I've been gluten free for just over a year now & it's definitely a hard adjustment if you were a fan of breads, pizza, etc. I've tried lots of bread replacements and nothing seems right - the taste and texture just aren't the same - not to mention the ridiculous expense, so I've done more what Eckyls has done and just seriously reduced the amount of carbs from traditional grains at all.
Quinoa is awesome - gluten free, has some protein & is tasty and versatile.
AS FOR GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS:
I do like the Udi's brand of bread too over others I've tried. I don't have it every day, just rarely - and as it's a frozen loaf, it lasts quite a while. It really tastes best and most like "real" bread when it's toasted, so try that.
I also do the corn tortillas now instead of flour ones, but I have used some gluten-free flour tortillas for breakfast wraps that were pretty good (cannot remember the name of them now).
For the RARE occasions that I really want some pasta, Target carries an excellent brand called Simply Balanced that is tasty (made from corn & rice). They have lots of other gluten-free items too - you can see some online and at your local store.
But mostly, I don't sub GF stuff and have learned to live with it. A lot of GF stuff is much higher in calories & carbs than their gluten-containing counterparts because they're trying to make up for the taste.
** Donna **
The definition of insanity: repeating the same actions over and over again and expecting different results.
Highest weight - 231
Current weight - 207.9 (3/30/14 - down 23.1 lbs)
Goal weight - 135 (12/31/14 - I CAN DO IT!!)
| current weight: 210.4