Today marks National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. If you are unfamiliar with this disease, it is a disease where your small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting certain foods. A way to help with celaic disease is to adapt a gluten-free diet into your lifestyle. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.
Gluten can be found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. In doing some reasearch, I’ve found that following a gluten-free diet may be very difficult. However, there are many foods, including coconut oil, that are gluten-free that you are already eating without realizing it. There are also many items in your local grocery store or health food store that are labeled directly with gluten-free on the packaging. This will make your shopping easier and may even allow you to enjoy more of a variety of foods. See below for some of our top recipes that are gluten-free:
- Blueberry Coconut Muffins – These delicious muffins are easy to make and just the righ tamount of sweetness to curb your sweet tooth.
- Gluten-Free Garlic Bread – A perfect side dish for a more savory meal and who can resist some delicious garlic bread!
- Coconut-Crusted Mahi Mahi Nuggets – Who says that your have to sacrifice flavor when following a gluten-free diet. These nuggets will blow your taste buds away.
- Coconut Layer Cake – Better than any store-bought cake, this is a moist and flavorable cake that everyone is bound to enjoy.
Those are only a few of our gluten-free recipes however we have many more if you just search. So just remember, if you need to begin following a gluten-free diet remember that you can still cook with coconut oil and your food can still taste delicious!