I am experimenting with traditional recipes like cookies, pancakes, and such by swapping out lactose, gluten, sugar, and anything processed. I'm doing this to convince people in my life that paleo is not as limiting as they believe. Anyway, I found some gluten-free rolled oats from Bob's Red Mill. Anyone tried these? Any thoughts?
Edit: There is a related post here but I'm keeping this here because there were only two responses to the previous post and they were not specific to the product about which I'm inquiring.
Well, if it helps..my mom and I both have celiac disease and have both tried Bob's Red Mill gluten-free oats. They make us both sick. The logic here is that.. since we are celiac, we're super-sensitive to gluten, and gluten-like things. If WE get sick from these oats, they're not good for you, even if you don't get any immediate side effects. Grains = Bad, even if they're gluten-free, for me and my family.
The gluten free means they have not been rolled in a facility that processes gluten. However, oats are still a grain and should be avoided. If you must eat grains, I would suggest the WAPF method of soaking them overnight in whey or some acid to reduce antinutrients.
Maybe it's just me but...don't eat oatmeal. I always find "gluten-free", "sugar-free", "dairy-free" versions of what USED TO BE my favorite foods are never as good as the real things. It's sort of like how diet coke is supposed to be better for you than regular coke, but diet coke contain aspertame and is WAY more addictive and dangerous. The real answer is to just drink water.
At the risk of being publicly flogged I think this is doable as long as its not sold as paleo per se but just "healthier"and wheat free. Grains are not and never will be paleo. However, using traditionally prepare grains and healthy recipes to invite people to try something new that will undoubtedly be better for them is a great idea to my mind. Coming off SAD to paleo is downright frightening to most. Paleo IS limiting. Enjoyable yes but limiting. I'm just a big believer in opening the door however you can that will encourage people to walk through and at least start the journey. You don't have to start full-out paleo. Just walk through the door! Baby steps are o.k. by me. Just dumping wheat and sugar from your life is a HUGE step and a great way to start.
I don't think you need the gluten free oats but they certainly aren't a bad thing if you want to go to the extra trouble. At this point I think what you are trying to do is more about an idea as it is actual practice and I would think the regular stuff would suffice.