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The Gluten-Free Friendly Meal Plan

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Gluten-Free Meals to Your Door

Grilled steak salad with peach

Gluten-Free Gourmet

Our award-winning chefs source the highest quality gluten-free ingredients

Freshness Forever

We strive to source organic fresh produce 100% of the time Learn More ›

Sauces That Sing

House-made sauces you just can't find anywhere else

Pristine Proteins

Wild-caught or sustainably raised seafood, antibiotic- and hormone-free meats & organic eggs

Gluten-Free Nutritional Info

Salmon with green tahini
  • Plentiful Portions: About 400-800 calories per serving
  • Profuse Protein: At least 10 grams per serving
  • Filled With Fiber: At least 5 grams per serving
  • Good-for-You Fats: Sourced from olives, nuts, seeds, and avocados
Gluten-Free? It Me

Please note, Sunbasket meals are prepared in a facility that handles wheat, and while the Gluten-Free Friendly meal plan follows a gluten-free diet, due to risk of cross-contamination, these gluten-free meals are not suitable for people with severe gluten intolerance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and some other cereal grains. Some people have various levels of sensitivity to gluten that can cause inflammation, issues with digestion, and other mild-to-severe side effects. Many people who are sensitive to gluten have found a gluten-free lifestyle to reduce or completely alleviate their symptoms and improve their well-being. You never know until you try, right?
Great proactive question, we like that! In our Gluten-Free Friendly meal plan, Sunbasket includes an abundance of nutrient-rich organic fresh produce, wild-caught or sustainably raised seafood, responsibly sourced meat, and our favorite gluten-free products (such as pasta and flour not made from wheat). It’s everything you need to make delicious, healthy dinners...without the gluten.
Welllll, gluten-free foods are not intrinsically healthier than other foods. Replacing processed foods that contain gluten with gluten-free foods is not a healthy upgrade, but if you replace those processed, gluten-containing foods with unprocessed foods that are naturally gluten-free, then that would be a smart and healthy move. Also, note that if you are not sensitive to gluten, then going gluten-free is not necessary, nor does it necessarily provide any health benefit on its own. However, because people with a gluten sensitivity often choose to eliminate it from their lives with a gluten-free diet meal plan, they end up consuming less processed food than they might otherwise. But, to be fair, there are still plenty of gluten-free foods that are heavily processed––stay vigilant!
Simple: Gluten can be a real drag on your well-being if in fact you have a sensitivity to it. If you suspect foods that contain gluten are upsetting your digestion, causing inflammation, or causing other negative side effects, it may be time for you to cut it out and try a gluten-free diet plan. Naturally, we recommend speaking with a medical professional before making any drastic changes to diet or lifestyle. It’s crucial to get tested instead of self-diagnosing and eliminating gluten on your own.
Yes, and you must state the password and give the secret knock before ordering your food. Just kidding! Eating gluten-free just means eliminating anything with gluten in it from your diet. Pretty simple! And not everybody who pursues a gluten-free diet plan eliminates gluten from their life entirely. Someone with a mild gluten sensitivity, for example, may stay away from gluten most of the time but be willing to brave the side-effects for some pizza crust every once in a while. However, those with celiac disease––a serious intolerance to gluten––can't even touch the stuff, ever.
Not to sound snarky, but going gluten-free is probably a great idea for anyone who experiences negative side effects from consuming gluten. Even if you simply suspect that you might have a gluten sensitivity, get it checked out; eliminating gluten from your diet may provide relief from the symptoms. But definitely consult a medical professional to see if going gluten-free is a good choice for you, and get tested. You know this.
You know it! In fact, we’d go so far as to call it “super helpful” for anyone dipping their toes into the gluten-free diet. In many cases, the planning stage can be the hardest part of starting a new eating pattern, but at Sunbasket we do all the tough stuff for you. The planning? We got you. Portioning ingredients? Our job. Delivering the goodness to your door? Yep, that’s on us. The only thing left for you is to cook and enjoy.
No. Although we are able to ensure that all our gluten-free meals utilize only gluten-free ingredients, we do process and package our gluten-inclusive meal plans in the same facility as all other meals. This means we cannot guarantee that our deliveries will be 100% free of gluten. Those with severe intolerance to gluten, including those with celiac disease, should not order the Sunbasket Gluten-Free meal plan.

Learn More About the Gluten-Free Diet

What Is Gluten?

Gluten is a general term for the binding, glue-like proteins found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and certain other cereal grains. Specifically, there are two main proteins––gliadin and glutenin––that comprise gluten. When exposed to water and friction, the proteins combine, creating the elastic substance we know as gluten. Gluten is what gives bread dough its stretchy texture and allows it to capture gases while baking and rise, resulting in that satisfying, cloud-like texture. (Well, satisfying for everyone without gluten sensitivity, thankyouverymuch.)

Eating Gluten-Free

While a gluten-free lifestyle has been trending upward lately, for those with a serious gluten intolerance or sensitivity, following a gluten-free diet is a necessary part of day-to-day living. For those folks in the latter camp, giving up the gluten can have a lasting and impactful effect on personal health. But don’t get it twisted: if you’re not sensitive to or intolerant of gluten, it’s totally possible to eat a balanced, healthy diet inclusive of it. (Just don’t brag about being a #GlutenGlutton when you go to brunch with a person with celiac disease...not cool, man.)

How To Find Out if You Are Gluten-Sensitive

We can’t say it enough: always consult a medical professional if you have any gluten-sensitivity symptoms or think you may be ill. A registered dietitian can provide suggestions for gluten-free meal plans, consumption of whole and enriched gluten-free grains, the addition of multivitamins and mineral supplements (calcium, Vitamin D, iron), and how to interpret nutrition labels to determine if a food is gluten-free. Before you eliminate gluten from your diet proactively, consult your doctor to see if they think you should be tested. Leave it to the docs to determine whether eliminating gluten from your diet is appropriate.

Supplementing Your Gluten-Free Friendly Meal Plan

Once Sunbasket has hooked up your gluten-free meals a few times a week, you'll want to make sure to round out the rest of your diet with plenty of nutrient-rich foods. We recommend whole foods such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, gluten-free grains (quinoa, brown rice, millet, buckwheat), good fats (sourced from nuts, avocados, and olives), and lean meat & seafood. There are tons of processed, gluten-free food products on the market, but we're firm believers that the less processing, the better. Say it with us: The Less Processing, the Better! Nice.

Suggestions for Smart and Yummy Gluten-Free Substitutions

  • Bread: Mix up your starches! 100% corn tortillas, rice, and root vegetables are all free of gluten. Turn a sandwich into a taco or a lettuce wrap, or pile all the fixings on rice or a baked sweet potato. If you simply can't live without bread, there are plenty of gluten-free alternatives on the market.
  • Beer: Enjoy the occasional glass of cider or wine, or have a cocktail. Ciders are commonly made from apples and pears, creating a fresh, bubbly alternative to your favorite (glutenous) brew. Similarly, wine is naturally gluten-free. While some spirits are made from gluten-free bases, like brandy and pisco (which are made from grapes), many spirits begin with a grain base. Distillation removes gluten, but some people err on the side of caution and only consume vodka, gin, and whiskeys made with a gluten-free base. If you just can't do without a brewski, there are many good-quality gluten-free beers on the market as well.
  • Pasta: The spiralizer is your friend. Experiment with noodles made from zucchini, sweet potato, and other vegetables. There are also many good pastas made from gluten-free foods like brown rice, lentils, or quinoa.