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What does everyones meal plan look like on an average day? I just started going gluten free full time and I am looking for idea. So far I have been eating a lot of rice, popcorn, and tuna.

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Lots of fruits and veggies

eggs

cheese

yogurt

chicken and fish--very little red meat

some rice and potato--not often

gluten-free crackers and pretzles

Pamelas baking mix for muffins, pancakes, waffles

Pamelas bread mix for bread

protein powder

LARA bars

envirokids cereal

HeathValley corn chex

Vans waffles

Bob's redmill gluten-free oats

the kids love Pirate Booty

peanut butter

trail mix-homemade

chocolate-dark

just a few of our staples

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Welcome to the gluten-free lifestyle..

Rachelle did a good job of listing alot ot things you can eat. Take it slow when starting out & add more to your diet as you go. Some people have reactions from many things after not partaking of them for a long period of time..... Remember not to cheat intentionaly.... Start with adding lots of fruits & veggies that are seasoned with spices & such you already know are safe... Plain meats again seasoning with what you know is safe already. When you go slowly it becomes less over-whelming . It does all fall in place.

There are excellent recipes in the recipe section to try & a wide variety of things from small bakers that are oh sooooo goood..........

blessings

mamaw

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To the above, I would add--

-- Tinkyada Rice Pasta (all shapes- elbows, spirals, spaghetti, lasagne, etc.)

-- Trix, Cocoa Pebbles, Fruity Pebbles... Also 365 Brand (Whole Foods) Cocoa Comets

-- Heinz Tomato Soup

-- All Classico sauces are gluten-free, and many Ragu and Hunt's varieties-- check companies' websites

-- We do a lot of homemade chili, soup, stew, etc

-- Whole Foods' frozen section has bread and pre-made pizza crusts by Kinnikinick-- a very good gluten-free brand.

-- Tacos and nachos... Old El Paso and Ortega seasonings are gluten-free

If you don't like gluten-free bread yet, try lettuce wraps. A lot of corn tortillas are gluten-free, too.

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An average day is tough to answer. I also have other intolerances and allergies like nightshades, GMO corn, sulfites, sodium nitrites, cucumbers and sunflower oil. Someone without allergies to potatoes and nitrities has a lot more options than I do.

Best I can do is give you the most often eaten foods at each meal. I also sometimes have breakfast for dinner and vice versa.

Breakfast:

gluten-free homemade muffin

gluten-free waffel

Scrambled eggs or omlet and sausage or natural bacon

gluten-free breakfast bar

Lunch:

Green salad with meat left over from dinner the night before

Thai Kitchen rice noddle packet with meat added

Frozen homemade portions of spanish rice or enchiladas

Natural hot dogs with green salad

Rice with meat

Sushi made for dinner the night before

Green salad with tuna or chicken salad on it

Dinner:

Salmon Sushi

Baked Chicken

Green Salad

gluten-free pizza

Chow mein made with Thai rice noddles

Fried rice

Spanish rice

Enchiladas

Mexican caserole

Nachos

Steak

gluten-free soup

Deserts:

Ice cream, sometimes homemade

gluten-free homemade cookies

M&M's

Fresh fruit

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Hi--here's a sampling of different things I eat meal by meal.....I'm also intolerant to dairy, soy and tapioca.

Breakfasts--gluten-free toast w/ almond butter, banana, fresh berries, gluten-free pancakes, Oscar Mayer Bacon, Lundberg Hot Rice Cereal w/ pure maple syrup.

Lunches--Salad, hamburger either plain or on a gluten-free roll, leftovers from dinner, soup made with Pacific Chicken Broth and Mrs. Leepers pasta.

Dinners--Beef stew, spanish rice, pot roast, chicken, pork chops, potatoes many different ways, rice, Tinkyada pasta, steak, meatloaf, ham steak, stir fry.

Snacks--popcorn, gluten-free trail mix, Enjoy Life Cookies, Stax Chips.

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Hi there!

I don't think this has been listed, but I also like gluten-free french toast...covers up the taste of the bread too!

I eat cereal for breakfast. Keep some fruit/veggies around (and chocolate) ;) to snack on.

Lunch I usually eat a pizza or tortilla wrap of some kind, etc.

Dinner, I eat whatever we make gluten-free. Spaghetti, chili, salad, or other cassarole dish that I make.

Good luck to you. It can be rough in the beginning, but you'll master it with time! :)

-Julie

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I am gluten, dairy, soy, potato and vinegar free.

I eat a lot of hummus and rice crackers

I love beans and rice

I love enchiladas I keep corn tortillas in the fridge

I keep cans of garbanzos, black beans, tomatoes, tinkyada pastas, cellophane rice noodles, pacific foods has wonderful broths, stir fry veggies in the freezer, I use kinnikinick pizza crusts (for my desperate attemps at pizza with no cheese ;) I also keep foster farms chicken italian sausages in the freezer, amy's makes wicked good gluten free pizza if you can have dairy I recommend those :) I keeps cans of artichoke hearts, packages of sun-dried tomatoes, I lovelove those premade polenta in the tubes. I keep those too.

Good luck! Things WILL get better as you get your routine down:)

sickchick

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I also like gluten-free french toast...covers up the taste of the bread too!

:D This struck me as so funny--only here would you see a statement like that! :D

So true, though.

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These were my meals today. I'm also casein free.

Breakfast: apple blueberry crisp, whole foods 365 brand maple brown and serve sausage links, Tazo Calm tea

Lunch: TraderJoes brown rice penne with Rao's Homemade eggplant pasta sauce and Vegan Gourmet mozzarella

Snack: carrot cake made with Namaste spice cake mix, Republic of Tea pommegranate green tea

Dinner: bunless homemade veggie burger, Dr. Prager's Spinach Littles(gluten-free version), sweet potato fries, pumpkin soup

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