There are a lot of benefits to being gluten free. Whether you're gluten free because of Celiac Disease, wheat allergy, gluten allergy, your physician prescribed it for you, or you're making a lifestyle change, you'd be pleased to know that a gluten free diet may actually help lower the risk of Diabetes, especially in women.
Researchers in Denmark theorize that women who are pregnant and are on a gluten free diet can lower the risk of Diabetes in their babies.
More about this study can be found at www.celiac.com/articles/23701/1/Can-a-Gluten-free-Diet-Lower-the-Risk-of-Diabetes/Page1.html.
When it comes to a gluten free diet, make sure you're eating the right foods. Gluten free baked goods tend to have a lot of processed carbs, butter, and ingredients that no human being can pronounce. While these baked goods are okay to have once in a while, I recommend sticking to naturally gluten free foods: meat (if you eat meat), fruits, vegetables, and dairy (if you aren't allergic).
By staying away from the processed baked goods, you're helping to keep the risk of developing diabetes very low. Plus you are doing something very good for your body. You're feeding it nutrients to keep it strong and healthy. You and I both know, us Celiacs need all the nutrients our bodies can absorb!
This recipe is filling, delicious, and GLUTEN FREE!!! It is super easy to make and is a perfect summertime lunch or dinner meal.
Here is what you will need:
The lettuce does have a hard time staying in a 'wrap' position, you might need to use a toothpick to hold it in place if you're making this for family or guests. I ended up just getting a fork and eating it like it was a noodle salad. Using peanut butter instead of the Thai Peanut Sauce gave it more of a hearty texture and made me full after eating just a little bit of it. I do recommend that you pick up gluten free Thai peanut sauce. Annie Chun doesn't make gluten free sauce, but San-J does! Thai peanut sauce will definitely add some spice and flavor to the dish.
Udi's Broccoli and Kale Lasagna
Recently, I came across Udi's Broccoli and Kale Lasagna while at the grocery store doing my weekly shopping. Me, being the foodie that I am, did not hesitate to pick up a box and see if this lasagna was any good. I've tried so many amazing Udi's products and I hoped that this one would be a winner too.
Well, folks, I was right! This lasagna was very good. The sauce was very rich and the meal was full of flavor!
I don't need to tell you that it is Gluten Free because Udi's is a go-to brand for those of us who are gluten free.
As for the nutritional facts, I was scared that it was going to be a million calories and have a ton of sodium. Nope.
Only 370 calories and 290mg of sodium. If you're watching your carb intake, there are only 35 grams of carbs in this lasagna.
This lasagna is pretty filling, but for those of you looking to add a side dish to your lasagna, I suggest steamed veggies that are seasoned and a glass of your favorite wine.
Allergen Warnings: This item contains Milk and Eggs. Those of us who have Celiac disease often have bouts of (or are full blown) lactose intolerance. I HIGHLY recommend taking a lactaid pill before consuming this product. I tend to have lactose intolerance symptoms whenever I have something that is oozing tons of dairy. I make sure my medicine cabinet is stocked with lactaid pills.
Definitely pick up Udi's Broccoli and Kale Lasagna. It's a scrumptious and quick meal that you can just pop into the microwave and indulge in while watching your favorite TV programs.
Thank you, Udi's for making another amazing product! Keep em' coming!
Udi's GF Cinnamon Rolls
I know I'm not the only one who loves cinnamon rolls. I remember frequenting Cinnabon through the years and indulging in some ooey gooey cinnamon roll goodness. Unfortunately, since my Celiac diagnosis, places like Cinnabon are kryptonite to my digestive tract.
After my diagnosis, I tirelessly searched for gluten free cinnamon rolls that were as good or better than Cinnabon cinnamon rolls.
In comes Udi's Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls! So.... did yours truly like these cinnamon rolls?
Delish! It was so amazing! The cinnamon roll was nice and soft. You could taste the cinnamon and spices, and the glaze was perfection. Even my boyfriend thought it was amazing (and he isn't gluten free)!
I don't have to tell you that the cinnamon rolls didn't last too long in this house! I pretty much devoured them within 3 or 4 days, LOL!
For those of you tracking your calories, carbs, etc., here is what you need to know:
Allergen Warning: This item contains Eggs.
I highly recommend that all my gluten-free friends try this item. If you have a serious sweet tooth, and need to satisfy it, PICK THESE CINNAMON ROLLS UP today! They are so tasty!
If you have gluten free kids in your house, they will definitely love this delish pastry!
I am a big fan of snickerdoodles, so I figured I would give this product a try.
The name of the company definitely describes the thought that went through my mind after taking my first bite: Wow! The cookie was moist, chewy, sweet, and tasty. I've tried snickerdoodle cookies from a handful of gluten free companies, this cookie trumps them all! So delicious!
The cookies are small, and there are only four servings per bag. The cookies are all natural, no trans fat, and is certified gluten free.
Here are the nutritional facts:
They are made in a dedicated gluten free facility here in the USA.
Allergy Warnings: This product contains eggs and milk. Item may contain traces of nuts.
I highly recommend this product! These cookies are perfect with a glass of milk, and they definitely satisfy any sweet tooth!
Give this product a try! You can find this product at Target, some local grocery stores, and on Amazon!
Hey everyone! Are you looking for a delicious comfort food to warm your soul? Look no further!
Early on in my Celiac/GF journey, I came across this turkey chili recipe (below) in my local newspaper. The turkey chili is naturally gluten free and was painless to put together. Since I had gluten free cornbread mix in my pantry, I decided to bake cornbread muffins along with it.
Once finished, I indulged and it hit the spot!
This recipe is perfect for a fall/winter day, and the recipe yields enough for the entire family. Bon appetite!
Twelve years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (via blood test and biopsy).
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing the nutrients in food that are essential for humans to stay healthy. While there is no cure for Celiac Disease, there is a treatment: Maintaining a strict Gluten Free(GF) Diet for the rest of your life.
The more that I research Gluten Free dieting, the more I see a lot of misconceptions that people have when it comes to Celiac Disease and Gluten Free dieting:
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Updated May 2022
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Health Benefits of Avocados
Avocados, also known as "alligator pears," have many health benefits. This "alphabet fruit" contains vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. They also contain anti-oxidants and health mono saturated fats. Along with these benefits, there are several more reasons why avocados should be added to your diet.
Avocados are high in potassium.
Avocados have 30% more potassium than bananas. Potassium helps in controlling blood pressure, and it aids in preventing circulatory diseases.
Avocados provide skin protection.
Chock full of vitamin E, this alligator pear can protect your skin and keep you looking healthy and young.
Avocados prevent symptoms of aging.
Rich in anti-oxidants, avocados boost the immune system and aids in keeping your nervous system healthy.
Avocados keep your eyes healthy.
Avocados can keep you safe from cataracts and macular degeneration, by means of carotenoid lutein .
Avocados can ease Arthritis.
The anti-oxidants in avocados can aid in preventing Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The avocado helps in reducing inflammation at the problem area.
From keeping your skin looking healthy, to easing inflammation due to arthritis, avocados have the nutrients you need to keep you living a longer and healthy life.
(previously published by Shauna Silva on Yahoo Contributor Network)