Gone are the days when one would sit and sulk about compromised diets owing to their food intolerances. With all the safe and tasty options made available in the market today, you have the liberty to enjoy your gluten-free diet just as much as everyone enjoys theirs!
Identify Gluten Free Foods/Snacks
People usually start fretting on hearing the term gluten-free, and start wondering where on Earth they are going to find them. The truth however, is that you do not really have to go out of the way to look for or prepare gluten free food. In fact, you probably have some already sitting on your shelves or in your fridge and you simply need to identify them.
On other words, you need to educate yourself a little bit, so you can spot and prepare gluten free products just like that! A variety of nuts and seeds, and beans are some of the basics you probably already have that are gluten free items. You can use these to prepare a proper GF snack by tossing them in some honey, some oils, and roasting them perhaps - whatever that works!
Opt for Packaged Snacks
You’d certainly be surprised about the large variety of gluten free packaged snacks you can buy at your favourite stores. True enough, you need to be quite cautious when it comes to picking these snacks. Again, the key is to educate yourself first, so you are familiar with the kinds of ingredients, the hidden ones especially, that could contain gluten.
You could have them listed on a piece of paper and saved in your wallet if you like, so you can always look at it quickly, every time you are out shopping for gluten free crackers, and other snacks. Also, make it a point to look for the best stores, preferably those that sell GF free snacks exclusively, and of course, those who sell the really good stuff.
List Down Snack Ideas
Coming up with snack ideas is like the most dreaded job. It can only get a little more annoying when you have limited options. One thing you may want to do is make lists of all the possible snack ideas you can come up with for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Try your best to come up with easy ideas that include items that are almost always available. You may want to stick these lists up on the fridge so you don’t have to waste too much time wondering what you will eat.
Look for the Best Options to Eat Out
Just because you have gluten intolerance, it does not mean you can’t go out with friends and enjoy brunches and dinners. Most restaurants today cater to those with intolerances, and have a variety of options to offer.
Do some research on what the best restaurants are, and which ones are most reliable in terms of how well their menu and services cater to those who have such intolerances. Also, don’t hesitate to speak to waiters and managers regarding your concerns when you are at the restaurant, ready to dine in.