Only recently turned no gluten not dairy. Any tips?
You’ll become an excellent label reader, if you aren’t already. Substituting foods you’re used to can be hard, but worthy. You will become accustomed to the taste of gluten/dairy-free products, but it may take some time. Rice pasta, or other gluten-free pastas are available and aren’t too expensive. Gluten-free bread is also available, some are better than others. You can find gluten-free products now at regular grocery stores along with health food stores, but these tend to be more pricey.
As for Dairy-free, it’s important to take supplements such as calcium, if you aren’t obtaining any from your diet. It’s also important that you’re getting protein, especially if you don’t eat meat. I eat fish, eggs, legumes, nuts, and beans to maintain my protein levels. Kale is also a very valuable source of protein, vitamin A, and Vitamin C. When making smoothies, throw a handful of kale in. Your body will thank you.
I wouldn’t recommend using substitute cheeses (only in moderation) because most fake cheeses are just processed chemicals that can’t do anything good for your body. Occasionally I will get fake cheese (Daiya) on a pizza or something, or if I’m in L.A. at a fancy vegan place. BUT there ARE substitute cheeses that aren’t as harmful, such as ones made from nuts, like cashew cheese (my favorite). These cheeses I would recommend because the derivative is a nut, not a chemical. You can make this at home even. Making products at home is also a wise decision if money is a concern. Gluten-free/Dairy-free is an expensive diet, along with organic foods. I stopped buying $8.00 kale chips when I realized I could make them in 10 minutes in the oven with kale, lemon, and chile.
Going out to eat can be a little tricky at times. Mexican food is pretty easy for me to find something to eat, because they use a lot of corn based meals. You just have to ask for no cheese/sour cream (dairy.) Also at home, tacos with corn tortillas can be an easy gluten/dairy free meal to make along with a salad and rice. Sushi is also doable, BUT remember that fake crab meat has gluten in it, and so does soy sauce! My favorite gluten/dairy free thing to go out and get is veggie Pho. Also you can find gluten-free miso soup in stores. Sometimes products don’t advertise that they are gluten-free, so read the label.
I hope this helped, as I am no expert, these are just some things that work for me. Good luck!