Best Served Warm

You’ve probably heard the phrase “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Well, gluten free bread is best served warm. That goes for the English muffins and wraps too!

I have been working at reducing my gluten intake since learning that it can help with thyroid symptoms. At this point, I avoid gluten at home but simply do what I can other places.

I don’t eat a ton of bread but sometimes enjoy an egg sandwich, peanut butter and jelly on a toasted English muffin or the occasional veggie burger on a bun.

The good news is that there are a number of gluten free bread products in the frozen food case. So, even though the price for gluten free products is always exorbitant higher, there’s no waste like if I buy a fresh product that I forget is sitting on the counter. It probably all balances out in the end.

There are a couple of products from Kroger that are quite good. One is a thin bun and the other is an English muffin that has nice flavor when toasted.

This week, I needed something quick for lunches and picked up some gluten free wraps from the fresh bread shelf. One day, I made a breakfast burrito and was able to heat the wrap in a skillet while my eggs cooked. The next day it was just a regular cold wrap that reminded me of rolling up my veggies and avocado sauce in a piece of college ruled paper.

It’s incredible what a little heat can do to change the flavor and composition of food!

In case you are wondering, I do notice a difference when I eat gluten. The brain fog is real and I tend to feel more tired and sluggish, a gloomy reminder that a random piece of cake or family reunion light roll really isn’t worth the sacrifice.

If you have hypothyroidism, I would recommend experimenting with gluten to learn if or how it stresses your body and mind. Just remember to warm it up first!

8 thoughts on “Best Served Warm

  1. I was gluten free for about 8 years, something I did after an elimination diet to get to the bottom of a frustrating health issue. I also cut out a few other foods. But I’ve had, I don’t know, healing or something and have slowly started to add foods back in, gingerly, hoping they don’t trigger symptoms anymore. Wheat in general is the only food I’ve added back that doesn’t trigger symptoms. I’ll be interested to see what my thyroid numbers are at my August appointment. I don’t feel like I’m having thyroid symptoms but you never know.

    • Here’s hoping you continue holding steady. I need to take a hard look at my diet and eating habits and figure out a plan I can live with. It’s easy to stick to a plan when I’m at home but significantly harder on days that I’m in the office or on the road. I know I need to get to work on this but I’m too tired to care.

      Good luck next month!

  2. I had to go gluten-free for about 6 months, but fortunately resolved the issue. I founds some very tasty gluten-free goodies and breads/wraps in that time. And some that went straight into the garbage! I still get the cookies sometimes, though.

    • I’m glad you were able to resolve the issue! It can be expensive and stressful trying to keep up the gluten free diet if you’re trying to replace the things you enjoy.

      • Well, it’s a process. What I really need to do is super hard but I know I will feel better. I just can’t seem to get into the right headspace. I used to eat no processed foods, grains, dairy or sweeteners. Instead, my eating consisted mainly of seafood, eggs, nuts, nut butters and lots of produce. I was healthy and strong and so happy. It just requires a ton of cooking and preparation and I’m not in the mood to deal with it. Lol. How terrible is that???

      • It IS a lot of work to eat like that. Can you imagine living in a time/place where all you did was procure and process food to stay alive? Would be a rather dull world, no? I feel your pain. Hang in there!

      • I cannot imagine. It’s not so bad with some planning and flexibility. Right now though, I would prefer to just eat an egg sandwich or a Lean Cuisine than have to plan for what to do with my diced sweet potato. Also, I learned this week that sweet potatoes and most cruciferous veggies should be eaten in moderation for thyroid health. Unlimited broccoli is no longer an option…..

        But really, as you point out, these are first world problems. I could be out hunting and gathering my meals !

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