Lauren is a south Florida native and currently earning a masters degree in mental health/marriage and family counseling. Her professional goals and intent as an author are to help others towards fulfillment, wellness, and healthy living among diet restrictions. Lauren seeks to promote celiac disease awareness and has developed a team that makes assessments and standards for gluten-free dining in cafeterias: www.glutenfreenourishme.com
Managing celiac disease is exhausting enough without the added stress from the holidays. With the influx of food, there are more chances that forbidden goodies will bombard their way to the dinner plate. But don’t sweat it. Consider the following tips to ease you celiac disease concerns and have one less thing to worry about this season.
I recently made a post on instagram that gained a significant amount of attention. A before and after photo with a caption that read “dairy and coffee free” had viewers confused. The attention was not due to my physique but instead to the concern of eliminating coffee as part of a wellness regimen.
Meticulously picking apart menu items is not fun or convenient while enjoying a meal. At times, sticking to a gluten-free diet tends to result in unappetizing dishes and an unsatisfying experience. With a few alterations sushi is an excellent option for gluten-free dieting. Rice, fish, and vegetables contain simple, natural ingredients, and are gluten-free.
A slow-cooking chicken dish that will soon become a family favorite. It tastes like honey garlic chicken wings that I ate before my celiac diagnosis. Except now, it's gluten-free and I know exactly what's in it. Simply mix up the ingredients, pop it in the crock pot, and you’ll have a tasty meal ready by dinner time.
Health food enthusiasts and gluten-free bakers are leaning towards a new flour alternative. Once scarce and requiring tedious home preparation, almond flour is peeled and ground to perfection, light, and readily available.