GFAF: Beyond The Expo

IMG_0656 I have become a huge fan and a new customer of many of the products and brands that I have discovered over the past two Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expos.  Many might think that I am just a blogger and only go to these events for fun since I do not have Celiac Disease or any food allergies.  I have actually become more health conscious and been able to share great information with friends and readers who have dietary restrictions. 

Getting a diagnosis of Celiac Disease or a food allergy is not the end of the world.  It doesn’t mean you have to eat dirt flavored food.  It doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a meal ever again.  There are SO many things that I buy now that I would have never tried in the past because I figured they would be bland or boring since they were “gluten-free”. 

I look forward each year to learning about new companies and new products from brands that I already love.  There are things you should know before you go gluten-free, so be aware of the nutrients you may lose and know how to replace them. 

I have favorite products from the expo that are in all categories of food from seasonings to decadent desserts.  Let me tell you about a few of the new staples in my home…

  • Love Grown Foods – Their Super Oats are like amazing little instant oatmeal packets.  Full of good ingredients to fill you up in the morning!
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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Today is the day that we take a moment to remember all of the babies lost during pregnancy or in infancy.  So many times, these babies forgotten by others because it seems too hard as an outsider to know what to do or what to say to the parents who have lost a little one.  Studies have shown that 10-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage so the chances are that you know at least one woman who has experienced a loss. […]

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