Eating a gluten free lifestyle isn’t always easy. I personally struggle with it at times. Although, I’m not allergic to gluten I do find myself to be sensitive. Anytime I eat gluten, I end up feeling bloated and too many days in a row I even notice my skin will break out. So I know that eating gluten is not good for me, my body, or my health so I choose to stick to a gluten free diet and sometimes finding tasty snacks isn’t always easy.
Need a quick on the go lunch in 5 minutes or less? Then this gluten free apple spinach salad which chicken recipe is for you. Using your leftover chicken this super easy meal can be put together in no time. Take it in your lunch on the go or when you need a last minute meal. Read the rest of Gluten Free Apple Spinach Salad with Chicken
One of the things I miss most about being gluten free is eating pasta, especially spaghetti. However, I recently came across a great alternative: Spaghetti Squash! Spaghetti squash is not only gluten free but its a healthier and lower calorie alternative to regular pasta. And when combined with some gluten free pasta sauce, veggies, and a lean meat such as beef or turkey it creates a well rounded meal. Read the rest of Spaghetti Squash Recipe
I’ve been talking a lot lately about going gluten free and you may be wondering what foods contain gluten. Wheat is the most common source of gluten in our diet today, but there are also many other grains that contain gluten. So I’ve compiled a list of some common foods that contain gluten. Yes, I’m aware that it may be many of your favorite foods, but there are still plenty of options available to eat that are healthier. So always check labels and luckily there are now many great alternatives that are gluten free!
Have you noticed the large collection of gluten free products at the grocery store lately? Or maybe you know someone who has celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or just a friend that has decided to go on a wheat free and gluten free diet and you’re not really sure what the big deal is. After working with clients with celiac disease in my fitness classes and reading the book Wheat Bellyby Dr William Davis I became rather intrigued with a wheat free and gluten free diet and decided to do more research. I am now even attempting the wheat belly diet myself to see what happens. I can tell you one thing all this fuss about gluten is no mistake.
So what exactly is gluten? Gluten is the main protein found in wheat and many grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt, bul gur, kamut, and triticale. It gives elasticity to dough and gives texture and chewiness to baked goods. Unfortunately, gluten is in a lot of our favorite foods including bread, pasta, muffins, pizza, cookies, crackers, chips, condiments, and more. Wheat is the most dominate source of gluten in our diet and is used most often in baking and creating of many boxed foods and snacks. I know giving up gluten may sound hopeless, but don’t give up yet, because it is possible and can actually be enjoyable! Read the rest of Why be wheat free and gluten free?