One of the most annoying things about having to prepare gluten-free food is the fact that when you're talking about a wheat-intolerant toddler, you have to be prepared for anything. All the typical "quick foods" are out the window. There are no goldfish. No graham crackers. So, I'm always on the hunt for quick and easy meals, lunches and snacks that Sam can eat.
A couple weeks ago I discovered these:
Sam is a rice fan, so I snatched a couple off the shelf and brought them home. I had LOW expectations for Annie Chun's Sprouted Brown Rice, I admit. Because...have you ever tried the microwavable Uncle Ben's? It's disgusting. I mean, spit it back into the bowl gross.
But these are surprisingly GOOD. I added a little soy sauce to mine...oh wait, I bought these for Sam, didn't I? Whoops. They are good for those of us who are trying to eat clean and healthy. (Especially those who don't cave in to the Peppermint Mocha Creamer.)
Best part? Ready in ONE minute. Ridiculous.
If you have a little more time on your hand, I recommend this:
I also routinely eat this. Sometimes I put meat in it and it's a whole meal.
Ok, I said quick and easy... and when I saw these, I thought...hmmm...why not?
Their current rival:
The first chip tastes a LOT like Tostitos (which Sam can have) so I'm not sure I'd spend the money on the rice chip... if it tasted like a Trader Joe's pita chip, then we'd have some trouble turning it down.
Anyway... we're working on it. This gluten free living. I gave up bread for about four weeks. Well, sugar and white flour of all kinds. I had one slip-up with the banana cake (seriously? who can resist?) but otherwise, I did great. Skin cleared up. and I GAINED three pounds.
Yeah. My thyroid is a post for another (less depressing) day! At least I have test results and a plan now!
Anyway. I have a thousand and twelve things to do so I'm off.
Have a great Tuesday...what's left of it! :)