My Gluten-Free Life

This is a blog about anxiety and depression, but I recently found out I have Celiac disease. Therefore, I have a tab dedicated to my adventures in avoiding wheat. A journal, if you will, of my Celiac journey. Some stories are happy, and in some I am a little grumpy. Thanks for dealing with me! Enjoy!

January 30, 2016
Recently discovered The Brick Oven's GF pizza crust. Delish!

October 19, 2015
Shout out to Noodles and Co. They have some awesome gluten free options.

September 22, 2014
Newest frustration. Finding gluten free food at the airport. Whew! A little rough. I had a lot of smoothies.

June 30, 2014
Since I got Celiac disease, I thought I learned I couldn't eat anything with malt in it. This is true. BUT, I had wrongfully assumed that 'maltodextrin' was the same thing as 'malt.' WRONG! I can eat maltodextrin!! There are many things I didn't eat just because of maltodextrin. It was a wonderful moment when I found this out!

May 1, 2014
I went on a picnic the other day with my husband and our friends. The struggle...there isn't much I can take to eat on-the-go. If you've ever tried Gluten Free bread, you know that when it isn't toasted, it tastes exactly like chalk. (Gross!) So, I can't just make a PB&J or turkey sandwich with GF bread. We couldn't figure anything out for me, so I ate before we left (a quesadilla on a corn tortilla) and then just snacked on things at the picnic. It wasn't ideal, but it worked!

March 31, 2014
There is a certain side affect to having Celiac disease that I never expected. I have nightmares. About eating gluten. Seriously. It's kind of funny. I will have a dream that I am eating cake or bread. Usually I realize during my dream that I am going to get sick, but I keep eating it. I fear I am going to get sick, but I just keep eating! Who knew you could have night mares about eating good food?

March 14, 2014
Thank goodness for Costa Vida!! Seriously, I don't know what I would do without it. We are definitely people who wrack up those Costa Card points pretty fast. If you aren't aware (I wasn't until recently), Costa went Gluten Free a short time ago. Almost everything on their menu is gluten free. Just ask them for it gluten free, and they will get it for you! Seriously, life savers. <3

February 26, 2014
Jordan recently found me a new GF bar that I really like! I've never been a big granola bar person, but these bars are really good! They are called "Kind." I keep some in my desk at work for a quick, yummy snack!

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate

January 30, 2014
I made my favorite chocolate chip cookies this week, but I replaced the regular flour with a gluten free mixture. They actually turned out pretty good! They cooked a little differently, but still tasted awesome!

January 27, 2014
I recently found Tyson's Gluten Free chicken nuggets at my Wal-Mart. I almost started crying. They tasted so good.

January 8, 2014
A few days ago, we painted a bunch of walls in our house. We had some wonderful family/friends who came to help us. Around noon, I ran to Little Caesar's to get some pizzas for everybody. Bad idea. It smelled so dang good in there. The cashier asked if I wanted to add crazy bread. Ouch. I love crazy bread.
BUT, one of my new year's resolutions is to have a good attitude about my condition. This doesn't mean I'll pretend it isn't hard or that I don't miss gluten, I just want to try to remember how much better I feel. I get sick significantly less. It is totally worth it!

December 11, 2013
The other day, I went to a wedding shower, it was great! Except, I couldn't eat anything. For some reason, some days with Celiac are harder than others. This day was a little rough. There was fruit pizza, yum, one of my favorite things before my diagnosis. Also, there were those yummy chicken sandwiches on crescent rolls. Most days, I can keep a really positive attitude about it. It is totally worth it not to eat gluten, because I feel so much better. I don't get sick! It is so nice. Some days though, it is just plain hard. I crave a hamburger on a normal bun and a piece of greasy pizza. Mmm...I miss pizza. In one of my classes the other day, it was the last day, so some people brought treats to share. I swear, the chocolate cookies looked like they came straight from heaven. Like they were sent down on a cloud of sugary goodness. But, only my eyes and nose could enjoy them. No taste buds! Did I mention there were donuts with sprinkles too? Man, they smelled and looked so good..

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