August/September 2017

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...