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Grain-free baking tips from Gary Miller, founder of Wheat-Free Market

If you are new to grain-free baking, or if you are struggling to get the results you want from your grain-free baking, here are some tips provided by Gary Miller, founder of Wheat-Free Market that develops and sells Wheat Belly-compliant foods:

 

If you’re like most of us, you didn’t get recipes and tips passed down from Grandma that used the typical ingredients we now use in our grain-free lifestyle. In fact, the majority of us had never really heard of almond flour until a few years ago, and it is very unlikely we had ever actually used it! So we have put together this list of things we have learned that we hope you can put to good use in your own home.

Which beers are safest for the grain-free lifestyle?

Football games, tailgating and beer always seem to go hand in hand. This can be problematic when you are adhering to a grain-free lifestyle. Virtually all ales, beers, malt liquors, and lagers are brewed from grains. Thus, there are measurable grain protein residues present in most beers— generally 1 to 2 grams per 12 ounces. This is not a lot, but it’s enough to stimulate appetite, provoke inflammation, and initiate autoimmunity.

Take a minute and ask: Is that really grain-free?


Living the Undoctored and Wheat Belly Lifestyles may take a bit of effort, but the results are so worth it. You have to really think before you order your meals. Hidden sources of grains and corn by-products are lurking in some unlikely places. You may have thought that by skipping the bread/sandwich and choosing the soup-n-salad would ensure that your meal was safe. Think again…

9 Budget Friendly Ways to Live the Grain-Free Lifestyle

Some people balk at the prospect of following a grain-free lifestyle because they’re concerned that the increased reliance on pasture-fed, organic, meats and vegetables will end up costing them an arm and a leg. They worry about how difficult and costly a life without quick, inexpensive, processed, convenience foods will be. Have no fear! Wheat Belly is here!

There are a number of strategies that you can use to keep a lid on costs as you make your new food choices. Incorporating just a few of these can really help your budget.

1.    ELIMINATE JUNK FOOD – MAKE YOUR OWN SNACKS.

Avoiding the processed foods full of harmful grains, sugars, and chemicals can save you more than just calories. Have you looked at the price of a box of crackers lately? Make your own healthy snacks.

2.    CULTIVATE HERBS. 

Grow your own herbs. If you don’t have the luxury of an outdoor garden you can grow herbs indoors. You will no longer have to pay for a few fresh leaves of basil, but will simply pull a few off your own plant, which will regrow in just a few days. Dry what you don’t use and save yourself a bundle.

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3.    GROW YOUR OWN. 

Grow your own fruits and vegetables. You don’t need a big, fancy garden, just a simple 5’ x 5’ plot, fertilized with coffee grounds and composted organic materials. Never gardened before? Choose the vegetables that are easiest to grow, such as: cucumbers, zucchini, and squash, and save your seeds for the next year.

4.    PRESERVE WHAT’S LEFT. 

If you find yourself left with more produce than you can consume. Freeze, can, or ferment the excess. Wheat Belly Total Health has some great suggestions for fermenting foods.

5.    EAT FATTY OR LESS COSTLY CUTS OF MEAT. 

We embrace fat: It is essential for life and is good for health. It is also satiating. Buy fatty cuts of meat, such as: chuck, rib eye, tongue, and fatty ground meat. Round, brisket, and shank, while not rich in fat, tend to be less costly cuts. If the cuts you choose are tough, don’t worry, pound them with a meat mallet before cooking or use a slow cooker.

6.    MAKE YOUR OWN COOKING OIL. 

Save fats in a glass jar, and set them aside to cool. Use the saved fats as your cooking oil, which is healthier and cheaper than buying bottles of polyunsaturated oils.

7.    EAT MORE EGGS. 

Eggs are a great source of protein and Vitamin B. Combine them with vegetables, oils, olives, herbs, and other ingredients, to make wonderful frittatas or quiches that can be exceptionally low-cost breakfasts, or even dinners.

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8.    DEHYDRATE FOODS. 

This is one of my favorite strategies. It allows you to dehydrate leftover meats, vegetables, herbs, and fruits to convert them into delicious snacks. Spice your up meats and vegetables with turmeric, ground red pepper, sea salt, and other spices prior to dehydrating. A dehydrating device can be purchased for as little as $ 30 to $ 40 and will pay for itself after just a few uses.

9.    GO DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE. 

Purchase vegetables from your local farm or farmers’ market. Subscribe to a community supported agriculture (CSA) for vegetables, eggs, and meats. By eliminating the middleman and avoiding high-end stores, you will shave off unnecessary added costs.

Yours in grainless health,

Dr. William Davis

PS: Living a grain-free life still means enjoying delicious and affordable foods. I have some great recipes to share with you from our friends at Wheat-Free Market: