It wasn’t exactly intentional. But since the nice folks at Udi’s sent me a giant box of gluten free products, I figured, why not see what happens if I avoid gluten for a bit. At the risk of TMI, I’ve been having a few “digestive issues” (bloating, “irregularity”, etc) and it doesn’t seem to be lack of fiber… so for fun I figured why not go gluten free for a few days?
Don’t tell the boyfriend. I don’t think he could deal with another “dietary restriction”
So here is a [mostly] Gluten-Free What I Ate Wednesday!
This is actually Monday’s eats… since Gluten entered my world for Valentine’s Dinner. More on that later.
I had a bowl of Chobani 0% with stevia and blueberries, topped with Udi’s cranberry granola. The granola was good, but since lots of granola is gluten free, it’s not THAT special. I actually don’t really like dried cranberries in my yogurt, because they get really hard, due to the frozen berries. But I can’t really blame the granola for that.
So it gets a B+. It’s good, but I wouldn’t necessarily buy it every single time.
This bread surprised me. I’ve had some nasty gluten free bread, but this stuff was good. It had a really hearty texture, which I liked. But if you’re a wonder bread fan, this is not your thing. It’s not as soft as regular bread, but since I normally toast mine, I didn’t care.
I had one of these Trader Joe’s Spring Onion Soups in my cabinet, and since it’s gluten free, it made the perfect packed lunch.
These things are pretty tasty, but it’s a lot of sodium, and not a lot of protein and fiber, so I don’t eat them very often. (and they’re not very pretty to photograph…) I was starving at lunch, so I also munched on an unpictured side salad, which was not very exciting.
I packed half an Udi’s cinnamon raisin bagel. I’m sure it would have been better toasted. but I was running from one meeting to the next and I just scarfed it down plain. It really tasted like a regular bagel, so I think it should get a B+, because it didn’t taste gluten free. Again, nothing spectacular, but it was good.
Ok, so I don’t think this box of soup is ACTUALLY gluten free. I’m not sure. But since I’m not actually allergic or anything, and I was craving soup, I figured a little gluten would be fine. I also had broccoli + some hummus from Ellwood Thompson. I have a delicious broccoli recipe I keep meaning to post. Maybe Friday? We shall see.