Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month is in November. At the same time, the importance of this month is to support anyone who suffers from Celiac disease.
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Originally, this month was started by the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness. The NFCA’s purpose is to provide support for anyone who has this disease.
So, the importance of this month is to encourage those who suffer from this disease to stay away from gluten found in:
First and foremost, the importance of avoiding food with the above ingredients is critical. Indeed, no one wants to suffer from any type of health problem.
In short, the NFCA is on a mission to help anyone who has this disease by offering accessible and affordable food options; by partnering with national companies, such as Wholefoods and Walmart.
Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month
When someone is diagnosed with Celiac disease and has a sensitivity to any type of food with gluten; it is important to raise awareness. Moreover, autoimmune disease effects over three million people in America; as well as many other people who haven’t been diagnosed with this as of yet.
Not only is this diet for people who have Celiac disease; but also for anyone who is looking for healthier food alternatives.
Meanwhile, not only is gluten found in foods; but also can be found in many beauty products and other items such as:
- Communion Wafers
- Envelopes (glue)
- Lip Balm
- Play Dough
- Stamps (glue)
Since the holidays are right around the corner; there are many healthy food options I would like to share with you.
Gluten Free Food and Recipes
Are you looking for foods that will help your diet? The following foods are gluten-free.
- Eggs (fresh)
- Fruits and Vegetables (Be sure to visit my Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month post for some fresh food alternatives).
- Fresh Fish
- Fresh Meat
- Unprocessed Beans
- White Rice
When you’re looking for some easy gluten-free recipes for you and your family; there are many easy meals and sweets to make. For instance, why not make your own pasta? Since almost everyone loves Italian food, this recipe is easy to make.
In fact, all you need is gluten free flour, eggs, xanthan gum and salt.
To make, mix the flour, xanthan gum and salt. Next, add the eggs into your flour mixture. Mix thoroughly and cut the dough into quarters. And, than use a pasta maker for the desired length. A good pasta maker to use for this is featured below.
Finally, once you have your pasta cut; boil water. Next, add salt and your pasta. Add your favorite sauce and voila – the perfect meal.
For additional recipes, check out the Eat Happy Book below. In short, you will find all the recipes you need to create the perfect meals and desserts for you and your guests.
As always, I welcome your comments.