Gluten-free gift baskets are becoming more and more popular as more Americans are being diagnosed with food allergies and or celiac disease. Many well known food producers are beginning to produce popular products to meet the demand of this growing need. Planet Gift Baskets has searched the food industry for the most delicious and beautifully packaged gluten-free foods to create this special line of gifts.
Each item has been inspected to be free of gluten. Your recipient can now enjoy the special surprise of a gift basket that they probably could not have eaten in the past. If you or someone you know has a gluten allergy and loves a particular product, please let us know. It is our passion to be the leader in beautiful, satisfying and heart-warming gifts for people with food allergies.
Top Ten Things to do after You Have Been Diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance
10. Don’t panic – You will have lots of questions and concerns. That is normal. Your doctor is the best place to start. He may direct you to other information, give you lists of foods you can eat and answer your general questions.
9. It will take time to get the hang of this – You should not rush out to the store buy up everything on the list of acceptable foods and everything that says gluten-free. Take it one step at a time, one meal at a time and learn as you go.
8. Reach out for support – While you may be able to do this alone, why should you? Your family will need to be supportive and educated to protect you. It’s okay to look out for yourself. Find support groups locally or online. Visit a health food store and ask if they know of support groups for celiacs.
7. Fill your kitchen with foods you enjoy that are safe – These include your favorite veggies, fruits, and meats. For a while, you may have to cook with real butter, salt, and pepper, garlic, onions, and mushrooms but soon you will know what spice mixes, salad dressings, and drinks are safe.
6. Eat simply – For the first few weeks while you research you will need to eat simply. Stick with the list of foods your doctor gave you, or purchase a book that will give you the rundown of foods.
5. Experiment – There are many recipes online to help you get started. While you do not have to bake all your own goods, learning to do so will cut down on the costs.
4. Learn what foods to avoid – Basically if it has wheat, flour, breaded or thickened you will need to stay away from it unless it states its gluten-free. This includes cookies, pizza crusts, bread, muffins, and pasta. While at first, you may purchase products to replace your favorite foods, learning how to make them will let you control the ingredients and contents much better.
3. Read every label – Learn what words to look out for that contain hidden gluten. Flavorings, Edible or Food Starch, Fillers, Seasonings, Binder, Rusk, Bran, Wheat germ, Wheat protein, Wholegrain, Thickening, Wheat starch, Malt.
2. Be wary of foods that would seem okay – Flavored coffees, spices, condiments, teas, creamers, butter substitutes and other flavored items. Some are okay, but read the ingredient list or call the manufacturer first.
1. Accept your new way of life – While this is not the perfect world and your life will never be perfect, accept that you have this condition and treat yourself as you would your child if they had been diagnosed. Don’t skimp on your health.
We offer our gluten-free gift baskets for local delivery in the following Southern California areas: San Bernardino, Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa, Los Angeles, Riverside, Rialto, Upland, Montclair, Clairemont, Grand Terrace and more.