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I've decided to remove soy and legumes from my diet as well, since I'm not feeling as well as I did when I had nothing to eat except rice, meat, and greens.

Just curious to know what other people who are off gluten, soy as well as other legumes, and lactose have when they decide they want really yummy and filling treats? :-)

I had an amazing gluten-free oat and carrot baguette for dinner just now! It was so yummy I didn't even care about not having anything to fill it with! What are your favorite snacks?

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Can you do eggs? I love baking with almond flour and coconut flour since I don't handle grains very well. I make coconut flour muffins and add whatever looks good. Nuts, spices, blueberries, raisins, etc. http://www.simplycoconut.com/rcp-honey-muffins.htm

Almond flour banana bread is another favorite.

http://kbellqueen.blogspot.com/2007/09/gluten-and-dairy-free-banana-bread.html

I love the coconut flour and almond flour baking. Stuff comes out moist and rich and I never miss regular flour the way I did trying to work with starches.

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Can you do eggs? I love baking with almond flour and coconut flour since I don't handle grains very well. I make coconut flour muffins and add whatever looks good. Nuts, spices, blueberries, raisins, etc. http://www.simplycoconut.com/rcp-honey-muffins.htm

Almond flour banana bread is another favorite.

http://kbellqueen.blogspot.com/2007/09/gluten-and-dairy-free-banana-bread.html

I love the coconut flour and almond flour baking. Stuff comes out moist and rich and I never miss regular flour the way I did trying to work with starches.

I really love bananas and coconuts! Thank you for the tips! Would it work as well with corn and potato flour though?

I think almond is ok but I'm sadly not sure yet since I didn't get that far with the elimination diet yet. I got diagnosed with G6PD when my husband and I did compatibility blood tests. I never confirmed whether I'm symptomatic or simply a carrier yet as I'm still waiting to get written to a new clinic. Problem is I was on everything and now I'm on nothing haha :-) hard to tell what was causing what.

Thank you for the links :-) I'll check them out!

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I don't have to avoid those things myself but I did have to avoid dairy for some years. My favorite snack is popcorn popped in coconut oil with sea salt on it.

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I really love bananas and coconuts! Thank you for the tips! Would it work as well with corn and potato flour though?

I think almond is ok but I'm sadly not sure yet since I didn't get that far with the elimination diet yet. I got diagnosed with G6PD when my husband and I did compatibility blood tests. I never confirmed whether I'm symptomatic or simply a carrier yet as I'm still waiting to get written to a new clinic. Problem is I was on everything and now I'm on nothing haha :-) hard to tell what was causing what.

Thank you for the links :-) I'll check them out!

The almond and coconut flour are totally different in recipes than corn and potato starch so you'd have to look for other recipes. They use a lot more eggs and oil, especially the coconut flour ones.

You might try some coconut flour recipes if you can tolerate coconut and skip the almond. As well as the recipes at Simply Coconut there is another huge list here. http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/

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The almond and coconut flour are totally different in recipes than corn and potato starch so you'd have to look for other recipes. They use a lot more eggs and oil, especially the coconut flour ones.

You might try some coconut flour recipes if you can tolerate coconut and skip the almond. As well as the recipes at Simply Coconut there is another huge list here. http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/

Thank you so much Skylark

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I agree with Skylark, coconut & almond flour have been my saviours. I even created my own christmas loaf using them.

When I want snacks, I make mini muffins or cookies using almond or coconut flour, sometimes even pancakes. I have a sweet tooth, so occasionally I make dulce de leche - except I make it with coconut milk & palm sugar. It works out awesome.

On the rare occasion I make chocolate mouse or pudding, theres a good recipe over at Elana's Pantry. She has great recipes for that sort of thing and gluten-free/CF/SF in general. Or a banana or coconut or pumpkin loaf.

Sometimes I do an apple, rhubarb (or raspberry), vanilla and cinnamon crumble.

I also translated a lot of my old favourite recipes so that I didn't get too deprived in the beginning. If you want some particularly special recipes translated, I would be happy to do it for you.

Most of the time now I don't crave the treats because I make most of my meals interesting. Last night I had chicken with passionfruit sauce and greens, dried fruit and nuts. The night before I had fish in coconut flour batter (and coconut) with greens and mango salsa.

I think you get used to it over time, but you will feel deprived in the beginning. So go a bit crazy and get it out of your system is always the best idea. Once your mind realises your new diet doesn't mean deprivation, you don't want them as much.

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I think you get used to it over time, but you will feel deprived in the beginning. So go a bit crazy and get it out of your system is always the best idea. Once your mind realises your new diet doesn't mean deprivation, you don't want them as much.

Thanks for the advice. I have never had any problems eliminating gluten from my diet because it was just one thing and there were so many substitutes, but now I'm really struggling with legumes and lactose because they're in almost everything.. If I'm going to be serious about this though then almond flour is off the menu ;-( I'm finding that oat flour is not bothering me though so I'm using that, unless I still don't feel better when I finally succeed with eliminating lactose and legumes.

Even though I'm feeling crappy by waking up untested every morning with a foggy head, and my sinuses are acting up I still eat nutella in the evening or my favorite lemon-cream fish sauce. I'll try to be more creative with my recipes and hope what you're saying works.

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Oranges, grapefruit, and peanuts. Actually I am experimenting wit some candy right now to see how it goes. I used to make peanut brittle sometimes. Pretty easy to do.

Are you sure oats are ok for you? Have you tried eliminating them for 30 days?

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Oranges, grapefruit, and peanuts. Actually I am experimenting wit some candy right now to see how it goes. I used to make peanut brittle sometimes. Pretty easy to do.

Are you sure oats are ok for you? Have you tried eliminating them for 30 days?

Yeah I don't think I'm reacting to oats, is that uncommon for someone who's been gluten-free for a few months? I don't have immediate reactions and my symptoms are somewhat sneaky.

I love fruits very much but sadly started to get tired of eating only them. Peanuts are legumes so they're off the menu.

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Yeah I don't think I'm reacting to oats, is that uncommon for someone who's been gluten-free for a few months? I don't have immediate reactions and my symptoms are somewhat sneaky.

I love fruits very much but sadly started to get tired of eating only them. Peanuts are legumes so they're off the menu.

Hi Dani,

About 10% or more of celiacs react to oats as well as wheat, rye and barley proteins. You won't know if you are one of those 10% or so unless you eliminate them for a while and then challenge them. Eliminating oats means eliminating BRM products a they produce oat products in the same area as their gluten-free grains.

Sorry about the peanuts. You can make the brittle with tree nuts instead, like almonds, or add sunflower seeds or sesame seeds. or ? Coconut goes well with it too.

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Hi Dani,

About 10% or more of celiacs react to oats as well as wheat, rye and barley proteins. You won't know if you are one of those 10% or so unless you eliminate them for a while and then challenge them. Eliminating oats means eliminating BRM products a they produce oat products in the same area as their gluten-free grains.

Sorry about the peanuts. You can make the brittle with tree nuts instead, like almonds, or add sunflower seeds or sesame seeds. or ? Coconut goes well with it too.

All nuts, seeds as well as beans are unsafe for me until the doc has determined if I'm getting any G6PD symptoms or I'm simply a carrier. Problem is we don't know what exactly was making me anemic (the gluten or the g6pd).

I'm not familiar with BMR products.. what falls under that category?

This is actually a little awkward but I'm going to ask anyway... is getting bloated by a food an indication of intolerance, or that the body can simply not handle digesting that food yet until it has healed? Or do there have to be other symptoms with the bloat?

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I think it depends. When your system is screwed up a lot of people develop temporary intolerances.

Once your are healed you will probably be able to tolerate them again. Also now that you're off gluten, the symptoms from other intolerances often become either worse, or more noticeable. Even if something is a temporary intolerance, it can still stop you from healing, which means that just because it's temporary doesn't mean that you should ignore it.

I would probably test oats, just to be sure. It may unknowingly be the reason for your brain fog or being bloated. In some people even small amounts of diary can cause bloating and brain fog also.

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All nuts, seeds as well as beans are unsafe for me until the doc has determined if I'm getting any G6PD symptoms or I'm simply a carrier. Problem is we don't know what exactly was making me anemic (the gluten or the g6pd).

I'm not familiar with BMR products.. what falls under that category?

This is actually a little awkward but I'm going to ask anyway... is getting bloated by a food an indication of intolerance, or that the body can simply not handle digesting that food yet until it has healed? Or do there have to be other symptoms with the bloat?

Sorry, BRM is short for Bob's Red Mill. They make a lot of gluten-free products.

Your symptoms could be an actual intolerance, or the back and forth of healing. There don't have to be specific symptoms for an intolerance. People can have a lot of varying symptoms. That's what makes it kind of tricky. You need to eliminate the possible food item and keep track of all your symptoms, not just digestion. For example, I had joint pain from eating soy and nightshades in the past. Now I can eat some potato without problems. But I don't ever plan to eat soy again.

We all have our own bodies, so my joint pain from nightshades could be a rash or migraines in another person. The symptoms of food intolerances can vary widely.

Do you take pro-biotics? They may help the bloating some.

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You may not like my reply. I am about 2 yrs post dx. I found I don't deal well with any flours or cereals.

My favourite snacks are a dried fruit and nut mix, date and coconut rolls (a new find at my supermarket - they are 100% date and coconut!) and I do love yogurt even tho I was told I was lactose intolerant. I gave up cow dairy for a while but didn't notice any improvement.

To begin with I desperately tried cooking my favs with gluten-free flour. Most work well. But I didn't get better and I got fatter.

I sometimes bake a gluten-free treat and have a small amount. My hubby eats the rest. To tell the truth I am much happier and healthier now I am not eating gluten-free cereals and cookies but it has been a long road. And now I am at that stage where I don't crave carbohydrate. Thank goodness.

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You may not like my reply. I am about 2 yrs post dx. I found I don't deal well with any flours or cereals.

My favourite snacks are a dried fruit and nut mix, date and coconut rolls (a new find at my supermarket - they are 100% date and coconut!) and I do love yogurt even tho I was told I was lactose intolerant. I gave up cow dairy for a while but didn't notice any improvement.

To begin with I desperately tried cooking my favs with gluten-free flour. Most work well. But I didn't get better and I got fatter.

I sometimes bake a gluten-free treat and have a small amount. My hubby eats the rest. To tell the truth I am much happier and healthier now I am not eating gluten-free cereals and cookies but it has been a long road. And now I am at that stage where I don't crave carbohydrate. Thank goodness.

I actually do like your reply. At the point I'm at right now, I'd give up anything to get rid of the fog and anxiety. I'm behind with my schoolwork every single course, and I don't like getting irritated at the poor hubs.

It sounds like a good plan of action to have some of the bad stuff every once in a while just to avoid deprivation-cravings which can get you in trouble. Thanks!

Sorry, BRM is short for Bob's Red Mill. They make a lot of gluten-free products.

Your symptoms could be an actual intolerance, or the back and forth of healing. There don't have to be specific symptoms for an intolerance. People can have a lot of varying symptoms. That's what makes it kind of tricky. You need to eliminate the possible food item and keep track of all your symptoms, not just digestion. For example, I had joint pain from eating soy and nightshades in the past. Now I can eat some potato without problems. But I don't ever plan to eat soy again.

We all have our own bodies, so my joint pain from nightshades could be a rash or migraines in another person. The symptoms of food intolerances can vary widely.

Do you take pro-biotics? They may help the bloating some.

I'll make sure to keep track of every last symptom. Thanks.

What are pro-biotics? Like actevia yogurt?

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Probioitics are human compatible bacteria strains that help our digestion. They live in the gut and do friendly bacteria stuff there. I take a pro-biotic from Jarrow Formulas, but there are lots of different ones available. Some people make yogurt and sauerkraut at home and eat that for the bacteria in it. Activia is supposed to have live bacteria in it also. The Jarrow formula I take has 8 strains of bacteria, I think Activia has one or two.

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