5 Simple Gluten-Free Swap-outs

I once went for pizza with a lactose-intolerant boyfriend. We thought it would be cute if we tackled a slice of pizza together – I’d eat the cheese and he’d eat the crust. Guess what? It was just sad. We looked silly and people stared. Being gluten-free isn’t like having other food allergies – your throat won’t close up if you accidentally ingest it, you won’t break out into hives and your stomach (for the most part) will be fine. You’re also not restricted from one food group or confined to eating “health food.” Finding substitutions so you can still eat your favorite foods without risking damage to your immune system may be the worst part. The silver lining: You get to experiment in the kitchen, be creative when dining out and become a better cook and food enthusiast in the process. Here are some easy swap-outs (and ins) to simplify your quest to a satisfying meal.



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emalkire's picture

Just to note- each person who is gluten free is different. Not all will have stomach issues but many will (I do) when they eat gluten even very small crumbs, and some will in fact have throat closing, again I do. Also being gluten free if it's from Celiac it's an intolerance not an allergy but there are still some out there who have an allergy to gluten and the grains that contain it (wheat allergy as well as Celiac for me) so they must be gluten free. So yes being gluten free can in some cases be like other allergies.
Also many who must be gluten free also have issues with lactose and are lactose intolerant as vise versa. Your lactose free boyfriend should be checked for Celiac. If your gluten intolerant and not lactose intolerant I'm glad for you. I would love to have a gluten free crust cheese pizza and not have to double over in pain from the cheese. Please, enjoy every bite of that ooey, gooey yummy melted cheese for all of us who can't. We will love you for that. :)

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