Day One Gluten Free and it was a success!
Since I haven’t really had time to sit down and plan out meals for this week, I had gone to Sendik’s to pick up a few things that I knew are gluten free for lunch. I picked up a few frozen meals from Amy’s Kitchen because they are gluten free and organic, so I know I eating all natural foods.
The first one I tried was the macaroni and cheese with rice noodles. I was pretty hesitant to buy this one in the first place because of a recent bad experience with rice noodles at the Thai restaurant. But, I gave them a shot. How could anything covered in cheese be bad? I was extremely surprised by how good it was. One of my main staples as a picky eater has always been macaroni and cheese, and to be more specific, frozen macaroni and cheese. What a perfect way to start the gluten free experience……with something that has always been a comfort food for me.
Dinner was going to prove to be a whole new challenge. The second Wednesday of the month is always International Supper Club with Yelp. This month we went to Riviera Maya in Bay View. I tend to order flour tortillas when I go out for Mexican. Rather than having to stay away from tortillas completely I was happy to hear that I can choose corn tortillas instead! I went with the Papitas Tostadas. I can’t say I have every ordered a Tostada at a restaurant. So, although it is fairly common on Mexican restaurant menus, it was something new to me. The Papitas topping was a combination of potatoes, poblano pepper and corn. Along with sour cream and avocado. Absolutely Delicious! Considering I was afraid I was going to have to go to dinner and just watch everyone eat. I was completely satisfied with my meal, and had no feeling of missing anything.
I am just past lunch on Day Two and still going strong. If I take one day at a time I can do this!