My Gluten Free Food Diary & Giveaway Results!
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Udi asked me to take the 14 day Gluten Free challenge. I decided to accept the gluten free challenge for 4 reasons. Learn more about my motivations for gluten free. I finished the challenge and I thought I would share with you some of my findings. If you are living a gluten free lifestyle go read the comments on my Should I go Gluten Free post and Gluten Free Challenge Day 1 post. These posts contain lots of helpful information from Fabulessly Frugal Gluten free readers.
My Gluten Free Food Diary-
Breakfast- Raw Bar, pear
Lunch- something normal, I can not remember what it was.
Dinner- Taco soup for dinner
Observations: When it came time for dinner my pre-gluten free menu called for pasta for dinner. Since I had not been to the store yet to buy gluten free pasta, pasta was not an option. I then thought about making chicken ole because it calls for corn tortillas, and I knew those were safe. I remembered seeing blog comments from readers that cream soups have gluten so I checked the label and sure enough they had gluten in them so that meal was out too. I decided on Taco soup and made enough to last a couple of days.
Breakfast- dried pears, almonds, cheese,
Lunch- taco soup
Dinner- Texas Roadhouse steak, baked potato and vegetable
Observations: My uncle offered to take us to Texas Roadhouse. I thought this would be my TRUE test of self control. If you have ever been to Texas Roadhouse you know exactly what I am talking about. They bring a hot buttery dinner rolls with honey butter to your table as soon as you are seated. They are so yummy, and they keep bringing them until you can not eat them anymore. My family loves them so the yummy rolls were plentiful on our table. I am proud to say I did not eat any of them.
Breakfast– fresh pear
Lunch– almonds, dried pear, cheese
Dinner– meatballs with beans, potatoes and cheese
Observations: I was starting to realize that I was eating lots of potatoes.
Breakfast– dried pear, Raw Bar
Lunch– Idaho Fry Company – Cheeseburger on a gluten free bun, fries with gluten free dipping sauces.
Dinner– steak, salad, fries, vegetables
Observations: I went to a business meeting lunch at Idaho Fry Company and I was all ready to eat my burger all wrapped up in lettuce when I discovered that they had gluten free buns. I thought that was really cool. They even had sauces that were marked as gluten free. I think it is fantastic that restaurants are becoming more considerate of their gluten free customers.
Lunch– hot dog (no bun)
Snack – movie popcorn, Raw Bar, pear fruit leather, pistachios
Dinner– Pork, coleslaw
Observations: I spent the weekend at my in-laws and it was really hard to eat when someone not eating gluten free is cooking. At breakfast my father in-law made waffles and I had to pass on them and go for a pear. Lunch was a weenie roast so I had to eat mine with our a bun. Luckily I brought some of my own snacks to snack on through out the weekend. Dinner was gluten free so I was happy.
Breakfast- corn tortilla with egg and bacon
Lunch/Dinner – red cabbage, pork roast, potato dumplings, corn
Snacks- pistachios, pear fruit leather, granola bar, cheese sticks
Observations: By this time I had made the family aware of my gluten free experiment and my father in-law was nice enough to make me my own breakfast. I was sad to miss out on biscuits and gravy, but I enjoyed my breakfast burrito. We had a big late lunch before traveling for 5 hours back home.
Breakfast– Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free hot cereal
Lunch– meatballs with beans, potatoes and cheese (left overs)
Dinner- spaghetti squash, corn on the cob, scrambled eggs with cheese
Dessert- ice cream
Observations: I was starting to feel the need to go use my Udi’s coupons. I needed some quick foods so I could eat gluten free when I do not have much time.
Breakfast– Raw Bar
Lunch– Raw Bar
Dinner- Teriyaki chicken and rice
Dessert- Udi’s Brownies bites
Observations: I finally made it to the store to get some Udi products. I got some chocolate muffins (yum), bagels and pizza crust.
Breakfast- Udi’s chocolate muffin
Lunch– Left over Teriyaki Chicken and rice
Dinner– Garlic Ranch Chicken, potatoes, carrots, spaghetti squash
Observations: I actually liked the Udi’s chocolate muffin. I was a little surprised that I did.
Breakfast– Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free hot cereal
Lunch– Teriyaki Chicken and rice (left overs)
Dinner– Pizza on Udi’s gluten free crust
Observations: I think that the best way to have convenient meals is to cook extra for dinner and eat left overs.
Breakfast– eggs and cheese on Udi’s Gluten free Bagel
Lunch– Peanut butter and jelly on Udi’s Gluten free bread
Snack – Caramel Nachos
Dinner– Burrito on a corn tortilla beans and rice, corn chips and salsa
Observations: I was able to eat some of my old routine meals by using Udi’s Gluten Free Breads.
Breakfast- yogurt and Bob’s Red Mill Crunchy Coconut Granola
Lunch/Dinner – Burrito on a corn tortilla beans and rice, corn chips and salsa
Snacks- dried apples
How I feel about my gluten free journey- Week one was not too bad. I just ate normal things that are naturally gluten free. By week 2 I was staring to run out of new ideas for recipes with out going to buy bean or rice flour. I am thrilled to report that I have not had a headache since I have been eating gluten free. Sometimes I get headaches daily. I even lost a few pounds. But I have decided that eating gluten free is a lifestyle for those who have celiac disease or who are gluten intolerant. I do not think eating gluten free is a fad diet or a weight loss program. I am really proud of myself for sticking through this challenge even though I could have had Texas Roadhouse rolls and biscuits and gravy.
The Giveaway: CLOSED
To celebrate my success with the 14 day gluten free challenge I would like to give away some coupons for FREE Gluten Free products!
This will be a simple giveaway….
Leave a comment and tell me who eats gluten free in your family and what their favorite thing to eat is!
- I will choose FIVE winners.
- You are allowed one entry
- Invalid entires will not win
- Giveaway ends Friday October 26th at 11:59 pm MST
- Winner will be chosen at random.
- Winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize and will forfeit prize if no response.
- Have fun! and Good luck.