Great Gluten Free Finds

Now that I have been gluten free for almost 1 1/2 year, after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I have found so many good gluten free products. I have also heard of more people who are going gluten free which is exciting to me. I enjoy sharing my favorite products and recipes. I know how hard it is to get started once you start going gluten free. It can be frustrating and hard to figure out what direction to start. Besides being diagnosed with Celiacs, in further testing they found I’m allergic to corn, wheat, soy, egg whites, walnut and peanuts; and to add to that I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance when I was younger.

I am sharing my recent yum yums. 🙂

Please Note- Click on the links to browse the products, also a majority of the sites then share GF recipes. 

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1. Kinnikinnick GF bread crumbs– I have found a lot of recipes that call for panko bread crumbs. but I haven’t made the recipe because I haven’t found GF crumbs. Last week when I was in the Co-op I found GF bread crumbs. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes with these bread crumbs.

2. Heartland Pasta– I found another favorite GF pasta (at Walmart of all places). I like this pasta for a few reasons. First, it is $2 cheaper than other GF pastas. Second, it seems like there is more in a package; where other brands you almost have to make to packages to get enough for eating and leftovers. No Thanks, to that at $5 a box. Third, it re-heats nicely, which is very important for leftovers.

3. Just to add in (Not pictured) I love Muir Glen Organic Sauce. It is so good, flavorful and chunky. I stock up on this sauce at Walmart as well as it is $2 cheaper there than Cub Foods or Target. I used this sauce when I made my lasagna.

4. I have now found my favorite GF pizza crust mix. Namaste Foods Pizza Crust Mix is delicious, easy to make and did I say it tastes great. I love thin crust pizza and miss Papa Murphy’s delight pizza, A LOT. For a long time Carl and I were using a GF crust mix from Cub Foods, it was almost $8 or $9 a package, yes it did make two crusts. I was at the Co-op last month looking around and spotted the Namaste Foods crust. JACKPOT! It was $5 or $6 dollars, so cheaper and has a thinner crust and has more flavor. Oh and it makes two crusts. On Thursday last week I went back to the Co-op to buy a few more bags to keep in the pantry, they were all out. 😦 I called the other Co-op that is kind of on the way home from Carl’s work. I was able to set 3 bags aside and Carl picked them up. 🙂 thank you Carl!

Below is a picture of our delicious homemade GF pizza from Friday night. We had GF pizza for our friends last month, they couldn’t tell the difference.

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Here a few GF Breakfast goodies I stumbled upon.

1. Glutenfreeda Foods-Oatmeal– I love oatmeal and if you know about gluten oats are considered gluten. I found this oatmeal at the Co-op. I like it; however, I would add a little more brown sugar. Second, be careful cooking in microwave, I had a major mess on Friday morning before work-oops! 🙂

2. Natures Path Organic-GF has a great breakfast selection for the GF crowd. I love their GF Berry Buckwheat waffles. YUMMY! I picked up this GF cereal  I haven’t tried it yet but I really miss having Honey Bunches of Oats.

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I also made a GF cake yesterday with GF chocolate yummy frosting.

I used Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free Cake Mix. Then I found a Betty Crocker frosting that was GF too! It even said on the back. 🙂 I noticed yesterday that Target is doing a better job of having a specific sections for GF products, thank you for thinking of us GF crowd.

Happy Sunday- stay warm and dry in the Midwest. East Coast, I am sorry for all the snow; however, I would rather have snow than this sleet/rain mixture. 🙂

– Blondie!

3 thoughts on “Great Gluten Free Finds

  1. Thank you for this…I’m currently going through the testing myself, however, I am trying to do the Vegan thing as well as Gluten-Free for about 2 months so far. It’s been hard, least to say, posts like this are a great source of information. Thanks!

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