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Healthy Snacking On a Gluten Free Diet

by Stacy Roth MPH, RD, LDN Planning your snacks is as important as planning your meals. Snacks help keep up energy between meals. When individuals hear the word “snack” they often think of cakes, cookies, and candy bars. Healthy snacking can be challenging at work with the vending machine down the hall. Adding a gluten free diet into the mix makes it even more challenging. When planned and thought out, snacking can be nutritious and delicious just like meals. Keep in mind, calories add Read more […]

A Sleepover Survival Guide (Part 2 of 3)

  A Sleepover Survival Guide: The Child Written by: Amy Macklin RD, LDN This is the second part of my three part series on how to handle sleepovers when your child is gluten free.  This post will focus on what your child needs to know to have a safe experience away from home.  Below are 5 things you can discuss with your child to help prepare him/her for this fun filled event. 1. Chat with your child – Have a candid conversation with your child before the sleepover to see if s/he has any apprehensions Read more […]

A Sleepover Survival Guide

A Sleepover Survival Guide Part 1 of 3: The Parent Written by: Amy Macklin RD, LDN Does the thought of your child asking if s/he can stay over so-and-so’s house totally stress you out?  Sleepovers can be quite nerve racking when you have a child on a special diet, but don’t let that stop you from letting your child experience such a fun and exciting occasion.  Kids love to hangout with their friends.  They’re most likely more concerned with what they will be doing than what they will be Read more […]

Three Ways to Cultivate Gluten-Free Holiday Goodness

We all want to eat closer to the earth these days. Some of us cultivate our own kitchen gardens, growing a cornucopia of brilliantly colored and aromatic vegetables and herbs to share the Thanksgiving table with roasted turkey or game, rich gravies, and wholesome fruited desserts. Some of us gather the abundant, wonderfully gluten free foods of the season from the local farmer’s market or grocer. We all can nurture an appreciation for the best part of the holidays: spending time with your family Read more […]

Enhance Your Health and Tickle Your Taste Buds with Buckwheat

Following a gluten-free diet can lead you to interesting new foods. Have you tried buckwheat yet? You may be avoiding buckwheat since it has “wheat” in its name. Actually, buckwheat is fruit seed from the rhubarb family. It’s not at all related to wheat and does not contain gluten.   Essential Minerals A gluten-free diet, and the typical American diet, is often deficient in whole grains, which results in low intake of essential minerals. Buckwheat is a whole grain that is a good source Read more […]