I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “how do you eat gluten free and dairy free, what do you eat? In 2018 I totally expected more people to be open to the gluten free & dairy free way of life, but people are still leery. So I want to share with you my favorite gluten and dairy free items that we eat on a daily basis. These are the stand outs, the must have items. Even if you aren’t gluten & dairy free these are still must try items… trust me you won’t be sorry.
A few thought nuggets about Gluten Free and Dairy Free items:
- Make sure to inspect the labels– if it states “made in a facility that also processes wheat” it’s not truly gluten free.
- Not all gluten-free foods items are healthy! Just because it’s gluten free or dairy free doesn’t mean the product is SUPER clean or LOW in calories
Sauces & Spreads
+ kite hill- jalapeno
+ Hope Food- original hummus & spicy green chili guacamole
+ Simple Mill- Vanilla Frosting
+ Primal Kitchen- Lemon Tumeric Dressing
+ So Delicious- Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Yogurt
+Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
Breads & Muffins & Cookies
+ Canyon Bakehouse Bread
+Udi’s Classic Hamburger Buns
+ Simple Mills Muffin Mix- Banana or Pumpkin
+ Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Biscuit Mix
+ Immaculate Cookie Mix *contains soy ( available pre- made and ready to bake)
+Enjoy Life Soft Bake Cookies
+ Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars
Gluten Free Pasta
+ Green Giant Veggie Spiral
+ Spaghetti squash (youtube tutorial )
+ Explore Asia Organic Black Bean Spaghetti
+Tinkyada Organic Gluten-Free Brown Rice Pasta
Random Must Haves
+ So Delicious- Unsweetened Vanilla Yogurt
+Aleia’s Bread Crumbs Gluten Free Italian and Original
+ Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
+ Ore Ida Potatoes (totes & sweet potatoes fries)
+ Enjoy Life Mini Chips
+ IMLAKESH Organic Cacao Wafers or Nibs
Organic Meats Organic Veggies
+ Turkey + Spinach & Kale + Celery
+ Chicken + Asparagus + Butternut Squash
+ Organic Wild Fish +Cucumber + Zucchini
I love a good salad.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I just need a salad. With the holidays, family gatherings, and my husband always working a good salad is my GO TO dinner! And this salad is by far my favorite one I make, we eat it probably twice a month- for reals.
So here is my adapted version of this Avocado Chicken salad,
I consider this a good ole’ fashion COBB SALAD but the way I like it.
Super easy to toss all together and enjoy the crunch!!!
- 1 bag or head romaine lettuce chopped
- 2 large chicken breasts* I put in a crockpot with spices 2-3 hrs then shredded
- 2 large avocados
- 1 cup corn
- 3 pieces of Turkey Low Sodium Bacon (optional), cooked & chopped
- 1 Yellow Pepper Diced
- 2 hard boiled eggs cut up
- 1 small tomato diced (optional my husband loves them)
- 1-2 Tbsp chopped Dill ( I love dill so I add 2)
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
SHOP OUR FAVORITE KITCHEN ITEMS …
Happy October and Happy National Homemade Cookie day (yesterday) Friends!
I’m so excited to share one of my husbands favorite cookie recipes. I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite foodies Molly from What Molly Made. Because Kale, Blakely and myself have gluten and dairy allergies I have changed her recipe to fit our eating style. Changing recipes to GF/ dairy free is something I have become a pro at and if you have allergies I’m sure you are a pro too!
I wouldn’t call this recipe ” healthy “. But hey, it’s chocolate chip cookies so the calories don’t count. Right?
The reason my husband loves these cookies (thanks Molly) is because they are truly soft-baked cookies! The secret ingredient (PUDDING) is something I have come to love in baked goods ( I will post my Pumpkin+Pudding Bread recipe next). As a military wife I’ve sent many packages over seas, and I’ve found that by adding pudding to my goodies they stay moist and delicious for my husband to enjoy 1-2 weeks after baked (YES I said 2 weeks… when deployed those guys will eat anything).
Making these cookies gluten free and dairy free is super easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need are these three ingredients. CUP4CUP Flour, Enjoy Life semi sweet chips (Kale loves mega chunk), Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks
Below is the original recipe from What Molly Made, if you don’t have any food allergies I would love to hear what you think of her recipe in the comment section!