Thursday, June 14, 2018

Top 5 Favorite Gluten Free Cereals

Here are my top 5 favorite gluten free cereals and where I bought them along with some cereals that were surprisingly gluten free.  I know it's hard finding gluten free cereals and I have tried a lot in the time I have been gluten free. Here are the ones I continued buying and liked the best.

1)  Cinnamon Crisp Rice Mom's Best Cereals- This brand of cereal sells gluten free and not gluten free cereals so make sure you don't buy the gluten one! They sell two different gluten free cereals, one is cinnamon and one is chocolate. I have both of them but I have to say cinnamon is my favorite! I bought this cereal from Stop and Shop and sometimes Price Rite.

2) Cheerios- The Cheerios brand is definitely a breakfast lifesaver! They are in almost every store and come in multiple flavors such as Honey Nut, Apple Cinnamon, Berry and more. Cheerios is labeled gluten free and I have never had a problem with them before, I have them for breakfast almost every other week. 

3) Lucky Charms- surprisingly marshmallows and all Lucky Charms cereal is 100% gluten free. I would never expect these to be gluten free because of the marshmallows but when I found out I was very happy, especially because most allergy friendly breakfasts don't have treats in them. 

4)  Chex- Chex cereal is another simple one, but the they come in multiple flavors and are also at most stores. They are simple and you can make a lot of snacks with them. Some of my favorite flavors are Rice, Corn, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Honey Nut. 

5) Puffins- I have recently found Puffins at Stop and Shop about a week ago and I am very happy I found them. They are not labeled gluten free until you pick it up and look closely, and they are worth giving a try. They come in Multi Grain and Honey Rice.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you try out some of these cereals!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Brand of the Week:Gluten Free Hungry Jack Funfetti Pancake and Waffle Mix

This week's brand of the week is Hungry Jack Funfetti Pancake and Waffle Mix. With gluten free food it is scary trying a new product. Will it taste right, cook right, look right, will it make me sick? I asked myself all these question after making these pancakes, but I am happy to say that they tasted great, and were a success! They were actually better than I thought they would be. The funfetti gives it a excited twist without ruining the flavor. When I made these I had company over and I prayed that everyone would like them and luckily everyone loved them and said that if I hadn't said it, they wouldn't have known it was gluten free! They are easy to make and you only need to add water to the mix and cook. You can order a 20oz box online for $3.99 and you can find them in Walmart and Target. For more information on stores, nutrition, prices and tips check out the website.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Restaurant of the Week: Olive Garden

This week's restaurant of the week is Olive Garden. That might be the last place a gluten free person would choose to eat, but I eat there all the time and I highly recommend it. Here's why:

Olive Garden is my favorite place to go out for dinner because the food is delicious and they have a lot of choices for gluten free people. I usually order the gluten free Rotini with the marinara sauce or with shrimp and a side of salad without croutons. You can also order a chicken or mixed grill platter that comes with meat, broccoli, and grilled vegetables. They also offer the steak toscano and the herb grilled salmon entrees. I have gone to Olive Garden ever sense I became gluten free which was about 4 years ago and I have never had a problem with it. Olive Garden is not too expensive and has food that anyone would like. They offer business and event catering and they have 891 locations, so chances are there is one near you. Olive Garden is a restaurant you can trust and enjoy your food at without stress.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Brand of the Week: Enjoy Life

Happy Tuesday! This week's brand of the week is Enjoy Life. Enjoy Life, sells snacks that are not only gluten free, but wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, esame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish, and crustacean free. I love this brand because every product I have bought was delicious and I can bring them in the car at home or anywhere I go. You can find them online on 15 different websites, and you can buy them at multiple different stores. To find the stores near you, go to the website and put in your zip code. They sell over 50 different products including crunchy mini cookies, protein bites, vanilla honey crunchy cookies. you should definitely check out their website to see all their products and cool gluten free recipes.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Restaurant of the Week: Dan's Carriage Inn

This week's Restaurant of the Week is Dan's Carriage Inn and Saloon. Dans Carriage Inn and Saloon is located in  North Kingstown RI.

This company has another restaurant that is run by the same owner in West Greenwich RI called Dan's Place which also has gluten free options. I have not been to Dan's Place yet but I plan to in the near future.

When I went to Dan's Carriage Inn it was very welcoming and the menu had a gf  symbol next to the gluten free options. I ordered a chicken broccoli pasta alfredo for $15.99 and for dessert I had chocolate ice cream. My food was very good and I would order it again, but there are over 20 different gluten free dinner meals I can choose from so unlike other restaurants I have multiple options! There are also 3 different gluten free appetizers and 9 different gluten free wing flavors. They offer catering to wedding receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, luncheons, brunch,  corporate events and more, for more catering information you can call 401-304-7892.

✩Overall I give this restaurant a 10 out of 10 rating✩

* For more restaurant information you can call 401-294-0466 and visit their website*

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Brand of the Week: Made Good

This Tuesday's brand of the week is Made Good, a brand that sells 11 different delicious products that are all free of peanuts, diary, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, sesame, soy, fish, and shellfish. Some of my favorite products are the strawberry granola minis, chocolate banana granola minis, and my all time favorite the vanilla crispy square. Not only are these snacks allergy friendly they are also filled with many hidden vegetables and vitamins. Made Good products can be ordered online on Amazon, Walmart, and Lucky Vitamins, you can find them in stores at over 60 stores that are all listed on their website.

Made Good is a fabulous product that is healthy and tastes good. I highly recommend them for anyone with a food allergy.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

I'm Back!

After a very long and slow recovery from my concussion, I am happy to say that I am finally back and better than ever!

💚Happy National Celiac Disease Awareness Month💚

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In honor of  National Celiac Disease Awareness Month I will be posting a lot more. Rather than once a week there will be posts twice a week. On Thursdays there will a Restaurant of The Week post. These will be restaurants that I feel safe and comfortable going to and that I have never gotten sick there. Every Tuesday is Brand of The Week. The brands I will be posting about are brands that are allergy friendly, convenient to buy and at a reasonable cost.