When you are dealing with Celiac disease or non Celiac gluten-intolerance, it is easy to focus on what you can’t have: pasta, pizza, bread, beer, that very attractive glazed donut. I mean anything with wheat, barley and rye and its other forms. Basically, a whole lot of delicious. Frustrating, right?
It is serious business to try to steer clear of gluten in order to avoid those pesky gluten related symptoms. When you cannot eat just anything off the shelf, it is pretty much a cause for much worry and anxiety. Completely understandable, since the Philippines is not exactly a haven for gluten-free food.
Taking time to see what is already gluten-free in your current diet, can save you a lot of gluten induced headaches, rash breakouts or very angry trips to the loo. Think, which items in your regular food list are already naturally gluten-free? If you actually take time to look back over your many countless effortless and delicious meals you’ve regularly eaten, you might be pleasantly relieved.
For example: Roasted chicken seasoned with just a little salt and pepper, a side of steamed vegetables, and rice? Gluten-free. Your sunny side up or omelet in the morning? Both gluten-free. The classic hungry combo of homemade mashed potatoes and grilled steak? Gluten-free. Delicious caramel crusted bananacue? Corn-on-a-cob? Pop-corn? Gluten-free. Fresh fruits for snacks? Again, gluten-free.
It doesn’t necessarily mean an overhaul for your diet if you find out that you suddenly have to chuck the bread, pizza and anything containing gluten. If you can’t live without pasta, for example, it would simply be a brand switch (for the gluten-free kind, corn & rice pastas are very popular. )
Anything in mind pops up to make your gluten-free dining a whole lot easier? Feel free to share with us in the comments!