Last month, I talked about healthy dessert options to satisfy your sweet tooth! After losing 70 pounds on a gluten, refined sugar and dairy free diet, I learned how to recreate my favorite foods and can eat cake, cookies, and ice cream without the guilt. How about savory, starchy and salty foods? What are we supposed to do when we are craving pizza, macaroni & cheese and bread? Should we cheat and break our diet? These foods are a NO NO when it comes to losing weight, right? WRONG! This is a myth, the good news is you can have your cake and now pizza too! Recreating your favorite dishes and removing the junk will keep your mouths happy without the extra pounds.
Remember to combine the following items with a protein source, non-starchy veggie and a fat at every meal. Combining foods and eating 5-6 times a day will keep your metabolism high and your fat burning machine revved up! The purpose of combining your food is to balance your blood sugar and keep it stabilized to avoid cravings, fatigue, irritability and mood swings.
Here are my favorite no guilt savory dishes.
Amy ‘s Rice Macaroni and Cheeze:
Macaroni and cheese is an all-time favorite because it is yummy and an amazing comfort food. While dieting, mac and cheese is usually avoided because of it’s fat, carbs and all of that gooey high calorie cheese. No worries, “Amy’s Rice Macaroni and Cheeze”, is gluten and dairy free! It will tantalize your taste buds without adding inches to your waistline. It is made of rice flour pasta with dairy free cheddar cheese. Your taste buds will not be fooled because it tastes like the real thing! It is cheesy, creamy and tasty without the guilt!
Z Pizza’s Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza
Pizza is tasty,salty, greasy and very starchy. It is one of the guiltiest dishes to eat. While dieting, pizza is usually avoided because one slice can rack up over 500 calories per slice! Ouch! “Z Pizza”‘, makes gluten and dairy free pizzas which are less calories than it’s full fat cousin. You can call your local franchise and they will deliver this tasty goodness right to your door!
Food For Life’s Gluten Free Breads
Enjoy English muffins, tortillas and sliced breads with, “Food For Life”, gluten free breads. This line is great because their bread contains minimal ingredients and taste just like real bread without the high levels of carbohydrates. Enjoy burgers, wraps, toast, sandwiches and more!
Eating healthy and losing weight while enjoying your favorite foods is easy! Enjoy pizza, pasta and breads without the added calories and guilt. Stock up on gluten free pastas, breads and flour and recreate your favorite dishes. Remember to keep it sugar and dairy free. A healthy cheese substitute is called, “Daiya Cheese”. You can find it in your local health food stores. Daiya comes in many flavors such as, cheddar and mozzarella.
Create your favorite gluten and dairy free recipes and submit it below. The winning recipe will be featured in my next blog!
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