I’ve decided that I will be doing a roundup sort of post at least monthly. I know many of you like having these links all in one place. Perhaps more often if there is just too much goodness for one post.
Celiac and Gluten Free Goodies
- Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery and their “Spread the Bread” program to raise celiac awareness. Rudi’s is donating $1 for each $1 off coupon downloaded to the NFCA, up to $20,000. That’s what I call putting your money where your mouth is. Literally. (oh, bad pun of the day.) Rudi’s products are certified gluten free through the GFCO. The folks at Rudi’s very kindly sent me a loaf of their Multigrain bread to try, and it was quite tasty. (Don’t worry, I still am a believer in going for naturally gluten free foods most of the time, and not desperately trying to substitute gluten free items for glutenous ones. However, a slice of bread once in a while will not kill you, and you can keep the loaf in the freezer, taking out a slice or two at a time. No need to eat the whole thing in a week. ) I had it toasted with a bit of almond butter and a sliced banana. I cannot remember what “regular” bread tasted like, but this was darn good. So download the coupon and help the NFCA, try the bread, and eat it in MODERATION .
- Speaking of the NFCA, the January newsletter featured Tips for a Healthy New Year with tips from myself and Peter Bronski. The NFCA always puts out stellar information and provides tons of free resources. If you haven’t already, sign up to be on their free email list.
- Speaking of Pete Bronski, he wrote a very helpful post about making gluten free sauces and marinades. This falls right into my style of cooking by the seat of my pants, and is information everyone can use right away. A good sauce or marinade can turn an ordinary piece of chicken into an incredibly tasty bit of protein.
- Pete was on a roll in January. He also posted a breakdown of the nutritional comparison (or lack thereof) of gluten free all purpose flour mixtures. This was a great read for me, as I have a tendency to use very little flour at all, and when I do I stick to almond and coconut flours.
- I recently was interviewed for Bodysport Talk Radio about celiac disease and living gluten free. It’s a great review of basics or introduction. Bodysport is mostly geared to a female athlete audience, but the information is applicable to everyone. Pass it around!
- Lastly, my friend Heidi at Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom has given posting privileges to her husband, Mike. These posts are a hilarious, insightful look at what is means to be a non-celiac married to/parent of a celiac.
Nutrition and Health Notables
It’s the beginning of a new year, and with that generally comes decisions to eat more healthfully. By now, many have already given up. If you haven’t, good on you! You’ve likely chosen a sustainable, lifestyle way of eating, rather than a “diet.” Here’s some tips and food for thought. (Bad pun of the day #2)
- How to Find Real Food at the Supermarket (flowchart) from Summer Tomato
- How to Create a Photo Diet/Food Log from Health Habits
- Food Fascism and the 80/20 Rule from the Healthy Skeptic
- Information Vs. Application from Lyle McDonald
- Wheat: In Search of Objectivity and New Years Resolutions from Chris Masterjohn
- So, You Think You’re Eating Healthy? From Foodeducate
- Why Diets Fail by RG
- Your Guide to the Grocery Store from the Whole 9 (remember that Paleo is always gluten free. Paleo also eliminates all grains, legumes, and dairy. But this is a great guide for negotiating the store and buying wholesome, healthy food, regardless of what nutritional box people like to label it as. Good food is good food, period.)
- Book review of Gary Taubes “Why We Get Fat” at Weighty Matters. Critical thinking, peeps.
- And lastly, again from Summer Tomato, 9 Surefire Ways to Sabotage your Weight Loss. Yes, this is a what not to do list.
If you’re new here, and need some help planning an overall healthy gluten free diet, read my post on the easiest Gluten Free diet.
And if you want more, Gluten Free and Fit 101 has a lot more reading on living healthy and gluten free.
Enjoy! Hopefully winter is going well for you, so after you get outside and get some activity (shoveling, anyone?) come inside, grab a cup of tea and get reading!
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