This post is thanks to PureBred
Words by Shanyn Brennan
Breakfast: natural yoghurt with chopped banana and raw nuts.
Lunch: brown rice with tuna in natural spring water.
Dinner: gluten-free pasta with fried chicken and basil pesto.
Snacks: gluten-free Freedom Foods muesli bar.
Now that I’m more than halfway through the Purebred Seven Day Gluten-free Challenge, I feel more and more confident that the changes I’m going through are a direct response to the new and experimental diet. Today was pretty simple in terms of the meals I prepped and ate, and I think they’re great for anyone (not just those who are gluten-intolerant) to have on the run.
Breakfast was so filling, and I didn’t feel the need to eat in between the morning and lunchtime. I don’t even know why that’s the case! I sometimes have natural yoghurt with banana and raw nuts as a snack between meals, but for some reason, it was more than enough as a breakfast! Lunch was amazing! I know it sounds simple – and it is, really, because all I had to do was pre-cook brown rice in the morning and reheat in the microwave – but the combination of the tuna and rice was delicious and super easy. The brown rice kept me full for a long time, too, so I didn’t have to eat my gluten-free muesli bar until I was traveling home. And dinner was another easy one. The basil pesto sauce was pre-bought from the store (I ensured it was gluten-free before doing so), and it worked perfectly paired with gluten-free pasta and fried chicken. I just mixed it all together, and it was a quick and delicious dinner for one.
I know it seems like I’ve been eating pasta non-stop, but in truth, I would be doing this regardless of the Purebred challenge. I eat a lot of pasta. It’s kind of a vice, of sorts, and I definitely feel different eating the gluten-free version than the regular wheat pasta I’d buy. I think the other difference I’ve noticed (the first being the lack of bloating), is that I feel less heavy after consuming gluten-free pasta – even though my portion sizes would be exactly the same pre-challenge. Who would think a little thing like gluten could have such an effect? I surely didn’t, so I think it’s a change I’m going to keep. Until tomorrow…