Fall is in the air, which is great for those of us who love pumpkin spice, football and fall foliage. But the downside of those disappearing lazy summer days is that our schedules tend to fill up with school events, holiday planning and that long list of projects we put off all summer. This hectic time of year can pose an extra challenge for those following a gluten-free lifestyle. But if you follow these tips, staying sane and gluten-free this fall doesn’t need to be hard.
Back to School Basics
With the kids back in school, making sure they’re well fed, on time and gluten-free in the morning could be a handful. But making meals ahead of time is a great way to have a quick, filling and hot breakfast every morning. These gluten-free steak breakfast burritos using Mission Gluten Free tortillas are perfect for meal-prepping. Simply make the filling in bulk, have the kids help you roll them up and then pop them in freezer. In the morning you can simply unwrap and reheat in the microwave for a quick, filling and gluten-free breakfast.
Gatherings without gluten
From school events, Halloween parties, Thanksgiving, football Sundays and even the start of holiday gatherings, the fall season is filled with social events, which of course means plenty of food.
The best option is to—when your schedule and situations allow it—host gatherings yourself. Not only will this allow you to control the foods being served and ensure they follow your dietary guidelines, it’s a great way to introduce people to gluten-free foods.
Embrace the season
One of the best ways to eat gluten-free is to eat in-season, and fall is filled with an abundance of delicious, nutritious and naturally gluten-free fruits and vegetables. Broccoli is more sweet, cauliflower is at its best, pumpkin and winter squash are coming into season and there’s a whole array of apple varieties that are at peak flavor.
For more tips about living gluten-free, delicious recipe ideas and to find where you can buy Mission Gluten Free tortillas, the softest, most flavorful tortilla to bring together all these amazing gluten-free tastes, be sure to visit GlutenFreeMission.com.