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Grocery Shopping: Gluten Free Style

Besides a list of items to purchase and a budget to follow, the most significant thing you must bring before you go shopping is the right state of mind. Denial of your situation is futile. To accept this with open arms is key in making things bearable and for you to be able to survive it.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 31, 2014 at 1:41 pm

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Gluten Free Casein Free School Lunch Ideas

Sending a child who bites it from Celiac’s disease or gluten intolerance, or any food intolerances for that matter, off to school can make the parents go frolicking. Here are some tips to help your child avoid the foods he or she must dodge at school.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

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Better Without Episode 1 – Starting a Gluten Free Life

If you find yourself in a situation where you just came from a visit to the doctor who diagnosed you with Celiac Disease, then  you are most likely to be feeling puzzled. It is acceptable for you to be in that position. Everyone else would feel the same way too knowing that they have a condition within their body. Things may be worst when you think about it. But first things first, a trip to the grocery store would be the beginning obstacle that one has to surpass.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

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Wheat Free and Gluten Free Snacks

When you have wheat intolerance, even snacking can be such a chore. You may go blank when you suddenly need a quick snack, so it’s best that you plan ahead. Quick and easy food that caters to wheat intolerant people, especially when you’re living a busy lifestyle, can be difficult. Here are some wheat free snacks that are easy to find and delicious!

  1. Toasted Pumpkin or Sunflower Seeds – Go ahead and whip them up in bulk. You can divide them in Ziplocks and you can have your healthy snacks on the go.
  2. Rice Cakes – Albeit not every brand of rice cakes are toally gluten free (cross-contamination in the factories), try to find those that are 100% gluten-free. Put some cream cheese or apple butter on them, although the cream cheese has dairy.
  3. Rice Chex – Rice Chex cereal can be divided into snack-sized portions so you can put it in your bag.
  4.  Jello – Jello cups could be your perfect quick snack for those on gluten-free diets.
  5.  Trail Mix – You can make your own trail mix with dried fruit and nuts is both healthy and gluten-free.
  6. Coconut Milk Popsicles – You can add juice or juice concentrate to coconut milk before you put it in the freezer for that gluten-free, casein-free popsicles.
  7.  Dill Spears – You can put it in the freezer or the fridge. Pickles are perfect as a quick gluten-free snack.
  8. Popcorn – Air-popped popcorn is best, but companies such as Lesser Evil can also make flavored, but gluten-free popcorns.
  9.  Hard-boiled Eggs – They are totally carb-free and rich in protein, a hard-boiled egg can be a great gluten-free snack.
  10.  Gluten-free Cookies and Muffins – Companies such as Gluten Free Pantry and Cherrybrook Kitchen have simple mixes for whipping up gluten-free cookies and muffins that you can create in advance and just freeze or wrap it up for later use.
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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 24, 2014 at 12:25 pm

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Can a Gluten Free Diet Cure Type 1 Diabetes?

Diabetic patients who have a gluten-free lifestyle have observed a remarkable drop in their blood sugar levels (BSL). Adhering to a gluten free diet and having a regular dose of workout will help make your BSL lower, create more energy, plus a healthier outlook in life. However, is “cure” the right word?

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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Avoiding Gluten Cross Contamination

If you’re just getting the hang of the gluten-free diet, it could be hard to imagine two things. First, how little the amount of gluten it takes to make you feel funny, and where it may be hiding. Gluten cross-contamination could take place in different places, your own kitchen included. You can also bite it from packaged foods, and yes, even from those that claim they’re “gluten-free”.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 20, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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All About Grains

Grain is the cultivated members of the grass family which people use as food. Grains are a staple all throughout the world. Given that different kinds of grain grow in accordance with the climate or any other environmental factors, each country has its own unique way of using grains.

In third world countries, a lot of people can’t do without grains, particularly, rice, maize, and wheat. On the other hand, in more developed countries in which incomes are way higher as compared to third world countries, grain consumption is considerably lower. However, if you come to think of it, the consumption of grain in developed countries is higher than what it seems because of the high meat consumption. Those animals are practically fed with grain, particularly corn.

Generally, grains lack lysine, which is an essential amino acid. Vegetarians may complement their grain intake with legumes like peanuts, lentils, and beans, among others, in order to have sufficient amino acid in the body. Legumes, on the other hand, lack methionine, which is an essential amino acid that you can get from grains. That’s why these two work hand in hand. Peanut butter sandwiches, corn with beans, and rice and dal are just among the common food combinations of grains and legumes in different cultures or countries.

Among the most commonly used grains across the globe, which contain gluten, include wheat, rye, barley, oats, durum, emmer, einkorn, and spelt. Other grains include rice, maize, wild rice, teff, fonio, millet, sorghum, and triticale. Some of them might contain gluten, but different from those of the first set. So they say, gluten in oats are not like wheat gluten, thus making it safe for people with Celiac disease, but this is debatable.

Furthermore, the definition of corn depends on the geography. In the UK, it refers to the “chief cereal crop of a district.” In England, it refers to wheat, while in Scotland it refers to oats. In America, as well as Canada, corn refers to maize. If you have gluten intolerance of any sort, you can consume corn only if it says on the packaging that it’s intended for the market of North America. Otherwise, you will suffer from a major trouble.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

People who are hypersensitive to gluten can be really affected by the allergies that this protein brings to their bodies.  People can avoid this complication by not consuming foods that are gluten-rich. Yes, even desserts. However, you can still have the gluten-free ones. Yay Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

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Going Gluten Free To Lose Weight After The Holidays?

Here comes the post-Holidays consequence again: gaining unwanted weight. After all the drinks you have downed and the buffet tables you almost emptied, it’s only fitting you end up the opposite of fit.

Some people go on different cleanse to get rid of all the food they have devoured during the Holidays, and then there are those who go gluten-free. Is this any good? Watch this video.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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