Allergen Friendly Tips For Feeding a Large Family With a Gluten and Diabetic Diet

dairy and gluten free diet

A dairy and gluten free diet are often a controversial subject. People who have Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, do not eat dairy products. They do not suffer adverse reactions to them and yet they cannot consume gluten either. There are some people who can tolerate dairy and find it hard to avoid it altogether while others find it impossible to go through life without dairy products.

Be Careful For Large Families

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If you have large family gatherings then you must be extra careful. When your guests arrive at the house, you must ensure that each one is served with a dairy-free dessert and a gluten-free desert. You should use a corn tortilla for this. Just place the corn in the tortilla, place a couple of dollops of dairy-free yogurt on top and eat it with the taco seasoning.

Before going slow on dairy, you should determine if you want to go slow on gluten as well. You need to start small. If you are not able to tolerate dairy products after two weeks, then try to switch to something that is easier to digest such as rice flour or almond butter. However, if you start mixing gluten and dairy and are not able to tolerate it after three weeks, you may have to remove gluten from your diet forever. I recommend that you go slow when you are changing your diet and this will prevent you from doing damage to your digestive system.

Organic Products

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For starters, save money by purchasing organic products instead of the branded ones. If you shop at the farmer’s market instead of stores, you may also get more items for your money. These items include sunflower and coconut oil, which are both great sources of healthy fats and can be used in a wide variety of recipes as well as dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, milk and cottage cheese. These items will also save you money as well.

Prepare Some Healthy Tacos

In addition to dairy and gluten-free products, you need to know how to prepare some healthy tacos. Since most recipes that call for tortilla will require corn flour, which is gluten, your next best choice would be taco seasoning. This ingredient is made of corn meal and can be found in powder form. There is no need to purchase the taco seasoning from the store, but if you decide to use it, make sure you read the ingredients since some brands may contain corn meal. You can also substitute fish sauce, salsa, guacamole and any other items for the tortilla chips, if you want a healthier alternative.

Bottom Lines

Gluten and dairy free meal planning is easy, but it does require some planning. If you have a large family, you may need to cook more than one meal at a time. Plan ahead by creating meal planning sheets for each day and taking them with you to the store. You can also order pizza and other foods from the same place where you get your gluten-free meals. By following these allergen friendly tips for feeding a large family, you can save money and feed your family healthily.

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