I am a gluten-free Mom of 2 wonderful kids. Jon, 12 and also gluten-free, and Hannah, 6. I have been gluten-free since January 12, 2006. I was not diagnosed with Celiac via endoscopy/biopsy, but did have positive bloodwork and an extremely positive dietery response. Jon was diagnose with Celiac disease in July of 2006 via Endoscopy/biopsy and has been gluten-free since July 12, 2006. He has done well on the diet, but obviously misses his favorite treats, though they weren’t the healthiest. Hannah has tested negative for Celiac thus far, but does carry one of the genes associated with Celiac.
This blog is where I plan on sharing some of our gluten-free cooking and baking sucesses and some replacements we have found for favorite foods that we can no longer have. I also strive to eat a healthy, well balanced gluten-free diet. It is sometimes hard when you try to replace the goodies you once had. Lots of the gluten-free foods are higher in calories & fat than their gluten filled counterparts. My goal is to educate my children on how to eat healthy so they can make make smart food choices as they grow up and head out on their own. That was one thing I struggled with as I became an adult and ended up suffering from an eating disorder in the process. I now maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly.
I am now writing as the Columbus Gluten-Free Food Examiner for The Examiner. I will be writing articles on all things gluten-free in the Columbus area. Please pop over & take a peek if you have a chance.