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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

It’s Time To Make Gluten-Free Lemon Lush For Summer Time!

Is there anything more refreshing than lemon in the summer?

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I crave lemon flavoring in the summer time.

Growing up my favorite dessert was this Lemon Lush Dessert. Thankfully, with some tweaking we were able to create this recipe to be completely gluten-free!

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. And if you make it, please let us know.

Happy Summer!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes, Relationships

Gluten-Free Sunday Dinner Ideas!

One of the harder parts of the gluten-free lifestyle is coming up with an entire meal that is gluten-free.

I want to help you to make your gluten-free lifestyle easier.

Below is a gluten-free dinner idea for you to enjoy with family and friends.

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Main Entree: Gluten-Free Hawaiian Haystacks

Side dish 1: Gluten-Free Banana Pineapple Salad

Side dish 2: Veggie tray of carrots, cucumbers, olives and broccoli

Dessert: Gluten-Free Lemon Lush Dessert

And a Tasty Gluten-Free & Alcohol Free Drink: Cherry Limeade Drink

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Hopefully you enjoy this meal plan!

Let me know what other meals you would love to see on here.

Enjoy cooking!

Until next time,

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes, Uncategorized

The Perfect St. Patty’s Day Treat that’s Gluten-free and delicious!

Have you ever tried homemade Oreos? They are the best!

Because I have celiacs disease I have a tasty gluten free recipe for Homemade Oreos that you’ll enjoy!

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I love making these Oreos for holidays because you can be festive with the frosting in the middle.

Today would be perfect to do green frosting or instead of frosting to do mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Hopefully you get into the fun spirit of St. Patty’s day today.. and don’t forget to wear your green!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

Gluten-Free Sunday Dinner Plans That Are Easy and Tasty!

If you live a gluten-free lifestyle, it’s always nice to get some ideas for gluten-free dinner plans.

My goal is to help people to enjoy their gluten-free lifestyle.

I hope you enjoy these delicious meal plans!

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For the main meal we will have steak. Steak is perfect for the gluten-free lifestyle, all the seasoning you need is salt and pepper. It is important to be careful with seasonings and sometimes it can cross contaminate with wheat.

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For the side dishes, we will enjoy this naturally gluten-free, delicious pink berry salad.

This fruit salad has only a few steps, and tastes delicious!

For the vegetable side dish, we will be enjoying our favorite gluten-free potato salad recipe.

This potato salad is tasty and easy to make. It’s a family favorite and we hope you enjoy it too!.

What other recipes would you like to see on this blog? I would love to hear!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle

5 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plans That Are Tasty and Delicious!

I know sometimes finding a great tasting gluten-free meal can be hard.

My goal has been to perfect recipes to create wonderful tasting gluten free meals.

I hope you enjoy these meals, and enjoy eating with your family!

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*Note- my favorite gluten free flour to use when cooking and baking is Cup4Cup flour. You can find it on Amazon for $14.95

Meal Plan 1: The Best Gluten Free White Chicken Chili. This soup makes great leftovers as well. I add more jalapeños to add more spice.

Meal Plan 2: Gluten-free Sweet & Sour Meatballs. To be honest, I feel like I could eat this meal everyday without getting sick of it. I love these meatballs!

Meal Plan 3: Progresso Brand Chicken & Rice Soup with Banana Pineapple Fruit Salad as a side.

Meal Plan 4: Delicious Gluten-Free Taco Dish, crockpot meal. This dish is easy and tasty. We love adding gluten free tortilla chips on top!

Meal Plan 5: Gluten-Free Korean Beef is another family favorite that we love! You can add green onions, and sriracha on top if you’d like. And we love serving it over gluten free rice noodles, or rice.

Don’t Forget Dessert! For Dessert this week, here is our tasty gluten-free Peanut Butter Bars.

Hopefully you will enjoy these delicious recipes!

Gluten-free should still be tasty and delicious!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Newly Diagnosed With Celiacs Disease? 4 Important Steps to Help You….

It can be hard to step into a gluten free lifestyle, however, it shouldn’t be overwhelming.

Our works is understanding the gluten free lifestyle more so thankfully there’s more awareness.

After my own experience with being new to the gluten free world (back in 2008), I came up with 4 steps to help you:

  1. Share the News

Why share the news?

I have learned it’s important to be up front and honest about your gluten free lifestyle.

Be tactful and nice when you explain your gluten free guidelines. But let others know the importance of following gluten free food guidelines.

Gluten free living is more common now so there’s no need to feel like an “inconvenience” in any way.

It’s best just to let others know that you eat gluten free to stay safe and healthy.

2. Find Support Resources.

I am on multiple Gluten free Facebook groups.

I also follow a lot of gluten free accounts on Instagram and tik tok.

When you’re surrounded by helpful resources you don’t feel alone in the gluten free journey.

3. Download helpful gluten free apps

I currently have 2 apps on my phone that I use to help with my gluten-free lifestyle:

-Gluten free scanner: you scan food items snd it tells you if it’s gluten free or not.

-Find Me Gluten Free: it’s a resource mapping out gluten free restaurants and bakeries in your area. This is so helpful and nice.

4. Keep track of Gluten-free Recipes You Enjoy

One of the reasons I started this blog was to keep track of gluten free recipes that we love.

Pinterest is a great resource to organize recipes too.

Whatever way you choose to do it, make sure you can easily find your gluten free recipes..it helps make life simpler and easier when it comes to cooking gluten free.

If there’s any way I can help your gluten free journey easier, please reach out I’m here to help!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

The Emotions That Come With Living a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Here’s a topic that I feel must be discussed when it comes to living a gluten-free lifestyle.

Without a doubt a life change can be hard on emotions.

Throw in a FOREVER life-change of avoiding gluten, and that can be tough.

Some may argue that it shouldn’t be so hard to avoid gluten. A gluten-free lifestyle shouldn’t cause emotions and such to surface.

However, at the end of the day…any lifestyle change, for better for worse, is hard.

Cutting out a HUGE source of what you used to eat, can be hard.

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And it’s ok to feel the emotions that come with it all.

When I was first diagnosed with celiacs I cried most every day for the first two months. I didn’t know what to eat, it was a lot of stress to do something so simple…to eat!

However, as time went on my tears faded and things got easier.

Even now…after years of living a gluten-free lifestyle, I still would say I have a few days in the year where I get annoyed or emotional about the food limitations.

And that’s ok.

The world has improved access to gluten free foods which is wonderful. But I guess there’s still a bit of a “mourning” that surfaces just realizing that all flour and wheat are cut out of your life forever.

So my advice is, feel the emotions, don’t dwell on them, look at all the resources there are in the world now for living gluten-free, and move on.

Do you have days where the emotions catch up to you when it comes to living a gluten-free lifestyle?

I would love to hear.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

My Top Favorite Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup!

I truly feel that once I found this gluten-free cream of chicken soup it was a game changer with cooking!

I always cook with this brand of cream of chicken soup!

This gluten-free Pacific brand cream of chicken soup tastes the closest to the regular cream of chicken soup.

Many of the other gluten-free cream of chickens had a tangy flavor to it, but this Pacific brand cream of chicken tastes amazing!

Such a great quality cream of chicken soup!

You can find this soup at Kroger brand stores, or here on Amazon for $3.95 per can.

Hopefully this can help you with all your gluten-free cooking.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

Gluten- Free Tip of the Week: Keep Trying New Recipes

Sometimes when you are moving the gluten free lifestyle you can find yourself in a rut with cooking and baking.

I have been there myself snd it can be hard to make food that doesn’t taste the way you’d like it to.

My tip for this is:

Keep cooking and baking and trying new recipes.

We all know practice makes perfect … and it’s the same with gluten free cooking and baking.

The best part ?

Once you finally perfect a recipe it can ignite a spark in you to keep trying more and more.

And pretty soon… you’re excited to cook and bake gluten free and you’ll be the one sharing all your recipes!

So don’t stop don’t quit! Keep finding new recipes and you will excel I promise!

xoxo,

Christy Lee