My clients, students and friends are always asking me to share our favorite gluten-free food options.
Of course, I love to start with all the WHOLE FOODS – filling up on veggies, fruits, fresh eggs and meats – using those to make amazing meals and recipes. (Like the ones you find right here)
Yet, I know they are talking about gluten-free Brands we use for snacks, quick meals or delicious additions to our gluten-free plate.
Here are some of our favorite brands that definitely help make our gluten-free life delicious.
Whether they are a healthy addition, sinful treat or just help get out of deprivation – the following are some of our favorite GF food items.
Let’s start with gluten-free flour. (I love to bake!)
There are so many gluten-free flours to choose from – which of course can be overwhelming and stop you in your tracks to start baking gluten-free.
Over the years, many GF flours have passed through our kitchen. Bob’s Red Mill and Arrowhead Mills Brands are all top choices – especially the organic brown rice flour, tapioca and potato flour, coconut flour, and millet flour.
They offer a lot of options to try – and if you check out my recipes you will see I love to mix different flours together to get the best outcome.
Do you have a favorite GF flour?
Try spicing up your life in your kitchen!
Use spices in your GF recipes to boost the flavor and make the dishes pop.
Beware as spices can be a source of hidden gluten. Typically ONE spice in a jar is safe, while blended spices are not. Please check with the company to make sure your spices are GF safe.
We love using Simply Organic Spices and McCormick spices for all of our recipe needs.
I am a chocolate girl! I need my fix every so often, and, it comes in a healthy fix at that!
Try Navitas cacao or Trader Joes Organic Fair Trade cacao. They are both brilliant for all of your baking needs, making healthy chocolate pudding, or when you desire a creamy – no-guilt hot chocolate to sip and enjoy!
Lundberg Rice Cakes
These rice cakes are the perfect find for gluten-free living! The best part is that they’re thin, so you don’t end up with a mouth of dry, crumbly chunks!
They make the best snacks or lunch in a jiffy.
Try them with sun butter, peanut butter, hummus, guacamole, avocado or a hard-boiled egg sliced on top. Soooo good!
Great Lakes Wellness Collagen
Collagen is essential to add into our diets as we age – and is also great for gut health. Simple and easy to add to your daily smoothie, coffee or healthy hot chocolate.
This supports joint health and promotes healthy skin, hair and nails – we all need that! Try adding some into your daily routine.
Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Chips
If you like a crunchy snack- these are for you. Siete chips are a great substitution for the unhealthy corn chip, are very tasty and come in different flavors.
Try them with your favorite guacamole or dips.
And – check out their Churros Chips for a cinnamon tasty treat!
I always have a snack in my bag, and typically it is a bar like the Kind Bars, Nugo Bars or Aloha Bars.
Over the years we have tried many gluten-free snacks. Yet, bars are the easiest to grab and go to take along for your day out or on a walk/hike.
Read all of the ingredients for the best fit for you – some are higher in sugar, contain nuts or other ingredients you may not want.
So Delicious Products
I cannot pick just one So Delicious product as we use many of them ALL the time.
The Unsweetened Coconut Milk is a top choice for my smoothies. Watch the ingredients, as some of the milk options are high in sugar or have additives that may not agree with you.
The So Delicious Coconut Yogurt is a great dairy-free option. Add some fruit and granola for a great snack or breakfast.
The So Delicious Ice Creams are all divine! My personal favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip, while my son loves the Cashew Vanilla. All great to enjoy alone, create a Sunday or use to fill your whoopie pies . . . yum!
Aleia’s Stuffing Mix
At the holidays you can find me searching for this quick addition to my favorite gluten-free stuffing recipe for our Thanksgiving table.
It is a fabulous substitution if you do not want to bake or cube your GF bread for your stuffing. Easy-peasy – and so delicious! As much as I love to bake, this saves a lot of time at the holidays.
Fit Joy Pretzels
These pretzels make us very happy! Keeping corn out of my diet as well as gluten, we hadn’t indulged in pretzels in a LONG time. (Every GF pretzel we found had corn, or something added we couldn’t eat.) We jumped for joy when we found them – ha, wonder if that’s how they got their name?
Any way- they are a great snack to try – perfect on their own or dipped in hummus.
Prior to being gluten-free, I was a hard-core chocoholic!
My GF life was going to be pretty depressing without my chocolate.
Thank you Endangered Species! Many varieties (GF & DF), dark chocolate and delicious. My favorite is dark chocolate mint, yum.
Today I can even say that ONE square of chocolate can satisfy – you savor it – no need to down the whole bar in a sitting.
Once I had my chocolate, I knew my gluten-free lifestyle was going to be fine. This is why I always tell my clients and students to find that ONE food they do not want to live without in a GF form. Taking that step shows you that you won’t have to live in deprivation being GF – we certainly don’t!
That is the beginning of our favorite GF products. Have you tried any of these?
What about YOU? Share your favorites with us below.
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