Tips and Tools for Easier Gluten-free Living
Today's options for a gluten-free living are better than ever. You still want your food choices to be wholesome, organic, and fresh so remember:
Just because a product carries the GF food logo, doesn't mean it's healthy.
Read ingredients and watch out for high sugar content and processed ingredients.
Use apps to help you buy groceries, find a restaurant, view a GF menu, or verify allergen content. There's even an app to help you translate dietary preferences into another language!
- Fooducate Allergy & GF Diet Tracker. www.fooducate.com
- Gluten-Free Scanner. www.Scanglutenfree.com
- ShopWell. www.shopwell.com
- Find Me GF. www.findmeglutenfree.com
- IEatOut Gluten & Allergy Free. glutenfreepassport.com (Apple App Store only)
Celiac Disease Foundation: education, resources and support for those living with CD. Learn how to live GF, monitor symptoms; explore the GF marketplace – packed with recipes, news, and tips.
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG): industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services. Provides support, advocacy and education resources. You can join a local branch, research products and restaurants, browse recipes, and find helpful tips for kids and families. Offers an e-magazine.
Beyond Celiac: awareness and advocacy organization, covering research, news, events, lifestyle and dietary support.
Gluten-Free Living: one of the longest running publications and websites on gluten-free diet and lifestyle.
Elana's Pantry: one of the longest running websites dedicated to great tasting GF and allergen-free recipes. Elana walks her talk and has overcome challenging medical diagnoses through wholesome living and dietary solutions.
Glutenista: hip, fun GF lifestyle brand providing resources, tips, and fashion for your wardrobe and kitchen.
You can find healthy GF recipes and tips by visiting the websites of your favorite GF brands (e.g., Udi, Smart Flour Foods, Bob's Red Mill, and Canyon BakeHouse, to name just a few).
Google "gluten free food companies" to find brands and food services including those in your local area.