At first, following a gluten-free, all-natural diet may seem intimidating, especially when it comes to cooking at home. After all, gluten can be hiding in a number of typical pantry staples, and things that you loved to bake before may need a revamp. Luckily, you can use these dietary restrictions and substitutions infographic to help get your started on your gluten-free journey.
For example, if you love to bake, many grains can work just as well as flour or other baking ingredients that have gluten. You can substitute wheat found in flour and baking grains by using replacements such as almond flour, amaranth grain, brown rice flour, quinoa, and white rice flour. For a gluten-free sweetener, try brown rice syrup in baking and desserts; other natural sweeteners such as agave nectar, fructose, and turbinado sugar can replace white table sugar in your recipes to help you follow a more natural diet. Guar gum powder is especially effective in holding baked goods together and helping them rise without gluten.
Of course, while eating gluten-free, you may also wish to clean up other aspects of your diet. Instead of cooking with corn or soybean oils, use macadamia nut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, or virgin coconut oil for baking, frying, grilling, or in salad dressings and sauces. If you’re relying less on animal products, you can still get protein through buttermilk powder, soy milk powder, dry roasted soybeans, and textured soy protein in veggie burgers, vegetarian chili, and more.
Whichever way you’re trying to clean up your diet, there are food substitutions and replacements out there that will help you satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your health. Try these products out and get experimenting in the kitchen- you’re guaranteed to have some tasty results!
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