Making the decision to go wheat free…
When you’ve decided that you are going to live wheat-free for medical issues such as intolerance or sensitivities or for health reasons, it can be a complete minefield. Suddenly you are faced with, what am I going to eat? Although there is so much other food out there as opposed to wheat, you do get the sense of feeling a little lost and it can be very daunting. Read some recommended books as it gives you ideas, motivation and opens your mind. Here are my recommendations:
What to eat when you can’t eat anything
This book changed my life. It’s the complete allergy cookbook by Chupi & Luke Sweetman. As a result of their own food challenges, it made the Sweetmans rethink the way they ate. They teamed up with nutritionist Patricia Quinn, and created healthy, nutritious, fun dishes that make up this book. What to eat when you can’t eat anything is packed with innovative recipes and is perfect for everyone. Different levels of food sensitivities require different diets. This book does this too. It has different categories depending on how sensitive you are. Specific allergies and food intolerances are described, including wheat, sugar, yeast, dairy products, gluten and artificial additives. It also includes tips on what and how to buy ingredients. I’d really recommend buying this book if you are struggling with wheat/gluten free living and looking for new recipe ideas.
You are what you eat!
Gillian McKeith has been my saviour! Although she is not a practitioner, nutritionist or doctor, she talks a lot of sense. Colour on your plate, fruit and veg etc, plus Gillian is an advocate of no wheat. She believes that we don’t need it for our bodies. Her cookbooks have loads of alternatives and I’ve found it great for recipes and meal ideas, soups, salads, especially her delicious chickpea burgers. Check out her cookbook “You are what you eat cookbook” and website, some great health info and advice.
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