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3 Gluten Free Fall Treats!

1.Crunchy Apple Sandwich
Skip the bread and get fancy with your gluten-free alternatives! Enjoy the fruits of fall by slicing apples thinly to create a sweet and salty sandwich that isn’t full of empty calories. This treat is no trick—your little ones will love to bite into such a chocolate-filled, fun snack. 

Recipe: 
Cut an apple into 4 slices, top 2 apple slices with almond butter, granola and dark chocolate chips. Sandwich the other 2 apple slices on top of each prepared slice.

2.Baked Banana Chips
You can buy these pre-made at the store, but what’s better than the smell of homemade treats filling your kitchen? This recipe is easy enough for even your youngest child to have a hand in.  By making these banana chips yourself, you’re sure to get the perfect amount of flavor in every bite. Beware — they’re addicting!

Recipe: 
1 large thinly sliced banana, 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well to combine. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lay banana slices flat on the parchment paper and bake for 45 minutes.

3.Avocado Chocolate Pudding
I know what you’re thinking—avocado? In pudding?! But trust me—this is a chocolaty treat you don’t want to miss. Not only does the whipped avocado provide a gluten and dairy-free creaminess that can’t be beat, it’s chock-full of healthy vitamins that might just “trick” your children into thinking they are eating an unhealthy dessert.

Recipe:
1 large ripe avocado, 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup coconut milk, 1/4 teaspoon powdered sugar.  Combine all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth and creamy.   Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Source:http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/10/12/3-gluten-free-fall-treats/

I'm very concerned about being gluten intolerant and would like to try a gluten free life. Expect I'm unsure where to even begin, could you help me via email? Thak you! Jessica fuller email is jfuller314 at gmail it wouldn't let me write it correctly — Asked by Anonymous

Hello Jessica and thank you for writing to me…Please email me and tell me your concerns as to why you want to go gluten free…Being gluten free isn’t for everyone. My email is kealairene@hotmail.com

Best wishes,

Keala

Important: being Celiacs means cutting out MORE than gluten.

I just read this mind blowing article about cutting out soy, industrial seed oils, and sugar…This in addition to cutting out gluten will leads to a FULL recovery to a healthy gut (not a leaky one).

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Check out article here:

http://scdlifestyle.com/2012/04/the-toxic-truth-about-gluten-free-food-and-celiac-disease/

Gluten free cartoon. :)

Gluten free cartoon. :)

Going Gluten Free Helps Our Ecomony!

Eating gluten free in America will help spark a rise in jobs! Lets all stick together and demand/fight to keep our gluten free options!

This article states that there will be a 6% rise in jobs due to this new way of eating for a lot of Americans. Its awesome to know that…not only eating gluten free is helping our bodies but its also stimulating our economy!



Check out the article here:
http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Financial/6-rise-in-food-manufacturing-jobs-after-gluten-free-ruling

Attention girls!!! I hope this silly joke made you smile! :)

Attention girls!!! I hope this silly joke made you smile! :)

My Personal Experience-Caution Tea Can Have Gluten!

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Earlier today I had some “Lipton blackberry pomegranate iced tea” and thought nothing of it until my stomach was aching, I felt extremely nauseous, and ended up running to the bathroom (diarrhea). I went over in my head everything that I ate and double checked each product to make sure it was gluten free. Then I remembered I tried a new type of Lipton tea. Normally, I don’t drink tea, but I automatically assumed it was 100% tea and that it was gluten free. Yet, after reading the product it didn’t say it had gluten but it said it had natural flavors. After reading that I still wasn’t convenience that the tea made me that sick, until I did some research. I looked on Lipton website and they didn’t have a gluten free list of teas, which raised some supposition. So I check out the “celiacdisease.about.com” site for further information and learned that tea can have gluten!

According to this site I learned that plain tea shouldn’t have gluten;however, some teas have added gluten ingredients such as barley malt as a sweetener.  Also that other countries in Asia commonly make their tea from roasted barley (beware of tea from Asian companies).

So what teas can you drink?

-Bigelow teas: Has a gluten free tea list that you must stick too.

-Celestial Seasonings tea: Has a gluten free tea options but some are made from barley, so be cautious. Stick to company GF list.

-Lipton tea: Does not have a gluten free list! From my personal experience, I would not recommend chancing it since I got extremely sick from it.


-Mighty Leaf teas: This tea doesn’t contain gluten but you run a risk of cross-contamination since their facility may process gluten in it.

-Red Rose Tea: Stick to the company GF list.


-Republic of Tea: Has a 100% gluten free certification list. Stick and check the company’s list.

-Stash Tea: 100% gluten free for all flavors.

-Tazo Teas: Has GF options check company list and beware of ordering this at Starbucks.

-Tetley Teas: Company say the tea has no gluten but there could be cross contamination. These tea AREN’T labeled “gluten free”.


source: http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/Gluten-Free-Beverages/f/Is-Tea-Gluten-Free.htm

About a year ago,I found out that I'm allergic to corn... and those derivatives are everywhere ( list keeps getting longer). I'm also allergic to mangoes, chestnuts, bananas, avocado, and mesquite. Allergy tests say NO for gluten. The list of symptoms from Dr. Oz is interesting to me, because I have every single one of them.... Plus I have edema in my legs/feet and sometimes hands. The edema had only gotten worse over the years, and I'm only 37.... Carpel tunnel symptoms too. Any thoughts? — Asked by Anonymous

Hello! I also took a allergy blood test for gluten and the results came out negative. However, before taking this test you must be eating gluten and at this time I was gluten free for several months. Therefore, the GI specialist ruled out this test to be false. She also informed me that blood test aren’t always positive and it could have false results.  In my case, the GI specialist told me I was gluten sensitive since all my symptoms disappeared and since whenever I eat gluten I got sick again. In your case I would say to get a second opinion from another doctor. Or giving eating gluten free a try! Eliminate gluten 100% from your diet for one month and see if your symptoms go away. You know your body better than anyone else and if a doctor isn’t helping you then its only right to find another doctor! I went though a lot of trouble and went through many doctors that told me many things. It took me a few years to really find out what my problem was…So don’t take “no” for an answer if you feel strongly about this subject. The right doctor will really listen to you and what you have to say. I hope this helps. :)