Gluten-free ~ A Day in Review

There have been several instances lately where people who are unfamiliar with Celiac Disease or the gluten-free diet ask me what I can eat.  They ask with strange looks on their faces after hearing what I can’t eat.  If you take a step back & look at the big picture, there is really a lot more food that I can eat than food that I have to avoid.  It just happens that the foods that I have to avoid are the most commonly known & available foods.  So while I was running this morning on the treadmill (yes, I ran 8 miles before 7 AM ;) ) I thought that I would document my entire day of gluten-free eats for everyone to see. 

Pre-run snack – Banana that was not pictured because I hadn’t thought about doing this yet.

Breakfast – 2 Van’s Gluten -Free Blueberry Waffles topped with PB & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter  topped with Pumpkin Butter and more raisins.  On the side I had a juicy white peach!  YUM!!

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Snack – Weil by Nature’s Path Goji Moji Bar

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Lunch – Homemade corn tortilla chips (bake with Pam & sea salt at 350 for 10 min or less); Red quinoa (double the fiber of regular quinoa) topped with leftover half of a sweet potato & grilled veggies (eggplant, zucchini & okra), feta cheese & Frank’s Red Hot.

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Dessert – Handful of dark chocolate covered cranberries & blueberries from Anthony Thomas (forgot to snap a picture of these).

Snack – Gluten-free Blueberry Chia Muffin

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Dinner – Large salad w/mixed greens, cuke, tomato, carrot, radishes, pine nuts, dried apricots and Fat Free French dressing; Trader Joe’s GF French Roll topped with fresh sliced mozzarella, fresh basil, tomatoes & balsamic vinaigrette then broiled; the rest of my grilled veggies (eggplant, asparagus, zucchini & okra).  Small glass (2-3 oz) of what was left of a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Dessert – Scoop of Turkey Hill Banana Split Ice Cream (OMG…TDF!) topped with blueberries & mini chocolate chips.

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Think I am full now!  Because it is summer, I have been incorporating all kinds of fresh fruit & veggies into my meals.  Not only do I love my fruits & veggies, but they are naturally gluten-free, which is a huge bonus in my book. 

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10 Responses

  1. I love this post. I was just talking (on-line) with someone about how the doors really are wide open once we let go of thinking about what we can’t eat. My diet is healthier and more varied than it ever was before going gluten-free.

  2. Great looking food spread, Kim!

    I just wanted to let you know I received my glorious package and the card was so cute!

    Thanks again and have a GREAT day,

    Pam
    http://www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

  3. Oh darn, I also wanted to tell you I like the changes you are making to your blog….Kool!

  4. I think it’s funny when people ask that in this day and age. I feel like Celiac’s has gotten more press than it use to, but maybe I’m just so familiar with it because I taught (and several of my students had it), my college roomate had it, and your blog of course! Glad you are out there to help educate! :)

    • Thanks Allison! I definitely find that more people know about it, but there are still the times that I get the strange looks. There are definitely more options out there than there used to be!

      Kim

  5. This red quinoa looks great. Will try it. I was at a party tonight and met “one of us.” I handed her my business card with your blog written on the back. :-)

  6. [...] I have done so many things with eggplant recently.  I could eat it daily and be happy.  Here I ate it sauteed with other veggies over quinoa & sweet potato.  Here is an Easy Eggplant [...]

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