Wheat-free, gluten free breakfast options?

BohoWannabe Asked: Wheat-free, gluten free breakfast options?

^That’s what I’m looking for.I’m trying to “clean up” what I eat by getting away from most wheat and gluten, because I think I might be allergic to them. Obviously fruit is a good choice, but what else is rich in nutrients and fiber, besides breads and cereals?


pennypincher Answered:
Can’t you have oatmeal or rice? How about Cheerios?
Jasmine Answered:
I have gluten allergy and intolerance (there is a difference, though I have both). I usually have cereal, a piece of fruit, and a egg (usually boiled the night before so I don’t have to cook). Did you know that Chex has five flavors that are GF now? 

I’m from Idaho, so potatoes are a staple. 🙂 Easy carb dish is a microwave mashed potato: poke some holes in the potato with a fork, wrap it in wet paper towels and microwave for 3-5 minutes (depending on how big it is). Top with cottage cheese or whatever else floats your boat. I find an egg or a handful of nuts as the best source of protein.

I’ve been gluten free for two years. I was struggling with a lot of health problems that my doctor couldn’t figure out. Then my boyfriend (who has celiac) suggested that gluten was the problem. That’s exactly what it was. When I switched to gluten free, I felt better within a week. If gluten is your problem, you’ll know very quickly if you follow the diet properly. It is very difficult to learn, I will admit. Gluten is hidden in EVERYTHING. You need to know that the preservatives in most processed foods are derived from grains, so even if it doesn’t look like it has wheat or grain products in it, it may still not be okay to eat. Unless the manufacturer says it’s “gluten free” (either on the package or on the website), don’t eat it. Stick with raw, fresh (and sometimes frozen) foods. Celiac.com is a very good resource, and the forums there will get you better answers than this website. Good luck! Going GF is hard, but it’s totally worth it in the end and you adjust! I can’t even stand the smell of wheat anymore. Just the smell of normal pancakes make me sick to my stomach.

Oh, and just so you know, most oats aren’t safe for us to eat. It’s not that there is anything wrong with oats themselves, it’s just that they are grown near wheat and processed in the same factories so there is cross contamination. If you eat oatmeal, make sure it is certified Gluten Free. You usually have to go to a specialty food store for that though.

I make a rice hot cereal instead. It’s pretty simple really: Make a big batch of white or brown rice and put it in the fridge the night before. The next morning throw in your milk of choice (I’m lactose free) and whatever other goodies you want (sugar, dried fruit, cinnamon) and stick it in the microwave until it’s hot. It’s a good substitute to oat meal and it sticks with you nearly as well.

I haven’t been able to find sausage that is gluten free. Though most bacon and ham are okay. Bisquik now has a gluten free version, so you can make pancakes and waffles out of that.

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