Last summer, I discovered the hard way that I have issues with gluten. After a few months of feeling awful after eating every meal, I did a bit of internet research and tried eliminating gluten. I almost immediately felt better! Ever since then, I have been on an ongoing research for gluten free food and being from almost the middle of nowhere, I found out I didn’t have too many options for substitutions for bread and other gluten rich foods in my area. Ever since then, every time that I go to civilization, I seek out some new goodies.
When mom and I took the cousins back to Cedar Rapids, I was lucky enough to talk her into a quick trip to HyVee. I was thrilled to find some new things to try and to stock up on some new “staples.”
I have found that the Udi’s brand is one of my favorites. I was able to pick up some of the chocolate muffins (they actually taste more like cupcakes) and some tortillas that I hadn’t previously tried. I used them to make a wrap for lunch and they were great. The Domata flour works great in recipes that call for flour as I can substitute it cup for cup. I also got a box of the equivalent to hamburger helper which is great for a quick meal. The crackers will work great for a quick dessert and a good base for meatballs.
Do you happen to have any gluten free staples that you love or allow you to make one meal for your family rather than making a separate gluten free meal? If so, I would looooove to hear your tips!