• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten Free & Dairy Free - Basic Shopping List For A Beginner
0

Rate this topic

7 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi

 

I was diagnosed celiac 8 months ago, but have been accidentally getting sick - I think mainly due to cross contamination as my boyfriend is a chef and sometimes brings things home, and eats a lot of things in the house containing gluten.  Our kitchen is really small so it's hard to be 100%.  Yesterday I saw my doctor as I keep being ill with lethargy, headaches, diarrhea and bloating/pain and she said to eliminate any dairy and soy from my diet as well.  What I'm asking for is ideas for a basic shopping list or meal ideas as it's quite hard to eliminate all 3 (e.g. dairy free cheese substitutes have soy in them).

 

Do you have any go-to things to make or that you always buy?  I'm a keen cook so being adventurous isn't a problem.  Unfortunately/fortunately (depending how you look at it) I'll eat anything and everything so cutting all this out is frustrating and confusing for me - although I have to get used to it for my health.

 

 

Thanks in advance

Heather

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Things to try eating:

 

Eggs: chicken, quale

meat chicken, beef, pork, fish, turkey, duck, bison, buffalo, yak, elk, lamb,

nuts almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, macademia nuts, pine nuts, cashews peanuts, pistachios, brazil nuts

Coconut flour and milk.

Seeds:  sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds

Vegetables (usually from the garden)  beets, string beans, broccoli, fennel bulb, peas, jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes, turnips, radishes, lettuce, swiss chard, collard greens, spinach, carrots, brussel-sprouts, kale, zucchini, cucumber, celery, cauliflower, beans such as kidney, lima, black white, pinto and garbanzo.

Fruits:  avocados, apples, pears peaches, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple, star fruit, bananas

 

I am sure there are more, but I must be done.

D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do not have a good shopping list, but I do have some things to keep an eye out for. I'm on the "Crazy, Insane we don't know what's wrong with you" diet, too.  What I try to do is mostly eat light meats like fish and chicken, and cut way down on the grains because they tend to make me tired. That white buckwheat cereal is my daily source of "grains" but it's technically a legume, so that all works out.

Pocono's or Bob's Red Mill are both a good source for this.

 

I tend to buy a lot of kale (dietitian recommended) I use it as a filler for pretty much every meal. I even put it in a shake for breakfast! I rely  a lot on Plantfusion protein powder for sensitive days, and if things get really bad, I go on a gelatin diet-- using sweeteners sparingly.  I use coolaid for flavoring, and a combination of coconut sugar and lo haung sweetner (nectrisse).  Plus some salt and coconut aminos to keep the electrolytes happy.  Coconut water is a secondary backup for these sensitive days.

 

Kipper snacks, for whatever reason seem to be processed without all the hidden evil thickeners and "texture enhancers". I don't know how you feel about smoked fish, but it's very tasty, cheap and easy to find in your mega-mart. I rely heavily on salads made from various greens including kale cabbage and spinach, then add cooked gluten-free millet and the fish. Then I make a vinaigrette with rice bran oil and various vinegars. Apple cider is the easiest to trust, and is good for what ails you.

 

When it comes to keeping soy out of your diet, there are some hidden places where it shows up that you have to be extra careful.

 

Keep an eye on oils, ESPECIALLY vitamins. They think soy is healthy, so they put soy in everything.  Check your  canned tuna and chicken, plus all broth. Even gluten free companies put soy into things.  Also, the biggest and hardest one to catch, is keep an eye out for ANYTHING that has lecithin in it.  It used to be all lecithin was taken from eggs-- but these days it's all from soy. So unless you find a brand (like So Delicious coconut milk and Silk Almond milk) that specifically states that the lecithin comes from sunflower sources, assume it's from soy and don't buy it.  I have to pay twice as much for my vitamin D because the cheaper brands put it in soy oil.  :(
 

I will say that Enjoy LIfe is pretty good about avoiding soy, in their most allergenic products. Even their chocolate! It's even good! It's the bittersweet chocolate chips that are the least allergenic. They don't have dairy or soy in them, which is a tough tough thing to find.

But when it comes to soy you can't make any assumptions. 

 

Hope some of this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

When it comes to keeping soy out of your diet, there are some hidden places where it shows up that you have to be extra careful.

 

Keep an eye on oils, ESPECIALLY vitamins. They think soy is healthy, so they put soy in everything.   I have to pay twice as much for my vitamin D because the cheaper brands put it in soy oil.   :(

 

I will say that Enjoy LIfe is pretty good about avoiding soy, in their most allergenic products. Even their chocolate! It's even good! It's the bittersweet chocolate chips that are the least allergenic. They don't have dairy or soy in them, which is a tough tough thing to find.

But when it comes to soy you can't make any assumptions. 

 

Hope some of this helps.

i have this issue as well - i'm going to talk to my doctor about getting my vit D *not* in soy oil.  i find myself putting off taking it because no time is convenient to get 'soyed' lolz - i asked the pharmacy about it but they were all like:  duh -  so i am going to be firm with my doc.  i started feeling so much better when i started taking the vitamin D; i don't want to mess it up by balking at soy oil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks that's really helpful :)

 

Yep I'm really tired of feeling constantly fatigued at the moment, all I can put it down to is not getting enough/the right mix of vitamins and also traces of soy in things that I'm not aware of.  I didn't know about the lecithin so that's one to look out for.  For now I'm on the 'eat as plain and boringly as possible' diet haha.

 

Oh well, onwards and upwards! 

 

Thanks

H :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


There are so many places to find hidden gluten that I wouldn't rule it out as the main source of your problems just yet. There is a whole list of things that need to be duplicated or replaced in your kitchen in order to avoid cross contamination if you haven't done so already. With the leftovers coming home with your boyfriend, I'd say duplicate, color code, and hide your gluten-free cuttingboards/utensils/etc. in a separate cupboard that he's not allowed to go near. And I have yet to eat out and not get glutened, even from salad or supposedly gluten-free menus.

My sister just got glutened by "caramel" in ginger ale, "natural flavor" in her yoghurt, then surprise when she realized that not all tea was gluten free. Poor thing. She really is trying. Liquor or beer? Lots of glutens in those. I still haven't finished replacing my makeup, lipstick and eyeshadow both likely culprits. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't think of those - thanks.  Yep I'm still in the process of trying to replace everything.  Considering how sensitive my stomach is at the moment, it's quite difficult to know what the problem is as most things seem to be due to the extent of the damage I've done.  The doc said I'll probably never have kids which is a bit sad and has got me down the past few days.  I guess all I can do now is try to do the best I can in terms of what I'm eating.  My boyfriend is a chef so most nights he eats at work and I eat at home, that makes it much easier for us in terms of cross contamination etc.  Last night however he had the gluten, wheat and soy free soup I made (loads of veggies and chickpeas) and loved it! I was really pleased :)

 

I know what you mean about eating out - we've kind of put a stop to that until I get a bit better because I'm having the same issue.  Everytime I go out anywhere it seems to be either a  problem for the place, or they don't take it seriously.  I think people just think I'm being fussy, or it's a 'fashionable' diet.  Believe me, right now I'd kill for a toasted cheese sandwich!

 

H :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      108,148
    • Total Posts
      939,938
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      66,137
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Isthmus123
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Yeah I can not drink but as a chef the culinary uses for liquors, wines, and beer/ciders is amazing. Yeah I was thinking the same thing with the orange one using it in wither crock pot a bunch of chicken breast in, marinade them in prior to cooking is another thought. The apple one, I was thinking of doing a roast in it. you know how some people crock pot a roast in dr. pepper, root beer, or actual beer? I was thinking of doing a shoulder roast, or a boston butt in austin apple cider with some bacon and a bit of maplehoney in the pot along with half a sweet onion in there. Cook it say 8 hours, then drain it out and shred it then serve up with some sauce or plain depending on finished flavor. Thinking this would be nice to serve up with my bread for sandwiches, by itself, or perhaps over some chips. I also have this idea of using it to make a turkey or ham gravy, 8oz, simmer it down with trimmings and drippings from the holiday turkey/ham, the onion we cook in the pan with it chopped, 3 chopped roma tomatoes,  bay leaf, stir it with a rosemary twig, crush it all up with the back of the ladle,  then strain it out and pour in a gravy bowl with some chopped toasted walnuts in the bottom to be served with the dressing, and potatoes at new years for the family....Basing this on what I did last year with a dry sherry, but replacing it with the cider.
    • Austin's  are good ciders!   I have good luck using regular ( non- alcoholic) cider, especially for pork  roasts and pork chops!   but they do leave a bit of an Apple taste.  I think Austins has a dry cider?  That is less sweet, more beer- like.   They also have an interesting orange flavored one.  Might be good for chicken dishes.  The pineapple didn't taste very pineapples to me.
    • No milk in my diet. I don’t consume the major allergens. 
    • Thanks for the info. Great for folks that don't have a local source.  I found a place to get a good deal on both the big bag of jelly beans and licorice at my local Tractor Supply for 3 bucks each. Right now I am eating a 16 oz bag of their Bumble Beans that I got a Big Lots for $1.50. Those and Dark Chocolate baking chips are my worst food addictions.
    • Used some nice hard cider for a sub in beer can chicken last month for a cookout I was doing. I have been debating using it in place of beer in some marinades, baked goods, or roast that are cooked in a beer. I hear good reviews on them and I keep thinking the ciders might work I know I hear of people using AceCiders but I have not seen them. I used the following ones so far and only the apple. https://austineastciders.com/
  • Upcoming Events