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Top 5 Beginner’s Gluten Free Tips

If you’re new to gluten free eating, it can be hard to navigate all the information out there. When you just want the basics, leave it to the experts. That’s exactly what we’ve done by rounding up indispensable advice on being gluten-free.

At FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com, we have plenty of resources on gluten-free eating.

Jen Cafferty, the founder and CEO of The Gluten and Allergen-Free Expos, shared her tips on living gluten-free. Here are the main takeaways from Cafferty’s advice. These tips are for people who can’t have gluten in their diet for medical reasons, but some of them may be useful for those opting to have a gluten-free lifestyle, as well.

Top 5 Beginner’s Gluten Free Tips

1. Be Your Own Advocate

Whether you’re eating in a restaurant, sending your gluten-free child to school, or dealing with any other scenario in which you’re not making your own food – speak up. Explain to people that you’re gluten-free and outline your needs. If your needs aren’t being met, don’t be afraid to say no and eat somewhere else.

2. Know the Challenges

Here are the hard truths. Going gluten-free can be expensive; be prepared to spend more money on your food. Be prepared to spend more time, too – more time shopping and cooking. Also, you’ll have to do your own research and ask questions when dining out or traveling – and have a back-up plan for less accommodating venues. Check out our guide to the Most Popular Gluten-Free Restaurants.

3. Shop Differently

Figure out what products are gluten-free staples for you, and stick to them. Ordering items online can save you a lot of time. When you can, buy in bulk.

4. Gluten-Proof Your Kitchen

For those with medical reasons for eating gluten-free, it’s important to avoid gluten cross-contamination by keeping a gluten-free kitchen. Check out our gluten-free kitchen guide with advice from expert Beckee Moreland.

5. Cook For Yourself

Try a variety of gluten-free recipes and don’t let being gluten-free stop you from enjoying food of all kinds. At FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com, there are thousands of gluten-free recipes to choose from.

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Here are some top recipes to get you started:

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What are your tips on living gluten-free?