Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How to Go Green on Yourself Eating Gluten Free

It was only recently that I discovered that most of the foods I have been eating causes bloating and a whole lot of other problems. This made me decide to take a closer look at what I have been doing wrong. My wife is a Coeliac, so on speaking to my Mom the other day, I discovered that in a mild way I was one too.

As you can imagine this got me going into taking a deeper look as to why most if not all of us should try and avoid gluten eating.

Why We Should Be Eating Gluten Free

Eating gluten free has many benefits attached to it which is why it is well worth following a gluten free diet plan. If you are having bowel problems and find that you are listless or often tired, you could be suffering from a gluten intolerance.

The dilemma that most people face when wanting to eat gluten free would be finding a gluten free meal plan they can use. For your benefit a few easy to make gluten and dairy free meal plans will be included as well.

There are a few basic foods that you need to stay away from when you want to eat gluten free.

Foods to Avoid When Intolerant to Gluten

It would be in your best interest to know which foods to avoid when following a gluten free diet plan. These would include basic foods like bread, pastas, flour based treats like pizzas and cakes. It is important to note that all wheat, barley, rye, oats and malt should be avoided. It is imperative to check all labels when shopping.

By avoiding these foods and changing your diet, you will soon experience greater energy levels, better looking skin, depression will diminish, bloated feeling and stomach discomforts will disappear. People feel mentally alert when changing to a gluten free lifestyle.

Gluten Free Meal Ideas

Eating gluten free entails choosing foods such as fresh meats, vegetables and fruit. Gluten free meals can still be interesting and have a lot of variety as can be seen from the recipes included.

Nutty Rice Salad and Chocolate Mousse


1 cup brown rice that was cooked for 30 minutes
1 tsp Himayalan rock salt
1 cup chopped pecan nuts
Whole lettuce leave
1 or 2 stalks of celery sliced thinly
Fine yellow pepper
Handful of raisins or Goji berries


Add all ingredients to cooked rice and top with dressing.



1/4 cup of Olive oil
1 full tbsp of Honey
1/4 fresh lemon juiced
Chocolate Mousse
1 Large banana
1 Ripe avocado
1 Heaped tbsp of Cocoa powder
1 full tbsp of Honey
2 Blocks of dark mint grated chocolate


Place all ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker and mix till smooth. Serve in two small bowls and top with grated chocolate.

Millet Kedgeree and Vegetables

Serves 4


2 cups of Millet
1 tsp Himalayan Rock Salt
17.6 oz of Haddock
4 Scrambled eggs (no milk)
Goats Cheese


Boil millet in 2 cups of water and 1/2 tsp salt on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
Set aside or keep on low heat. Place haddock in pan and add water.
Boil for 5 to 6 minutes and then flake it.
Place millet in serving dish and add scrambled eggs, flaked fish and mix it all.
Top with grated goats cheese.

Serve with one of the following veggies - Steamed broccoli topped with orange juice; Grated raw peeled beetroot or parsnips topped with lemon juice. You could also include veggies of your choice.

It is truly worthwhile to follow a gluten free diet plan as you get to experience positive changes within your body and mind. Being sick and tired turns to having more energy and having a positive outlook on life by eliminating gluten from your diet.

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