Author Archives: Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Naturals Voluntarily Recalls Mixes

This press release comes directly from the FDA website. Gluten Free Naturals is a company out of New Jersey, with wide spread distribution. Nothing is known about how many Kansas City residents may be affected. What can be known is that Gluten Free Naturals has shown good company standards by voluntarily issuing a recall as soon as they realized they had a problem with a supplier :) Read More »

Recipe for Gluten Free Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

 


It appears to be cookie season! There are cookie sales going on for Girl Scouts, Kansas City area schools, and 4-H clubs.
Looking at all of those tasty offerings is enough to bring a tear to any gluten free eye because they are off limits. Well, wipe that tear away! Here is a solution to the I-can’t-order-these-cookies-because-they’re-full-of-gluten blues.

The recipe for these peanut butter sandwich cookies comes to us from Florida, from Elizabeth Signer (A.K.A The Fat Boxer) to be exact. The recipe comes with many assurances that these cookies are so much better than the ones you can buy that you won’t be missing anything. Read More »

Gluten Free Weight Loss in the New Year

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Many people are in the process of making New Years Resolutions for 2010. It’s not surprising that with the obesity statistics being so high that many New Years Resolutions include losing weight. The gluten free elite is no exception.

The high count of empty carbs and sugars in a lot of gluten free foods can mean weight problems for many of the gluten free eating public. It can be difficult to find good replacements for favorite foods that carry the same benefits in nutrition as the gluten containing counterparts. Due to this, many members of the gluten free elite have watched their waistlines get larger and are ready for a change.

Luckily, there are changes happening all the time. The introduction of new, more nutritionally minded products are making the gluten free scene. This can make it easier than ever to lose the weight you are tired of carrying this new year.

If your list of New Years Resolutions for 2010 includes losing a few pounds and eating right (which really do go together) the suggestions below can help.

Stop snacking! Instead, split your meals from three large ones into four or five smaller ones. The end result is that you are full all day and have no need to binge on snack foods. Read More »

Gluten Free Living: Reducing Your Food Budget in the New Year

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With 2010 just around the corner, many people are working on their lists of New Years Resolutions. It comes as no surprise that, with the economy the way it is, that one of the New Years Resolutions topping the list this year is trying to reduce spending. For gluten free households, this can be a challenging thing to do.

Grocery_CartA single loaf of gluten free bread can cost between six and ten dollars. Add to that the expense of flours, pasta and the ever present snack foods and the grocery budget can get out of control very quickly.

If your grocery budget could use a little trimming this new year, these suggestions may help. Read More »

Great Christmas Gifts for Gluten Free Friends

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According to recent polls, almost 66% of people are saving their shopping till the last minute. Believe it or not, that last minute has come! Waiting this long can cause problems when it comes to empty store shelves and a lack of ideas. If you are in that 66% and looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a gluten free friend, look no further!

Christmas_Present No, this is not an article meant to advertise the latest gadget or specialty item. Instead, it is a bit of advice about the gluten free elite that may not be known to the general public. The fact is, gluten free food is expensive! There is no better gift for your friend than the security of knowing they won’t go broke buying groceries right after Christmas. Read More »

Tropical Traditions Gluten Free Coconut Flour

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In the world of gluten free flours, there are so many choices that it can be hard to choose which one is best for you and your family. You could literally use a different flour for each recipe and achieve different results every time. After studying the nutritional benefits of a lot of the products out there, I came to the conclusion that to replace the benefits of whole wheat you need to use a whole grain of another kind.

Sorghum, Buckwheat and Quinoa are all good substitutes. They offer the high fiber and protein that our bodies need. Sometimes, depending on the recipe, these flours offer the nutrition at the expense of flavor and texture.

marissa_carter_Coconut_Palm_2_Thanks to Tropical Traditions, I have discovered a new flour that offers the fiber and protein needed, without sacrificing taste. I discovered by trying Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour that it added a whole new flavor dimension and texture to my recipes. It isn’t a whole grain, but it is a whole food, which means that the nutritional standards are still met. Read More »

Immune system support for gluten free kids

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With the onset of flu season, we are all looking for ways to boost the immune systems of our gluten free kids and keep them from getting sick. This is especially important for kids who may already have a compromised immune system due to Celiac Disease.

Unfortunately, finding just the right vitamins and immunity boosters can be difficult when you need to have something that is gluten free. Gluten is a popular additive in a lot of medications and could be hidden under several names. Add to that the problems of multiple allergies and you may feel a bit stuck with no real options.

MARISSA_CARTER_Gummy_BearsNever fear! You can give L’il Critters to your little critters and be worry free! These gummy chews are gluten free and also free of: wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and soy. Read More »

Gluten Free Candy for Halloween

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Halloween is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start stocking up on all those sugary sweets we all love. Goodies come in all shapes, sizes and ingredients labels.

There are so many candy lists on the web that there can be some conflicting and confusing results when you Google “candy gluten free”. Half of the lists are out dated and the forums contain as many questions as answers. halloween_candy(2)

Never fear, answers are here! After looking around (a lot) I am ready to deem the Halloween Candy List on Sure Foods Living to be the most informative and up to date listing available. Read More »

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