Uh-oh: New Study Discovers Hidden Downside to Gluten-Free Diets 

If you’ve been to any grocery store recently, you know: going gluten-free is BIG right now, with reasons ranging from fear of chronic inflammation to gluten sensitivity to celiac disease. We’re not here to talk about the reasons people are ditching gluten in droves right now, though — we’re here to talk about a newly discovered unintended health consequence of doing so.

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The Checkup: The Caffeinated Green Smoothie Sure to Transform Your Mornings

• Raise your hand if you just chugged a cup of foul-tasting (but, hey, it gets the job done) coffee from your office’s rank communal machine. Okay, take note: Tomorrow, before you head to the office, whip up this coffee and avocado (yep, everyone’s two favorite things combined) smoothie, sure to forever improve your mornings. [Well + Good]

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Hallelujah! Shake Shack Has Gluten-Free Burger Buns Now

Shake Shack's new gluten-free burger bun | Photo courtesy Shake Shack

Shake Shack’s new gluten-free burger bun | Photo courtesy Shake Shack

Good news, gluten-free eaters! Yesterday, Shake Shack –  the spot known for its burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes, with five Philly-area locations — officially added gluten-free burger buns to their menu. Meaning: You can finally (FINALLY) get your hands on a burger sandwiched between a real, honest-to-goodness bun instead of lettuce “bun.” Go ahead, jump with joy.

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly: Gluten-Free Pizza Edition

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The Veggie #1 from Jules Thin Crust, mentioned by Ashley Coyne | Photo via Instagram

*Welcome to our occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!

Finding gluten-free pizza that resembles anything close to the ooey-gooey, crunchy-where-it-should-be, just-doughy-enough goodness you’ve grown accustomed to after a lifetime of glorious, glutinous pizza can be quite difficult. More than difficult, actually — it can be downright disheartening to get hyped for gluten-free pizza time after time, only to be let down so hard by the GF alternatives that can look and feel (and taste) like cardboard. Trust me, I did the gluten-free thing for a long time, and the best option I came across was the gluten-free pizza from Papa John’s — which shouldn’t be anyone’s best pizza option, if you ask me.

Because we do not take pizza or the gluten-free life lightly, we turned to five Philly gluten-free-eating aficionados to direct us to their top gluten-free pizza finds around Philly. Tuck this post away for your next movie night — you won’t even miss the real stuff (or the horrible stomach pains that would accompany it). And note, these all pair wonderfully with a gluten-free beer (or two).  Read more »

Little Baby’s Will Have — Wait for It — Gluten-Free Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches Tomorrow 

Little Baby's non-dairy Thai Iced Tea ice cream sandwiched between a gluten-free macaron | Photo via Instagram

Little Baby’s non-dairy Thai Iced Tea ice cream sandwiched between a gluten-free macaron | Photo via Instagram

I’m not going to lie: I haven’t gotten a whole lot of work done in the past two hours because I’ve spent approximately one hour and 37 minutes of those two hours staring — while occasionally wiping saliva from my chin — at the gluten-free macaron ice cream sandwich filled with non-dairy Thai Iced Tea ice cream that Little Baby’s posted to Instagram earlier today. Yes: A gluten-free macaron ice cream sandwich.

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10 Healthier Holiday Dessert Recipes to Try This Season

The holidays are right around the corner, which means sugar-topped, filled, and covered confections will be popping up around kitchen tables all over the country right about now. But just because you’re staying healthy this holiday season (or at least trying to), it doesn’t mean you can’t have some apple gingerbread cake, too. Enter these 10 healthier takes on holiday dessert favorites, from dairy-free pumpkin pie ice cream to bite-sized candied apples, to prove you can have your (vegan spelt) molasses cookies and eat ’em too.

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Pizza Shop With Organic Focus Coming to Fishtown 

SliCE Pizza | Photo via Facebook

SliCE Pizza | Photo via Facebook

The owners of SliCE, the Trenton-style pizza joint with locations in South Philly, Rittenhouse and South Jersey, just announced that they’ll be opening the doors to a fourth location in Fishtown in August. And get this: This location will be the first of SliCE’s shops with an organic concept. Owners Marlo and Jason Dilks say just about everything at the new location will be made with organic ingredients (any ingredients that aren’t organic will be labeled), and the rest of their locations will follow suit starting at the end of the year.
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