The holidays are the busiest time of year regardless of which holiday you celebrate. The hustle & bustle in the stores is enough to drive even the sanest person running to the closest mental institution. There just never seems to be enough time to get everything done.
Getting enough of the nutrients we need is the most important component of getting well and staying healthy. If the foods in our diet are deficient, then we must turn to supplements to make up the difference.
But what do the ingredient labels mean? What are the correct amounts we should be taking? Do vitamins really expire?
Nature Made, a producer of vitamins, minerals and herbal products designed to promoted good health, answers your questions. (more…)
This was my first trip to Expo East and it was like being a kid in a gluten-free candy store. Since there is such a focus on gluten-free products, we were literally tripping over the many vendors who had just launched a gluten-free product or had added one to their existing line.
Some of my greatest gluten-free finds are listed below in no particular order:
Pamela’s Products is set to launch their Whenever Bars in three flavors: Oat Raisin Walnut Spice, Oat blueberry Lemon and Oat Cranberry Almond. These bars are made with certified gluten-free (more…)
It’s been awhile since there has been a gluten-free item of the week but the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter is just too good to go unnoticed.
October and November are known for many delicious pumpkin treats: pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cookies which all normally contain wheat gluten. But thanks to Trader Joe’s, you can get into the festive spirit by spreading a little pumpkin butter on your favorite gluten-free items – from gluten-free (more…)
Halloween is quickly approaching and it is important to take the time to determine which candies are gluten free. We tend to give out gluten-free candies at our house as there are so many great ones from which to choose. My favorite gluten-free candy has always been Reese peanut butter cups, so we always offer those to our trick-or-treaters. We couldn’t have been happier to learn that Nature’s Path created a treat-sized version of their Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle bars and we will be purchasing some to mix in with the more recognizable candies. (more…)
The Pamela’s Products newsletter just came out and it is offering two separate contests for free swag. Many of you who read my articles know that Pamela’s is one of my favorite gluten-free companies, so any chance to win free swag from them is one that needs to be promoted. Pamela’s is giving away a free box of their Spicy Ginger cookies and a copy of ‘Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?’ all you have to do is send in an email to be eligible to win!
The idea for Smoothie King started back in the late 1960′s in the home of Steve Kuhnau. Kuhnau was trying to remedy his allergies and low blood sugar and began to experiment with blending fruits, nutrients and proteins in a blender. In 1973, Kuhnau opened a health food store selling his smoothies & vitamins and Smoothie King was born. Smoothie King has grown to over 600 locations in the US and Seoul, Korea. Smoothie King’s mission is “To relentlessly influence and help more & more people achieve a healthier lifestyle.” (more…)
Trader Joe’s has a nice variety of gluten-free products available. These products range from frozen waffles, to granola, Lara bars, brownie mix and bread. One of the favorites for kids is the boxed macaroni & cheese.
Trader Joe’s gluten-free macaroni & cheese is very easy to make. Similar to the Kraft macaroni & cheese, the pasta is added to boiling water and cooked for 10 – 12 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, the cheese mix is mixed with 1/4 cup of low-fat milk and stirred. Once the pasta (more…)
Brown rice syrup is the go-to for many gluten-free bakers. Gluten-free recipes everywhere call for the stuff and indeed, it lends a perfectly sweet flavor to cakes, cookies, muffins, and scones. But the syrup is controversial in the world of gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease because in some cases, it contains gluten.
Some, though not all, brown rice syrup is actually fermented in a process that employs barley.(more…)
Are you craving something delicious and gluten free, but you’re fed up with putting down hard earned money for disappointing products that are tasteless and sometimes even contaminated? Are you wishing you could actually enjoy eating something gourmet…and worry free? Yet, you haven’t got the time, energy or ingredients in your pantry?
Well, look no further and despair no more. Turns out your crazy cravings aren’t really crazy after all! The truth is, what you’ve been dreaming of is actually perfectly understood in Vineland, New Jersey!