So you have decided to go gluten/dairy free and cut down on your sugar intake. NOW WHAT? What the hell am I supposed to eat? Relax and know that you will not go hungry, I promise. When you eliminate these foods from your diet and decide to cut processed foods, you are left with only the healthiest and most nutritious food for your family.
If you are making meat one night and it’s in the budget try to purchase grass fed. My local Stop & Shop sells both organic and grass fed meat and chicken. If you are making fish, try to buy wild caught. I am not trying to be Gwyneth Paltrow and tell you to buy an $80 grass fed steak for your children one night and the $40 wild caught salmon the next. There is an unfortunate reality that these foods simply cost more and there’s no way around it. My hope and prayer is that more people buy and consume these foods which will allow the price to come down. I believe this will happen just as the GF/DF choices will be more reasonable simply because there is demand. If this isn’t an option for you, there are still very reasonable incredibly healthy food that you can choose to feed your family. One of my favorite sites is called Gluten Free On a Shoe String. I will list suggestions and links to some of the best recipe sites out there. If a recipe includes dairy, you can always substitute with rice, coconut or almond milk. Earth Balance makes an extremely tasty dairy free/soy free butter alternative. We love it and in fact some of the baked goods we make come out better using this than real butter! Take a deep breath and dive in, this will all become second nature in no time.
UPDATE: What Wall Street Journal posted an article reporting that Whole Foods stock has dropped by 19% because more stores are getting in on the organic game. We’re talking about stores like Target and Walmart, so this is another step in making these foods financially available to ALL!
The Gluten Free Goddess http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/p/site-index.html
Simply Gluten Free http://www.simplygluten-free.com/gluten-free-recipes/dairy-free-main-dishes
Gluten Free on a Shoestring http://www.glutenfreeonashoestring.com/