Granola mixed in with fruit and yogurt is a quick and healthy breakfast option. But for those who can't eat gluten, finding a gluten-free granola that isn't doused with sugar can be difficult. If this sounds familiar, check out these gluten-free granola options that don't overdo it with the sweet stuff. And don't forget to take a look at these gluten-free energy bars, which can also be used as a quick breakfast option when you're in a pinch!
For those of you who have decided to go gluten-free for health reasons, or for those of you who have celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say it's not always easy to go cold turkey on removing baked goods from your life. But, if you're like me and get really sick when you eat gluten, staying away from it is actually quite easy. I can still visit bakeries and cafés, sip on a hot drink and soak in the atmosphere, I just can't stuff my face with donuts and cupcakes. Fortunately, I've noticed more shops offering gluten-free baked goods, and not only that, but the selection of gluten-free baking products in grocery stores is on the rise as well. Here are some of my ultimate faves.
Certain packaged goods companies make cooking unhealthy as simple as one, two, three — just think of Nestle's slice and serve cookie dough rolls and Easy Cheese. Now thanks to innovators like Purely Elizabeth, it's just as easy to be smart and heart healthy as it is to slice and bake. The New York based company is bringing a new face to the convenient cooking category by introducing yummy mixes suitable for those eating a gluten-free or vegan menu. Believers in the motto, "you are what you eat," they pour pure ingredients into their easy made mixes so consumers can proudly claim that they themselves are all natural and organic. 'Cause let's face it — nobody wants to be cheese in a can.
Curious to see if their taste lived up to their great expectations, I tried out the Oatmeal Cherry Cookie Mix ($9/bag). I won't lie — my expectations on the taste level were pretty mediocre. But, much to my delight (and to the delight of my children!) the mix was a hit in my kitchen.