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Eating gluten free doesn’t have to suck but often it can. For the last 5 years, I’ve been gluten free. I am gluten intolerant – not Celiac. It has taken a lot of trial and error to find gluten free products I enjoy, ones that aren’t too dry, ones that closely resemble the gluten filled goodness I’m missing. I’ve put together a list of my favourites below (in no particular order) – if you are looking for something new – give one of them a try, or maybe you already have – either way, Enjoy!
There are several flavours available but my favourite are the Everything ones! They are the closest I can find to a “real” bagel and to make it better they are thin and only 100 calories each!
Yum, yum, yum! These chicken nuggets are delicious! If you’re jealous of your kids getting all the fun – give these a try. If they are for your kids – they will thank you because you can’t even tell they are gluten free!
3. Chex Cereal
This cereal reminds me of cinnamon toast crunch – something I can’t eat anymore. The chocolate flavour is also really good – try any of them – you won’t be disappointed.
These crackers need nothing else, not cheese or meat – you can add them if you want – but they are really good on their own. You can even feed them to your non-gluten free family and friends and they won’t suspect they are missing gluten.
Let’s stay on the cracker train for a minute. These crackers are also yummy and not dry. Although good on their own, I tend to have cheese or soup with these ones. Breton makes other gluten free flavours as well – but I think this one is the best.
This flour blend is the answer to all your baking frustrations. It is my go to – I substitute regular flour for this blend in all of my old recipes and haven’t had an issue yet. And – Robin Hood has some great gluten free recipes on their website if you are looking to try out something new.
Finally! Pretzel crisps are now available in a gluten free version! I’ve only been able to find the mini version but they also make one the same size as the original ones. A great addition to any of your favourite dips.
There are several gluten free pastas on the market – and there are a lot that I do enjoy. The catelli brand is readily available where I live and a great substitute to regular pasta. It tastes very close to regular pasta – most can’t tell the difference. Catelli also has recipes on their website – which I just discovered as I was writing this post – yum!
Betty Crocker makes some great cake mixes – I’ve had both the chocolate and yellow – they are both what you would expect from a cake – and a great solution when you don’t want to bake from scratch or want to quickly whip up some cupcakes. AND – their website has recipes too – I see a lot of new things in my future.
Be still my heart!!! There really isn’t much to say here – if you need a pumpkin spice fix and love waffles – this is a must!!!
There are a lot more products I love – but I’ll save those for another time. Give some of these a try – especially if you are new to gluten-free eating and struggling to replace old favourites. And when all else fails – have a glass of wine!