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To Be or Not To Be Gluten-Free?

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Gluten-Free Recipes: Breakfast

SuperFoodsRx Granola
Gluten alternative: Gluten-free oats

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

1/2 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/8 cup dried blueberries
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a bowl, mix together ingredients in the order listed, thoroughly combining after each addition.
2. Spread mixture on a jelly roll pan sprayed for 2 seconds with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Bake until oats are a golden brown.
3. Cool and store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bags. Enjoy with low-fat yogurt or skim mill.

Variation: Substitute sliced almonds for walnuts and dried cranberries for blueberries.

Hint: Heating the honey in the microwave oven for 810 seconds before adding makes it easier to incorporate when blending the ingredients.

Reprinted with permission from The SuperFoodsRx Diet by Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD (Rodale, Inc.)

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jeanplrn wrote:

I am an RN and have been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity rather than full-blown celiac disease. Since I have been off gluten, I have my life back. I was ready for a wheelchair when I was eating gluten and eggs. People need to understand that the wheat of today is genetically engineered altering the protein and making it stronger, this is why so many people are becoming sensitive to products with wheat and gluten.

10/17/2013 04:14:44 PM Report Abuse
mok_alk wrote:

Just remember that celiac is an autoimmune disease that is being diagnosed more frequently than ever before thanks to blood tests and other immune marker tests. Celiac does not always impact your GI tract and eating gluten if you have celiac is serious stuff! If you eat GF and you feel better (fewer migraines, fewer skin woes, more energy, etc.), you make have celiac and not know it. Check with your doc before hopping back on the wheat wagon. (Oh and I have celiac and do miss wheat.)

10/17/2013 02:22:37 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

One more comment - as a RN for 22 years, I have worked with many people who medically required a gluten-free diet.

10/17/2013 12:09:14 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Unless a person has been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, a gluten-free diet is not the answer. It is not a weight loss diet, it is strict and lifelong. Approximately 1 in 100 people have it in the US but have no symptoms. I had none when diagnosed 22 years ago. Try no new diet without consulting your physician.

10/17/2013 12:07:40 PM Report Abuse
katzwack1 wrote:

Yes -- Gluten-free is the way to go and WILL help you lose weight. Just don't buy the gluten-free products. Rice flour is no better. Just eat protein, fruits and veggies and your bloat and "pooch" will disappear in weeks

10/17/2013 11:00:04 AM Report Abuse

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