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Jun 8 2011

There is a Gluten-free App for That

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been giving the “G-Free Diet” more & more coverage over the past few months.  Hasselbeck’s book, “The G-Free Diet” debuted in 2009.  This year we have seen the introduction of her Nogii protein bars and now an app for dining out g-free.

Applie iPhone users can now download this free app from itunes.  More about the app:

In this Eating Out G-Free app, Elisabeth Hasselbeck shares her hard-earned wisdom on living life without gluten and loving it. She gives you what need to know to start living a gluten-free life, from finding a G-Free menu to creating G-Free shopping lists, outlining what food to avoid, and managing G-Free living while eating out. This is a free app designed to accompany Hasselbeck’s bestselling book, The G-Free Diet, now available in paperback.

I don’t have an iPhone, so I was not able to download and/or review this app, but many of the reviews said that it wasn’t much more than promotion for her book, which is kind of what the description above says.


There are many other apps available for both the iPhone and Android phones that make dining out & shopping much easier than it ever has been before.  Nothing like having this kind of information at your fingertips, right?  Some of the other apps that are out there are:

iEatOut Gluten & Allergen Free by Allergy Free Passport – Only available for the iPhone right now.  Read my review here.

Is That Gluten-Free? – Not only available for dining out, but for groceries as well.  Blackberry & Android versions are in the works.

Gluten-Free Groceries by Triumph Dining for the iPhone/iPad.

There are even gluten-free recipe apps out there:

Cook It Allergy Free – iPhone/iPad only right now, but rumor has it there may be an Android version in the works!

Of course these tools aren’t necessary to successfully dine out or eat gluten-free, but they may help to navigate things a little easier, especially for those who are newly gluten-free.  I find the best tool is my mouth.  Communicating my needs and making sure that “gluten-free” is understood by those serving or cooking for me is key.   Don’t ever be shy about making the person in charge aware of your needs.  Always remember to be kind and say “thank you”, but be persistent.

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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