You’re thinking about changing your daily food habits?! I’m sure you’re also thinking, ‘where do I begin’?! Those are just a few of the questions that popped up in my head when I was told I had a strong sensitivity to gluten and could not longer eat anything with lactose either!
Surprisingly enough, I never really liked ice cream or milk, so that wasn’t much of a loss. Cutting out gluten on the other hand, well that was going to be something brand new to me. It’s been about 7 years now and I can honestly say I’ve never felt better. I know you can too!
It can be scary changing the way you eat, especially because healthy food can be really expensive. But it doesn’t have to be! No matter where you live, you can find organic, gluten free and vegan options at low price points!
To get started, decipher which foods you’re willing to get rid of. I’m not saying you have to cut out everything, I sure don’t. You’ll want to simply adjust the way you’re used to buying and eating food. Nowadays, there are so many ways to eat gluten free, due to the numerous amount of restaurants that have gluten free options!
FIRST, FOCUS ON THE FOODS THAT ARE NATURALLY GLUTEN-FREE.
You will not go hungry, I can promise you that. I know it may seem scary to cut out everything (you think) has gluten in it, but did you know most foods have no trace of gluten in them?!
- Corn tortillas
- Rice (all kinds)
There are many more too!
There’re all types of of people out there who can’t eat gluten. Some because they’re allergic and some [like me] who are just very, very sensitive! It’s important to distinguish which side you most fit with and go from there. It’s been about 6 years now I have been dealing with this and I promise, you can do it too!
Second, Learn where to buy these foods.
Your local grocery stores, the chain stores, are the perfect place to get your healthy items at low price points. Join their members club, which is FREE! When you’re in the store, take a look around at what’s on sale that day too. HINT: go on Monday’s because this is when they’ll typically mark down many of their Organic items, since so many people shop on the weekends!
You can find a ton of fresh fruits and veggies at great price points at these stores. Typically these chain grocery stores will sell their fresh produce at a lower price point because they have a great amount of stock, where as TJ’s and Sprouts do not.
But, don’t get my wrong, I LOVE Trader Joe’s and Sprouts, but for other items more!
Third, LEARN how TO prepare the FOOD.
That is where my recipes come to play 🙂