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!!