9 gluten-free products to get you through the upcoming holiday season
It’s that time of year again! Time for a roundup of some of our favorite products that are good all year round, but we’ve paid special attention to their use for the upcoming holiday season. From putting your best face forward with EpiLynx by Dr. Liia cosmetics to supporting your immune system with supplements from LivOn Labs and MaryRuth’s to pleasing your guests with delicious cocktails using Mozart Chocolate Liqueur or a tasty baked good from Superfree Bakehouse, the following products are wonderful additions to your home pantry.
Mozart Chocolate Liqueur
If you want an after-dinner cocktail, Mozart Chocolate Liqueur is where it’s at. It goes beautifully in coffee, can be used to create decadent dessert cocktails, and can even be used in making an actual dessert. Created in Austria, Mozart combines two favorites: chocolate and spirits. Europe is known to have amazing chocolate manufacturers, and Mozart takes its part in that tradition by using high-quality chocolate in its chocolate liqueurs. They are available in a range of flavors, dark chocolate, white chocolate, white chocolate strawberry, chocolate cream, chocolate coffee, and pumpkin spice chocolate. You really can’t go wrong with any flavor you choose, and the recipe options are endless.
Paleo Pro Collagen & More
Paleo Pro makes protein powder, protein bars, collagen powder, and more. Personally, I love to add collagen to my daily coffee or smoothie. This is particularly great for anyone over the age of 25, as our bodies are no longer producing all that wonderful collagen after that age. Collagen helps keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy, yes – but it also helps with tendons, cartilage, and tissues, so it’s a great overall product to keep things moving as they should, looking as they should, and feeling as they should. Paleo Pro’s multi-collagen is made from grass-fed and pastured beef collagen with 5 types of collagen and protein sources including wild-caught Alaskan pollack and cage-free chicken bone broth.
LivOn Labs Supplements
LivOn Labs makes supplements that are delivered differently and absorbed much better, especially for those with a damaged gut or with celiac disease. Their supplements come in this sort of liquid jelly that you squeeze into a shot glass of water (or juice) and drink it in one gulp. These liposomal supplements bypass the usual route that other supplements take and are absorbed into the bloodstream far easier than capsule or pill supplements. Their vitamin C is excellent for this time of year to help keep your immune system operating at its best for the upcoming holiday season. Many of us at Gluten Free & More have taken LivOn Labs supplements for a while and love them because we can feel the difference.
EpiLynx by Dr. Liia Cosmetics
Want to get a jump on holiday gift shopping? EpiLynx by Dr. Liia cosmetics make for fantastic stocking stuffers for those who like a bit of luxury and want safe, allergen-friendly skincare and makeup. Dr. Liia herself suffered from psoriasis, so she knows how important it is to keep irritants out of skincare and makeup, that’s why her products are free from the top 14 allergens. Formulated by a doctor, formulated for beauty, EpiLynx by Dr. Liia cosmetics include luxurious skincare creams and serums and vibrant, bold makeup. You can purchase individual items for stocking stuffers, pick and choose a group of products to create your own gift, or choose one of their beauty bundles for those true beauty lovers in your life.
Summerhill Dairy Goat Milk
Milk is such a staple in most homes, especially during the fall and winter months because of baking and holiday cooking! Every day, cow’s milk seems to be increasingly becoming a thing of the past, replaced with nut milk and oat milk and more. The level of nutrition and wholesomeness you get from some milk alternative isn’t always up to par with cow’s milk, but do you know which milk is? Goat’s milk! In fact, 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 is easier to digest thanks to its low lactose and milder proteins and is wholesome and delicious. Stock your fridge with Summerhill Dairy goat milk, which is certified humane and comes from a farm that cares.
Gluten Free Prairie Oats
Oats are an excellent food to keep on hand in your pantry. From hearty oatmeal topped with berries and nuts in the morning to keep you fuller longer (perfect before a busy day of Christmas shopping!) to an ingredient in baked goods, oats are a must-have. If you haven’t been able to have oats because you react to them, know that oats can often be cross contaminated, so you might be reacting to traces of gluten that can get onto the oats from field to factory. Gluten Free Prairie is a favorite here at Gluten Free & More because of the care and quality behind their oats and each of their oat-based products. Their oats are purity protocol oats, which means they are grown in clean fields that haven’t had wheat, rye, or barley grown in them for at least 4 years. Their farmers also use designated equipment to harvest the oats. And finally, the oats are processed in a facility that only works with these oats, so there is no cross contamination.
Feel your very best this holiday season with high-quality liquid supplements. MaryRuth’s offers liquid multivitamins for women, men, and children. They also offer liposomal supplements. MaryRuth’s original mission when starting the company was to create wholesome supplements she felt great about giving to her own family. And now, you can feel great about giving them to yours, too! They even offer a couple supplements for pets. Certain populations of people, including those with celiac disease and people who are in their 50s or 60s or older, can have difficulty absorbing nutrients. Older people tend to also have difficultly swallowing larger pills, as do children. This is where liquid supplements are helpful.
Superfree Bakehouse Baked Goods
Need some ready-made treats for the holiday season? Whether you’re gift giving or hosting, Superfree Bakehouse has you covered. 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. Superfree Bakehouse has a delicious variety that’s suitable for many different diets.
Good It’s Gluten Free Meal Kits
This season, when it comes time to rush around buying gifts or gathering ingredients for holiday meals, give yourself a break by making dinner easier than ever! Good It’s Gluten Free Meal Kits are convenience in a kit! And when you’re gluten-free and have a hard time finding GF takeout options, you can certainly appreciate that kind of convenience. 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 many varieties, including Tandoor Tikka, Southern Fry’d, and Chinese Salt & Pepper. They can be made with chicken, pork, beef, fish, or vegetarian ingredients like eggplant or tofu. Good It’s Gluten Free also has a delicious line of sauces, including Hoisin, Korean BBQ, Sriracha, Guacamole Vegan Mayo, and more.