Introduction To Eating Gluten-Free

With Alex Thomopoulos

Topics
Nutrition
Duration
1 Hour 1 Minute

Whether you’ve got full-blown Celiac disease, a minor gluten intolerance, or are just trying to reduce your gluten intake, finding the right foods can be a pain. The good news is that eating less gluten, or even taking the full gluten-free plunge, doesn’t sentence you to a lifetime of bland foods, restrictive diets and culinary boredom.

In our newest class, The Complete Guide To Gluten-Free Eating, private chef Alex Thomopoulos rolls up her sleeves and teaches you how to make some mouthwatering and nourishing gluten-free dishes. You'll also get a full 7-Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan to take your new skills beyond this class and into your own kitchen.

Going gluten-free has never tasted so good.

This class is for anyone interested in reducing their gluten intake and learning how to make gluten-free breakfasts, lunches and dinners. When you enroll, you'll be able to download your 7-Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan, with a full seven days of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and even snacks.

Class Videos

Module 1
Introduction

If you're watching this video, then there's probably a pretty basic question that's already popped into your head: What's this class all about?

This class is your hands-on guide to making going gluten-free, or even just reducing the amount of gluten you eat, as delicious and fun as possible. Whether you've got full-blown Celiac disease or just a minor intolerance, you can eat less gluten and still eat well.

And in this class, professional chef Alex Thomopoulos shows you how to do just that. You'll also get a 7-Day Meal Plan so you can take your new gluten-free cooking skills and apply them right there at home.

As you might have guessed by the title, this class is about gluten. More specifically, it's about arming you with the tools, skills and recipes you need to eat less gluten and feel your best, all while making delicious and nourishing food.

So if you're interested in making amazing gluten-free dishes and feeling your best again, then this classis for you.


In this session, meet Alex, your gluten-free guide for this course!

So, how should you take this class? It's actually pretty simple: In Module 2, the next one up, we'll cover what a gluten-free lifestyle actually looks like. Next, in Module 3, we'll cover what you can and can't eat. We'll use that new info and knowledge to stock your pantry and to properly prep a gluten-free kitchen. That sets us up for Module 4, where we'll roll up our sleeves and make it happen in the kitchen, preparing awesome dishes to take us through a full gluten-free day: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks! By the end of Module 4, you'll be armed with the cooking know-how to take your new gluten-free approach well beyond this class. And you can do just that with your personal 7-Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan, chock-full of nourishing recipes to make your journey of eating less gluten as delicious as it can be.


Module 2
How To Know If You Need To Cut Back On Gluten

Gluten can be a real pain. It can wreak havoc on your gut or it can cause more minor disturbances like bloating, rashes and bad skin. The first step to feeling better, and removing gluten entirely or just eating less of it, is understanding whether it's something that actually negatively affects you. Are you someone who would in fact benefit from eating less gluten? In this session, Alex helps you answer just that.

If you've made it this far, that means you're interested in eating less gluten. You may even be interested in taking the full gluten-free plunge! Congrats on an awesome decision: soon enough, you'll feel better than you ever have. That is, of course, if you avoid this one common pitfall of gluten-free diets!

Module 3
How To Make Gluten-Free Actually Taste Good

If you're wondering what people who adhere to a gluten-free diet actually eat everyday, that's understandable. With so much buzz around gluten, it's tough to know what's OK to scarf down and what isn't. It can be challenging. In this session, Alex simplifies it for you, helping you understand what exactly you can and can't eat on a gluten-free diet.

Whether you're simply in it to eat less gluten or you're here to take the full gluten-free plunge, this course teaches you how to make amazing gluten-free dishes. To do that, though, you need to make sure you prep a proper gluten-free kitchen and pantry. Things like cross-contamination can occur easier than you might think, and ensuring they don't happen can make a huge difference in how your food makes you feel.

The good news is that the prep work is easy and straightforward, and in this session, Alex walks you through it.

Module 4
In The Kitchen: How To Make Nourishing Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners

There are a lot of food choices we make each and every day. From breakfast to lunch to dinner and even snacks, deciding what to eat is tough, especially when we're trying to remove gluten from our diet, or at least eat less of it. In this session, Alex walks you through an average day in her life, sharing what she eats for each meal so you can recreate the success for yourself!

In this session, Alex shows you how to make a vegetable, goat cheese frittata to start your day off right.

In this session, Alex shows you how to make a Thai steak salad that you can serve to impress your friends or make your colleagues jealous.

In this session, Alex walks you through one of her signature dishes: Baja-style fish tacos with chipotle aoli and cilantro slaw. It's amazing. It's healthy. And it's easy.

Module 5
The Daily Challenges Of Being Gluten-Free & How To Overcome Them

Though you may not get a ton of sympathy, living gluten-free can be challenging. Traveling, for example, or figuring out what to order when you go out to eat, can become stressful situations. In this session, Alex sets the stage for Module 5, laying out those challenging situations and helping you understand how to overcome them.

Perhaps the most common place people with gluten intolerance run into trouble is when they go out to eat. What is supposed to be a fun treat can quickly turn into a nightmarish episode of bloating and inflammation. In this session, Alex shares her best tips for how to handle eating out when you're gluten-free.



Traveling can make adhering to a gluten-free diet tough. Fortunately, there are tips and practices to make it easier. In this session, Alex shares her travel secrets!

Gluten-free flours can be tricky. Fortunately, Alex is here to make it easy. In this session, she shows you how to make gluten-free flours right at home.

In this, the final session, Alex bids you adieu!

Module 6
Quick Tips From Alex

Cooking quinoa isn't the easiest thing in the world. In this short and sweet Tip, Alex shows you how to make quinoa perfect, every time.



In this short and sweet Tip, Alex shares her top secret for facilitating the healthiest possible digestion you can while eating a gluten-free diet.

"Alex T and Gluten-Free simply go hand-in-hand. Her laid-back approach to cooking allows you to actually enjoy the process of creating classic dishes, gluten-free style." - Graham Elliot (MasterChef on Fox)

"Gluten-free is a lifestyle choice for some but an absolute must for others. Regardless of the reason you choose to explore this world, there is no one better to take you on this journey than Alex Thomopoulos." - Marcee Katz, VP of Chefworks.com

Your 7-Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan

About the Instructor

Alex Thomopoulos

Alex Thomopoulos is a stand-up comic-turned-chef. After more than two years of performing comedy in Los Angeles, she found her calling in the kitchen and, after enrolling in the International Culinary School at the Art Institute, started her own catering company. Her healthy and flavor-packed cooking style has made her…

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Testimonials

"Alex T and Gluten-Free simply go hand-in-hand. Her laid-back approach to cooking allows you to actually enjoy the process of creating classic dishes, gluten-free style." - Graham Elliot (MasterChef on Fox)

"Gluten-free is a lifestyle choice for some but an absolute must for others. Regardless of the reason you choose to explore this world, there is no one better to take you on this journey than Alex Thomopoulos." - Marcee Katz, VP of Chefworks.com


What You Get

  • Over 1 hour of video content directly from Alex
  • A comprehensive overview of what gluten is, how it works, and how to remove it from your diet for the benefit of your overall health
  • Discussion boards to interact with the instructor and other students
  • Closed captions (English only)

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