These days, I am so confused about this whole wheat, no wheat, gluten, no gluten trend. I want to do what is best for my family and my aging (and inevitably weight gaining) self. I struggled my way through Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD. I read any and every article I can get my hands on, and I love to read what other women are saying on their blogs. Thus far, we are not even close to being a wheat free family. I am somewhat wheat free, and I have discovered that I do have a wheat intolerance -- not to be confused with a wheat allergy. My body rebels in various ways if I have too much wheat in my diet. Nope, no more details than that.
Consider the fact that I have seven children to feed, who go to school five days out of seven. It's a big enough chore making seven sandwiches, packing healthy snacks, fruit, etc., to have to come up with gluten/wheat free food every day. So no, we aren't going to go wheat free here. The sad part is, they're not even whole grain wheat eaters. I was threatened with Momma mutiny (okay, I'm kidding) if I bought either one of these two brands of whole grain bread (and their whole grain affiliates) ever again:
In the meantime, I'm still searching. Do I start making bread from scratch? (Haha! Better yet, do I have the time? What can I drop in my life to add making bread into my life?) Bigger questions. Do I start grinding my own flour? I'm contemplating it. Do I make bread only from sprouted grains? I contemplated and nixed that one because it just sounds too complicated for me right now. Do I go the sourdough route? I'm still thinking on this one too. I hate the idea of another hungry mouth to feed ;o). That starter dough will mock me daily until it becomes a habit to feed it.
Well, there it is in a wheat grain. My thoughts on this whole new eating trend. I still don't know for sure wheat ;o) I am doing, but I'll keep you posted. How about you? Are you paying any attention to the whole wheat free/gluten free trend? Are you changing your eating habits? I'd love to know what you think of the whole thing.