a huge undertaking it is.  When you finally make the decision, you need to be prepared.  There is nothing worse than being hungry while detoxing, it’s easy to forget what you need to eliminate.  I keep a container in my pantry with quick-pick items that I can grab when I’m on the go or hungry.

One thing to note is that everyone has different levels of tolerance.  Some people can’t eat anything that is processed in a plant with wheat.  It’s kind of trial and error on products that don’t contain wheat, but are not listed as gluten-free (GF).  Each products label contains a listing of allergens.  This is a great thing, but it doesn’t prevent cross-contamination of ingredients that are processed in non gluten-free ingredients.  Buying gluten-free is very expensive, so it’s great when you can find off the shelf items that are not labeled gluten-free, but do not contain wheat that you can tolerate (i.e. Bugles, Corn Chips, etc.)

  1. Gluten Free Crackers (i.e. Rice, Corn, Quinoa)
  2. Corn Tortilla’s (Tostito’s)
  3. Chex Cereals (Rice, Corn and Honey Nut)
  4. Rice Cakes (Lundberg is my favorite)
  5. Peanut Butter
  6. Gluten Free Pretzels (Snyders or Glutino)
  7. Lundberg Brand Rice
  8. Gluten Free Bread Crumbs (Panko and Regular)
  9. Canned Beans (Black Beans are Great on Cornchips with Cheese)
  10. Nuts and Seeds (Almonds and Pumpkin Seed are a must in my house)
  11. Fruit (Apples, Grapes, Pears, etc.)
  12. Cut-up Veggies (Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers, etc.)
  13. Hummus
  14. Yogurt
  15. Gluten-Free Oats (Great for homemade granola or breakfast)
  16. Cheese
  17. Popcorn
  18. Gluten-free bread (Udi’s, Rudi’s)
  19. Egg’s
  20. Gluten-free Protein bars
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3 thoughts on “20 Things to have in your kitchen when starting your journey…

  1. I have a question….My 76 year old husband has diabetis, and recently I have read that they should go on gluten-free diets. Sounds funny to me because of the sugar and fats. Have you heard anything about this? My daughter is on a gluten-free diet. She had stomach problems all her life and no doctor suggested that it might be gluten, just “be careful what you eat”. I want to try some of your recipes, they sound and look so good!

    • Hi Marilyn – Thanks so much for your question. Has your husband been tested for celiac disease? I read that 10% of people with type 1 Diabetes also has celiac. Here’s a link to the article I found from the American Diabetes Association…

      http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/gluten-free-diets/

      Give your daughter my e-mail address…beebeeof10@gmail.com

      I’m happy to e-mail her some encouragement. I hope she stays on a gluten-free diet long enough to allow her intestines to heal. It may take weeks or months to get the inflammation out of her system. I can send her some good websites and support group names as well.

      Thanks again for your kind words!
      Peace be with you!
      Bebe 🙂

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