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Healthy Recipes for the Gluten Intolerant:This fall, cook up easy healthy gluten-free recipes for celiac disease, including warm, delicious wheat free bakery goods that are safe for gluten allergies.
What are the symptoms of celiac disease?
Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, is an autoimmune disease. People with celiac disease have a strong, negative reaction to all foods containing gluten. Celiac disease symptoms vary by patient; some people with celiac experience little or no symptoms, while some suffer from severe malabsorption or mineral and vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamin B12 deficiency. Symptoms include stomachcramps, diarrhea, rapid weight loss, and bloating.
What foods contain gluten?
Gluten is a protein that acts as a binder in certain grains, including wheat, barley, rye, and spelt. Safe grains for people with gluten intolerance or gluten allergies are rice, corn, amaranth, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff.
Six Gluten-Free Fall Recipes from Six Famous Food Blogs:
1) Pumpkin Pie
For many, the fall season doesn’t officially begin until you take your first freshly baked pumpkin pie out of the oven. This pumpkin pie recipe, from the Gluten-Free Easily, solves the question, “How do you make a pie crust without using flour?” That’s because this custard pie is crustless! Enjoy all the smooth, rich creaminess, without the flaky, burnt crust that you weren’t really going to enjoy, anyway.
2) Sweet Potato Cornbread
Thiscornbread recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess turns out a mile-high, crunchy loaf of cornbread. The added sweet potato puree adds moisture, volume, and an air of festivity!
3) Gluten Free Carrot Muffins
These bright, golden carrot muffins are healthy, delicious, and inexpensive to make. Gluten Free Works uses organic ingredients, fresh grated carrot, and gluten-free flour mix to bake these light, airy muffins.
4) Multigrain Bread, Gluten-Free
This Thanksgiving, serve up a loaf of warm, steamy home-baked bread in a snap, and stand back and take a bow. Thanks to the Art of Gluten-Free Baking, you can have your multigrain bread, and eat it, too! Taken from the Cooking Gluten-Free! Cookbook, this bread recipe takes only 45 minutes to rise!
5) Apple Crumble
This healthy, gluten-free Apple Crumble recipe, featured in the New York Times Recipes for Health, incorporates quinoa and gluten-free certified oats in the topping. Raw brown sugar adds a light, earthy sweet taste to this cinnamon ‘n nutmeg spiced fall dessert.
6) Cinnabon-ish Cinnamon Rolls (Gluten-Free)
The magic in this Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll recipe is in the millet flour, or rice flour, if you prefer. From Food.com, these doughy, pan buns pop out of the oven golden brown, and dripping with butter and syrupy goodness. Resist the urge to gobble them all up before adding the cream cheese frosting!
Top iPhone apps for finding the nearest gluten-free restaurants or bakeries are great for celiac disease or food allergy diets, on iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Even More Gluten-Free Gadget Apps!
Yesterday, we reviewed the first five of our list,the 10 Best iPhone Apps for Celiac Disease. And now, here are five more outstanding iTunes apps for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, finishing off our top ten list of iPhone apps for gluten-free products, and recipes for people with food allergies.
Over 250 restaurants and 60,000 menu items fill this database for anybody trying to lose weight, avoid food allergens, follow a gluten-free diet, or just for people who want to choose healthy, nutritious food items while eating out. This restaurant app is compatible with Google maps and Facebook. Restaurant Nutrition, iTunes, Foundation HealthCare Network, Free
For iPhone, iPad, and iPod, the Gluten Free Registry has an all-inclusive list of gluten-free restaurants, vacation resorts, bakeries, grocery stores, caterers, and coffee houses, including over 23,300 establishments in and outside the US. Map out gluten-free desserts, and post your review. Preview menus from over 12,300 eateries. Gluten Free Registry, iTunes, Gluten Free Registry LLC, $1.99
Whether you suffer from gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, you’ll appreciate this list of gluten-free foods that lets you automatically search for gluten-free pizza or gluten-free breads on Amazon and Google without having to type “gluten free” in the search field repetitively. Gluten FreeIngredients, iTunes, Nations Software, $0.99
Enjoy taste testing over 1,000 by Eden Foods, the leading manufacturer of healthy, organic natural foods. Cruise through this iPhone app for allergen-free recipe ideas, organized by cuisine, course, specific diet, or key ingredients. Eden Recipes, iTunes, Eden Foods, Free
If you’re trying to control food triggers, but you don’t like constantly having to log in details like dates, times, or amounts, then this is the only food diary you’ll ever need! Easily find out which foods you are allergic to by checking off only two categories- food and symptom, unless you want to add other important details, such as the time of day, food name, or date. Nothing could be simpler. Food Allergy Detective, iTunes, Evil Timmy, $2.99
Let’s face it- celiac disease diets don’t lend themselves to spontaneous eating. If you’re trying to cut out gluten, nuts, dairy, or any other allergens from your diet, then you need to read food product ingredient lists carefully while shopping for groceries and preparing gluten-free meals.
But if you have an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, then you have a wealth of gluten-free information at your fingertips! With the latest iPhone apps on iTunes, you can easily look up gluten-free recipes, the nearest gluten-free restaurants, gluten-free bakeries, and thousands of other eating establishments that serve specially prepared pizza, bread, cakes, and other baked goods for people with celiac disease or other gluten intolerance.
Here is the first part of our list, the 10 Best iPhone Apps for Celiac Disease. Stay tuned for the second part, including list items #6-10, tomorrow!
#1 GF Disney – Gluten and Allergen Free Disney World
If you’re planning a gluten-free Disney vacation, then you’ll want to download this Disney World app for people with celiac disease and food allergies. Many of Disney World’s restaurants, shops, and food stands serve foods that are free of gluten, peanuts, dairy, and meat- great for vegetarians and vegans, children with autism, celiac disease patients, or anybody on a restrictive diet. This iPhone app lets you find allergen-free foods while visiting Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Water Parks, and Downtown Disney. GF Disney – Gluten and Allergen Free
Disney World, iTunes, GlutenFree Passport, $2.99
For use in grocery stores, easily look up food ingredients for poison alerts, allergies, drug interactions, or safety during pregnancy and nursing. No wifi is required to search this database of over 1900 food additives and ingredients. Don’t Eat That, iTunes, Celldial, Inc., $1.99
If you’re on a restrictive diet for celiac disease, food allergies, asthma, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or other chronic illness, then this app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch is the one to get. Search food additives by name, International Numbering System, safety level, symptoms, and dietary restrictions. This app is fully searchable, requires no internet connection, and is also an excellent resource for vegans and people with vitamin B12 deficiency. Food Additives 2, iTunes, IGRASS PTY LTD, $3.99
An App Store “New and Noteworthy” feature, Cook IT Allergy Free includes over 200 recipes for people suffering from celiac disease, autism, or various food allergies. IPhone app features colorful recipe submissions for people avoiding allergens such as gluten, nuts, dairy, or eggs. Cook IT Allergy Free, iTunes, My Allergy Free Recipes, LLC, $3.99