One Month Challenge: A Day in the Life
Yesterday, I announced my One Month Gluten Free Challenge beginning August 1st.
So, what does a One Month Gluten Free Challenge look like on a typical day? Will I be eating weird food? Am I going to be spending hours in the kitchen?
Here is a sample of one day's recipes:
- Breakfast: Zucchini Bread - It is made with coconut flour so it is gluten free. If you are like me and like to start your day with bread or a good baked or something a little sweet, this is a great option. The recipe makes one loaf or about ten muffins so you can eat this every morning. It also makes a great snack on the go.
- Lunch: Roquefort Pear Salad - With the cheese, pear, avocado and pecans, this makes a great lunch salad. If I want to make this recipe even easier, I buy Albert Heijn's pre-packaged salad greens and their fresh balsamic dressing.
- Dinner: Portabella Tacos with Avocado Cream - I substitute corn tortillas to make this recipe gluten free. I buy flour tortillas also to keep my little kids happy. It is a delicious vegetarian meal or you can add in some grilled chicken breasts. The avocado cream is delicious! I make an extra batch to go with a Mexican dish later in the week or eat it with a snack of corn tortilla chips and salsa.
See now, was that so bad? Common misconceptions about eating gluten free are that your choices will be so limited. My father would have termed it, "Eating rabbit food".
That really isn't the case.
Another misconception is that you will end up eating all of these weird and funky ingredients like kombucha or spirulina. Those things don't really go over well with my two and four year old daughters.
Although, I did manage to sneak spirulina into a smoothie for my four year old last week and she was none the wiser. I hid the taste nicely by using mango sorbet in the smoothie which kind of defeats the purpose of a healthy smoothie, but hey.