If you're feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep up with our daily demands, trust me—you're not alone. We start each day with good intentions of accomplishing our goals, but when push comes to shove, we find it hard to focus. The mind is a busy place, and unless we rein it in occasionally, it can get in the way of our ability to focus and concentrate. Make a meditation date with yourself. Set aside a time in your day when you devote yourself to your meditation practice. Let your breath be your focus. Close your eyes and become aware of the rhythm of your breath filling your lungs as you inhale, then emptying as you exhale. If your mind begins to wander, bring it back to your breath. Along with meditation, you can help yourself reach your goals by devising a daily plan. It can be as simple as a checklist or as involved as a vision board that provides a visual reminder.
Even today, when there are more resources for gluten-free foods and recipes than ever before, dropping wheat and other grains from your diet can be hard—both logistically and emotionally. (When we had to leave baguettes behind? It was a tearful goodbye.) It doesn’t really matter if you’ve been gluten-free for years or are just taking the plunge now—here are 15 foods you will probably miss and the best gluten-free replacements we’ve found.
If you’re craving flour tortillas, swapping in corn tortillas is definitely a no-brainer. Lettuce is also a classic option, but we’ve found collard greens to be a bit better—the leaves tend to be bigger, stronger, and less likely to rip.
Though there are plenty of gluten-free cracker options in grocery stores these days, you can’t beat the simplicity of a rice cake. We also love brown rice tortillas cut up, toasted, and paired with cheese or hummus.
Whether you need bread crumbs in a…