Dealing with food allergies can be challenging, especially if you are allergic to several types of foods. Wheat, dairy, and gluten are found in lots of traditional breakfast foods, such as a bagel with cream cheese and shredded wheat cereal with milk. The good news is that there are lots of delicious breakfasts that are free of wheat, dairy and gluten. Experiment with different flavors to find what you enjoy most.
Omelets can be made with a variety of ingredients, thereby making it a versatile breakfast for someone allergic to wheat, dairy, and gluten. A vegetable omelet, for example, could be made with eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, and spinach. Alternatively, a meat omelet can be made with eggs, ham, sausage, and bacon. Read the ingredient label on the sausage to ensure that gluten was not used as a filler. If you enjoy cheese, you can use some soy cheese to give your omelet some extra flavor.
Smoothies offer a cool, refreshing way to start your day. Smoothies traditionally contain dairy, but they don't have to. Blend frozen fruit, fruit juice, and walnuts or avocado for a boost of protein in your blender. The smoothie combinations you can try are endless. For a tropical blue smoothie, try mixing banana, blueberries, walnuts, and pineapple juice in a blender until smooth and creamy. For a twist, you can substitute coconut water, orange juice, or coconut milk for the pineapple juice.
Making your pancakes at home will allow you to enjoy this traditional breakfast food without consuming dairy, wheat, or gluten. Just use rice milk or almond milk in place of cow's milk and use gluten-free all purpose flour, such as a blend of rice flour and almond flour, in place of traditional wheat flour. You may also try agave nectar instead of sugar and grape seed oil instead of margarine. You can make a big batch of pancakes on the weekend and freeze them for quick and easy meals during the week.
Scones are great to dip into coffee or tea in the morning. These pastries normally contain wheat, gluten, and dairy, but you can bake them at home to meet your needs. Use a mixture of sweet white sorghum flour and tapioca flour instead of traditional wheat flour. Use soy yogurt instead of regular yogurt, and use almond milk instead of cow's milk. By making some simple changes to a traditional recipe, you can enjoy your favorite foods without eating ingredients that you are allergic to or want to avoid.See also: