Gluten Free Diet Quick Start Guide

One of our good friends messaged me last week. His daughter had been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and he wanted some good getting started info. I sent him a message with links to my “getting started” posts, and then I realized how convenient it would be to actually have all those posts on one page.

First Things First,

What Is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in certain grains, wheat, rye, barley and spelt that cause an autoimmune reaction in people with Celiac Disease and illness in people with gluten intolerance. Because of processing procedures, oats are often contaminated with gluten. Gluten free oats may still cause an autoimmune reaction in some people with Celiac Disease.

What Is A Gluten Free Diet?

A gluten free diet is a diet that completely eliminates all gluten. People on a gluten free diet can eat naturally gluten free food or gluten free varieties of their favorite baked goods.

On this page you’ll find links to:

A Step by Step Plan

Going gluten free can be hard, but this step-by-step plan will help make it easier. This post is great for the list checker (like me!)
Click HERE for Go Gluten Free in 8 Easy Steps

Other Names For Gluten

Ingredients to watch for when grocery shopping. Avoid these!! (Did you know malt is made from barley and contains gluten?)
Click HERE for Other Names For Gluten

A List Of Gluten Free Foods

A list of gluten free foods that you CAN eat. There are many choices out there, most are naturally gluten free. This list is just to get you started, but you’ll figure out other foods pretty easily on your own.
Click HERE for the List of Gluten Free Foods You Can Eat

How To Bake for a Gluten Free Family Member

How to prepare your kitchen and bake for a gluten free family member if only one of you is going gluten free.
Click HERE to learn How to Bake for A Gluten Free Friend

FDA Gluten Free Labeling Rule

What it means when you see “Gluten Free” on a package, and why you don’t HAVE to buy food labeled “Gluten Free”
Click HERE to learn What Does Gluten Free Mean?

Recipes

There are also recipes on this site, most are easy, I don’t personally like to spend all day in the kitchen, and I usually have a little “helper”, so I have to have easy recipes or I lose track.
My home page has an index to all my recipes. Click here to get to it!

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