Monday, January 16, 2017

Gluten & Dairy Replacements

Hey friends!  I've been meaning to do this post for a while now.  We've eaten gluten and dairy free for several years now and I know when you first start out this can be overwhelming!!  Many of you might be wanting to give up gluten or dairy for the New Year.  Eating plant-based can be a great way to cleanse and start fresh!

Here's a resource for you if you are trying to give up one or the other (also all these products are also egg-free if you have sensitivities to that too!).  These are our favorite products that many people who aren't GF/DF love too when they come over ;)

Austin is a great place where we have access to many health goods and gf/df/vegan grocery items.  If you don't live in Austin, then I've included Amazon links to all that I recommend for ease of buying!

Breakfast and baking Staples

GF/DF (and most are vegan and non-GMO!)
  • Love Grown Foods, we particularly like the Strawberry Power O's and the three kid's cereal, these are gluten-free and vegan and bean based so low-glycemic and t.a.s.t.y
  • Little Northern Bake-house, can be found at your local Sprouts and we love the Millet Chia Bread
  • Young Living Pancake & Waffle Mix, we use that around here as an AP flour and it's my favorite flavor- not too strong gf, but uses healthy gf, non-gmo grains
  • Katz Donuts- these do contain eggs, but are a tasty occasional treat around here for those of us who tolerate egg OK on occasion.
  • King Arthur GF AP flour, this 3-pound size on Amazon is the best deal by far- only $3 more than the 1 pound-er!
  • Neat Egg for egg replacement- I prefer using this to flax eggs in recipes 
  • Enjoy Life for all allergen-free chocolate recipes.  They have dark chocolate morsels that I love for baking
  • Domata seasoned flour for frying 
  • Wholly Wholesome frozen GF pie crusts

Dairy Replacements

Dressings and Sauces

  • Follow Your Heart Vegan Dressings like Cesar and Ranch
  • Tessamae's line of Dressings
  • Fabanase line of vegan mayo flavors- we love chipotle
  • Just Mayo, great vegan mayo that can be found anywhere!
  • Salsa, Guacamole, and Hummus are also all great choices everyday ;)

Snacks

  • Do you miss sour cream and onion chips?  For these type items we love Earth Balance Brand.  (the cheese squares are not gluten-free thought- fyi!)
  • Go Raw for snacking- seeds and dried goods are great for road trips!
  • Snap Pea Crisps - these are affordable and a great on-the-go snack
  • Glutino Pretzels, hard to find gf/df pretzels!
  • For more snack ideas check out this post on my blog from last year.  These are all great for lunches too! 

Quick Meal Ideas

  • Lundberg boxed rice meals
  • Tamales (these are generally found locally, but almost always gf and can be found df and vegan too!)
  • Ian's (not vegan, but the kids love chicken nuggets or fish sticks occasionally!) brand frozen- can be found at target even.  Bub's loves the turkey corn dog nuggets ;)
  • GF noodles + DF tomato sauce (check your tomato sauce can for Milk, many store bought- even organic ones, contain milk as an ingredient!)
  • Smart Flour pizza crusts + tomato sauce + df cheese (see above)

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