Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gluten-Free Oats

So last week, I had a post about gf oats, and how I prepare them in the morning. Well, I got questions like what is the difference between gluten-free oats and regular oats, and do they taste different. Oats are naturally gluten free. However, in order for the oats to be considered gluten-free, the farmer has to certify that the oats were not cross contaminated with any grains known to have gluten in them (wheat, rye, barley etc) during the process or transportation. Most celiacs can safely eat certified gluten-free oats. Be sure to check with your doctor before introducing oats to your diet! If you can eat it, then oatmeal may end up being your favorite breakfast item :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Favorite Oatmeal

Now, they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I couldn't agree more. But I'm always in a rush in the morning. No matter how early I wake up, the time seems to speed up so that I find myself running out of the house to get to school. For a while, I would just skip breakfast thinking that making it to the bus would be better than eating breakfast. Well, that was not smart. I found myself ravenously hungry by second hour, and a simple protein bar wouldn't suffice it. So now my favorite on-the-go breakfast is oatmeal (gluten-free of course.) If I have time, I'll heat it in a pot, but I usually just put it into a cup and add some milk and sugar- I don't even cook it. It's tasty and filling so I can get the nutrition and the delicious taste to go with it.

My favorite oatmeal so far is this one from Trader Joe's:

Mmmm look at this deliciousness. (I also love adding raisins to it!)


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wheat in Shampoo?

Wheat seems to be in a lot of things- bread, pasta, pizza, but it hides in products like shampoo as well. It seems silly to have to check the ingredients of your shampoo, but you may find that wheat proteins are used. So, be cautious of the shampoo you pick, and be sure to read the ingredients on the back! (plus, you'll see how many chemicals are being used)
Happy ingredients reading

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Leftovers, but the Good Kind

Last week, I realized I would probably not have very much time to get ready for school in the morning (I can thank homework for that), so I decided to prepare my lunch the night before. Instead of having a sandwich, however, I had the night before's dinner. I took the meat off the chicken, added some steamed rice, and steamed green beens. For fun, I cut up a small cucumber and added it (fancy garnish right?). To drink I actually did not have that Starbucks refresher, I instead went with the Ocean Spray sparkling cranberry juice. On the side I had some peanuts, and for dessert I had an orange. It was quite the delicious combo!


The steamed green beans had: a dash of garlic tomato sauce, onions, and salted peanuts.
The chicken was marinated with 1/3 cup of dijon mustard, two tablespoons of olive oil, and one clove of garlic!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Social Media

These days social media is abundant and everywhere. People often choose to have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and many other social networking sites. I am expanding to using Twitter and Facebook to further give out any kind of information I might have for you guys :). It gives me a way to share information I find from other websites, and just in general give little updates of my gluten-free lifestyle. I'm also on YouTube, and I plan on posting more videos soon! So, feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel to be one of the first to see them!!


And if you don't have any of these social media sites, don't fret-I will still post here!!