Gluten Free: Pantry Additions

If you’ve been following me for a while either on Twitter or WordPress – you probably know that I suffer from Celiac’s Disease. It’s been well over 5 years that I’ve been diagnosed and I’m happy to say that while the autoimmune disease itself comes with a plethora of struggle and tears – it’s mostly managed and eased with diet.

I will continue to share the Brands and items I come across in my hunt for better tasting and healthy gluten free options – the positive part of GF becoming a dietary fad is that those who actually suffer from Celiacs now have a larger variety of options available in store and in restaurants that allow you a bit more freedom when moving around and living life in general.

One Point I want to make is that lot of GF hide behind lot of sugar and sweeteners – it’s important to still read the label (every single time) and check your favorite brands for updates to formulas and recipes of their products.  

Read the label every single time.

Now, for the fun stuff.

First item should look slightly familiar as I recently posted the Lance Gluten Free Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crackers – I was very excited to see another version available as I really enjoyed the Peanut Butter version

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When I went to PaxE, I stocked up on both of these and they make great snacks and work well with coffee / tea when you’re in a rush. The best thing about both versions is that even if not properly secured, you don’t immediately looks the crunch from the crackers. I’m not sure what offerings they made to their creator to ensure this but I’m very thankful.

 

Which brings me to my next discovery, also at PaxE.  Noosa Yogurt. As a lover of Chobani, I was certainly hesitant at first but I was won over with the Strawberry Rhubarb. Some of the other flavor offerings seemed a bit too…over done for the sensibilities of my palette but I loved the Strawberry Rhubarb so much, I was determined to keep an eye out for other more appealing flavors.

Enter my favorite place in the world: Target with this little bit of magic.

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Since I’m new to the brand, I wasn’t familiar with the full line of options but Passion Fruit is one of my all time faves and what really sold me on my initial experience was this:

  1. The servings were a manageable 4oz which is where I’d usually struggle with Chobani and other offerings.
  2. You can purchase it outside of the pack of 4 and get a larger serving size that comes with a resealable container.
  3. It comes with all of the standard digestive enzymes that you know and love…and need.
  4. The yogurt itself is balanced (not too sweet or tart) even before you mix in the fruit that it comes with.
  5. The fruit at the bottom is actually proportionate to the amount of yogurt and actually tastes like the fruit they say it is.
  6. Yo, it’s Passion Fruit. Get your life.
  7. It’s immediately gentle on your stomach. I’ve had issues with yogurt acting like ex-lax and that’s not a good look when you already have stomach struggles.

I’m looking forward to trying more of the flavors that Noosa offered. I really had not paid the brand any mind before their marketing attempts at PaxE.

I was able to find both of these items at my local Target – since I have both companies linked, feel free to visit their website to find retailers in your area and more information in general.

I’m glad to see more GF options around and I look forward to more. If you have Celiacs, subscribe to a GF diet or generally notice a dope product – please know I’m here for your suggestions and recommendations.

This was not a paid post or ad. I’m simply attempting to share more about my Gluten Free Journey.

If you are a GF company reading this, please contact me directly via email. I’d love to work with you but I want to be clear that my reviews and recommendations are always going to be honest. 

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