August/September 2017

Features

The 2017 Sliced Gluten-Free White Bread List

Subscribers Only — Gluten Free & More has compiled a list of over 70 different gluten-free sandwich bread varieties, which includes a thorough nutrition and allergen analysis, as well as prices and availability of each bread brand. Here are all of the gluten free white breads we taste tested. Check out our top favorites, then make a list of gluten free sliced breads you want to try!   More...

The 2017 Sliced Gluten-Free Multigrain Bread List

Subscribers Only — Gluten Free & More has compiled a list of over 70 different gluten-free sandwich bread varieties. Here is our review of the multigrain or whole grain breads in our taste tests. The bread lists include a thorough nutrition and allergen analysis, as well as prices and availability. See our favorite gluten-free breads here, and decide with ease which gluten-free sliced breads to try on your own!   More...

What is Resistant Starch?

Resistant starch resists digestion in the stomach and small intestine—hence, the name. This resistance is important. Since resistant starch isn’t broken down into sugar in the small intestine, it doesn’t spike blood sugar levels. Instead, it’s broken down in the large intestine where it feeds the good bacteria in the colon, creating beneficial molecules that promote a healthy gut.   More...

Mindfulness Meditation and Digestive Healing

Subscribers Only — In May 2015, a pilot study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that mind-body practices that elicited a relaxation response had “significant impact” on the clinical symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and “on the expression of genes related to inflammation and the body’s response to stress.”   More...

AN-PEP Enzymes: Protection from Gluten Contamination

Over the past few years, several journal studies have indicated that AN-PEP may be effective in degrading gluten into small, harmless fragments. This new study out of Örebro University in Sweden monitored 18 gluten-sensitive participants who ate a porridge containing crumbled wheat cookies. Results showed that AN-PEP significantly lowered gluten levels in participants’ stomachs and small intestines. “These results suggest that AN-PEP can potentially be used when gluten-sensitive individuals unintentionally consume foods with a small amount of gluten, so they can feel safer with their food choices,” says researcher Julia König.   More...

Gluten-Free Outdoor Eats

Subscribers Only — Grilling calls for smaller cuts of lean meat (think: quick cooking) and light, flavorful marinades. Don’t scrimp on fresh, vibrant ingredients from local farms—corn, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, herbs—to enhance your meals. You don’t need much to bring out the amazing flavor of freshly picked produce. For these recipes, consider fresh fruit for dessert. Naturally sweet strawberries, blueberries, peaches and pears call for nothing more than a spritz of whipped cream and a sprig of mint to top off your meal.   More...

30-Minute Plant-Based Gluten-Free Meals

Subscribers Only — My family members will only eat meals that taste really good (in other words, they can’t taste too “healthy”), and like most families, we also need to stick to a budget. I developed these vegetable-based recipes with speed, convenience and cost in mind to make healthy eating as easy as possible. Rest assured that eating real food in real-life situations is totally doable, even when you have a crazy schedule.   More...

Marvelous Gluten-Free Muffins

Muffins are a delicious way to showcase summertime bounty. Any time you can slip fresh fruit or vegetables into a favorite food without the kids noticing, it’s a definite plus. So we created a basic muffin recipe and tweaked it in four different ways to highlight the season’s produce. And then, as a bonus, we created an indulgent Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Muffin for a special treat.   More...

DIY Gluten-Free Crackers

Subscribers Only — Homemade crackers can be amazingly delicious and super-nutritious. They’re excellent vehicles for wholesome, nutrient-dense ingredients. Packed with nourishment, they make the perfect guilt-free, gluten-free snack. Crackers are a favorite American snack food—and for good reason. They’re full of flavor, are great bases for toppings and have more nutrition than chips.   More...

Frozen Gluten-Free Desserts

These dessert recipes have it all. Unusual treats that add new spins on old frozen favorites, these desserts have beautiful presentations, fun flavors, and easy preparation! Cool off with friends or with the kids over one (or all) of these amazing ice cream bar-style treats. All recipes are doable without using dairy, and of course all are gluten-free. Whether it's the frozen gluten-free Snickers treats that strike your fancy, or the giant ice cream sandwich cake - there's a dessert perfect for summer to meet everyone's tastes!   More...

Gluten-Free Lunchbox Treats

Here are gluten-free versions (they can be made dairy-free, too) of two favorite treats from childhood: Hostess' Twinkies and Cupcakes. Guaranteed to bring back delicious memories, you’ll be delighted by how much they look and taste like the real deal. Make one recipe or both—and transform your children's gluten free school lunch! Or make them for yourself to let your inner child indulge!   More...

The Best Gluten-Free Sliced Breads: 2017

Gluten-free sandwich bread is now widely available in grocery stores and online. For those of us who remember the days when packaged gluten-free products were largely figments of our dreams, the gradual appearance of sliced gluten free bread on shelves everywhere was the best thing since, well, normal sliced bread.The prevalence of gluten-free bread brands is a dream come true - we are now not only free from having to bake all the bread we eat, but have ample choices when it comes to choosing the softest, sweetest, or most economical gluten-free loaves. Frankly, our options have almost gotten too wide, which is exactly why we've compiled this massive gluten free bread review. We did a thorough job of identifying, taste-testing, and taking note of every gluten-free bread we could find, so it's easy for you to pick the perfect loaf for you!   More...

Life Story

Get Out and Walk!

Subscribers Only — Walking is an easy, fun and safe way to exercise. It’s also inexpensive and perfectly natural—it can be done almost anywhere without any special equipment or training. Performed regularly, walking can help reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. But can walking strengthen your bones?   More...

We've Got Issues: August/September 2017

After taking a multi-generational family vacation where I kept getting sick at restaurants that supposedly served gluten-free dishes, I’d like to go into my next travels better prepared. Aside from bringing my own food and grilling every waiter and chef at my vacation destination, what can I do? Oh, and getting there is also not so fun. Can you tell me which airlines have the tastiest GF options?   More...

Considering Colleges When Gluten-Free

Subscribers Only — This past spring, FARE launched its Food Allergy College Search tool to help families find detailed information on how colleges handle food allergies and gluten-free diets. The database, which initially launched with 40 schools, has drill-down information on allergy-safe options, cross-contact procedures, staff training and roommate accommodations.   More...

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Gluten-Free and Vegan

Many people don’t understand what it means to have celiac disease until they actually go gluten-free and live the lifestyle. The same holds true with veganism. The vegan diet automatically rules out four of the top eight allergens—dairy, eggs, fish and shellfish. Being vegan means not eating or using animal products or byproducts of any kind. It’s living every day avoiding cruelty to animals and animal exploitation.   More...

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Research Roundup: August/September 2017

Swedish researchers have confirmed an association between celiac disease and anorexia nervosa, a disorder that causes disturbance in the way people view their body weight, prompting unhealthy fear of weight gain. Anorexia typically affects girls during adolescence and young adulthood, although it can occur in men, too. Genetic susceptibility may play a role. Recent genome-wide studies of anorexia indicate the condition shares genetic regions with type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders. The dietary restrictions associated with the gluten-free diet might prompt disturbed eating patterns in susceptible young women, researchers suggested.   More...

Make it

Beef Bone Broth Recipe

Subscribers Only — Making your own beef bone broth is not difficult. The key is to use high-quality ingredients (grass-fed beef and fresh, organic vegetables) and to have the proper cooking equipment (a large stainless steel or ceramic-lined cast iron stockpot, a strainer, a ladle and storage containers) on hand. Consider making a large batch and freezing it in 1- to 2-quart glass containers and BPA-free ice cube trays for easy access when you need it.   More...

Food for Thought

Burrito Blues

Subscribers Only — He unwraps foil to reveal a tightly wound flour tortilla stuffed with rice, beans, and all the things of a burrito but there’s nothing super about it, particularly when washed down with beer, she watches it all go down from here, wondering   More...

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