Last summer, I tried a high protein diet. I felt terrible and experienced a lot of stomach pain and headaches. So, I decided to try “clean eating” for a little while. For me this meant starting by eliminating all dairy. One week later, most of my problems disappeared! From dairy-free, I became meat-free, and eventually, completely vegan. Now I am mostly gluten-free too, and I have never felt better.
Why Try a Gluten and Dairy Free Diet?
Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, and dairy products, which are foods made from the milk products of animals, can trigger a variety of unpleasant symptoms or even allergies for adults. The symptoms of an adverse reaction can range from serious to stomach upset or maybe a nagging headache. Oftentimes, it’s only through the trial of a gluten-free, dairy-free meal plan that you can tell whether your body is sensitive to these foods or not. And while eliminating them may improve the way you feel, it can be quite a task to change your diet to dairy free and gluten free foods.
If you’ve experienced a reaction in the past, or you’re wondering if removing these potential triggers from your diet might just help you feel better, there are some extra benefits to consider. A gluten-free, dairy-free diet plan can help repair a leaky gut by restoring a balance of healthy bacteria in the gut and even improving gut discomfort!
Other added benefits? Some people report feeling more energized and less lethargic on a dairy and gluten free plan, and because eating whole foods typically have fewer processed grains and fats, many people also lose weight. More energy and weight loss? It’s worth a try!
3 Day Gluten Free and Dairy Free Meal Plan
It is challenging, however, to keep gluten free, dairy free meals well-rounded on this type of diet, so if you’re trying to eliminate these foods, this 3-gluten free dairy free meal plan may inspire you!
- Breakfast: Raspberries, Blueberries and Dates Smoothie with Chocolate Sauce
- Lunch: Rainbow Veggie Noodles Salad with Asian Sauce
- Snack: a small piece of Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies
- Dinner: Veggie Chickpeas Burger
- Breakfast: Power Protein Pitaya Smoothie
- Lunch: Detox Cauliflower Rice with Turmeric Toasted Seeds
- Snack: Half of Raw Twix Bar
- Dinner: Raw Zucchini Lasagna
- Breakfast: Super Healthy Green Smoothie
- Lunch: Spring Black Quinoa Salad
- Snack: a Raw Ferrero Rocher Truffle
- Dinner: Kelp Noodles Asian Salad
Notes regarding my snack:
After reading this gluten free dairy free meal plan, you might have realized that I love chocolate! That being said, all of my desserts are super healthy, dairy-free, gluten-free and made with raw chocolate loaded with antioxidants. If you desire it, I think it’s a good idea to eat a small piece of a healthy treat every day– this way you won’t feel restricted and binge on junk foods! In addition to my dairy and gluten free desserts, I always have a fresh fruit too.
Note: PLEASE consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or medications. The material on this site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.