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Review of "Gluten Free Throughout the Year" by Melissa Diane Smith

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Review of Gluten Free Throughout the Year - A Month-by-Month Guide to Healthy Eating by Melissa Diane Smith

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The Bottom Line

In Gluten-Free Throughout the Year - A Two Year, Month-to-Month Guide for Healthy Eating by Melissa Diane Smith, readers will find practical and easy-to-follow guidelines, tips and recipes for planning a gluten-free diet designed for good health.

With so many gluten-free junk food products available today, Melissa's tips for planning and eating naturally gluten-free nutritious foods, are more relevant than ever.

Melissa's previous books include Going Against the Grain and Syndrome X, a national bestseller which she co-authored with Jack Challem and Burton Berkson.

Pros

  • Author focuses on eating naturally gluten-free healthy foods
  • Learn how to avoid excess weight gain on a gluten-free diet
  • 24 monthly tips that focus on eating and living a healthier gluten-free lifestyle
  • Seasonal and holiday menu planning ideas with 30 gluten-free recipes
  • Learn more about carbohydrate sensitivity and how it may affect people with gluten sensitivity

Cons

  • Don't expect this to be a cookbook, even though it includes 30 healthly gluten-free recipes

Description

  • Gluten Free Throughout the Year - A Two Year, Month-to-Month Guide for Healthy Eating by Melissa Diane Smith, 2010, 168 pages
  • 5 diet guidelines for improved health
  • 24 chapters that each focus on a specific health aspect of the gluten-free diet
  • A discussion about testing methods used to identify gluten sensitivity and carbohydrate sensitivity
  • Substitutions for common wheat-based foods and a resource appendix
  • Sample seasonal and holiday menu plans and 30 naturally gluten-free whole food recipes

Guide Review - Review of "Gluten Free Throughout the Year" by Melissa Diane Smith

If you are concerned about the nutritional quality of your gluten-free diet or you're responsible for planning a nutritious gluten-free diet for your growing child, read Gluten Free Throughout the Year - A Month-by-Month Guide for Healthy Eating by Melissa Diane Smith. Melissa's new book is a valuable resource that can help gluten-free eaters avoid the nutritional pitfalls of living gluten-free.

As a nutritionist, health educator and author, Melissa Diane Smith specializes in sugar-related health conditions, including pre-diabetes, diabetes, gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease. Her philosophy is that food is our best medicine. I agree!

As Melissa simply illustrates, if we learn to base our gluten-free diets on whole, unprocessed natural gluten-free foods instead of starchy, refined gluten-free junk foods, we have so much to gain. Better health!

Topics Covered in Gluten-Free Throughout the Year:
  • Eating naturally gluten-free, unprocessed foods
  • Why you should avoid refined gluten-free flours, starches, sugars and fats
  • How other food sensitivities including "carbohydrate sensitivity" can adversely affect your health
  • Why non-starchy vegetables are a healthy alternative to a high-grain diet
Monthly Healthy Eating Tips Include:
  • Heartier Breakfasts to Start Your Day
  • Having Problems with Corn?
  • Taking a Vacation from Cooking
  • Cold and Flu Protection and Relief
  • Getting Enough Fiber on a Gluten-Free Diet
  • Making Your Own Fast Foods
  • Against the Grain - Going Paleo
Sample Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes in Gluten Free Throughout the Year:
  • Carrot Cake Power Bars
  • Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing
  • Cool Noodle Tabouli for One
  • Melissa's Quick High-Fiber Muesli
  • Pink Rice Pilaf with Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms
  • Savory Pecan Flatbread Rounds
  • Shrimp-Spinach Artichoke Salad
Melissa Diane Smith gives people on gluten-free diets lots of food for thought in her new book, Gluten Free Throughout the Year - A Month-by-Month Guide for Healthy Eating. If you want to be healthier, make naturally gluten-free unprocessed whole foods the foundation of your of gluten-free diet. Melissa will show you how.
Reviewed book purchased by About.com Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking for review.
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