Raspberry Honey Yogurt Dip with Fruit

Raspberry smoothie bowl

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, I have a simple, gluten free, family friendly recipe that you can whip up in a jiffy.

Kids will especially love this recipe because the yogurt changes from white to pink, you can cut the fruit into cute, heart shapes or even make little fruit kabobs for dipping.  Kids love to dip.   So, pairing fruits and veggies with dips can be a helpful way to get more nutritious produce into those bellies!

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Mango Kiwi Kefir Smoothie

Immune Boosting Smoothie

In our house, smoothies are pretty much daily occurrences.  We either have them for snacks or for quick, on the go, breakfasts all year long.  It’s quite common in our house to make a big batch of smoothie in the morning so we have enough for leftovers to snack on throughout the next 24 hours or so.  Leftover smoothies are good in the fridge for about 24-36 hours, I find.  They just need a little shake to refresh and remix.

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Three Simple Strategies to Improve Digestion on the Gluten Free Diet

Get better on gluten free diet

I hear from many clients that despite being on a gluten free diet, they still feel unwell.  There are a multitude of reasons that someone may still unwell, but there are some very simple things we can try that often work out quite well for clients.

Very often (although not all the time), these simple strategies seem to tip the scale in favor of better digestion and vitality on the gluten free diet.  So, if you are someone that is still struggling, listen up because this article is for you!

If you feel you have really put 110 percent into the strategies  listed below and you still don’t feel well, then you may want to check out celiac, food allergies and fatigue part one and part two.

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Three Simple Tips for Successful, Gluten Free Holiday Baking

Gluten Free Baking

I’m sure many of you can agree, that it can be so disappointing when you put the time and effort into baking a special treat and it doesn’t work out.  Trust me, I have been there and it is no fun (let alone expensive)!

Early on in my diagnosis when I first experimented with gluten free baking, I remember making these rock hard pancakes and they were just awful. Literally, you needed a steak knife to cut through them.  Like, honestly, you wouldn’t think gluten free pancakes could be so difficult.  But, they absolutely were for me!

Gluten free baking is an art.  One that needs trial and error and a lot of practice.  Going through the last five years, however, I have collected some tried and true recipes, tips, and tricks that I want to share with you so you can embark on gluten free holiday baking with success!… [read more]

Community Question – Celiac, Food Allergies, and Fatigue (part two of two)

elimination diets

This is such a common question and I wish I had an easy answer, but I don’t.  To get to the bottom of the problem, experimentation and patience is so, so key.

Before we get into potential elimination diets, it is best to re-read part one, which you can access by clicking here.

I think point #4 is commonly overlooked and is one of the most common nutritional issues I see that pop in client food diaries.  Sometimes, individuals jump feet first into an elimination diet and tend to think it must be another food that is causing the grief, without taking the time to, honestly, assess the health and nutrition of their current dietary patterns.

That and point #2 is also a very, very common reason why celiacs do not feel better.  So, focusing on the strategies presented in part one of this two part series is an extremely good starting point for anyone that is still experiencing digestive health complaints.

Whenever you continually feel unwell (especially when you already have a celiac diagnosis), it is ALWAYS important to go back to your health care provider to ensure that there are not more serious issues going on.  Hopefully, you have a good care team on your side, including a GP and gastroenterologist.

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