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Hannaford’s features gluten-free holiday snacks! (or, what to feed your gluten-free guest!)

A whole list of gluten-free alternatives accompanies Hannaford’s list of great holiday dips. This is a cheerful addition to the typical lists of holiday foods that are either NOT gluten-free or involve ~1 bazillion calories. Are you hosting someone gluten free for the holidays? Check out this list of great crackers or chips to use as an alternative to traditional crackers. Just do them a favor and make sure you keep them out of contact with the traditional stuff, perhaps even providing a separate bowl of dips just to go with the GF snacks! Your guests will appreciate it.

Happy feasting,

xoxo
GFVT

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Get your [gluten-free] snack on! (+ GF sale items spotted)

 

Yum! Go stock up!

Yum! Go stock up!

At a recent work meeting, three of us gluten-free folks brought in our favorite GF crackers of the moment. Brought  a box of Mediterranean Snacks lentil crackers with rosemary and herbs. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember where I bought them. Darn. Wandering around Home Goods this week, I found them! Get on over to your local Home Goods (or TJ Maax if you don’t have a Home Goods) and stock up.

 

 

 

 

Here’s why I like these lentil crackers:

1) the first ingredient is BEAN flour. Not corn. Not white rice flour. Not tapioca. But lentil, garbanzo and adzuki bean flour. Immediately that makes me feel healthy. Carbs with a purpose– protein, fiber! And for you watching total carbs, 1 serving is just 19 g– better (less) than a slice of bread!

2) they are delicious!

3) they go well with cheese!

4) they don’t look like bird food!

5) they don’t taste like bird food!

6) my gluten-heavy friends like them as much as regular crackers.

7) this might bring me one serving of beans closer to the Mediterranean Diet (?)

8) did I mention they are made of beans?! and taste wonderful?!

Ok, so while you’re at Home Goods (I went to the one off of Rt 7 right where I-189 comes in), check out some of the other gluten-free goodies awaiting you. Mediterranean Snacks also makes Baked Lentil Chips, which are also delicious. Today I had chicken salad with chips, but it would also be great with hummus or other snacks! I went out on a limb and tried the cucumber dill flavor and my risk was well-rewarded by their great taste.

Home Goods selection of gluten-free baking mixes

Home Goods selection of gluten-free baking mixes

Home Goods also has a large display of baking mixes. I wasn’t feeling ambitious enough to try them out on a big baking extravaganza this weekend but let me know if you try them. There were some new brands I haven’t seen before, which can always be a wonderful surprise or a huge bust!

Don't get your hopes up...

Don’t get your hopes up…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of busts, I also found these gluten-free biscotti by Coffaro’s. I had to try them since at our work meeting a friend lamented the loss of biscotti in her life. Now, I should be honest– I’m not a huge biscotti or scone fan but I have ones I found really yummy. I got the chocolate chip ones, planning to write a funny and cute blog entry about finding great biscotti at Home Goods. I *cannot* recommend these. I found them very flavorless, as well as “tinny” like there was too much baking soda or something. I haven’t thrown out the rest of the box yet but I likely will soon.

In other news, Healthy Living has Annie’s Gluten-Free shells and cheese on sale! Hurry while the sale lasts!