5 Great Things To Do With KIND Bars

July 5th, 2013 by CC Bonaduce


Gluten free, great-tasting yet filling snacks can be hard to come by. Luckily, KIND Healthy Snacks offers fruit and nut bars that hit the spot every time.  When you are living gluten free, being hungry is a common and frequent concern.  If you miss lunch at the office, you can’t exactly ask around to see if anyone has anything in the office for you to snack on because chances are it wont be gluten free! There are a thousand other scenarios where being hungry yet out of reach of anything GF can come up; KIND Bars may be your answer!

Here are 5 great things to do with KIND Bars:

1. Put a few bars in your desk drawer

There is nothing worse than that creeping feeling of hunger that sometimes strikes at around 4:00pm. You have to stay at the office for at least two more hours but your stomach just isn’t having it. If you have a store of KIND Bars you can easily snack on one of these nutritious and filing bars while you finish out the day.

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Bar suggestion: Almond Cashew + Flax (Omega-3). This bar has a lot of


gluten free coconut butter

I’ve only recently started using coconut butter in my raw foods recipes, but I’ve used coconut oil for years. It took me a while to figure out what the coconut butter hype was about, because I thought that coconut butter and coconut oil were the same thing. They are NOT. They are drastically different and yield different results when making raw foods.

What are the main differences:

gluten free college cafeteriaWe all know how “gluten-free” is a buzz word now. It seems it is easier than ever to find “gluten-free” labeled packaging at the local grocery store chain. Restaurants are labeling more food “gf” to try and attract more customers. But is this helping us? Or is it making more people just roll their eyes?

I get so excited when I see places near me offering “gluten-free” donuts, or “gluten-free” fries, or “gluten-free” pizza, and when anything on their menu is specifically labeled gluten-free. It gets me giddy with excitement, even if I wouldn’t normally eat a donut, or fries. I like to know if I want them, I can have them. But then when it comes down to it, and I am at the restaurant and I ask if their menu items are really gluten-free, and fried in a dedicated fryer, I get a response that is more and more common lately:

Bella McKenzie

Tofu and Cheese Quesadillas

July 1st, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

I have to say that my husband is one brilliant chef. I love him.

He always does the complicated yummy dishes, but sometimes it is simple and delightful.

These quesadillas were just that – simple and delightful.

These savory quesadillas were so good and the Daiya cheese made them perfect!

Ingredients:
1 package of corn tortillas
1 package of mozzarella Daiya cheese
1 package of cheddar Daiya cheese

gluten free new products

New gluten-free products have become quite common these days, which is definitely a good thing for those who eat gluten free. Listed below are some new gluten-free products that are creating a lot of ‘buzz’ in the gluten-free community.

These products should hit a store shelf in June/July:

Carrot Top Pesto Recipe

June 27th, 2013 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

gluten free carrot pesto

Believe it or not, my very favorite pesto is carrot top pesto. There’s some stiff competition from Kale Pesto and Garlic Scape Pesto and of course, regular basil pesto. Perhaps it’s such a treat because it’s quite a rarity.

dearYes, deer, it’s your fault! I’ve seen you do it, no lying and blaming it on the rabbit. Fess up!

We’ve had a crazy overpopulation of deer this year and have rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels to boot. Did you know squirrels eat

Trish Deitemeyer

Gluten Free at Dunkin’ Donuts in 2013

June 26th, 2013 by Trish Deitemeyer

gluten free dunkin' donutsHold on to your lattes, kids, Dunkin Donuts just made a major gluten-free announcement! Yes, the coffee and pastry giant is adding gluten-free items to their menu. By the end of the year, we will be able to order GF cinnamon-sugar donuts and blueberry muffins along with our joe. Dunkin Brands Group Inc., the company that owns the chain, tested these gluten-free offerings in some of its shops in Massachusetts. The response was so positive, the GF items are being

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Crab Cake Recipe

June 25th, 2013 by Teri Gruss, MS

gluten free crab cakes

Gluten Free Crab Cakes © 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-free crab cakes are delicious and easy to make using ready-made gluten-free crackers. Make large crab cakes as an entree or mini-crab cakes for out-of-the-ordinary appetizers.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 large crab cakes / 18 small

Ingredients:

Seriously, I love shrimp so much. They’re delicious AND good for you – two of my favorite things. :) So finally, here’s shrimp recipe I promised you on Monday. I hope you love it (but don’t devour it as fast as I did…you’ll be sad when it’s all gone)!

GARLIC SHRIMP WITH PARMESAN SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND SIMPLE ARUGULA SALAD

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serves two

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Raw Spinach Pesto Pasta

June 21st, 2013 by Heather

Since summer weather hit, most of my evening meals consist of spiralized veggies topped with some kind of yummy sauce. Thankfully, I’m not left to my creativity alone. I’ve had lots of help from our Raw Foods Thursdays participants.

Here are a few posts that you’ll want to check out:

 

Do you have a spiralizer yet? If not, let me highly recommend that you get one. I guarantee that it won’t become just one more kitchen gadget that you need to find room to store once the newness wears off. I use mine almost on a daily basis. Not only does it give you creative ways to use veggies but it increases your vegetable consumption, because squiggly veggies are just so much more fun to eat than veggie sticks!

I’ve been wanting to share this raw pasta dish for a while. It’s super easy to make and even more fun to eat! I hope you enjoy it!