This is a curated list of everything you’ll need to get started with this diet or maintain it for the long-term.
I have tested every recommendation on this page and put thought and intention behind all of blog posts, products, and services I’m sharing here.
Many of the resources I’ll share with you here are how I’ve come to a gluten-free dairy-free diet and been able to stick with it for 8 years now.
Before sharing these awesome resources I know and trust, here’s an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase after clicking on them, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they have proven to be helpful and useful to me on my health journey, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Determining Your Food Intolerances and Food Sensitivities
EverlyWell Food Sensitivity Test Kit
The EverlyWell Food Sensitivity Test Kit measures your body’s IgG response (intolerance) to 96 foods to help you determine which foods you may feel best removing from your diet.
If you’re unsure if you’re intolerant or sensitive to gluten or dairy, or if you’ve eliminated these foods already and feel like you may have other sensitivities, check out this test kit.
It’s super simple, you can do it at home (no need to even visit a doctor’s office), and all you need is a blood spot sample – which is easy even for the most squeamish people.
Check out the demo video I made on how to do the EverlyWell food sensitivity test kit here.
Click here to get a discount on your first order
Food Journal to track symptoms and identify potential intolerances
If you’re unclear if you have food intolerances or food sensitivities and you’re not a fan of the idea of a food sensitivity testing kit, you might choose to conduct a self-guided elimination diet.
In this case, I highly recommend getting yourself set up with a food journal that you can stick with. Health Journal: Discover Food Intolerances and Allergies: (A Food Diary that Tracks your Triggers and Symptoms) is a great option, because it’s thorough and easy to take with you on the go while you’re determining if gluten or dairy (or other foods) are triggers for you.
For a free printable way to track potential food intolerance symptoms, you might consider downloading this food journal template that I’ve created for this community.
Food Intolerance Basics
Learn the basics of food intolerances, from what they are to the symptoms associated with them.
How to Take on a Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Diet
The Gluten and Dairy-free Diet: A Beginner’s Guide
The Gluten and Dairy-free Diet: A Beginner’s Guide is my book version of everything I wish I’d known when I started this diet.
Inside, I’ll teach you everything you need to know about the basics of this diet, how to stock your kitchen, meal and snack ideas, recipes, and how to stick with this diet for the long term.
What to Eat on a Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Diet
GFDF Weekly is my recipe and menu planning service designed to help you save money, save time, and stay inspired with your gluten-free dairy-free diet.
With so many recipes out there, GFDF Weekly will help you cut through the noise and conveniently bring the recipes and shopping lists straight to your inbox once a week.
GFDF Take-Along Cards
These GFDF take-along cards are a pocket-version (or smart-phone version) of the hidden names of gluten and dairy, and the top places where both gluten and dairy hide in foods.
They are convenient, and allow you to make informed decisions about your purchases without having to hang out in the grocery store forever trying to figure out whether to buy a product or leave it on the shelf.
101 Recipe Roundups
If you’re on the hunt for gluten-free dairy-free recipes, look no further than some of my top 101 recipe posts.
I’ve rounded up some of the top-searched-for recipes on the web and discovered 101 gluten-free dairy-free versions of some of our favorite foods. Check out these roundups for loads of inspiration and mega Pinterest fodder.
101 Snack Ideas
Looking for some snack options on your gluten-free dairy-free journey?
Be sure to check out this mega post with 101 snack ideas, ranging from sweet to salty to crunchy and creamy snacks. You’ll love this one whether you love homemade snacks or the convenience of buying them at the store.
Top Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cookbook Recommendation
Where to Buy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Foods and Products
If you can’t find many gluten-free dairy-free options in your area locally, one of my very favorite resources for finding these foods is Amazon Prime. It seems everyone is using Amazon these days for home delivery of what they need – but really, it’s because they have SO many items that you can’t find just anywhere.
I buy so many of my gluten-free dairy-free snacks and pantry items using Amazon’s recurring Subscribe & Save service – and seriously, you can’t beat free 2-day shipping!
Click here to check out all the gluten-free dairy-free foods Amazon has to offer.
If you love health foods and gluten-free dairy-free options are tough to find, Thrive Market is an excellent place to get them online. They have so many amazing high-quality items at competitive prices to your local grocery stores – and even Amazon sometimes.
I love using Thrive Market for trying new snacks and ingredients that I can’t find anywhere else – and their namesake brand has some delicious options too.
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Health Coaching Resources
The Ultimate Holistic Health Coach Guide
I attended the Health Coach Training Program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012, and received my health coach certification in 2013. I fell in love with this program, not only because I learned how to help others on their health journeys and learn more about their food intolerances, but because of how it helped shape my own health story.
I learned so much about myself, what foods are good for me and those that just don’t work for me, how much exercise I need in order to feel my best, and how to manage my stress in healthy ways. There are a million great things about IIN, like pursuing a new career and being able to help people on a daily basis, but the biggest transformation was my own.
I’m always happy to share my story about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with anyone who wants to hear it. Check out my Ultimate Holistic Health Coach Guide for more info or email me personally.
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012 and 2013 and became a certified holistic health coach. During my time at IIN, I learned not only how to help others on their own journeys to becoming the healthiest version of themselves, but I discovered how I feel my very best – and that knowledge has been invaluable.
While there are other health coaching programs out there, I loved and highly recommend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for its comprehensive training in health theory and business coaching. In just 6 months time, you can start practicing your own coaching and helping transform other people’s lives through leading through example. Have questions? Don’t be shy in reaching out!