The Gluten Freedom Project (GFP) provides healthy, nutrient-dense, well-balanced, gluten-free meals and snacks. The nutritional criteria for the program is consistent with recommendations from the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Cancer Society to help support healthy blood sugar levels, heart health, and reduce risk of cancer – while also being gluten-free. Additionally, choosing healthy, nutrient-dense meals supports the health of the gastrointestinal tract, which makes recovering from the effects of celiac disease happen more timely and effectively.
With all the confusion today about what to eat, the bottom line is eat real foods. The less adulterated and processed your diet is, the more nutrients and healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates your body will get, the less you’ll have to worry about meeting specific guidelines.
The GFP meals and snacks were created to provide the following:
- Nutrient density (variety of vitamins and minerals)
- Emphasis on anti-inflammatory rather than pro-inflammatory foods and ingredients
- Emphasis on whole rather than processed or refined foods
- Minimal consumption of preservatives, chemicals, fillers, artificial flavors or artificial colors
- A balance of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat)
- Protein at every meal and snack
- Vegetables at every meal
- Healthy fats at every meal
- Whole gluten-free grains and complex carbohydrates (in moderation and variety)
- High fiber
- Low glycemic index (GI)
Most GFP meals and snacks leave portion control up to the user. Whether your preparing foods for yourself or for a family, you decide the quantity. An accurate and easy way to determine healthy food portions is to use a hand, which unlike a measuring cup is something people have with them all of the time. A portion of protein is the size and width of a palm, a serving of starchy carbohydrates is the size of a fist and a serving of fat is half of a thumb, according to many nutritionists and dietitians.
Is GFP a weight loss program?
GFP is not meant to be a weight-loss program. However, because it is a healthy eating program, some people may experience weight loss as a result of improved dietary habits. The GFP meals & snacks are not provided with quantities or serving sizes – we leave the portion control to you and your family. Recipes, however, do include quantities, as well as dietary composition information such as calories and nutrients per serving.
Is GFP appropriate for vegetarians?
GFP includes options for both meat and lacto-ovo-vegetarians. Recipes or meals/snacks labeled as “Vegetarian” may include eggs and dairy products.
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