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Jennifer Harris

Brand New Gluten-free Finds at Expo East

October 28th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris


This was my first trip to Expo East and it was like being a kid in a gluten-free candy store.  Since there is such a focus on  gluten-free products, we were literally tripping over the many vendors who had just launched a gluten-free product or had added one to their existing line.

Some of my greatest gluten-free finds are listed below in no particular order:

Bars

  • Pamela’s Products is set to launch their Whenever Bars in three flavors: Oat Raisin Walnut Spice, Oat blueberry Lemon and Oat Cranberry Almond.  These bars are made with certified gluten-free (more…)

It’s been awhile since there has been a gluten-free item of the week but the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter is just too good to go unnoticed.
 
October and November are known for many delicious pumpkin treats: pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cookies which all normally contain wheat gluten.  But thanks to Trader Joe’s, you can get into the festive spirit by spreading a little pumpkin butter on your favorite gluten-free items – from gluten-free (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-free Halloween Candy Lists

October 14th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

Halloween is quickly approaching and it is important to take the time to determine which candies are gluten free.  We tend to give out gluten-free candies at our house as there are so many great ones from which to choose.  My favorite gluten-free candy has always been Reese peanut butter cups, so we always offer those to our trick-or-treaters.  We couldn’t have been happier to learn that Nature’s Path created a treat-sized version of their Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle bars and we will be purchasing some to mix in with the more recognizable candies.  (more…)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tropical Foods, a food manufacturer that specializes in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes, has launched a new addition to their My Salad Bar line with gluten free, all natural croutons.

“Gluten causes some people serious health problems. Our new gluten free croutons will help these people enjoy the flavor without the gluten health hazards”

Tropical’s new Gluten Free, All Natural Croutons are bursting with the flavors of Honey Mustard or Italian. The croutons are low calorie, fat free, cholesterol free and have very low sodium. (more…)

Smoothie King Offers Gluten-free Choices

September 20th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

The idea for Smoothie King started back in the late 1960′s in the home of Steve Kuhnau.  Kuhnau was trying to remedy his allergies and low blood sugar and began to experiment with blending fruits, nutrients and proteins in a blender.  In 1973, Kuhnau opened a health food store selling his smoothies & vitamins and Smoothie King was born.  Smoothie King has grown to over 600 locations in the US and Seoul, Korea.  Smoothie King’s mission is “To relentlessly influence and help more & more people achieve a healthier lifestyle.”   (more…)

  

A wonderful new gluten-free product just hit the market in the United States – fresh from the Liguria region of Italy.  

Lucini Italia Company recently introduced Cinque e’ Cinque, a custom blend chickpea baking mix for Gluten-free Italian frittatas. This beloved Italian street food, also known as Farinata, has been a tradition in Northwest Italian pizzerias and bake shops for hundreds of years, where customers are known to stand in line for the first bites right out of the oven. Given its taste, nutritional benefits, variety of use and surprisingly easy preparation, it could soon become a staple for American gluten-free families as well.  

Cinque e’ Cinque (pronounced “Chin-quay e Chin-quay”) comes in three flavors: Traditional, Savory Rosemary and Tuscan Fiery Chili. (more…)

Trader Joe’s Gluten-free Macaroni & Cheese a Hit

August 30th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

Trader Joe’s has a nice variety of gluten-free products available.  These products range from frozen waffles, to granola, Lara bars, brownie mix and bread.  One of the favorites for kids is the boxed macaroni & cheese. 

Trader Joe’s gluten-free macaroni & cheese is very easy to make.  Similar to the Kraft macaroni & cheese, the pasta is added to boiling water and cooked for 10 – 12 minutes.  While the pasta is cooking, the cheese mix is mixed with 1/4 cup of low-fat milk and stirred.  Once the pasta (more…)

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Snyder's Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks

It’s always nice when you can find gluten free products in a “normal” grocery store; it’s downright exciting when a favorite regular-food brand puts out a gluten free food.  Such is the case with Snyder’s of Hanover’s new Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks.  After a couple of hiccups in getting the GF ball rolling, Snyder’s new pretzel sticks have been certified by the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) and each bag clearly shows the GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) seal of approval.  According to GFCO, their goals is to provide “a uniform system, using strict standards to certify a product gluten-free and enables people to easily identify GF foods with confidence.” (more…)

Gluten free snacks news: Larabar introduces new flavors

July 19th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin

Larabars are simple, quick bars that are great to grab for any on-the-go lifestyle.  Larabars are made from unsweetened fruit, nuts and spices.  It doesn’t get any simpler than that.  They are gluten-free, vegan, kosher and non-gmo. 

This spring Larabar introduced 4 new flavors to their line: Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Chip Brownie.  The ingredients in each are as follows: (more…)

Jennifer Harris

HAPPYBABY organic finger foods have gone gluten free

July 9th, 2010 by Jennifer Harris

 

HAPPYBABY PUFFS

HAPPYBABY has added two gluten-free varieties to its organic HAPPYBABYPUFFS line. 

These Puffs are the first melt-in-your-mouth organic finger food for toddlers that helps them to learn self-feeding and they are the only gluten-free puffs on the market.  The puffs are rich in vitamin D and are the only baby snacks with added vitamin B and calcium.  They contain half the sugar of similar products and are free of artificial colors/flavors and GMOs.  (more…)