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

Family, Food, Gluten-Free, kids, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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

Beauty & Skincare, Gluten-Free

A Makeup Look You Won’t Want to Miss Out On….

This Seint Beauty look is beautiful and fun.

No color match needed and what a great deal for some gorgeous colors!

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(*Also-Dont forget Seint makeup is gluten-free, vegan and cruelty-free)

Click here to purchase this makeup look, no color match needed.

(Seint currently only ships to the USA and Canada.)

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

Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Is Your Gluten-Free Emergency Pack Ready? Here’s some tips and tricks.

I’m re-sharing this post because everyone year it comes up again.

It’s time for me to re-stock my gluten free emergency pack.

Here is the link to my list of gluten free items to pack in your emergency 72 hour kit.

Let me know what else you’d add… I’d love to hear!

On a side note—I use a sturdy and strong backpack.

Don’t be like me and wait for an earthquake to remind you to be prepared… it’s good to be ready to go any time!

Here’s to starting out the New Year organized!

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

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

What’s on the Gluten-Free Menu For Sunday Dinner?

I enjoy sharing a list of items to share with you for Sunday dinner.

You may use it for Tuesday dinner or for lunch, or any time, but my goal is to share as much as I can so that people can enjoy eating gluten-free.

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If you think of a menu idea I should add, please add it in the comments below!

For Sunday dinner it will be quite simple. We plan to have:

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-Steak seasoned with salt and pepper. Easy and simple. Meat is ALWAYS gluten-free as long as you are careful with your seasonings.

Cucumber Kimchi as a side. These easy and delicious cucumber recipe is a must!

-Delicious Gluten-free Fried Rice for a side dish.

Easy and Delicious Cherry Limeade Drink for a refreshing drink.

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Bars for dessert!

Hopefully you can enjoy some of these fun and tasty gluten-free recipes.

Happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Good Reads, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Recipes

A Great Gift Idea For That Gluten-Free Person In Your Life.

This cookbook by Kristin Cavallari is on my wishlist!

The cookbook is entitled “True Comfort: More Than 100 Cozy Recipes Free of Gluten and Refined Sugar: A Gluten Free Cookbook.”

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This cookbook would make a wonderful gift!

This amazing cookbook has gotten wonderful reviews!

Many people love that Cavallari keeps it healthy by not adding sugar, and that her recipes are all gluten-free as well.

The price for this cookbook in hardback cover is only $13.98! A great price for a cookbook!

I can’t wait to grab this book and try some of her recipes!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Food, Gluten-Free, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle

Gluten-Free Tip Of The Week

Have you ever stopped to think that there are some really healthy aspects to living a gluten free lifestyle?

Yes some of the grains and nutrients we miss out on from wheat flour is hard… but overall by eating less carbs we are much healthier.

I’ve been learning more about healthy living this past year.

And really what stands out a lot is that protein and fruits and veggies are ideal!

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Carbohydrates provide us with energy.

But guess what?

We can get that energy from fruits and veggies.

So my point is…living a gluten free lifestyle helps us cut down on all the extra complex carbs that our bodies really don’t need!

Do we miss the baked good and tasty treats?

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Of course!

Is it alright to indulge into these tasty treats every now and again?

Yes.

But with all that I have learned in the past year, I am truly realizing that cutting out all the complex carbs is actually a blessing in disguise.

xoxo,

Christy Lee