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

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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

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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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Gluten-Free Tip of the Week/My Tips on How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Gluten-Free

Thanksgiving week can be such a fun and enjoyable time for families throughout the USA.

However, when dealing with celiacs or gluten-intolerance, Thanksgiving can be a bit stressful if not prepared.

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My Tips on How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Gluten-Free

  1. Communicate with those you are sharing Thanksgiving with to make sure there are gluten-free options. Communicate this is in a kind and well-mannered way.
  2. Bring plenty of your own gluten-free food for Thanksgiving Day.
  3. Make sure the gluten-free items you bring are items you KNOW you like to eat. It is not fun to be excited to try a new gluten-free product just to be disappointed. Make sure you know the items you choose are delicious and tasty.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Gluten-free Store Everyone Should Know About

I just had to share about a store that sells all gluten-free products a d they are amazing!

The store is located on Spanish Fork, Utah and it’s called Mom’s Place.

Or if you’re out of state you can click on the website here.

Bottom line, this store has some AMAZING gluten free products!

We made the soft pretzels and they were so delicious!

We also tried the gluten free licorice snd they tasted like red vines… so tasty!

Mom’s place ships order free to purchase of $50.00 or more.

Basically, it’s a store that I will continually buy products from because I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve tried.

And just note— I am not affiliated with them on any way, I just genuinely have loved their gluten free products.

Let me know if you try their products!

It’s always exciting and refreshing to find a store that is dedicated to good tasting gluten-free products!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Have You Tried These Yummy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Bars?

These gluten free peanut butter bars are a tasty treat to enjoy during this holiday season.

My favorite part of these bars is the delicious topping/frosting.

These cookies aren’t hard to make and your entire family will enjoy this tasty treat.

Peanut butter and chocolate are such a delicious combination!

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Comment below if you make it!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

The Best Gluten-free CHEESEBALLS!

Aren’t cheeseballs just a wonderful item to snack on?

This cheeseball recipe is definitely a family favorite of ours.

This recipe is simple and easy and it makes 3 medium size cheeseballs.

With the holiday season approaching .. this cheeseball is the perfect addition to any holiday party!

To watch the YouTube on how to make this tasty cheeseball:

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

Ingredients:

*2-3 stalks of green onion

*2 packages of Philadelphia cream cheese

*2 teaspoons of LAWRYS seasoning salt

* 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple (drained)

* 8 ounce bag of walnuts (chop them quite finely).

You will love this cheeseball! Simple to make and delicious to eat!

Instructions:

1. Spread out wax paper about the size of a cookie sheet next to the bowl you will combine cheeseball into.

2. On a cutting board, finely chop green onion and place them into bowl.

3. Chop walnuts finely then spread the walnuts evenly across the wax paper. Set aside.

4. Add the following ingredients into the bowl with the green onion: cream cheese, Lawrys seasoning salt and pineapple

5. Using gloves, combine ingredients together. Make 3 medium size cheeseballs .

6. Roll finished cheeseballs through the chopped walnuts and cover completely.

7. Enjoy the cheeseball with your favorite gluten free cracker.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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

A Gluten-free Side To Make For Thanksgiving That The Entire Family Will Enjoy !

Isn’t it crazy that Thanksgiving dinner is just right around the corner?

Sometimes these big holiday events are hard to enjoy when you’re gluten free.

Thanksgiving dinner can be gluten free too!

However- when you contribute a gluten-free side dish… that’s your guarantee that you have something to eat.

This side dish is my favorite potato salad recipe.

My favorite gluten-free potato salad!

The recipe is not only gluten free, but it’s tasty and delicious!

I hope you enjoy this potato salad side dish!

Let me know your favorite side for Thanksgiving!

xoxo,

Christy Lee