Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup

This was by far one of the tastiest soups I have ever made and completely gluten free. Give it a shot. I loved it and so did the glutenous Hubby. So easy to make it took less than 20 minutes total.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries

These are my new favorite treat. They are amazing. I could eat the entire package in one sitting. Only 7 of the cherries is one serving, i'ts really hard to only eat one serving! They are sweet and satisfying. I highly recommend this product. I plan to try another flavor sometime soon, but cherries are something I love with or without chocolate...they are fantastic.  HyVee West Kimberly stocks these in the gluten free section.

Van's Gluten Free Snack Bars

I tried these today. I tried the Chocolate Chip version. They aren't very big. They are smaller than a glutenous granola bar. They are very chewy. They tasted "healthier" than a regular granola bar and a texture that is hard to describe. It's like a chunky soft cookie. I would probably eat it more as a cereal bar, than a snack bar at a 170 calories each. HyVee W Kimberly stocks this flavor as well as a couple others that contain fruit.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Been a while...

I feel like its been forever since I blogged. I had hip surgery over the holidays so I was out of commission for a while. I'm doing well now and back to my old self. The hubby and I are trying the clean eating plan. I haven't had any form of gluten or cross contamination since the beginning of February. I'm also currently on no sugar or starch other that what is found in certain veggies and fruit. Do I miss the sugar? Nah, I eat fruit and that gives me a good fix. I had tried a couple things that I had blogged on. I kept forgetting.

I tried the Crunchmaster Cheesy Crisps recently. I did not like them. They have a processed cheese taste that was gross. Reminded me of the processed cheese on Doritos only less tasty. I will say I love Crunchmaster's Multigrain Crackers and buy them all the time when I'm eating carbs.

I'm still a huge fan of KIND bars. They are wonderful. There are so many options and very healthy yet feel like a treat. My favorite is the Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew bar.

Recently had the gluten free chicken burgers from the Hy-Vee W Kimberly's frozen section - they are fantastic. I just put them on the George Foreman grill. They are seasoned with basic stuff but are amazing.

I know the Hy-Vee on W Kimberly has been stocking those gf items like crazy. They have so many more choices now. It's fantastic! I still love my Udi's bread (when I'm eating carbs). My favorite recently is the cinnamon raisin bread. YUM!

Oh and one last thing I found I really like...Tofu! Who knew?! I just fry it up or cook it with other meat so it just adds a bit more protein but my family doesn't notice. So lucky to have a friend who is a pro with the stuff.

I do have some sweet potato Asian noodles to try and when I do I will blog on it. I got them at an Asian market in Iowa City.

Gluten Free Event Coming UP

Hy-Vee West Locust in Davenport will be hosting a gluten free event in a couple weeks. The event will be held March 22 from 3-6 p.m. and March 23 from noon-3 p.m.

They will be showcasing many Gluten-Free products, including Gluten-Free beers from our Wine and Spirits Department.

Stop by and check it out.