Amy’s admiring her pantry this week. Come see what she’s doing right!
My family recently celebrated our gluten-free anniversary. Looking back at the changes we have made during the past year has been pretty awe-inspiring. The idea of keeping our home completely gluten-free was daunting at first but now it seems like the “same old, same old.” And having two celiacs who are symptom free? Awesome.
What were our tricks to success?
1. Get a clean start
The most important thing we learned: to be successful at living gluten-free, you need to get rid of temptations. For us, that meant giving away cereals, crackers, and pastas. And soy sauce, soups and dressings. It meant really cleaning out the pantry — not just rearranging and organizing.
2. Be Adventurous
A diagnosis of celiac or gluten-sensitivity often makes people nervous to eat anything new. But in order to find the GF foods you like, you will have to try different ingredients and dishes. The goods news is that your bravery will be rewarded — bread and pasta that tastes good and is healthy. Cereals that can be enjoyed on your new diet. Recipes your whole family can enjoy!
3. Eat healthy
Once you’ve cleaned out the gluten, what do you replace it with? You need to make sure that your new products are gluten-free and safe to enjoy. While you are at it, you should make sure they are healthy, too. Here’s a recipe that is quick and easy to make from my gluten-free pantry — plus it’s tasty, healthy and full of frees: gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free!
I’m lucky: working with Denise means I get great ideas on keeping my pantry healthy everyday.