A lot of you have been asking what I do to stay in shape so I'm dedicating this blog post to my workout routine!
As you probably know, my husband Brendan and I love to travel! I love exploring new places, and of course discovering gluten free friendly eateries to eat on the way! Now that we are on the West Coast, there are SO many places we want to uncover. A couple weeks ago, we decided we should take advantage of the President's Day long weekend since Brendan had that Monday off from work. We ended up getting an RV for a few days and driving from Santa Monica to Yosemite to South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco :) We had never driven an RV before but thought it would be a fun adventure!
It can be challenging to travel with celiac or any food allergy/sensitivity/intolerance, and that is why I do a lot of research before going on a trip so I can be fully prepared. Since we had the RV, I knew we would have a fridge so I brought greens, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, mustard, balsamic, oranges, paleo bread, cauliflower pizza, veggie chips, and bars. We would eat this food on Friday and Saturday, and then I set up a few restaurant stops in South Lake Tahoe and San Francisco on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
I'm thrilled to welcome my good friend Aleyda Batarse of The Dish On Healthy! Aleyda runs the popular @thedishonhealthy Instagram, and I love that we have become so close through our social media accounts! Aleyda takes her gluten free diet one step further as her creations are also dairy free and refined sugar free. All of her recipes are incredible - I am so impressed with her thoughtfulness and dedication to making her recipes delicious AND healthy, all while being a busy mother of two adorable children! Today, Aleyda shares how to make healthy choices while eating gluten free. I'm always "entertained" when people assume that following a gluten free diet automatically means you're super healthy. Some gluten free friendly foods can be loaded with sugar and more - a gluten free diet and a healthy diet don't always go together. Read below for Aleyda's tips on how to maintain a healthy gluten free diet :) I also did a guest blog post on her website so be sure to check them both out! Thanks Aleyda!
Hi! I’m Aleyda, the blogger & founder behind The Dish On Healthy; a foodie blog showcasing deliciously nourishing eats that are dairy, gluten & refined-sugar free. Am super thrilled to be guest blogging on each other’s blog’s this week. Jackie’s become a good friend of mine & very much like yourselves; I just love following along on her daily foodie adventures- which have recently taken her across the country. No big deal. Yep, she now lives on the beach and makes sure to brag (albeit very casually) about it; while the rest of us remain in an East Coast deep-freeze. But, she knows what’s good and her daily eats have us all drooling. Am I right? So thank you again for inviting me to your corner of the web, Jackie.
I'm so excited to welcome my first guest blogger, Gigi Stewart, MA of Gluten Free Gigi! Gigi is a writer, recipe developer, and scentist who believes in smart nutrition backed by science. I love that we've been able to connect and stay in touch via social media and blogging. Today, Gigi shares her tips on selecting gluten free holiday candies. As you guys know, I love my sweets so this article rings true for me as I'm sure it will for you! I also did a guest blog post on her website so be sure to check them both out! Thanks Gigi!
Hi, everyone! I’m Gigi, creator of the GlutenFreeGigi.com, a website filled with gluten-free, allergen-free recipes and loads of my signature Smart Nutrition Backed by Science wellness information. As someone with celiac disease and multiple food allergies, I aim to share valuable information with my readers to help them maintain a positive, balanced lifestyle while navigating a special diet. I’m happy Jackie invited me to share some of my tips with you about choosing gluten-free holiday candies.
The most common question I'm asked: What eateries are 100% gluten free?
So here you go! Below are 19 eateries in NYC and 18 eateries in California that are 100% gluten free. I've broken them down by sit-down restaurants, grab & go eateries, and bakeries like I do on the NYC and Cali pages of my website. I also indicate what type of food they serve. Please note that food offerings can change at any time so I urge you to ask the eatery before dining to make sure they are still 100% gluten free. Enjoy!
I'm all for food intolerance tests because I'm so thankful that taking a test five years ago lead me to the realization that I had to cut gluten out of my diet. Five years ago, I didn't even know what gluten was... imagine my shock when I was told I had to stop eating it!
I constantly hear people say that they could never NOT eat gluten. First of all, if you have to do it, you can do it! And secondly, it's really not that hard once you figure out what you can and cannot eat. You guys see that I eat a TON of delicious food so I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything :)
With the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you what I'm thankful for! I try to show my appreciation every day but I love that Thanksgiving gives us the chance to say thanks.
I loved doing Pure Barre this past summer before my wedding, and I knew I wanted to get back into it once I got to California! The day after I made it to Santa Monica, I took my first class at Pure Barre Santa Monica! It felt amazing to get back to the lift, tone, and burn.
Pure Barre is a total body workout. The hour-long low-impact classes focus on your hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms - the key areas us females want to improve! Each portion of the workout has a strength section followed by a stretching section which helps you form long and lean muscles without bulk.
I just moved into my new place so it worked out perfectly that I didn't have to buy any groceries for my first home-cooked meal!
I selected these three gluten free meals from Hello Fresh, and they arrived Monday evening:
Brendan and I got married on August 20th at The Belle Haven Club in Greenwich CT, and it was the most amazing night! You have all been sending me the sweetest messages, and I so appreciate it! I seriously have the best followers :) We honeymooned in Thailand for a couple weeks, exploring Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Koh Samui. I detailed my gluten free finds in Thailand here. Thailand isn't the easiest place to eat gluten free but it is possible!
When I got back to the US, I picked up our marriage license at the Greenwich Town Hall. It was official! Next, I looked into how I could change my name to my new married name. To be honest, I was pretty overwhelmed. There are so many forms you have to fill out and you have to do them in a certain order. You have to get a new social security card, driver's license, passport (I JUST got a new passport before we left for Thailand), credit cards, notify your job's payroll and bank accounts, etc. The easiest part would be to change my name on Facebook!