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.