Since my food allergy diagnosis I have struggled to find foods that taste good and aren't going to make me sick. Unfortunately, most foods that are gluten free or dairy free have a lot of other things in them that aren't very good for you. Sure they'll keep me from spending my evening in agony, but am I harming myself in another way? Bottom line, most gluten free foods are gluten free junk food, and just like any processed food, they should be consumed sparingly. In my post "Where's My 7-Kinds-of-Fiber Cereal" I ranted about the lack of nutritional value in gluten free cereals. They're often full of sugar and have very little fiber. So what's a girl to do? It's a no brainer that I SHOULD eat fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts & lean meats. That's a pretty safe bet for most people. It's how we really should eat to be healthy, but if you're going to indulge in some bread, muffins, cookies, pasta, etc... I encourage you to at least educate yourself about what exactly you ARE eating. A little knowledge can go a long way. "The Price of 'Free' Foods" from the Chicago Tribune has great information and tips! Check it out before you snack on that $6 bag of gluten free cookies you just bought!