A couple years ago I found out that I feel better if I’m gluten free. I won’t die if I have regular bread/pasta/baked goods, but I’m one of those people that can’t have “just a taste” of something and move on with their day. I have to eat the whole ding dang box. Staying away from the temptation entirely is the best thing for my addictive personality. (Sorry Target - it’s not you, it’s me.)
Fortunately, the growing demand for gluten free products that aren’t an abomination to the tastebuds has made for a huge increase in wonderful items readily available. Most grocery stores and supermarkets have your back and are prepared to make your gluten free life so. much. easier. Here are some of my favorites:
Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour
This is my favorite gluten free baking flour I’ve come across so far. It’s so easy to swap out for recipes that you love, and it’s relatively affordable for a gf product. I use it for pretty much any recipe that calls for flour - the texture is a little bit different, as can be expected for a gluten free baked good, but still oh so good.
Pamela’s Baking & Pancake mix is one of the first gluten free products I found that I liked; this is just one of their many wonderful products. If I know I have gluten conscious guests coming for a weekend, I like to make a batch of these pancakes ahead of time for an easy Saturday morning breakfast.
You’ve probably seen these on Instagram or in Target. I *love* these little bars - they’re just the right size for a sweet hit in the middle of the day, but without the false energy from a regular, sugary bar. They’re made with just a few, simple ingredients that are so enjoyable. My favorite is Peanut Butter Cookie!
Live G Free Bread
Aldi is my current obsession, so when I found out that they had their own brand of gluten free products I was so excited! Gluten free bread that doesn’t feel like cardboard is hard to find. Live G Free bread is so soft, it’s hard to believe it’s not just a regular, natural product. I love keeping a loaf of either white or wheat on hand for meals that just need a piece of bread. And for $4?? Come on!
Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
Although I tend to eat cheese without any accompaniment because if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, sometimes it’s nice to have a little crunch. These delish little things are made from a nut and seed flour blend - and they’re paleo-friendly!