The holidays are in full swing, and with that comes a lot of fun holiday parties and social gatherings to attend. You’re excited for great food and company, and you’ve even picked out a tacky holiday sweater to celebrate the occasion, but what dish should you bring to the party? The lovely team at Aloha had this same question in mind! Aloha aims to make health “simple, fun, and accessible,” and to inspire healthy social eating habits (it’s safe to say their extensive healthy recipe page helps accomplish these goals). So to answer this question, we’ve come up with four dish options you can bring to your next potluck or holiday party: an appetizer, a side, a main dish and a dessert (because we can all splurge once in a while). Enjoy! Continue reading
One “must have” menu item for Hanukkah are potato latkes. Whether you’re searching for a traditional latke recipe or something unique, these latkes will certainly inspire! Happy Hanukkah! Continue reading
Crisp air, warm drinks, winter coats and seasonal decorations can only mean one thing… the holidays are here, folks! There are so many things to look forward to this season, like spending time with loved ones and enjoying your favorite holiday meals. However, it can get a little tricky when it comes to picking out the perfect gift, especially if your loved one is gluten free. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of six gift ideas that are great for someone with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or someone who simply chooses to follow a gluten-free lifestyle. Whether by choice or necessity, these gluten-free gifts are sure to be a hit! Spend less time brainstorming gift ideas and more time doing the things you enjoy… like eating too many holiday cookies.
Welcome back to Healthy Living 101, a monthly health column featuring articles written by Marla Brodsky (RD, LD, BCIM). Marla is a Registered Dietitian and specialist in integrative medicine, with many years experience in clinical nutrition and research. To learn more about Marla, read her bio here. *This post is not intended as medical advice.
Top reasons for “going green” from the inside out
“Going green” is all the rage due to environmental concerns, but what about the environment inside our bodies? Green foods provide some of the most potent nutrients for our skin, bones, nerves and immune system. Here are a few of the health benefits of green foods and a couple ways to add them into your diet each day: Continue reading
Hosting a gluten free Thanksgiving can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you with your planning! After searching the recipe pages of dozens of blogs, we’ve compiled some menu ideas we think you’ll love. While these recipes are designed to be gluten free, double check all of your ingredients just to be safe. Many of the recipes are (or can be modified to be) vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and/or paleo. Bring on Thanksgiving! Continue reading
Not only has the air started to cool and the leaves started to fall, but you’ve also been bombarded with pumpkin recipes everywhere you look (and man do they look delicious). These signs mean one thing… it’s almost Halloween! Besides planning the perfect costume, Halloween can get a little tricky and require a little extra planning for someone with celiac disease or food allergies. There are lots of delicious treats out there to eat, but before you start filling your bag (or your child’s bag), it is important to learn which candies are gluten free and safe to consume. The Celiac Disease Foundation provides a nice list of gluten free Halloween treats here. To be extra safe, it is always smart to double check with the manufacturers of your favorite candies. Continue reading
When it comes to cooking, who doesn’t like quick? Carol Fenster, author of 100 Best Quick Gluten-Free Recipes, believes preparing healthy, tasty, gluten free food doesn’t need to be a challenge. In fact, Carol proves it can be done in 30 minutes or less. Yeah, you heard that right… all 100 recipes in this cookbook can be prepared in a half hour! From breakfasts and breads to lunches, snacks, main dishes and desserts, this book left us wishing there were more meals in a day! Continue reading