Category Archives: Dealing with the Outside World: Shopping and Traveling Gluten Free

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Gluten-Free Smart Phone Apps

My smart phone has definitely become a necessity to my gluten-free lifestyle. I am able to eat out a lot more often and more easily because of it. I can’t imagine life without it.  I write this post to help those who are new to the gluten-free journey. There are many new smart phone applications available that it can be … [Read More...]

Tips on Dining Out Gluten-Free

Who can deny the allure of dining out? It can be a fast and convenient meal. In addition, many social gatherings and celebrations are centered around food and restaurants. But for an individual with food sensitivities, eating out can literally be a health hazard. I tell my clients at the end of their 30 day elimination diet (in which they … [Read More...]

Can you trust gluten-free products and restaurant menu items?

I think it’s safe to say that the words “gluten-free” have become a common household term. At a minimum, I think it’s captured everyone’s attention, even just for a fleeting moment, and made them contemplate, “Should I too be gluten-free…what’s the problem with gluten anyway?” As for food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants, they would be crazy not to take notice … [Read More...]

9 Simple Steps for Successful Gluten-Free Shopping

Shopping for gluten-free foods can be inexpensive and fairly easy. Follow these nine steps for successful gluten-free shopping.

1. Learn Naturally Gluten-Free Foods. Only foods containing wheat, barley, rye and oats contain gluten. All unprocessed meat, poultry, seafood, fish, eggs, dairy, vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and grains like corn and rice are naturally gluten-free. This list of Safe Foods at … [Read More...]

Gigi’s “No Thought Required” Gluten Free Foods List

My “No Thought Required” food list for healthy gluten free eating is intended to highlight nutritious foods you can feel safe consuming today, even if this is your first day living gluten free.

In fact, you probably already have many of these naturally gluten free foods at home in your fridge or pantry.

Some tips to remember when selecting foods … [Read More...]

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No Tricks, All Treats – Top 5 Gluten Free Halloween Candies & A Sweet Idea!

I know it’s only early October, but if you’re like me, you’re already filling candy dishes with festive sweet treats of the season.

In my house, the little pumpkin-shaped glass dishes brimming with candy corn are more than mere “eye candy”, though.

I want my family (and maybe even me) to be able to indulge a little, too, if the … [Read More...]