Today felt like a good day for me to practice self-control and adherence to restricting some foods, in light of my anticipated trial of the Elimination Diet for my eczema.
My very favorite cafeteria meal was being served at work – FISH AND CHIPS – but since this contains gluten, I decided to resist and try eating entirely gluten-free all day today.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with ground flax and a little bit of maple syrup. Water.
Snack: Almonds. Two slices Rudi’s Gluten Free Bread. (I’ve never had cause to eat gluten free bread before, but this was very good. It made great toast when I tried it the night before. I kind of actually prefer it to regular toast!). Stash Pomegranate Green Tea. Water.
Lunch (I haven’t eaten lunch yet at this point of the day but this is what I have packed at work): Brown rice and kidney beans. Rice cakes and salt & vinegar potato chips. Fresh vegetables (kale, radicchio, cucumber, and carrot). One can Zevia Grape Soda (wonderful stuff – no calories and sweetened with stevia). Water.
Snacks (to be eaten in afternoon): GoFree Gluten Free Trail Mix Bar. Dried apricots.
Dinner: To be determined. I have some Quorn Nuggets at home, but that I cannot use because their coating has gluten. (Have you ever tried Quorn? It is delicious!)
Quorn is a vegetarian chicken substitute that’s made with mycoproteins (a fungus, but don’t be grossed out by that) and some other stuff like egg whites and flour. I don’t do tofu or any soy-heavy meat substitutes, and a lot of the other veggie burgers are heavily spiced and/or have garlic or onions. This eliminates most ‘fake meats’. So Quorn is an option I eat frequently as a ‘mostly vegetarian’ eater.
I have some eggs to use up before undertaking the elimination diet, so I think I will have scrambled eggs, steamed broccoli, and then either more gluten free toast or some hash browns. I also have some Hemp Treats at home if I want something sweet later. Hemp Treats are ice cream bars made without any dairy/gluten/soy/nuts, but with hemp milk! Tasty 🙂
Any other suggestions on gluten-free foods?