About Me - Amanda's Appetizers

Hi! I’m Amanda and I’ve been gluten-free since April 2015. I was eating gluten for almost 24 years until the day I went to the allergist and learned I had a gluten allergy. My life was flipped upside down.

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with food my entire life. I loved eating food, but hated the way I looked and was very overweight until 3 years ago. I decided to start Weight Watchers and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Weight Watchers taught me how to eat correctly and I lost 35 lbs in a year. I am currently a lifetime member and have successfully kept my weight off for the past 2 years. I felt like I finally had my food life in control.

Starting in August 2014, I began to experience digestion issues when eating. I didn’t think anything of it. Whenever I had a beer, my stomach wanted to kill me, so I cut it out. Fast forward a few months, I started breaking out into hives eating shrimp. I decided it was time to go to the allergist and in April 2015, I learned I could no longer eat gluten or shrimp. Shrimp was a food group for me.

Since this diagnosis, I have again had to re-teach myself how to eat properly. I’m working on creating new recipes and changing up my go to meals and snacks. Join me on my gluten-free journey.


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  1. Very cool Amanda! Glad you’re doing well now! I know what it’s like to have those issues and what a relief it is to find out the culprit and the overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to eat at first. Keep up the amazing work! You make some delicious looking meals!

    ~Jess (gluten free: back to basics)


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