When I first embarked on my gluten-free diet, I had no idea where to begin. I was only giving it a try to see if gluten-free living would reduce my need for an anti-depressant (it did) and give me more energy (it did).
But I didn’t have much of a gluten free grains plan. Giving up bread seemed like an unnecessary torture, and I hadn’t tried many gluten free grains. What was I going to eat? I ate a lot of oatmeal and rice at first, but those got boring fast.
That’s when I started experimenting more… I began with quinoa in place of pasta, and gluten-free flour in my baked goods (and who could give up baked goods completely? I know I didn’t want to!). From there, I branched out to more exotic grains.
I almost don’t miss wheat bread. I discovered there are so many tasty, gluten-free grains out there! And tons of great recipes using gluten-free whole grains or flour.
Here are 10 of the tastiest gluten-free grains available
A gluten-free diet may seem daunting at first.But I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely manageable. A good place to start is with naturally gluten-free foods (fruits and veggies, nut butters, etc), and slowly add in new gluten-free whole grains. Then when you’re up for it, try baking with gluten-free flour.
The trick is to get the blend right. The challenge with gluten-free baking is getting the right blend of flours together. There are many gluten-free flour blends available to purchase, but if you’re hoping to make your own, a good rule of thumb is to not include more than 20-30% of any one flour.
How about you? What are your favourite gluten-free grains? How do you use them? Share with us!