Here are some simple alternatives for wheat products that I have used over the last several weeks. I don’t mind telling you, I thought it was going to be quite difficult to walk away from pasta, bread, wheat desserts, etc. I have been pleasantly surprised with my satisfaction with alternatives! Remember….you need to replace the lost wheat calories with nutrient-rich foods!
*Scrambled eggs with sausage, spinach, mushrooms, and feta cheese ….If you make this meal hearty enough, you don’t even miss the wheat products typically eaten at breakfast.
*Wrap the eggs and/or sausage in a large Swiss chard leaf….if you need to wrap!
*Traditional oatmeal (soaked overnight with fresh lemon juice) with nuts, flaxseeds, butter, a touch of maple syrup, etc. Add homemade turkey sausage or quality bacon to the meal to boost the protein.
*Pamela’s brand of gluten-free pancake mix…..yummy 🙂 I prepare it with vanillia rice milk instead of the recommended water. This is a gluten-free processed mix. I wouldn’t rely on this type of breakfast very often, but if you’re yearning for a wheat-like food……this will satisfy.
*Tuna salad with loads of veggies, salmon patties, sweet potatoe fries, green salad with chicken, hummus in a leafy-green wrap, homemade soup, etc. (This list is obviously many ideas and not one meal!!)
*Beef Pot Roast with roasted veggies, salad, pickled beets….this was Sunday dinner a week ago!
*Baked Chicken with rice, broccoli….
*Tomato and meat sauce over spaghetti squash, green salad, olives, cheese…..
Think whole foods (closest to their natural state) rather than gluten-free mixes and products.
If nothing else, eliminating the wheat will urge you to look at other possibilities and get you out of a food rut. I have just touched the tip of the wheat-free iceberg.