Transitioning to a gluten-free diet can be a confusing and overwhelming process. When my health practitioner first recommended I remove gluten from my diet, I didn’t even know what gluten was! She gave me a list of foods that I couldn’t eat and sent me on my way. I was left feeling lost and worried I wouldn’t get it right. And from this initial recommendation, it took many attempts for me to finally commit to the diet. Critical to my ultimate success? Easy-to-go-to resources including websites that spelled out how to go gluten-free and offered ideas for gluten-free substitutes so that I wouldn’t feel like my daily food routine was being turned upside down.
Here are my main go-to sites:
Living Without: As indicated on the site, Living Without is “The magazine for people with allergies and food sensitivities.” Packed with recipes and forums, there’s not much in terms of gluten-free that you can’t find on this site.
CeliacCentral.org: This is the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ website. Find up-to-date news and endless information related to health, food, medical research and more. The NFCA also offers free webinars and a list of gluten-free blogs. This site is useful for anyone affected by Celiac Disease or a non-Celiac gluten sensitivity.
Whole Foods: Not only does Whole Foods offer a range of gluten-free products, but this market’s website contains over 1,300 gluten-free recipes. Simply do an “Advanced Search” in the recipe section of the site and filter by “Gluten-Free”.