I do hope that all of you have been well this past week and are taking some time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate over the weekend.
As for myself, things have been crazy busy with school wrapping up in less than 2 weeks and finals just around the corner. And then my junior year in college will be OVER! What?! Yes, I know... time goes by so quickly.
Anyway, I was super excited to find out that Berkeley now has a gluten free club on campus called, glutenX (cool name, right?!), which is a support group for celiacs and gluten intolerant individuals! It's a fledgling club so far, but I have no doubt that it will grow into something amazing for future generations of Berkeley students who have gluten allergies. Yay for support groups! As a side note, if you are a incoming freshman to UCB or if you're a current UCB student with any interest in celiac disease, gluten or food allergies, I highly encourage y'all to check the club out. They also have a Facebook page too, so feel free to peruse and maybe ask some questions, if you have any!
Okay, moving on... !
Today's post will be a fairly short one, I promise! I know my usual posts tend to drag really long... eek! Sorry for those that dislike long writing! I just love to write so much and when I don't edit and filter, I tend to write really longgggg articles. But that's just because I love all of you. :)
What's your typical weekly diet look like?
As a request from a fellow gfreer, I am providing a sample diet of my typical weekday meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks, and drinks. I'm going to be honest here and say that although I love and advocate healthy diets, my current diet isn't the best. This is just to give you an idea of what gluten free foods I usually eat that may help you develop a diet plan that works best for you. I try to be healthy as much as I can.. but hey, it can get difficult at times, as I'm sure all of you can understand. So without further ado...
Kris's Sample Menu
Udi's gluten free plain bagels with cream cheese
Gluten free cereal from Envirokids (I love the chocolate Koala one- I mean who doesn't love chocolate and cute koalas??)
Gluten free frozen waffles from Trader Joes (best frozen toaster oven delicious waffles! These are better than Vans in my opinion) with peanut butter, berry jam, fresh berries and honey. Sometimes I throw in some butter because butter makes everything so yummy! :)
Udi's gluten free bread (whole grain or white) which I use to eat toast or make French toast!
Any other gluten free pastry (as you can see, I'm a pastry girl in the morning...!)
Eggs (scrambled or hard boiled)
Sandwiches with gluten free bread
Salads without the croutons, of course!
Pasta (if I have time to cook it!) <-- Trader Joe's Corn pasta tastes amazing!
Vegetables, meat and some type of grain
Rice (sometimes white or brown) with meat and vegetables. I always try to have both, but meat gets expensive so I go vegetarian a lot of the time!
Pasta (my staple food)
Gluten free pizza (I made it with Udi's gluten free pizza crust!)
Go out to eat with friends- usually I make them eat Thai with me because Thai food not only has absolutely amazing flavors, but most of their food is gluten free!
Fruits and nuts (any variety)
Yogurt- preferably thick, creamy Greek yogurt!
Glutino's gluten free pretzels (omg, love love love these!)
Trader Joe's Tortilla Chips with Flax Seeds (I like the vegetable one better than the spicy one! Tastes great with salsa, guacamole, or just alone)
Popcorn (Kettle or popped) any brand.
Tea, and lots of it. Green, black, white or any kind. I LOVE tea! I also drink milk tea in the morning with Lipton tea bags!
Juice (rarely nowadays)
Organic milk or soymilk
And there you have it! There's alot of TJ and Udi's because I shop at TJ because it's the closest to my apartment and they sell relatively inexpensive gluten free foods and I have lots of Udi's products because I got a whole bag of free samples from my work. I love Cal Dining!! :D
Kris and T are two college students that are both diagnosed with Celiac Disease. The goal of our blog is to provide tips, advice, and information on gluten free dining while on a budget. We will provide resturant reviews, recipes, product reviews, and tips on gluten free eats!
Kris & T Go Gfree offers gfree suggestions and tips for eating out safely based on our current knowledge of restaurant protocol, menu, and naturally gluten free foods. However, we shall not be held accountable for any and all viewers' own actions shall they become ill after trying our recommended selections. Viewers/followers of our blog are responsible for their own actions and thus consequences- in other words, eat at your own risk. Everyone's sensitivity levels are different and you should be well aware before deciding to consume any food items. Thank you.