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Washington DC Gluten Free Expo and Van Camping

2013 DC Gluten Free Expo

Alan and I are taking a much needed vacation this week. It is our first trip camping in our e350 super duty diesel van. We do not make any specific plans for vacations. We knew we were headed towards Pittsburgh to visit friends but that is it. On Friday evening I realized that the gluten free expo would be happening in DC on Sunday. I was really excited for the opportunity to go and share the experience with all of you. Alan being the sweet sweet man that he is made it happen. We had trouble (lots of trouble) finding a place to park the van to sleep overnight in the DC area. We finally found a Walmart parking lot and it was quite comfy.

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Why Coconut Flour Works for Me

Bag of Nutiva Coconut Flour

I have finally found satisfaction in flour. I am gluten free and mostly grain free. I have been struggling with losing that extra 20 lbs my whole life. I have been in love with cooking and baking everything I could since going gluten free three years ago due to Celiac . It is hard to shed these extra pounds while battling a monster sized sweet tooth. This is where coconut flour comes in. It is naturally gluten free, grain free, and low carb.

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South Beach Diet Gluten Solution Fad Diet BS

Here at Gluten Free Girlfriend, we try and remain as neutral as possible, and only deliver the great recipes and reviews you love and crave. But, alas, sometimes some things come up that really make us have to speak up.

South beach diet and their “Gluten Solution” is one of those things. Don’t get us wrong. If you want to try a diet and see if it works for you, by all means, please do. The problem here, is this “Dr. Developed” fad diet makes Gluten free just another silly diet that no one respects.

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The Quick & Easy Gluten Free Meal Plan

If you’re not quite ready to dive in to the gluten free recipes we have throughout the site, but still need to eat a gluten free diet, we have you covered too! You’ll be surprised at how quickly and easily you can adapt to a gluten free diet, without sacrificing on taste or going broke.

Below are various meal suggestions, that fit various diet constraints, which can be combined and shuffled around to give you plenty of simple and delicious gluten free meals.

Without further adieu, I bring you…

The My Gluten Free Girlfriend Simple Easy Gluten Free Diet Plan

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Breakfast

No Restrictions

  • Eggs – Egss are a naturally gluten free food.
  • Bacon – Some brands may have been cured or seasoned with ingredients that contain gluten. Brands that we have found to be safe* include:
    • Costco Bacon
    • Hormel
    • Oscar Meyer
    • Applegate Farms
    • Boar’s Head
    • Kroger

Lunch

No Restrictions

  • Canned Tuna – I know, right? Trust us, it can be made tasty! Tuna salad is gluten free when made with gluten free spices such as McCormick and Hellman’s or Duke’s Mayo(Don’t use mayo from a shared jar with gluten eaters there is a big cross contamination issue. We like squeeze bottles for this reason!)
  • Sandwich rollups! We roll gluten free lunch meat( Oscar Meyer, Hormel, Kroger, ect.) up with cheese and veggies, hummus and other gluten free toppings like brown mustard! If you want an inexpensive bread choice try soft corn tortillas.
  • Wendy’s salad’s(Substitute grilled chicken and no croutons or tortilla strips) and baked potato are my favorite fast food lunch!
  • Hot dogs (Ball Park, Nathan’s, Hebrew National, Oscar Meyer)

Dinner

No Restrictions

  • Salmon Burgers – Delicious and nutritious, Costco has frozen salmon burgers that are quick and easy to make.
  • Hamburgers! ground beef is gluten free and making burgers id fun. If you want a burger out try Five Guys, Red Robin, Cheeburger Cheeburger, or Outback steakhouse(Best burgers ever!) Just skip the bun.

*Just in case, we would like to say: All recommendations are at the time of writing. We are not an employee of the mentioned products companies and are not responsible for anything. Ever. At all. If you get sick, it’s not our fault. But, we are sorry you don’t feel well. Please get better soon.
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