Gluten Free, Plant - Based snacking
I am sad to actually admit it once and for all, no doubts about it: eating bread and pasta makes me sick. Bread is my soulmate, so it makes me die a little bit inside to admit it, but if I'm totally honest, eating gluten free food has made me feel 10 times better. I'm gearing up for a lot of summer trips and a vacay, so I am packing my bags and making a list of my favorite snacks and dinners I like to munch on at home and on the road:
Pasta and bread eating are the hardest to give up, so I've found some go-to faves that satisfy my carb-cravings. The best part is that you can find all of these pastas at Walmart without breaking the bank! I'm packing a bunch of the little Annie's mac and cheese to-go packs on my next trip because all you need is a microwave and water to make a gluten-free friendly snack. Canyon Bakehouse bread is the best, next-to-real gf bread I've ever tried. I use it for everythinggggg.
Dairy - Free
Not only have I been working on gluten-free eating, but I've jumped into some dairy-free munches and seen another huge difference in how I feel. Dairy free can either taste really great or, if you miss the mark, it can really be a mistake that will leave you running back to cows in a second. The tricky thing is soy makes me break out in hives, like actual hives, all over my face. So to avoid looking like my 9th - grade yearbook photo, I use no soy non-dairy only.
I love the Go-Veggie American slices of cheese, they're so good melted on pizza, toast, or burgers. Ripple pea-protein milk is probably the best non-dairy milk I've tried out there on the plant-based market [I get the vanilla flavor]. The Daiya and the almond based mozzarella are good for recipes and every-day munching. My favorite ice-cream in the world is Halo-Top. It's super low-calorie, filled with protein, and they just came out with a dairy free line! So. Good.
These are some dairy-free friendly and yummy products I use on the daily:
I'm the kind of person that needs to throughout the day, so if I don't have good, gf snacks, I will reach for whatever is on the shelf.
I LOVE these Bombay Spice chickpea snacks! I think they have some yellow-curry flavors, which is so my thing, and they are great for protein. For junk food cravings, I reach for Lance version of Cheez-its, Skinnypop white cheddar popcorn cake4s, and Schar Hazelnut Wafer cookies. Perfect road trip snaking. To keep on track, I stock up on a few of these goodies.
When I'm at a loss for dinner or lunch ideas, I reach for these:
After spending some time in the Middle-East, I fell in love with Falafel. I could marry a falafel. The bummer is falafel is ridiculously hard to make on your own, so the Trader Joe's mix makes it super quick and easy to whip up for a side dish, and it's totally gluten free.
Even though I'm not a vegan and I love a real burger, I also am a fan of veggie burgers, especially the Morning Star garden veggie burger that is packed with protein. Another really easy and yummy dinner to take on the road for a hotel dinner is Amy's veggie soup.
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