3 Reasons Why Living A Gluten-Free Lifestyle Can Be Annoyingly Hard…

So before I continue on about this post I have to honestly say, I know there’s far worse things than having to eat gluten-free.

In fact, when I was diagnosed with celiacs disease my nurse told me that celiacs is the best disease you could ask for…meaning if you had to choose a disease, celiacs would be the easiest one to deal with.

And I agreed and still do agree.

However what’s easier than Celiacs or being gluten-intolerant?

Not having celiacs or being gluten-intolerant.

Really, this post may sound like a venting session, but it’s meant more so to be a validation post on how the gluten-free lifestyle can be hard.

Here are my 3 Reasons Living a Gluten-free Lifestyle can be Annoyingly Hard..


Living a gluten-free lifestyle can be hard because your mind is constantly living in food limitations.

Yes there are so many great gluten free options these days, but there are still plenty of items that aren’t gluten free, which makes food choices seem limiting.

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Think of fast food , there’s a few fast food chains that have caught onto offering gluten-free food items, but not many.

So really, there are very few fast and convenient gluten-free options. Again, limiting the types of food for people with celiacs or gluten-intolerant.

The limitations can be hard.


There may be some people that like the attention that living gluten-free brings, but if you’re like me, you’d prefer to not drive all the attention that comes with living a gluten-free lifestyle.

For example, a group of close friends wants to go to dinner..they start discussing restaurants and the opinion always comes back to you because you’re the one that can’t eat gluten.

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Your friends want you to help choose a place that is “gluten-friendly.” Of course this is very kind of your friends, but sometimes you feel like it could be nice to say “I don’t care where we eat.” And yet, you have to care.

And then when you get to the restaurant, you ask the waiter/waitress for a gluten-free menu … more attention, and then when the server brings your meal they always say “this is the gluten free entree”… more attention.

There’s no way around the attention, it’s not a terrible thing, but some days I think it’s the simplicity of things that is missed the most.

3-Fear of Food

Honestly, this is one point I’m working on myself.

There is definitely a different connection with food when you have celiacs or are gluten-intolerant.

There’s a fear of getting sick from all types of food.

Sure there comes a point where we all feel more confident with finding gluten-free food.

And yet, there are still times where gluten can be disguised in different food items which can result in many side effects if consumed. For many with celiacs and gluten-intolerance , we get very sick if we consume gluten.

So yes there seems to be now a new relationship with food.

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Almost like a trust issue with food.

There’s somewhat of an anxiousness connected to food.

And food is something we have to have every day, throughout the day.

So yes if we don’t control that fear of food, it can quickly cause someone to be quite anxious.

And it’s no fun to live everyday worrying about what foods you can and can’t eat.

Yes it gets easier as you become more accustom to a gluten-free lifestyle.

However, it can be a constant battle to not gravitate to “fear” when it comes to eating foods.

All in all, living a gluten-free lifestyle is definitely something anyone can do.

A gluten-free lifestyle is not always easy, and yet, thankfully, things have improved in our day and age and there are many more gluten-free options than ever before.

Gluten-free living comes with many challenges, but I have learned a lot through my gluten-free journey, and I’m grateful that celiacs is a very treatable disease.

I would love to hear your experience with living a gluten-free lifestyle.

Please comment below.


Christy Lee


The Best Kimchi Cucumber Recipe/ Gluten Free

The Best Kimchi Cucumber Recipe/Gluten-free

Enjoy this step by step video

This cucumber recipe is the best and easiest way to jazz up your cucumbers.

Not only is this recipe delicious, it’s overall very simple.

Our family loves this as a tasty side to any meal.

This cucumber recipe is naturally gluten-free which is an added bonus!

Let us know if you try this recipe in the comments below.


-1 cucumber (I use the English cucumber)

-1 teaspoon salt

-1/4 cup sugar

-1/4 cup vinegar

-1 1/2 teaspoon Sesame seed oil

-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

-Pepper to your liking

-A dash of crushed red pepper

-Sesame seeds optional


  1. Cut and slice the cucumber.
  2. Using a salt shaker, salt the cucumbers and set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, combine: sugar, vinegar, sesame seed oil, garlic powder, pepper and crushed red pepper.
  4. Stir ingredients together well.
  5. Toss the salted cucumber into the liquid ingredients and stir.
  6. Eat and Enjoy!

Let us know in the comments below if you try this recipe. We would love to hear any other recipe ideas you have for us.

Gluten-Free veggies are always a great item to add to the dinner table!

Until next time!


Christy Lee


New Gluten-Free Cereal Alert: Peanut Butter Chex.

Chex has really been diligent about making gluten-free products.

For those of us that live a gluten free lifestyle, I can tell you, it’s so wonderful to know that chex is a trustworthy gluten-free option, (minus the wheat chex, because..well wheat).

Just recently, chex came out with their new peanut butter chex...and guess what?

It’s my NEW FAVORITE chex cereal! It’s better than the corn or rice or ANY of them!

So if you haven’t tried the new peanut butter chex cereal, go grab a box at your local grocery stores!

And don’t you love that BIG, huge “Gluten-free” stamp of validation on the box?

I know I do!

As always, I have an amazon link here, to purchase the cereal for $9.99 if you prefer ordering online.

And don’t you worry, I will be working on creating some tasty recipes with this delicious chex flavor.

Let me know what you think about this new chex flavor in the comments below.

Until next time!

Christy Lee


5 Stylish Items on My Wardrobe and Accessory Wish List….

As some of you know, Jane.com is one of my favorite places to shop! I love the unique style Jane offers, and I love the fresh new looks that are available right now.

I picked my top 5 Stylish Items on my wishlist, perhaps something will stand out to you!

(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

Ruffle Floral Blouse

This cute and stylish floral blouse comes in two colors, pink or green.

The beautiful, elegant sleeves make this blouse have a dressed up look.

This beautiful blouse comes in green or pink.

This blouse is priced at only $22.99

To purchase, click here

Aria Drawstring Jogger

Joggers are such a cute, comfortable stylish option today!

These Aria Drawstring joggers come in a variety of colors.

The price of these joggers is only $21.99

I know some of the colors are selling out fast so grab them while you can!

These stylish joggers are cute and comfortable, a great option for women of all sizes.

Click here to purchase these cute joggers.

Stunning Bracelets

These boutique-quality wrap bracelets are stylish and cute.

These bracelets have a metal clasp and are high quality.

Even more, there is a wide variety of color combinations to choose from.

At only $8.99, these bracelets are sure to be the perfect accessory to any outfit.

To purchase, click here.

Foldable Wide Brim Visor

These cute visors are a stylish and fun accessory for summertime.

These visors fold up easily making it convenient to take them anywhere!

If you enjoy gardening, these visors are a must.

The price of these visors is only $13.99

To purchase, click here

Medallion Leather Earrings

These medallion leather earrings are a unique design that come in a wide variety of colors.

These earrings are genuine Italain leather, and add such a beautiful style to any look.

There is actually a great Deal with these earrings, it is BUY 3 get 1 FREE!

The price of these earrings is only $5.99

To purhcase, these earrings, click here.

What styles are you loving this season?

Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time,


Christy Lee


April Challenge: 20 Days of Spring Cleaning

As Spring is here it truly is a great time to get organized and get some spring cleaning underway.

Here is a FREE PRINTABLE for 20 days of Spring Cleaning.


Whether it be you, your children, or whomever I hope you can have fun cleaning!

Turn on some music, or a pod cast and make your house a home by keeping it clean!

What are some “must-have” spring cleaning items you always have on your list?

I love to get my ceiling fans cleaned!

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Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful spring-time weather!


Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

5 Favorite Gluten-free Instagram Accounts to follow!

As many of you know, I have celiacs and eat completely gluten-free.

One of the primary reasons I started this blog was to share gluten free recipes and tips.

Something that is very helpful when living a gluten free lifestyle, is learning about gluten free living from a large variety of people.

I personally follow a wide variety of gluten free Instagram accounts and wanted to share some of my favorite accounts with you!

Instagram can be a quick and easy source to finding great gluten free food ideas!

So here they are:

1- @glutenfreewithcoral-is a wonderful account to follow. She provides daily tips and motivation for people that love a gluten free lifestyle. She has great food recommendations too.

2-@gfmacros- her account is full of delicious food options and ideas for eating gluten free. She always tries to keep it as healthy as possible.

3-@cleanmondaymeals- this account has great gluten free meal prep ideas and endless recipes.

4-@glutenfree_longisland- this account is another favorite of mine that shares a variety of gluten free recipes and products.

5-@glutenfreedisneyfinds- if you happen to go to Disneyworld this account is wonderful to follow! The account documents all the gluten free food options on Disneyworld!

So there are just a few of my favorite gluten free Instagram accounts.

What others would you add to my list ? I’m always looking for more!

If you are new to being gluten free let me know if you have any questions I’m happy to help in any way I can !


Christy Lee


Why Easter is So Special to Me

Easter is a time of re-birth.

I feel like nature surrounds us with the reminder that flowers are blooming again, the sun is shining more, and as Easter approaches we remember the importance of our Savior and his divine love for us.

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Easter is a time to celebrate Christ and His Resurrection.

To me, Easter is a reminder that the Savior loved us so much, that he underwent the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Christ died for our sins, he had all powers to save himself, and yet, he endured all the suffering so that we can ultimately have the chance to be with him again someday.

Through Christ’s atoning sacrifice, we can find hope in knowing that despite our many worldly faults, we can find our way back to Him.

Christ was resurrected on the third day after his burial.

Christ’s resurrection always reminds me of His Holiness.

Christ was able to be resurrected and to return to his Father, our Heavenly Father.

Evenmore, Christ lives peacefully with our Heavenly Father, and yet, he is always there for us individually. Christ is there for us through our greatest moments, as well as through our tearful sorrows.

To remember our Savior on Easter is such a joyous occasion.

Easter is a fun holiday to celebrate because of the egg hunts and chocolates and bunnies and more.

But beyond all of these fun little traditions related to Easter, our Savior and his Resurrection is the focus of Easter for me.

Our Savior who is the God of miracles, is celebrated on Easter and it’s such a joyous occasion.

Easter will always be special to me for many reasons, but most of all, Easter feels my heart with joy and love for our Savior Jesus Christ and for the love He has for each and everyone of us.

I hope you enjoy your Easter Sunday.

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I hope you have a chance to reflect and ponder on our Savior and what a beautiful occasion his resurrection was.


Christy Lee