Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Alternatives

Shredded Violife cheese

When being told to remove dairy from your diet, many of the responses are “But, I love cheese!” We feel you. Nikki had this same response, but you do what you have to. Luckily, there are cheese alternatives out there so you don’t have to totally miss out. Here is our Beginner’s Guide to Cheese … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Alternatives

Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

Oatly Oat Milk carton and mug

Being dairy-free can be difficult, especially when looking for alternatives. It is getting easier to find alternatives that fit specific dietary needs. In my sister’s case, she needs alternatives that also don’t contain soy. She’s also had some trial-and-error with milk alternatives that don’t taste very good. Here’s a beginner’s guide to milk alternatives that … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Milk Alternatives

Gluten-Free Spirited is Two!

Two years ago on March 31, I launched Gluten-Free Spirited. ? If you’ve been reading for a while, you know the story of why I launched it. If you’re unfamiliar, check out my bio and my first blogpost.     Originally, it was geared towards travelers with dietary restrictions due to food sensitivities/allergies. It hasn’t been as … Read more Gluten-Free Spirited is Two!

Top 5 Breakfast Foods When You Have Dietary Restrictions

Kashi Waffles

We’ve all heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Breakfast foods are so important (popular*) that people eat it mid-morning with mimosas and even have it for dinner. I mean, breakfast foods are pretty yummy no matter what time of the day it is. What about when you have dietary … Read more Top 5 Breakfast Foods When You Have Dietary Restrictions

Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Snacks

Kite Hill Chive Cream Style Spread

Chips. Cookies. Fruit. Protein bars. Snack time is a good time, even with dietary restrictions. Whether you need something to hold you over between meals or you’re on the go, snacks always come in handy. Some of these snacks made good options for road trips. You’ll find a variety of snacks in this post, but … Read more Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Snacks

Guide to Dietary Restriction Friendly Cookies (GF, SF, DF)

Enjoy Life Vanila Honey Graham Cookies

There’s never a bad time for cookies, honestly. Who doesn’t like cookies? If there is a person that doesn’t like cookies, I don’t need to know if they exist because I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life and neither do you.     In 2018, there is still the perception that gluten-free … Read more Guide to Dietary Restriction Friendly Cookies (GF, SF, DF)

Guide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

So Delicious Blueberry yogurt alternative

I considered making the title of this post” Yogurt, Yogurt, and More Yogurt”. Alas, it’s not as fancy as the one that I went with. Yogurt is one of Nikki’s go-to snacks. She eats it so much that you could probably extract yogurt from her veins. If you want to get technical, they’re yogurt alternatives … Read more Guide to Yogurt Alternatives (GF, SF, DF)

Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Dairy-Free Eating

Since my blog began, I’ve received comments about readers wanting to go gluten-free. There are multiple reasons to make this choice. If you’re unfamiliar with how Gluten-Free Spirited started, here’s a quick review: my sister is on doctor’s orders to be gluten-, dairy-, & soy-free because of IBS. She also follows the FODMAP diet. For … Read more Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Dairy-Free Eating