Van’s Giveaway for Celiac Awareness Month!

It’s no secret to anyone who follows this blog that I have Celiac Disease. And, if you’ve been around long enough, you know that Van’s is one of my favorite brands of gluten-free foods! They really were a lifesaver for me when I was first diagnosed – and they’re still extremely helpful…most recently in the throes of morning sickness!

So the fact that May is Celiac Awareness Month makes it the perfect time to share food options for those with gluten sensitivity! And that’s exactly what Van’s is doing, offering an opportunity to try its NEW gluten-free granola and snack bars, and get in on a giveaway event valued at more than $150!

Van’s, a leader in wholesome new snacks sure to satisfy the kid in everyone, kicks off summer with two new snack bars (Banana Bread and Gramwich- a chocolate stuffed graham cracker sandwich) and Soft-Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters in Double Chocolate and Banana Nut.

Van’s decadent, bite-sized gluten-free granola – perfect for family road trips, an easy addition to breakfast or anytime on the go – are a soft and chewy portable snack perfect with frozen or Greek yogurt or by the handful when a craving hits. The Double Chocolate and Banana Nut Granola is baked with delicious, gluten-free, whole grain oats and offer 12-14 grams of whole grains per serving – with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Need some creative ideas for using Van’s Granola?

Check out this recipe from Melanie of Nutritious Eats!

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On the Road in May

May The Road to Domestication

Less than 7 months until Christmas, y’all.

I’m sorry – I couldn’t resist.

Can you believe that today is JUNE 1?! (It’s also the beginning of hurricane season, which is a big deal for us in Florida. And since the painters literally finished painting the outside of our house on Friday, I’m not sure whether we’re totally smart – since everything is nicely sealed now – or totally gonna have an insurance claim on our hands – and have to pay for new paint all over again! I guess we’ll find out…)

Anyway…today is the day we find out the top five posts here on the blog for the month of May! Let’s see…

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My Celiac Story – Part 4: Recipes

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If you’ve been around the blog here for any amount of time, you know that I cook a LOT. Sometimes I cook “regular” food, and sometimes I cook gluten-free, and sometimes I turn regular food INTO gluten-free food! Here is a list of gluten-free recipes I have shared here on the blog:

I will update this page often, as I’m always experimenting with new things!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY MAIN CELIAC PAGE FOR ENCOURAGEMENT, RESOURCES AND RECIPES!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

My Celiac Story – Part 3: Resources

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Over the years, I’ve built quite a large collection of favorite links relating to Celiac Disease and the healthy lifestyle that goes with it. Here are some of my faves!

Are YOU showing signs of gluten intolerance? 

Check yourself! CLICK HERE!

General Information:

http://celiac.org/
http://www.celiaccentral.org/
http://www.csaceliacs.org/
http://americanceliac.org/
http://www.celiac.com/

Recipes:

http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/
https://simplygluten-free.com/
http://www.delightglutenfree.com/
http://glutenfreemom.com/
http://www.wheat-free.org/

Blogs:

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
http://elanaspantry.com/
http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/
http://glutendude.com/
http://glutenfreefun.blogspot.com/

Brands:

http://www.vansfoods.com/
http://udisglutenfree.com/
http://www.glutino.com/
http://enjoylifefoods.com/
http://www.pamelasproducts.com/

This page will continue to grow, for sure! If you would like to submit a website, recipe site, blog or brand site for inclusion here, please do so in the comments below, and I will add it!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY MAIN CELIAC PAGE FOR ENCOURAGEMENT, RESOURCES AND RECIPES!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

My Celiac Story – Part 2: Day-to-Day with Celiac Disease

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“It’s not so bad.”

That’s what I tell people now. NOW it really isn’t. Because I remember how awful I felt before knowing what was wrong with me, and how much better I felt after changing my lifestyle to accommodate this disease.

On a daily basis, these are the things that someone with Celiac Disease must keep in mind:

1. Stay away from sickness at all costs!

Because Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder, the common cold easily turns into bronchitis or pneumonia. The normal stomach bug can last for weeks at a time. And anything more than “the norm” could literally be deadly. Immune systems with Celiac’s must be treated very gingerly.

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