Meal & Dish Accoutrements

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I feel like I need to include every sort of disclaimer here because these foods are not perfect and I am sure many will find reasons to criticize them. However, I will absolutely admit how hard it can be to switch your family to a whole food based diet when coming from the standard American diet. While theses foods are not ideal and can be very inflammatory due to poor quality oils, sugar, non-organic, high in x,y,z etc. they may help reduce free glutamate exposure or are slightly cleaner options when switching to a whole food diet. Strictly avoiding processed sources of free glutamate has been essential to our health, especially our son’s neurological health. Please keep in mind that many of these foods can also feed underlying pathogens which can additionally create a surge in glutamate. The following items have been linked via Amazon and/or Thrive Market affiliate pages where I may earn a commission from. Products may need to be sourced based on availability and/or pricing.

Take a look at recipes here, here and the Pinterest Page (REID adjustments are indicated in the comments section on the Pinterst post).

Coconut Milk- We traditionally make homemade coconut milk but this clean option helps when you need a higher fat content. Unfortunately, it is not organic but makes for a great creamy ice cream for a special occasion.
Amazon link for Aroy-d Coconut Milk
Thrive Market link for similar coconut milk


Elmhurst Unsweetened Almond Milk: Are you tired of making your own almond milk or looking for an easy transition to REID? This almond milk only contains almonds and water. While not organic, it may make the transition easier. Be careful only to buy the unsweetened almond, as the others contain sources of glutamate. I’ve also spotted this at Publix before. Malk is another great option but cannot be purchased online.
Amazon link to Elmhurst Unsweetened Almond Milk

Go Raw Raisin Crunch Cereal-
Amazon link for Go Raw Raisin Crunch Cereal
Thrive Market link for Similar Go Raw Raisin Crunch but in Bites

Purely Elizabeth Granola- While there is some risk with “rolled oats” over steel cut oats, after being grain free for years, we are finally able to tolerate some. We (I am in particular) are OBSESSED with Purely Elizabeth and some of the other flavors are clean, be sure to check ingredients.
Amazon link for Purely Elizabeth Granola
Thrive Market link for Purely Elizabeth Granola

Raw Kale/Spinach Wraps- theses kale wraps make for easy chicken, hummus (etc.) wraps for the lunchbox.  Raw collard greens also work well as a wrap.

Amazon link for Raw Wraps
Thrive Market link for Raw Wraps

Coconut Wraps- while I am not personally a huge fan, my son LOVES these.  They make for an easy addition to lunch-boxes, my son particularly likes them rolled up with nut/seed butter to form sushi bites.

Amazon link for NUCO Coconut Wraps
Thrive Market link for NUCO Coconut Wraps

Brown Rice Noodles- There is some level of glutamate risk with pastas as they often hydrolyze the grains to extract the fiber in order to make the noodle shape. While they may be problematic for some, we have used them on occasion. If you are going to consume gluten free pastas, try to sources those with organic whole ingredients. For example, this one only contains the ingredient, organic brown rice. Gluten free noodles containing more processed ingredients like corn flour, rice starch, rice bran, etc. will likely have an increased risk of containing more glutamate.

Amazon link for Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Spirals
Thrive Market link for Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Spirals

Tomato Sauce- while this product is clean, a reaction to tomatoes or tomato sauce will ultimately depend on the sensitivity of the individual. This is our go-to sauce when we don’t have any homemade on hand. When shopping for a sauce, avoid all of the obvious glutamate terms in addition to “tomato paste”.
Amazon link for Lucini Marinara
Thrive Market link for similar clean Tomato Sauce

Tuna- we prefer to use fresh tuna (In moderation) but this is a cleaner option for those looking. It can be very high in histamine, so I would use with caution if you have a histamine intolerance.

Amazon link for WildPlant Wild Albacore Tuna
Thrive Market link for WildPlant Wild Albacore Tuna

Capers Cured in Salt- while there is a slight glutamate risk because of the curing process, we have done just fine with these
Amazon link for Capers

Black Olives Cured in Salt- while there is a slight glutamate risk because of the curing process, we have done just fine with these
Amazon link for Black Olives
Thrive Market link for similar Black Olives

World Chia Pectin Free Jam- While homemade is best, this option has proven to be a blessing for our family when I don’t have any homemade on hand or when traveling.
Amazon link for World Chia Jam

Simple Mills Pancake and Waffle Mix-not ideal but cleaner (contains nuts) (other options available)
Amazon link for Simple Mills Pancake and Waffle Mix
Thrive Market link for Simple Mills Pancake and Waffle Mix

Prepared Organic Garbanzo Beans- there is a slight glutamate and histamine risk with these because of any possible protein degradation that may have occurred while the beans have soaked in the water. However, these are organic, contain no added ingredients and do not carry the same amount of glutamate risk as a canned item. We keep these on hand for those times I haven’t thought ahead or had the time to soak our own (traveling, last minute weeknight meals, etc). Our local Whole Foods also carries a clean boxed option.
Thrive Market Link for Prepared Organic Garbanzo Beans

Prepared Organic Black Beans- there is a slight glutamate and histamine risk with these because of any possible protein degradation that may have occurred while the beans have soaked in the water. However, these are organic, contain no added ingredients and do not carry the same amount of glutamate risk as a canned item. We keep these on hand for those times I haven’t thought ahead or had the time to soak our own (traveling, last minute weeknight meals, etc). Our local Whole Foods also carries a clean boxed option.
Thrive Market link for Prepared Organic Black Beans

Prepared Organic Pinto Beans- there is a slight glutamate and histamine risk with these because of any possible protein degradation that may have occurred while the beans have soaked in the water. However, these are organic, contain no added ingredients and do not carry the same amount of glutamate risk as a canned item. We keep these on hand for those times I haven’t thought ahead or had the time to soak our own (traveling, last minute weeknight meals, etc). Our local Whole Foods also carries a clean boxed option.
Thrive Market link for Prepared Organic Pinto Beans

Prepared Organic Kidney Beans- there is a slight glutamate and histamine risk with these because of any possible protein degradation that may have occurred while the beans have soaked in the water. However, these are organic, contain no added ingredients and do not carry the same amount of glutamate risk as a canned item. We keep these on hand for those times I haven’t thought ahead or had the time to soak our own (traveling, last minute weeknight meals, etc). Our local Whole Foods also carries a clean boxed option.
Thrive Market Link for Prepared Organic Kidney Beans


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