Allergy Free Must-Reads
When I first learned I had to follow a gluten free diet, I was overwhelmed. I didn’t know what gluten was, and my family and friends didn’t either. I ended up doing a lot of research online and by reading books on how to live a gluten free life. Thankfully, a gluten free diet is much more well-known today than it was a few years, so there is even more information out there. Here are some of my book recommendations that discuss ways to approach dealing with common food allergies. Happy reading!
• Gluten Is My Bitch by April Peveteaux
o This was one of the first books I read when I learned I had to follow a gluten free diet. April Peveteaux offers a brutally honest and entertaining view into living a gluten free life. She offers dozens of recipes and explores the challenges of being gluten free.
• BabyCakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles by Erin McKenna
o Erin McKenna has her own bakery in NYC and Los Angeles which is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, refined sugar free, and egg free. I love her donuts and cupcake tops. McKenna details fifty recipes in this book, all created without gluten, dairy, eggs, or refined sugar, proving that you don’t need to be limited by allergies when baking.
• Jennifer’s Way by Jennifer Esposito
o Actress Jennifer Esposito shares her journey with celiac disease, exploring what doctors don’t tell you and how you can learn to live again. She offers strategies and advice for how to live a gluten free life. Her NYC bakery, Jennifer’s Way, is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, non-GMO, and nut free – she also ships her baked goods nationwide.
• Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis, MD
o Cardiologist William David, MD explains how eliminating gluten from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink bulges, and undo health problems. David concludes that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic, and its removal is essential for impressive weight loss and ideal health. This book is a real eye-opener on the dangers of gluten.
• The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide by Elisabeth Hasselbeck
o Elisabeth Hasselbeck shares everything you need to know about living a gluten free life, along with her own personal journey on discovering that gluten was making her sick for years.
• Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap by Nicole Hunn
o Nicole Honn proves that gluten free cooking can be easy and affordable. She shares 125 gluten free recipes, along with advice on eating well on a gluten free diet without breaking the bank. I love her carrot cake whoopie pies with cream cheese filling.
• Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well and Feel Great by Danielle Walker
o Danielle Walker is a self-trained chef who took matters into her own hands after fighting an autoimmune disease for years. Walker shares how she cooks grain free and dairy free and details several recipes for readers to try out on their own.