Gluten what? Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham are helping raise awareness about living a gluten-free lifestyle. A quick lesson about gluten: gluten-free foods do not automatically make them good for you (darn!). It simply means that they don’t contain wheat, rye, barley, any gluten-containing cousins of wheat, and are processed in a gluten-free facility.
It has become easier to identify gluten-free products with food labeling laws that require companies to indicate if the food product contains wheat (the primary source of gluten in the diet) and/or if it was processed in a facility that also processes wheat.
Mary’s Gone Crackers
Mary, a real person and the founder of the company has Celiac Disease and had trouble finding delicious gluten-free foods. Her solution? Make them herself!
With gluten-free eliminating wheat, you may think that there could be no such thing as great tasting gluten-free bread. Well Udi’s delivers delicious bagels, buns, breads, and muffins. Now you don’t have to go bunless at your next BBQ!
Erewhon GF Breakfast Cereals
They have all kinds of cereal your little heart could desire. Ranging from adult, grown- up cereals such as Crispy Brown Rice or ones that make you relive your childhood such as Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice or Strawberry Crisps. You are sure to find a delicious option for your morning.
NoGii – No Gluten High Protein Bar
Elizabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of The View and author of The G-Free Diet, has used her celebrity to shine the spotlight on others like her who live with (or whose kids live with) Celiac Disease. They use the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter to create a gluten-free energy bar that is high in protein. There is also a kids bar!
KIND Healthy Snacks
You can find these delicious snacks at your local Starbucks during your morning coffee run. All KIND bars are simply made with nuts and fruit. You can’t go wrong with that!
Good nutrition and great taste can finally go hand in hand!