Celiac Awareness Month
May is Celiac awareness month; there are many events going on this month to help you understand celiac disease, the risks involved with the disease and to help encourage you to pursue screening if it is suspected before starting a gluten free diet.
If you have just been diagnosed and are just starting out on this journey, it can seem a little daunting…but, there are many great resources available and many amazing recipes to try. Contrary to what some people may think…you will not have difficulty finding great foods to eat!
The simplest way to start is to eat all natural, whole foods and you cannot go wrong. Well… need to add a disclaimer in there – as long as there is no cross- contamination along the way. That is the single biggest problem we face! It just takes one little slip up and we can experience a whole host of symptoms that we see and some we don’t, but are happening.
Most people have fruits and vegetables along with regular chicken, beef, pork and seafood without additives in their fridge. These are all naturally gluten free and can be eaten without any problem. It is what is added, and the preparation process that is important.
In this post I go through some gluten free facts to help you on your journey. I know, it is hard to live without some of the things you are used to… but there are some great companies out there making some great products to help you make gluten free eating as a way of life.
Glutino gluten free options
Glutino foods has been making gluten free foods since 1983. In 2004 they combined with Gluten Free Pantry® and expanded the Glutino family. In 2012 they joined forces with Udi’s Gluten Free Bread® and became a part of Boulder Brands. They are the number one brand of bread my daughter loves the most, and we all love their different varieties. I know that I can depend on them to make a consistently good sandwich that doesn’t fall apart; and if you are a serious pretzel fan …. their gluten free pretzels are truly addictive!
*Disclosure – Although I may have received products and or compensation for this review, all opinions are always my own [and my family’s].