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

Party Time Recipe! They'll Gobble Up These Healthy Gluten-Free Turkey Meatball Appetizers

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Dec 29, 2015 1:54:35 PM

Perfect for an appetizer or a light dinner, these turkey meatballs are gluten-free, heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly. Make these meatballs the night before to save time on the day of your party.


Roasted Eggplant:

  • 1 eggplant (about 2 lb)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup canned chipotles in adobo sauce, optional
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
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Topics: Recipes, Gluten-Free

Bake Up Our Best Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Dec 8, 2015 1:42:44 PM

These low cholesterol, low sodium cookies are sure to be a hit, and best of all, they are gluten-free too! A sweet treat that everyone can eat!

Meringue Cookies


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • Food coloring, nuts or dark chocolate chips, optional


  • Preheat oven to 200°.
  • With a hand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy. Mix in sugars until stiff peaks start to form. Do not overmix.
  • Tint with food coloring if desired, or add nuts or dark chocolate chips and fold in gently.
  • Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a fluted tip and pipe meringues 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet (or use 2 spoons to drop mounds of meringue onto baking sheet).
  • Bake in oven for 2 hours. Turn off oven, but do not remove cookies. Leave in oven for at least 2 hours, or overnight (do not open oven door).
  • Store in an airtight container.
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Topics: Recipes, Gluten-Free

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