July Favorites!

Hello guys! I hope you are having a fun summer… on with the favorites!


  1. My first favorite for this month is Trader Joes gluten free white bread.

I love this bread, for those of you that live near a Trader Joes, I would highly recommend going to the store and finding this bread. It tastes just like normal wheat bread, it’s crazy!

Here’s a cool and informative link about Trader Joes gluten free policies: http://www.traderjoes.com/dietary-lists/gluten-free

2. Rice Chex: http://www.chex.com/products/gluten-free-rice-chexIMG_2863

I love this Chex and not only can you eat it at breakfast but you can add it into your regular Chex/Trail mix.

3. Apple Toasters: http://shop.glutino.com/Strawberry-Toaster-Pastries/p/GLT-043011&c=Glutino@ToasterPastries


I have recently started eating these apple toasters and they taste so much like pop- tarts, only healthier! I believe when I went to the store to buy these there was a strawberry choice as well.

4. MY ALL TIME FAVORITE: Cape Cod chips: http://www.capecodchips.com/

I love potato chips and I especially love Kettle Cooked Potato Chips! The best thing about Cape Cod chips is that they come in many different flavors and are gluten free.





Celiac at stay away camp…

Last week I attended my much anticipated XC camp in Brevard (up in the NC mountains)! At first similar to the previous year I was anxious and nervous about my food plans for the week because I was away from home and my safe kitchen. Upon arrival I told the main chef in the kitchen my situation (“I can’t eat gluten, an umbrella term for wheat, barley, and rye. I also can’t eat cross contaminated food…”) and all the rest. Brevard was so good about my dietary needs and I was impressed to see they wore gloves as well to prevent the cross contamination.   The chef even made me special meals of sautéed chicken and vegetables, pancakes, and grilled chicken on the odd days when there were limited GF choices for me to eat.

I love running at Brevard and hitting the trails which were always a climb. We ran up and down mountains constantly -the views at the top early in mornings were beautiful to see and a great reward! My favorite run of the week was Guion Farms, across the farm land and up and down rolling hills. I felt, although the week was hard and my muscles hurt everyday, I benefitted greatly from the experience, became much stronger,  and will use it to my advantage in my own cross country season this year.

I had a great week of fun activities, awesome food, built friendships both new and within our team and will be back again next year.

Thanks Brevard.



The Duke and UNC tours:

Yesterday I attended the Duke and UNC college tours: UNC in the morning, and Duke in the afternoon.

More than anything, I wanted to share the information I received from the dietitians at the schools.

The dietitian at Duke told me that there are no separate kitchens BUT  there are gluten free options at the eateries on and around campus. She said that if you do attend Duke you must register with the ‘office of disabilities’ for them to address your required needs. Below is the link she sent me that addresses dietary info. for students (https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/dining/nutrition-and-dietary-information).

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