The Healthy Villi Gluten Free Expo 2013 Recap

This past Sunday I attended the New England Gluten Free Expo put on by The Healthy Villi at the Sheraton Hotel in Norwood.

We spent the morning strolling and browsing the aisles of dozens of gluten free vendors, sampling gluten free chips, crackers, breads, bagels, pizza, pasta, beer, cupcakes, baked goods, and so much more. I discovered dozens of tasty new foods, like Against the Grain’s gluten free, dairy free, yeast free bread, and Breads by Anna’s gluten, soy, rice, and nut free bread mixes.

We also had the opportunity to purchase some of the items from the vendors and from A New Leaf. In addition to sampling products, six workshops were held throughout the day, including; Eating Out Around the World Gluten Free, Gluten Free Challenges, and Newly Diagnosed Workshop.

Below is a picture recap of some of the many products we tried:

Way Better Tortilla Chips

Way Better Tortilla Chips

Against The Grain makes 2 dairy free products: Cinnamon Raisin Bagels & Vermont Country Rolls

Against The Grain makes 2 dairy free products: Cinnamon Raisin Bagels & Vermont Country Rolls

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Number 9 Tortilla chips and salsa

Treat Cupcake Bar makes gluten free cupcakes, as well as dairy free, egg free and soy free

Treat Cupcake Bar makes gluten free cupcakes, as well as dairy free, egg free and soy free

JD's Pizza

JD’s Best Pizza

Saying hi to our Nutritionist and doctors from Visions Health Care

Saying hi to our Nutritionist and doctors from Visions Health Care

Namaste gluten free mixes. Some are also Yeast Free

Namaste gluten free mixes. Some are also Yeast Free

Breads by Anna: Gluten, Dairy, Potato, Corn, Soy Free!

Best Discovery of the day – Breads by Anna: Gluten, Dairy, Potato, Corn, Soy, and Yeast Free!

New Planet Beer

New Planet Beer

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Organic drinks not just for toddlers but adults too.

Organic drinks not just for toddlers but adults too.

Gluten Free Summer Camp.

Gluten Free Summer Camp.

Crunchmaster crackers. Yum!

Crunchmaster crackers. Yum!

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*Photos courtesy of Katie Dennis.

Based in Boston, The Healthy Villi is a membership-based, non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to provide support and education to people with celiac disease and their families.

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Jessica

Jessica I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

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