Wheatless Wednesday

Before industrial farming, our ancestors grew up on diets void of wheat and other grains.

Once farming made growing and harvesting large amounts of grain easier, it’s popularity grew.

Although the breads and grains they consumed were much different from what we see in our own cupboards today.

Grains (wheat, rice, millet, etc.) are actually difficult for our body to digest, containing different enzyme inhibitors and blocking nutrient absorption. One way to get around this is to soak your grains before consuming. The other is to ferment through the process of sourdough. And yet one more way to get around this issue is to cut them out all together.

As a society, we’ve come so dependent on breads and grains that without them we don’t know what to eat! My family and I are currently heading down this road. We’ve gone gluten free for periods of time to allow our bodies to heal, but feel that in order for some of us to really get our health back, we’re replacing grains with nutrient dense foods like eggs, meat, and greens.

I don’t think everyone needs to eat completely grain free, but I also think it’s a great idea to expand our repertoire of meals we create.

To participate in Wheatless Wednesday place your permalink for your wheatless post into the linky list below. It can be any recent pot that talks about gluten free or grainfree diets, as well as recipes and tips. Just make sure it’s at least wheatless! Also make sure to let your readers know about this list and place this permalink : http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/2010/08/04/wheatless-wednesday/ within your own post.

My entry this week is actually a rerun for some of my older readers, but I’ve recently been blessed with a lot of new followers and this recipe is just to good not to share! Many readers have tried it and their entire family loves it, people are surprised it tastes so good!

Healthy Grain Free Brownies

*also linked to Real Food Wednesday

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Hi Donielle,

    Thanks for hosting!! Hope you like this recipe roundup I posted recently. Lots of different grain free recipes to choose from including pizza crust, muffins, and breads.

  2. I shared a “how-to” make chicken soup post. I had sent some instructions to a friend and he prepared the soup while taking pictures of the entire process. No matter what kind of diet people follow, soup should be a part of it! Also wanted to show, chicken soup does not need noodles in order to be tasty and satisfying.

  3. Lisa Imerman says:


    I wondered when we consider the time period that is before wheat was popular. I just was thinking about things like the books Little House on the Prairie and that they talk about getting flour and other staples at the general store. These were pioneer days and it seems they had flour. Now maybe it wasn’t wheat. I am not very good in the history department, but was just curious.

    I know the wheat of by-gone days was much different than the type today and the way it was harvested by hand or mules, etc. was such a way that it was left out in the elements in piles for a while which helped to start the fermentation process and helped start breaking down the anti-nutrients.

  4. I am sharing a gluten free coconut banana pumpkin muffins/bread recipe! Someone made it recently and said everyone enjoyed it!!

  5. I shared my bacon-wrapped chicken with Gruyere cheese recipe! I served it with some fresh green beans. It was a meal I chose when a friend who was going grain-free visited. Actually she’s taking your ecourse now. :)


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