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Resources to Support Your Gluten Free Lifestyle

We like quirky, we like words, we love food, we are naturally curious and ask too many questions. So it should come as no surprise that we are always on the lookout for new books, new blogs, new ideas, etc that help us navigate all things gluten free. Whether you are just experimenting with a few gluten free recipes, or you’ve been living a gluten free lifestyle for years, we believe in soaking up the knowledge. And there has never been a better time!

As much as I disagree with the notion that "gluten free" is a "trend," the media band-wagoning has created quite a few positives. More quality gluten free products are being produced, more gluten free cookbooks are emerging, more restaurants have gluten free items on menus, and most of all, there is an abundance of accessible information about gluten and celiac disease. There’s a lot of information out there, so whether you want to channel your inner chef, educate yourself, or connect with other people and share your story, we highly recommend getting inspired by some of these resources.

  1. Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci
    Don't laugh, I love my spiralizer. And although I have tried to spiralize everything, it is nice to have some guidance. Ali combines her inherent Italian-American love for pasta, her commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and a spiralizer to discover fun and interesting ways to eat more veggies. In addition, Ali Maffucci also has a wildly popular blog that discusses healthy eating. 
  2. Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime
    Every time I reflect on this woman's journey, I am stunned. She was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at twenty-two, and decided to take her health into her own hands by drastically changing her diet. And while many folks who are gluten free by necessity resonate with this, I am always amazed at how slow the "public" is to understand how crucial diet is to overall health. As a culture we prefer medication over modification and I find it unfortunate. Danielle's story is remarkable and she transformed her adversities into opportunities creating her blog, Against All Grain, in an effort to help those in need eat well and feel great, without feeling deprived. Her meals are designed to be easy weeknight meals to make any time. And yes, I know, paleo and gluten free are not the same thing so make sure you are eating the right things to be the healthiest you.
  3. Beyond Celiac
    This is a great go-to resource. This site provides information and trusted resources for people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. It has lots of tool and tips you can use to improve your gluten free lifestyle and stay safe and informed. It also has a section under “gluten-free food” that provides great information and downloadable guides for gluten-free grocery shopping, cooking, baking, and dining-out.
  4. Gluten Free Goddess
    I am, at heart, a cookbook kinda girl. However, I realize most people now look on-line for new and interesting meal ideas. This site has a ton of recipes and information to break you out of your gluten free comfort zone.
  5. Poor and Gluten Free
    A gluten free lifestyles sometimes requires a little extra effort, and money, to achieve. Fortunately, Danielle created this blog to help us gluten free folk stick to a grocery budget. In addition, she seems to be a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades and has some fun DIY tutorials for making your own decorations, toiletries, and clothing to contribute to you frugal efforts.
  6. Gluten Free Travel Site
    Hello! This is amazing. Travel, especially global travel, is still one the things that I find most stressful about being gluten free. I don't want to spend my vacation or my business trip focusing on my dietary restrictions. With this site, you can find gluten free restaurants in different cities around the world, read reviews and plan ahead!
  7. Gluten Free Girl
    Kathy turned me on to this blog about 7 years ago when she went to a sponsored book event to listen to Shauna speak. At that time, it was called "Gluten Free Girl and the Chef". I love the literary nature of the site and resonate with the ideals of real food, crafted with love, to feed those you care about.
  8. The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook
    Kathy is a slow cooker fanatic. As a busy mom and business owner, she is always looking for ways to have food cooking while she zips around. Me? I am trying to embrace it though it is not my go-to. You? Dust off your old "crockpot" or buy a new one, get this book or download the kindle version and get cooking!
  9. The Food Lab
    Full Discloser! This is not a dedicated gluten free cookbook. However it is a marvelous resource for experienced cooks who want answers, explanations and science along with the recipes. Many of the recipes are naturally gluten free or can be modified with some ingredient changes. Either way, it will make you a better cook! 
  10. Amazon emeals Subscription
    We just discovered that Amazon offers eMeals Gluten Free Meal Plan & Shopping List for about $10/month and there is a free 14 day trial. This might be a worthy investment for someone just starting their gluten free diet or someone who dreads the meal planning part.

If you have favorite site, recipe or resource, share it with us!

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