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I’ve alluded to the fact that my family has recently gone Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.  We did it for about 2 weeks in December before the holidays & a family vacation hit and we took a break for a couple of weeks.  Then we started back again after the New Year.

For a couple of years now, we’ve already stopped consuming foods with artificial colors and dyes as well as most preservatives.  Because of those eliminations, I’m already used to cooking the majority of our meals from scratch. So when we went gluten- and dairy-free, it wasn’t as huge of a switch for us as it might be for others.  Don’t get me wrong – it’s definitely hard and have complicated my menu plans and cooking.  But it wasn’t like I was going from “Eating out or popping in a pizza” every night to “Having to cook everything” like others might have.

As I’ve posted recipes or meals that I’ve made on our Facebook page, I’ve had many post “We’re Gluten Free Too!” I’ve even had several reach out privately for advice or recipes.  So I thought I’d share my approach:

  • Buy some specialty, processed foods like Gluten Free Granola Bars, Pretzels and Bread
  • Make recipes that are just naturally gluten-free
  • Change recipes that can be easily gluten-free with just a little change

So…if you’re in same gluten-free and dairy-free boat as me, here are some links you might find helpful.  Just remember:

  • Check your ingredients!  Example: normal soy sauce is not gluten-free.  You’ll need to seek one out that is.
  • Some of these require modifications to be gluten-free or dairy-free.  I’m still linking to them because they’re helpful.  But you might need to leave off some cheese.  Or use almond milk instead of regular milk.


Chicken Dishes

Chinese Food

Chinese recipes have become very easily adapted to going gluten- and dairy-free.  Rice is gluten free and a lot of the sauces in Chinese food are gluten-free.  For sure, seek out a gluten-free soy sauce.

Sausage Dishes

Beef Dishes



Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her on Instagram.

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  • Priyanka Dutta February 12, 2019, 2:38 pm

    I think this is great for the family especially helpful for me. Thanks.

    • Jayme February 25, 2019, 6:43 pm

      You’re welcome! Glad that you found it helpful!

  • Elaine January 2, 2022, 2:11 pm

    I have a history of thyroid cancer / thyroid and gallbladder removed.
    My Dr has recommended a gluten free/ dairy free diet to be started at 1st of year.
    Really need some great advice and tips – thank you.


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