Products containing gluten are a big part of my daily diet. From basics like cereal and bread to sauces, oatmeal, and other grains gluten is in a surprising number of places. I learned this years ago when a naturopath asked me to try a gluten free diet for 30 days.. I remembered telling myself that it was only a month and I could do without some of my favourites for that long. However, for those diagnosed with celiac disease (a medical condition where the small intestine is damaged by gluten) must adopt a gluten free diet for life. Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month? With more than 330,000 Canadians (about 1 in 100) affected by Celiac disease I wanted to do a gluten free challenge so that I could be more mindful of those affected by celiac disease. It’s easy for me to do a gluten free challenge but for those with celiac disease eating gluten has devastating health affects. Gluten free isn’t a ‘fad’ it’s a medical requirement for many.
Gluten Free Challenge
For one week I will remove gluten from my diet and share my journey on social media. I’ll be trying some new recipes and becoming more aware of what products contain gluten.
Lucky for me I don’t have to remove pasta from my diet this week! Thanks to Barilla Canada I am stocked up with delicious Barilla Gluten Free pasta choices. With tons of great gluten free recipes I know it’s going to be a delicious week!
Looking forward to focusing on more fresh vegetables, lean protein and some pasta too! I might even make this recipe for Barilla Gluten Free Four Cheese Pasta that I haven’t made in a long time. Yum!
What are your favourite gluten free recipes?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Barilla Canada. As always, all opinions are my own.
Paula schuck says
Good for you! I need todo this again. I am repeatedly on and off a gluten-free diet. I commit for a couple of months sometimes and then I just sort of get tired of it or run out of ideas and I end up eating gluten then . I am not coeliac but I do have digestive issues and so sometimes I find it necessary to cut out the gluten And see what happens. I don’t think I’ve ever tried this particular brand of gluten-free products. I will certainly look for them and I really appreciate that more brands are developing a gluten free line I find that the options are very limiting still it’s hard to maintain this diet so when I see that more brands have products that make it simpler to maintain this diet then I feel resolved to try again.
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
Thanks Paula! It is wonderful there are more options – we should compare notes on recipe ideas!
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My wife is also on a gluten free diet! It doesn’t bother me personally so I’m not, but I cheer her on of course and I need to show her your challenge :)