Gluten Free Update: 4 Days In plus GF/Vegan Resources

So, I’m four days into my gluten-free experiment. In a nutshell: I’d feel great if it wasn’t for the root canal and extraction that I had today. As I sit here with gauze clamped between my teeth, I just want to share a bit about my first few days of going gluten free.

While I haven’t been very adventurous, my diet for the last few days has not been boring. Breakfast has generally been a smoothie, using up my fruit servings for the day (I added some spinach today to get some veggie servings in too). I’ve also had a slice or two of Udi’s gluten free bread. Lunch is usually leftovers from dinner the night before, but I also stopped by Clark’s the other day and picked up an Evolution bean wrap that was gluten free.

For dinner, I have made a couple big salads, which is a great way to get extra veggies in. I also made tempeh burgers the other day (Alan had his on a bun, mine was on a slice of the Udi’s). Tonight, I made the filling for tofu and potato burritos. I am on a soft food diet for a couple days, so I made sure everything was cooked thoroughly and easy to chew.

How do I feel? I feel good, but, honestly, I don’t know that I feel any different. I’m sure that four days isn’t enough to truly get an idea of results.

As I promised, here are a few links that I want to share with you. These are blogs that are vegan, gluten free, and some of them are soy free as well. I have not really explored each website yet, but I am excited to do so. I hope that you will check them out too!

The first blog, Cupcake Kitteh, is vegan, gluten free, and soy free. I’ve been following her for a while (from afar, she’s in Australia) and she is the source for many of the blogs below.
I am happy that I found Marathon Mom when she commented on my gluten free post.
Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan, food that feels good.
Green Vegan Living, living each day to the greenest, cooking gluten-free and vegan along the way.
Happy Vegan Face, vegan eats, gluten-free cooking, and all the awesome along the way.
In the Mood for Noodles,
Living Free, vegan and wheat free.
Veg-am, ramblings of an amateur vegan cook.
Two Cups of Love, gluten free and vegan cooking.
The Vegan Chickpea, the gluten-free and vegan musings of a Ms. and Mr.
The G-Spot Revolution, because a healthy life shouldn’t be hard to find.
The Discerning Kitchen
The Manifest Vegan, gluten-free, animal friendly recipes.
Eat to the Beet, gluten-free, vegan blog.
Diet, Dessert, and Dogs, Sugar-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly. Anti-candida living. And comments from my dogs (my favorite part!).
Barefoot and Frolicking, a space for musing on living, raw foods, and vegan cuisine.

A couple things I’m saving for another post:

Tomorrow is my birthday! Alan and I are heading off to Vegas where he will be announcing the Really Big Free Marathon.  I won’t be running the race, but I hope to get a few miles in while he’s working.

Our girls cross country team is going to CIF (the first round on the road to state!). I can’t wait to write about this, the girls were so awesome in their final league meet (they even beat our rival, ahem, La Quinta).

cross country

And, of course, the full story of the root canal.

So, what are your plans for the weekend? Hopefully no root canals!

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  1. says

    Happy Birthday!!!! Hope the root canal is a distance memory by the time you hit Vegas. Thanks again for the links. You are my go-to source for everything vegan these days. 😉
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  2. says

    Soooo sorry about the root canal!!! Ick ick! I hope that the pain subsides super quickly!!!!! Thanks for all the great resources! I’m so glad the gluten free is working well!! Happy Friday!

  3. says

    Happy Birthday!
    Thank you so much for that reading list. I’m easing into gluten free myself for thyroid reasons so this is a huge help.
    Sorry about the RC. They suck! Feel better.
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  4. says

    Oh no! Gauze in your mouth is NOT a fun thing to deal with. I wish you a speedy recovery! And you’ve got some great blogs here, I can’t wait to look at all of them!

    And a most happy birthday to you! :)
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  5. says

    Happy Birthday! Udi’s does make good bread. I love Diet, Dessert & Dogs too :)
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  6. says

    Root canal! Hope that all went all right. I had one a couple of years ago and then it had to be crowned, too.

    Right, 4 days is likely not long enough to notice too much positive happening in your body. But it IS happening….

    Have a great weekend and a wonderful birthday!
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  7. says

    I’m so sorry about the root canal!
    Also – happy birthday (I hate that these two things are in the same comment!)

    You sound as though you’re going well with the gluten free – do you ever get to introduce gluten back in, or is this for life?
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