Gluten Free Week Review!
So I didn't get off to the greatest start as you can see but I definitely rebounded from there. On Wednesday I cooked dinner and made a delicious Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with grilled steak. It was really simple and I had a few of the ingredients at home already. You can see what that looked like below!
Quinoa and black bean salad with grilled steak.
I went out to eat a few times during my gluten free week. Instead of just picking any old restaurant and hoping that they would have a gluten free menu or option, I decided to use Find Me Gluten Free. It was a HUGE help. Not only did it tell me which places had gluten free options but also which ones had dedicated gluten free menus, and reviews; which were helpful in picking out my dish. On Thursday night I met a friend for dinner and we went to Plan B in West Hartford because I saw that they had an entire gluten free menu on Find Me Gluten Free. Another thing I did that shows I was learning was ask for gluten free soy sauce when Hannah and I went out for sushi on Saturday night!
Overall, I realized eating gluten free can be pricey. Hannah and I bought a frozen pizza that was Amy's brand and it was tiny but cost about $6.00 you add that with the $10 for the 4 pack of New Planet gluten free beer and another $5 for the gluten free chips we used for our Cedars Hummus appetizer and it can get expensive grocery shop. I realized its much better to buy raw ingredients and just make dishes yourself so you have leftovers. It's obviously healthier that way too but, sometimes you just crave a pizza or a burger you know what I mean?
Anyway, overall the gluten free challenge was a great experience for me. Both myself and Hannah decided that we are going to continue to try and eat gluten free during the week and then if we are craving pizza or a burger we will have it on the weekends. We both felt great with plenty of energy and much lighter. I think its worth eliminating as many gluten food items as I can because, like as I said there was a noticeable difference in the way I felt.
For Better Living,