12 gluten-free product faves
Looking for some gluten-free products to add to your shopping list this week? Check out these 12 gluten-free product faves of ours! From breads to desserts to makeup to supplements, there’s something here for everyone.
Bread. It’s perhaps the most challenging part of being gluten-free. Cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods can be made to taste exactly the same as their gluten-filled counterparts, but breads and bread-like products are more challenging. This is why companies like BFree are so important to the gluten-free community. They offer us a chance to experience the foods we may have deprived ourselves of for a while, simply because we couldn’t replicate making them ourselves and/or couldn’t find them on store shelves. Luckily, BFree is here for us! They make delicious products that are not only gluten-free, but vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and non-GMO. Here’s the best part – the type of products they make: pita bread! pizza crusts! burger buns! wraps! baguettes! Sorry for the excess of exclamation points, but I’m excited over here. Plus, on their website you can build your own bundle, choose individual products, or try one of their boxes like Family Faves or The Grilling Box featured a collection of their products.
Milk is an essential in many homes – from a splash in your morning coffee to the accompaniment to your favorite cereal to an essential in baking, milk does it all. If you’re no longer drinking cow’s milk and you’re looking for an alternative that’s just as creamy, try goat’s milk! Goat’s milk is more popular than cow’s milk in every part of the world except the United States – and for good reason. Goat’s milk contains lower levels of casein protein than cow’s milk, plus it’s a different type of casein. Goat’s milk has A-2 beta casein, versus the A1-beta casein found in cow’s milk. And, it contains less of the alpha s-1 casein. Goat’s milk also contains less lactose than cow’s milk and has smaller fat particles. These differences in goat’s milk make it much more tolerable than cow’s milk for individuals with allergies or sensitivities. Stock your fridge with Summerhill Dairy goat milk, which is certified humane and comes from a farm that cares.
With a mission to create wholesome supplements she felt great about giving to her own family, MaryRuth founded her now well-known supplement company, and boy are we glad she did! MaryRuth’s supplements are made with quality ingredients and most of them are liquid, which is great for those of us with celiac disease who have absorption difficulties. Plus, liquid supplements are excellent for children and older people who might have trouble swallowing larger pills. And did we mention they taste delicious? That’s important in a liquid supplement, because otherwise who would want to take them?! Need supplements for Fido and Whiskers? Don’t worry, they offer a couple supplements for dogs and cats, too … because they’re family, after all.
Good It’s Gluten Free
Convenience is often hard to come by when it comes to eating gluten-free, especially when it comes to take-out. Luckily, Good It’s Gluten Free offers kits that allow you to experience take-out flavors like Tandoori chicken, all from the comfort of home. Just add a protein or vegetable of your choice and the rest of the ingredients are provided for you. You get ingredients for things like marinade, sauce, coating, and toppings, and you get to re-create some of your favorite take-out meals in gluten-free versions. These kits are available in several varieties, including: Tandoor Tikka, Southern Fry’d, Korean Chilli, Katsu Curry, and Chinese Salt & Pepper. They’re soon to come out with more kits, so stay tuned! They can be made with chicken, pork, beef, fish, or vegetarian ingredients like eggplant or tofu. Each kit serves two people.
Mozart Chocolate Liqueur
If you’re looking for an after-dinner cocktail to chill out with in the evening, Mozart Chocolate Liqueur is a favorite of ours! These delicious liqueurs are great on their own, mixed into coffee, used in cocktails, and even in dessert recipes, too. Mozart chocolate liqueurs hail from Austria and are made with the highest quality, natural ingredients like cocoa, sugar, and vanilla. Behind every bottle is 150 years of experience of the spirits industry. It’s one of those brands that just exudes quality at every step, from the packaging to the product itself. They have a variety of tasty flavors, including Chocolate Cream, Pumpkin Spice, White Chocolate Vanilla Cream, White Chocolate Cream Strawberry, and Dark Chocolate. A flavor for every season, if you choose! Shop Mozart at select liquor stores, such as Total Wine & More.
Whether you’re packing a sandwich for the kids’ lunches or need a special treat like cupcakes for a gathering, Superfree Bakehouse has excellent options that are suitable for people with a variety of allergies and sensitivities. Superfree Bakehouse (formerly Olivia Superfree) is a delicious family-owned bakery that was born out of the need for a mom to make adjustments to the foods she and her kids ate, due to food sensitivities. She learned to create amazing baked goods without a bunch of ingredients: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, rice, potato, and coconut. Oh, and she made them vegan, too. They offer delicious cupcakes, brownies, and some everyday staples like loaves of bread.
If you’re looking for a reliable protein company to get powders and bars from, Paleo Pro is a great choice. Paleo Pro makes protein powder, protein bars, collagen powder, and more, all of which are primarily consisting of grass fed beef protein. Paleo Pro is great for those who can’t or don’t want to consume whey protein. It’s dairy-free protein powder that’s minimally processed and made with egg and beef protein, making it a well-rounded protein full of amino acids and all the good stuff you need in a protein powder. They offer protein powder in a variety of flavors. What I like about Paleo Pro is that it’s pretty light, whereas whey protein can be kind of dense and too filling. We at Gluten Free & More are huge fans of their collagen powder!
Epilynx by Dr. Liia
Epilynx by Dr. Liia is a luxurious, yet affordable, brand of cosmetics that is there for any occasion where you want to put your best face forward! If you didn’t think cosmetics need to be gluten free, think again. Makeup and cosmetics are little known sources of hidden gluten. Although the pores of our skin are much too small for the gluten protein to penetrate, many people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity avoid gluten in cosmetics because if it’s on your face or body, chances are it can end up making its way inside, whether through licking your lipstick or getting mascara in your eyes or getting topical products into cuts and blemishes on your face. That’s why companies like Epilynx by Dr. Liia are great for the gluten-free community. Dr. Liia herself has psoriasis and gluten sensitivity, so her makeup and skincare products are formulated to not just be gluten-free, but free from other harmful ingredients like parabens and phthalates.
LivOn Labs Supplements
When it comes to treating your body well, nourishing it with vitamins and minerals it needs is one of the best things you can do. If you didn’t already know this about celiac disease, it can make absorption of nutrients, particularly from supplements, difficult. This is especially true if you’ve only recently been diagnosed and are in the process of healing your intestinal lining or if your celiac disease isn’t well managed. Luckily, there’s a brand called LivOn Labs that makes what are known as lypo-spheric supplements. These supplements bypass the body’s usual route of digesting supplements and instead get absorbed and delivered where they need to go much easier. They offer the following supplements: Vitamin C, B Complex Plus, Glutathione, Acetyl L-Carnitine, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Magnesium L-Threonate. Check out their website for details on the benefits of each of these supplements.
Gem City Fine Foods
Certified Gluten Free, plus nut-free and with vegan and top 8 allergen free options, Gem City Fine Foods is a delicious choice for decadent desserts. One bite of a Gem City chocolate torte, cake, cupcake, or cheesecake and you will be transported to a state of “mmm.” Best of all, they are made with high quality ingredients, without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free facility. What I love about these desserts is that they are ready-made for entertaining, special events, or a romantic date night, and many of them come in multiple sizes, so you can share with one or share with many.
Gluten Free Prairie
Although oats are naturally gluten free, they can often be cross contaminated, so it’s important to get oats that are certified gluten free, or even better if they are purity protocol oats. Gluten Free Prairie products are made with purity protocol oats. What that means is they are grown in clean fields (fields that haven’t had wheat, rye, or barley grown on them in at least 4 years), they use designated equipment to harvest the oats, and they are processed in a facility that only works with those oats. Gluten Free Prairie offers oats, oat flour-based baking mixes, and delicious Hunger Buster Cookies that are great for a filling on-the-go snack.
Gluten Free & More Magazine
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