Video: Who Should Have a Gluten Free Diet?

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Oct 20, 2016 9:52:55 AM

Einstein dietitian Caitlyn Crosby, RD, LDN, answers this important question and addresses whether there are health benefits to going gluten free when not directed to by your health care provider.

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Topics: Nutrition, Celiac

Can You Spot the Gluten at Your Memorial Day Barbecue?

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on May 23, 2016 3:53:42 PM

Nutrition - Can You Spot the Gluten at Your Barbecue?

How many foods in this photo have gluten? They all do!

When you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s critical that you eat gluten-free foods. Some gluten-containing foods, such as the roll that holds your hot dog, are easy to spot. But gluten can also be lurking in other foods that you thought were safe. In addition to wheat, rye and barley, additives such as malt, dextrin and modified food starch often contain gluten.

Before you load up your plate this summer, be aware of these foods that may contain gluten:

  • Hot dogs - Hot dogs, sausage and other processed meats may contain gluten under names like “modified food starch” or “natural flavors.”
  • Pickles - Some pickles are made using malt vinegar, which comes from barley. If the ingredient list is not specific, choose a brand labeled gluten-free or check with the company to be safe.
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Topics: Recipes, Celiac, Gluten-Free

Heart-Healthy, Gluten-Free and Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Jun 3, 2015 2:54:00 PM

This Grilled Romaine Lettuce recipe helps you take all the cooking out of the kitchen and onto the grill. The grilled lettuce is topped with a mellow balsamic vinaigrette, bacon and blue cheese.


  • 3 heads Romaine lettuce
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 oz cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

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Topics: Recipes, Diabetes, Celiac

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