Feeling: Blah, nauseous, keep having reactions that limit my singing, un-motivated, thirsty, sick, fatigued.
Noticing: More reactions when I eat wheat (throat seizing, endless coughing), red swollen eyes, nasal congestion, itchy red skin like nobodies business.
Cheats: Ate half of my dad’s pumpkin spice donut from Krispy Kreme because I just had to try it.
Challenges: Planning out meals ahead of time so I don’t have to make something up last minute that isn’t well balanced.
Feats: Cleaned out the pantry and marked everything that is gluten-free with a neon orange sticker.
Happy Moment: If you are looking for gluten-free items, go to Trader Joe’s! I went to Fry’s last night and had the hardest time finding items. Not only that, but they were so expensive! I had a cart full of stuff (dairy, fruits and vegetables mostly) by checkout and not one lane was open, so I had to do self-checkout with 10 yogurts and 10 Snapples… That was not fun! At Trader Joe’s, everyone was so helpful in giving me tips about going GF (gluten free). They had a packet of what in the store was GF and a woman even went around with me to show me what her favorite items were. The girl at the checkout had baking tips for me, including that Pinterest is great for recipes, which is so true! I love Trader Joe’s!
Favorite Place to Shop for GF Items: Trader Joe’s!
Goal: To eat at home as much as possible this week and to start a GF Pinterest Board.
Eating Out: I found out that Red Robin has an amazing GF bun! Chipotle is also pretty wary of allergies. They changed their gloves, washed their hands and used new serving spoons to make sure there was no contamination (the tortillas are the only non-gluten free items). I really appreciated it!
Favorite Item: I can eat yogurt! That alone makes me so happy. I haven’t had yogurt as a staple for a long time and I can honestly say I’m glad it’s back in my life! And these freaking Trader Joe’s gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are to die for!