The Gluten-Free Grains Whole30 Reintroduction Guide
So you've finished your Whole30, you've reintroduced legumes, and now you're ready to reintroduce gluten-free grains. Good for you! Making an effort to properly reintroduce each food group individually really matters. If you're lost on what Whole30 reintroduction is, head to the official Whole30 article about Reintro.
There are so many yummy gluten-free grains to reintroduce when the time comes, but which foods are better than others?
SOME GLUTEN-FREE GRAIN FOODS ARE MINIMALLY PROCESSED. OTHERS ARE FILLED WITH JUNKY INGREDIENTS THAT WILL MESS UP YOUR REINTRO RESULTS.
It's also worth considering that your reaction to, say, corn, might be really different from your reaction to gluten-free bagels, or white rice. For the purpose of this article, I'm rounding up my favorites of ALL gluten-free grains for reintro: pick and choose which kinds of gluten-free grains are the best for YOU and YOUR body.
AND TRY TO KEEP ADDED SUGAR OUT OF IT.
Sugar has its own side effects, and with some food group reintroductions it's near impossible to separate sugar from the food group (I'm looking at you, gluten). So as best you can, try to avoid high levels of added sugar as you reintroduce a new food group: this will make the effects and results easier to detect.
HERE ARE MY FAVE GLUTEN-FREE GRAIN GOODS!
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1. Bob's Red Mill Old-Fashioned Oats
I love oatmeal: and I love enjoying it in my food freedom! I always pair it with protein because it doesn't feel me up all that much: but I still love to make it for those rainy, cozy oatmeal days.
2. Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread
It's near impossible to find a gluten-free bread without soy, dairy or other filler junk: but Canyon Bakehouse ticks all the boxes for me. They also toast really well, and the texture is totally perfect!
3. Rice (Certified Gluten-Free)
Rice is a great gluten-free addition to your food freedom, but some brands include trace amounts of gluten. Make sure you purchase certified gluten free rice!
Popcorn is one of my very favorite snacks. I like to make mine in the stove with a bit of coconut oil and sea salt. Absolute perfection! However, I've always had a soft spot for Skinny Pop. It just tastes SO good! And the ingredients are so simple. I just love it!
5. Tortilla Chips
When you buy tortilla chips, make sure the ingredients are minimal and they're certified gluten-free, like this one. This can be "food with no brakes" for some, so I recommend minding your portions as best you can!
6. Corn Tortillas
I usually eat grain-free tortillas, but when I'm entertaining a crowd I love to serve corn tortillas. As always, check your labels carefully! These have simple ingredients and no gluten or soy.
7. Gluten-Free Spaghetti
While I prefer a chickpea pasta, I know so many of you like pasta made with gluten-free grains! Here's a great one that has simple ingredients.
I feel like Quinoa is the classic gluten-free grain. I LOVE the texture of quinoa, and the nutty taste is so delicious! I like this brand of Quinoa.
Did you know that corn is not a vegetable, but a grain? It's true! If you love corn I'd recommend you buy fresh: but this version works too as it's certified gluten-free.
10. Gluten-Free Granola
Granola is such a great addition to food freedom if your body can handle it: in yogurt, on smoothies, with fruit, etc. This one is low in added sugar and the taste is AMAZING!
Thanks for checking out my Gluten-Free Reintro Guide! Stay tuned for similar guides about gluten-free grains, gluten-grains, dairy, and more.