We all know how it is when buying gluten free… You get so excited when new products are introduced but a quick glance to the price tag makes you wonder if the unfamiliar product is worth the price.
We also know how hard it can be to find great tasting gluten free substitutes for your gluten-filled past-time favorites; so when you find a product you love, well, you tend to stick with it! But as the gluten free market continues to grow the options for GF pasta, bread, meats and proteins, and even sweet treats can make purchasing more of a conundrum than a simple pleasure.
Because these items are priced so much higher than traditional foods it can be hard to convince yourself to give something a try, not knowing if it will suit your pallet. So today, we’re on the hunting down the best (and worst) in the gluten free market!
From breakfast to dinner and the snack times in between, here are some of our top picks to satisfy your gluten free appetite!
CHEX CEREAL – Who doesn’t love a bowl filled with deliciously crunchy gluten free cereal to start their day?! Chex now has five gluten free flavors to please everyone, from the original Rice Chex to Chocolate to Apple Cinnamon – the variety will have you building a separate pantry just for your cereal stash!
LARABAR – These little gems are perfect post-workout, as a mid-day snack or even for dessert! Larabars are made with whole foods and with each bar having less than nine ingredients. Give them all a try and you just might find your new (guiltless) pleasure!
ANCIENT HARVEST QUINOA PASTA – This definitely isn’t your average gluten free pasta! The complexity of flavor from quinoa and corn stand up to any sauce and the texture of the noodle is well, real! From the spaghetti noodles to the elbow macaroni these noodles won’t fall apart and won’t stick together! Give them a try for a nutritional boost and a happy stomach!
PAMELA’S PRODUCTS – This wide range of products will keep you smiling from morning to night with the variety of packaged goods and baking mixes. Our personal favorite? Pamela’s Chocolate Brownie Mix – so rich and delicious you’ll need some serious willpower to not over-indulge on seconds and thirds!
With so many products now readily available we limited to these four selections. However, finding reviews on gluten free products is just about as easy as finding the products themselves! Here are two sources to check out for a variety of product reviews from the best to the worst. Also, be sure to check your favorite blog sites – food bloggers love sharing their top choices for grocery finds! (Including me!)
I hope this helps you on your next gluten free shopping trip and remember, many health food stores will happily let you return an item even for the silly reason of “I didn’t like it…” So take that leap and make a new purchase, you might stumble upon your new favorite!