It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
So you've decided to adopt a heart-healthy diet. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all delicious foods. You can have it all--even dessert! It just means that you need to be smart about your choices of sweet treats. We've rounded... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
I have over 100 pounds to lose and happened upon an article where a woman who also lost over 100 said she did it with SparkPeople.com. I am truly grateful for this site and hope to be one of the success stories in a few years. I look forward to bec... Read more
I am hoping someone knows of a decent site to look for a customizable meal planner. Meaning being able to plug in foods you do like, or edit out foods you don't want to ever come up in an option? Honestly I don't even care if its a free site if it... Read more
I have also found sugar free syrup at the grocery store, or if I want something fruity I used the sugar free jams/preserves or just cut up fresh fruit. Also, since I don't eat pancakes often, sometimes just a pat of real butter is very satisfying.... Read more
It's best to keep the goodies out of the house, but sometimes you can't. When you have to have unhealthy treats in the house, tell yourself that they "belong" to someone else. My husband can't eat gluten, and I am not tempted to eat his gluten free... Read more
I have multiple food allergies and gluten intolerance, and I feel immense gratitude every day that the world of specialty food options has come so far. When I was first diagnosed, 18 years ago or so, there was almost NOTHING on store shelves that I... Read more
Editor's Note: According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 1 in 133 Americans are affected by this ailment, which causes them to fall ill if they come in contact with even a trace amount of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Abbie R... Read more
In March, I ran a half marathon with a friend whose 6-year-old-son has Celiac Disease. We ran to benefit Team Gluten Free, a fundraising program that provides a simple way for recreational athletes to raise awareness about this disease. Since my... Read more
Well, I made the cookies. They are actually really good. Much better than I had expected. The coconut flour definitely alters the texture, though, so you have to be prepared for that. They also get moister overnight, even left out. It's weird... Read more
Here are some cookies and hot cocoa with a marshmallow (or hot mulled cider)for you on Christmas eve. Wish Santa could deliver them.
My first attempt at gluten free cookies. Came out great and I have limited myself to one taste test, so... Read more
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