You probably know that I’m Celiac, and that I can’t eat gluten. Here’s what you may not know about this (and about other Celiacs):
There are a whole host of other foods that our bodies can actually interpret as gluten because the make up of the proteins is similar. It depends on people’s severity of reactions, but eating too many of these “gluten like” foods can actually invoke a similar reaction to eating the real deal gluten.
It’s a pretty long list of common foods and includes chocolate, coffee, cheese and many grains. The real kicker is oatmeal. Oats are one of the worst foods for Celiacs as the protein in oats is SO similar that often your body does think it’s oats. Does that mean I never eat oats? No, but I certainly stay away from them in large quantities or often.
Which brings me to my post on quinoa oatmeal. Have you heard of quinoa flakes? They are flakes (like oatmeal) made from quinoa. I have a much easier time digesting quinoa than I do oats, so have been slightly addicted to this recipe, or variations of it.
The other awesome addition to this recipe is the Ra Energy mix that I’ve added to get some healthy fats, and up the protein levels.