Celiac Disease Awareness Month is such an exciting time of year! I love the enthusiasm in which people all over the country share important disease information to educate others and bring awareness to the most common autoimmune disease. I am so appreciative of everyone’s help sharing the #whatwewishyouknew about celiac disease graphics that I created based on your feedback, and together we reached tens of thousands of people! We’ve still got one more week to go, so let’s keep the momentum going!
To show thanks to all of you, I’m hosting a HUGE giveaway of awesome gluten free products! The giveaway is valued at over $350, and includes a variety of products from companies that show amazing support to the celiac community year after year. You can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post, or click here to jump to the giveaway now.
It wasn’t so long ago that finding gluten free products in the grocery store or online was very difficult. Having access to healthy gluten free foods improves our community’s quality of life, and for that I am very thankful.
Celiac Disease Awareness Month Giveaway Details
So, what’s included in this giveaway and who are the awesome brands that contributed? Canyon Bakehouse, Enjoy Life Foods, GF Jules, Hilary’s Eat Well, and Love Grown! Before I give you the specifics, I want to let you know that I am proud to purchase all of the products in today’s giveaway on a regular basis. In fact, you can always find some in my pantry, fridge or freezer. If you’ve already tried them, then you know they’re awesome….and if not, I’m excited to introduce them to you.
What Canyon Bakehouse is contributing: Canyon Bakehouse is generously providing a bread box filled with a variety of their delicious bread, bagels, buns and brownies!!
Why they’re awesome: Canyon Bakehouse is committed to providing healthy, non-GMO breads, buns and brownies that are made from gluten free whole grains. All of their products are made in a sustainability focused gluten-free facility and they also undergo strict third party testing, which as a consumer gives me confidence. In addition, their products are free of 7 of the top 8 most common allergens. Their co-founder, Christi Skow, and her son have celiac disease and were inspired to make products to help the gluten free community “love bread again”. They’ve certainly done that for our family, as we love the taste and texture of their breads, buns and brownies!
Enjoy Life Foods
What Enjoy Life Foods is contributing: Enjoy Life Foods is generously contributing 2 boxes of their scrumptious chewy bars, soft baked cookies, mini cookies, grain and seed bars and two product coupons that can be used for their baking chocolate or any of their products.
Why they’re awesome: They are committed to helping the celiac and food allergy communities eat freely and all of their products are both gluten free and top 14 free! They also provide free resources for people with celiac disease and food allergies. One of the things that I respect most about Enjoy Life Foods is that they pioneered the free-from market. In fact, they were the first company to be certified gluten free by GIG, years before the FDA had any guidelines on what could be safely labeled gluten free. Talk about a trailblazer!
What GF Jules is contributing: GF Jules is generously contributing a starter pack, which includes her #1 rated gluten free cornbread mix, all-purpose flour, cookie mix, and bread mix. Plus, you’ll also get Jules’ Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten Free Eating paperback cookbook, Jules’ 37-page eBook: “New to Gluten Free”, one Free SO Delicious® product coupon, one Free Enjoy Life Foods® product coupon, and one free copy of Gluten Free & More magazine!
Why they’re awesome: GF Jules founder, Jules Shepard, has celiac disease and her gluten free mixes provide our family with the ability to make mouthwatering baked goods in our very own kitchen! Aside from being a generally awesome person, Jules is an incredible advocate for the celiac community. She’s the author of three books and she travels around the country teaching individuals and companies how to safely cook and manufacture gluten free foods. If that’s not rock star material enough for you, then consider the fact that she helped fast track the FDA food labeling legislation of 2014 by baking an 11 foot, one ton gluten free cake! It sure got their attention!
Hilary’s Eat Well
What Hilary’s Eat Well is contributing: 15 free VIP vouchers, each of which is good for one free product of your choosing! Their products include veggie burgers, bites, medleys and breakfast sausage.
Why they’re awesome: All of Hilary’s products are certified gluten free, vegan, and free of the top 8 allergens. They’re packed full of veggies making it easy for families to prepare a nutritious meal in minutes! In addition, Hilary’s knows how shopping with a food allergy or celiac disease can be overwhelming, so they created a free printable tool that makes it easier for all of us. Download their shopping guide here.
What Love Grown is contributing: 6 large boxes of their delicious protein powered cereals, including Fruit Sea Stars, Chocolate Comet Crispies, Cinnamon Lion Loops, Blueberry Vanilla Polar Puffs, Original Power O’s and Strawberry Power O’s!
Why they’re awesome: Simply put? Because they found a way to empower kids and adults to eat beans for breakfast in a form that tastes amazing! That is pure genius if you ask me, and makes it so much easier for families to start busy mornings off with great energy from their high protein and high fiber cereals. They also dedicate their time to educating students in local Denver schools about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast.