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Have You Tried This Delicious Fruit Salad?

If you have bananas, pineapple, and heavy cream….you have the main items for this delicious fruit salad.

Growing up, my grandmother made this fruit salad and I absolutely loved the flavoring!

And now today, my own family loves this fruit salad.

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This fruit salad will be on the menu for Sunday dinner tomorrow and I wanted to share it with you as well.

And of course, it’s naturally gluten-free.

I hope you enjoy it!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Gluten-Free Tip of the Week

It may seem simple, but the more people you follow who live and eat gluten-free, the more ideas and support you receive.

We are in a world of technology, where so many answers are at our fingertips.

So my advice is to find people on instragram with helpful gluten free recipes, or find a celiac support page on facebook, create a gluten-free pinterest board….the list goes on, just get looking!

Living gluten-free doesn’t have to be hard and limiting.

There are a variety of gluten-free resources out there, go find them and enjoy the connections you make!

To find me on instagram go to @christyleepixx

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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The Best Blender Salsa/Gluten-Free

Salsa is such a great snack when you have to eat gluten-free.

Most salsas are gluten free, even better, when you make it yourself, it can be guaranteed to be gluten-free!

Over the years I have been working on a blender salsa that tastes great, and is quick and easy to make.

I use cherry tomatoes in this particular recipe.

This recipe serves up to 4 people, but you can simply double or triple the recipe if you need to feed a larger crowd.

Even better?

You can blend up this salsa in under ten minutes, which is a win at our house!

Let me know if you end up making this recipe, and I hope you enjoy it!

INGREDIENTS :

-1 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes

-1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

-1/8 onion or 2 strands of green onion optional

-handful of cilantro

-1 teaspoon cumin

-1 teaspoon salt

-1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2-1 jalapeno (1 whole jalapeño will provide medium-hot heat)

Great salsa– and there are many options for gluten-free tortilla chips!

Instructions:

  1. Wash all vegetables well.
  2. Blend ingredients as you go.
  3. Enjoy!
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A Tasty Gluten-free Beef Shephard’s Pie You Need To Buy!

It’s always a good day when I try a gluten free product and it tastes good!

Even better—I love when the texture is great too!

This Beef Shephard’s Pie will check all the boxes for being a good, tasty meal ..that’s gluten free!

Here is how the box looked:

And I found it at multiple stores online!

To check out the link for this product … click here

Let me know if you try it and enjoy it!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Gluten-Free Dessert for the Family!

Growing up whenever we would go to my grandmas house she would either have cookies or these tasty peanut butter bars for us to eat.

My 4 year old loves to help me bake !

It took me a bit, but I finally figured out how to make these peanut butter bars taste great using gluten free flour and such.

Making these peanut butter bars can be a fun family event. Click here for the recipe.

My two kids helped with all the ingredients and even helped me flatten down the cookie mixture onto the pan.

We don’t do dessert nights every night, but sometimes having dessert with a scripture lesson is fun and enjoyable.

Our family will study lesson topics from “Come Follow Me.”

We are members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We love to learn and grow in our gospel, and Come Follow Me is such a great resource.

If you’re interested in the Come Follow Me resources from the church, click here.

Happy Sunday !

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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What’s on the menu for Sunday dinner for our family …

Sunday dinner is always tasty and fun to prepare for.

Since I have to eat gluten-free it does take some planning ahead.

Luckily this Taco-chicken dish is easy, delicious, and doesn’t take very many ingredients.

Taco Chicken Dish

The best part about this meal?

You can literally dump all the ingredients in the crockpot and the crockpot does the cooking.

If you want to enjoy this tasty meal, click here

Also— our family loves to crush tortilla chips over the top of it… it adds a tasty crunch!

For sides we have garden food: green beans, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini.

My family also loves Krusteaz gluten free cornbread so we will cook that up as well.

What are you having for Sunday dinner?

I hope you enjoy your dinner and time with loved ones !

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Gluten-Free Tip: Don’t Focus on What You CAN’T Eat, Focus on What You CAN Eat!

Yes whether you’re gluten intolerant or have celiacs disease, living a gluten-free lifestyle can definitely be difficult at times.

Sometimes, a gluten-free lifestyle can feel like you are extremely limited in what you can eat.

Yes, flour and wheat are foods that are found in MANY food products.

However, in today’s world there are SO many gluten-free options.

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Yes it may take a bit more planning and a bit more time grocery shopping, but made sure you set your mind to realizing that you have so many food options in today’s gluten-free world.

If you study anything about mindset you know just how very powerful the mind is.

When you focus solely on all the foods you miss eating, or that you wish were gluten-free….quickly replace those thoughts with your favorite foods that are gluten-free or some new gluten-free options that you are enjoying.

Mindset is everything with a gluten-free lifestyle.

So what if you bring your own bread to the party?

At least you have gluten-free bread right?

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Shop at different grocery stores…diversify your food options and you will see just how blessed we are to live in a time when gluten-free options are widely available.

It takes practice to not feel disheartened about gluten-free living, but over time, with a lot of work…you will see that gluten-free living with a positive outlook is possible.

Best of luck on your journey!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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The Perfect Father’s Day Dinner/Gluten-Free!

If you have been following for a while, you know I have celiacs disease and have to eat gluten-free.

I have learned that gluten-free dinner can still be tasty and delicious.

So for Father’s Day, I had to share the perfect gluten-free dinner!

All the dinner items have recipes linked.

And let’s be honest, sometimes the dinner is the best part for dad’s that love and enjoy food.

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So for the main coarse on Father’s Day, we will be making Gluten-free Sweet & Sour Meatballs. These meatballs are one of my husbands top favorites! These meatballs are are full of flavor and the sauce is amazing! The hint of pineapple in the meatballs and in the sauce make for some very tasty meatballs.

Eat these meatballs on top of rice and you will definitely want seconds!

Let’s cook a great Father’s Day Meal!

For side dishes, we will eat this delicious pink berry salad. This fruit salad is simple to make and requires just a few ingredients.

The other side that will taste great with this meal is our favorite gluten-free potato salad. My husband loves potatoes so this potato salad is a must for Father’s Day. It’s very simple to make this potato salad gluten-free, and it is still packed with flavor!

For dessert—well it’s a tough choice, but we will be making the best eclair dessert/gluten-free!

Everyone will love this gluten-free Eclair Dessert!

This dessert is very tasty, and I am always told that people can’t believe it’s gluten-free because the texture tastes just like it would with regular flour….that’s a win!

And one thing we can not forget…a delicious drink.

For Father’s Day, add in this tasty drink, our Cherry-Limeade drink is simple, and easy to make, and tastes wonderful for this warm, summer weather.

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So there you have it, FIVE different gluten-free items to make for that special guy on Father’s Day!

I hope you enjoy these recipes, and even more, I hope you enjoy spending time with your Father’s!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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The Best Gluten-free White Chicken Chili!

You will love the flavor of this chili!

This chili has literally taken months to perfect!

Finally, this white chicken chili has a tasty flavor, that you’re entire family will enjoy!

Even better? It’s gluten-free!

The key is to make sure that you use a gluten-free chicken broth!

Let us know below if you make this recipe, we would love to hear!

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Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

-48 ounces Gluten-Free Chicken broth/stock

-teaspoon lawry’s seasoning salt

-1/2 cup water

-2 or 3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

-4 ounce can of green chilis

-1 can of corn (drained)

-2 cans great northern beans (drained)

-1 teaspoon cumin

-1 teaspoon black pepper

-2-3 teaspoons chili powder

-dash of oregano

-dash of cayenne pepper

-1 teaspoon salt or seasoning salt

-1/2 cup heavy cream

-4 ounces (half of a block) cream cheese

Optional toppings: Jalapeno, cheese, chips

Directions:

  1. Cook chicken. Shred the chicken. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT heavy cream and cream cheese.
  3. Let these ingredients simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add heavy cream and cream cheese. Allow to cook until cream cheese has melted in.
  5. Add additional toppings if wanted.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

Enjoy this gluten-free tasty chili recipe!

xoxo,

Christy Lee