Restocking the Shelves

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Our weekend was pretty packed with play-dates, photo shoots, swim lessons, and a night out on the town…but it’s time to get back to it!  This is the big week as we go gluten-free on Thursday!  I’m pretty excited as I’ve been learning so much about our food supply over the last 2 weeks - it will feel great to know we are eating clean!

On Friday, I took a gluten-free shopping tour at Whole Foods.  The staff was incredible and so knowledgeable.  On top of the 50 page print-out they gave me of all the gluten-free products they carry, they also gave me a link to their website for all special diets.  Check it out HERE.  (picture above)  The link has diet information & recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free, low fat, low sodium, soy, vegan, sugar conscious, vegetarian, and wheat-free diets.  Conveniently, they have all gluten-free products marked with purple hang-tags and all the staff I came across were very knowledgeable about the foods they carry.  Even the beer guy pointed me to his favorite gluten-free Spanish beer, Daura.

So after the tour, I purchased some basic staples and headed home to perform a pantry raid.  As you can see - I did eliminate 2 whole shelves of food, but most of it was pasta so I wasn’t eating too bad after all!  Here’s my before & after shot:

I’ve scanned all the recipes from the cookbooks I borrowed and now it’s time to do a little online work.  But overall, I feel confident that I can start cooking clean & healthy meals.  I am a bit worried about ‘eating out’, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.  For the recipes that turn out - I will most definitely be posting pictures on my instagram, facebook, and twitter accounts as well as here on my blog.  Wish me luck!! :)



  1. I have been gluten free for 10+ years (because I have celiac’s disease). It’s not all that bad. Just call ahead before you go to dinner to ask questions. It will make the dining experience less stressful.

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