celiac-awareness-monthMay is Celiac Awarenmess Month and with 1 in 133 Americans struggling with celiac disease, you probably know someone who has it. People with celiac disease can’t tolerate gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, barely and rye.

When I think about what I eat during a normal day, I can really appreciate how difficult it is to avoid gluten. I would have to change my whole diet. My beloved morning English muffin, my tasty pizza creations and even beer would no longer be on my menu. Luckily, eating a gluten free diet has become more popular, and gluten free foods, including baked goods, are becoming more accessible.

If you or someone you know has celiac disease, or can’t eat gluten for other reasons, there are some great resources available:

Gluten Free Product ReviewsThe National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has a blog with gluten free product reviews. This is a valuable resource for finding gluten free snacks that taste just as good as the regular version.

Gluten Free Recipe of the Week– If you can’t eat gluten but you love to cook, this blog is for you.  The blog showcases a new gluten free recipe every week, also brought to you by the NFCA.

Gluten Free Gifts – If you need to send a gift to someone on a gluten free diet, visit Wisconsinmade.com, which features a whole gluten free section including candy, salad dressings, snack bars and more.