We all wish we could be as cool as Kourtney Kardashian who swears by a gluten free lifestyle, but alas it is not that simple. A lot of foods and household treats contain gluten which in tune can alter the cooking and dining experience of the individual giving up gluten. One might question the products that have a high percentage of gluten within them being;

  • rye.
  • barley.
  • bread.
  • pasta.
  • Cereals.
  • Wheat

The vast majority of said products are staples for meals, snacks and are often considered ‘healthy’ in most homes. So how do we give gluten free a good name? Simply read ahead.

Cut out the Junk

Surprisingly quite similar to traditional healthy eating diets, gluten-free eating is all about filling up your plate with naturally wholesome gluten-free foods. This includes vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, fish and lean meat. It seems easy enough until you’re in the drive thru line waiting for a burger with no bu, sauce and cheese. But did you know that there are gluten free hacks that allow you to enjoy the same carbohydrate indulgences as you one loved dearly? Rather than cull those treats from your life, swap it out for an option that won't leave you feeling bloated and up all night. We highly recommend Barilla’s gluten-free corn pasta’ which will make you feel like you’re enjoying a night out at an Italian restaurant. You can also find some pretty tasty pasta and pizza alternatives at your local health food store.

Knowledge is power

The following gluten free cook books and guides to life will help you along this journey and transition you from feeling bloated and uneasy to confident and ready to take on the world.

Against the Grain: Extraordinary Gluten-Free Recipes Made from Real, All-Natural Ingredients.

A Good Food Day: Reboot Your Health with Food That Tastes Great.

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains and Flours Danielle Walker's Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime.

After reading through the delicious recipes and helpful tips on living a gluten free lifestyle, you’ll never look back.

Remember to experiment and try new flavours with gluten free products – you might surprise yourself and find something you cannot live without!

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