Gluten Free

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease that damages the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Celiacs can experience a vast array of symptoms, including GI issues, brain fog, mood swings, and joint pain. Celiac Disease is often associated with “leaky gut” and those of us with...
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My breakfast “cookies” may seem like an unhealthy treat in title, but they’re actually a nutritious dose of complex carbs in a convenient little package. For those who dislike smoothies and shakes, these breakfast cookies are the simple solution for those crazy, get-out-of-the-house-quick mornings! Week 2 of...
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Gluten Intolerance, or Gluten Sensitivity, is often dismissed as a made-up label someone gives themselves when they prefer to eat gluten-free. Most restaurants have made a noticeable attempt to prepare safe food for those with Celiac Disease, but there still seems to be this lingering skepticism for those...
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Were you recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, gluten allergy, or were told by a medical professional to start eating gluten-free for your health? I know how overwhelming it can be when you first receive that diagnosis! My Story After several years of taking Adderall XR...
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I can’t remember the last time I used ground beef for tacos. We converted to ground turkey years ago, and haven’t looked back since. Not only is turkey healthier, but it’s more flavorful. We also use our own taco seasoning mix as often as possible....
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My favorite kind of cooking is one that fills the house with warm, yummy smells; lays on the plate like it’s posing at a gourmet food photo shoot; and yet, doesn’t require much energy for me to prepare. I’m fancy, lazy like that. This simply...
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I know I make grand declarations like this a lot, but THIS is truly my favorite smoothie! The MVP award goes to frozen mango, as I think that was the real game-changer for me. -1 frozen banana -2 huge handfuls of greens (I used an...
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Think of it as a pre-blended smoothie, or a flat parfait. Start with a base of plain, whole milk yogurt (regular or Greek) or, if you’re vegan or dairy-free, an almond yogurt. Then build on with in-season fruits, nuts, seeds, and other nature-made toppings such...
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Just a few days ago I was stock piling Watermelon Strawberry Cucumber Juice to help beat the heat, and today I’m blending up hot soup to get rid of the chill! Weird weather here in PA. Hot Smoothie This is really nothing more than a...
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For the past two weeks I’ve been singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year!” No, it’s not Christmas, but it’s an even better time of year—when the grass is green, the tulips are blooming, my patio furniture comes out, and the kids are...
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Healthy snacks are often promised on the label, but what’s truly inside? An impossible to pronounce ingredient here, a GMO there—it can get overwhelming in providing healthy snacks for your kids! In teaming up with Produce for Kids to support the fight against childhood obesity and...
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I may be late to the party, but I finally tried La Croix sparkling water a few days ago and now I’m obsessed! Trying to kick a soda habit or have issues with getting in enough water? You need to try this! La Croix is sparkling...
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When your heart screams “dessert!!” but your head says “no!” This is that perfect treat you’ve been looking for. No artificial-crap packaged substitutions that programs like Weight Watchers always seem to conjure up (anyone else a former abuser of 100 Calorie Pack fudge stripe cookies?...
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I attempted to make homemade granola once before. I literally set off the smoke detector. And because we have The Nest, it texted a message to my husband at work that there was “smoke detected in the kitchen.” Thanks for telling on me, Nest. Today...
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I love me some cookies. And with the infiltration of Girl Scout cookies all over my social media feeds and outside my stores, I am craving Samoas like nobody’s business this week. I appreciate that their organization has forayed into gluten-free offerings with their new Toffee-Tastic...
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Last week I was glutened. I have never experienced such severe pains, short of natural childbirth. I contemplated going to the hospital before somehow falling asleep. I wasn’t going to point fingers at the food that caused this, but honestly, I don’t see how it...
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I just realized this week marks my 3 year anniversary of being gluten-free but, more importantly, 3 years of being completely off drugs for ADHD. I can’t believe it has been that long but I have never felt better! There are still days where it’s rough—mainly...
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Quinoa is a fantastic canvas for almost everything in your spice cabinet and produce haul. I have a lot of fun throwing in a variety of ingredients on a whim and tonight was no different. I’ve had this can of Trader Joe’s organic pumpkin taking...
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