I haven't really talked too much on here about how much it sucks sometimes to have to be gluten-free. Gluten is apparently awesome since it is in everything that I hold near and dear to my heart - cakes, cookies, chicken nuggets...etc. I have found some acceptable alternatives to most of the basics, but in this quest I have only found two hugely awesome gluten-free foods that don't break the bank. (that's another problem, it's all so much more expensive than the glutened version - yeah I made up that word). So, I thought I'd share at least the two awesome foods (and yes, they are both snacks - don't judge) with you guys in case you are insterested in either a) trying something new or b) would like to say goodbye to the gluten in your life. I follow a few other gluten-free blogs and haven't been able to get some of the products they suggest since it's kind of hard to find around here and I really don't want to pay shipping for my groceries... Anyway, here are two wonderful snacks that even if you aren't gluten-free, you should try!
Olive chips. You kind of need to like olives to enjoy this chip, but it's just a subtle flavoring you may enjoy it anyway. I almost didn't buy this since I have found most tortilla chips to be gluten-free so I did not see a need to buy this one, but on a whim I threw it in the cart. Made from a combination of black, green and Kalamata olives, garlic and sea salt. They recommend a humus dip or eating with olives. I don't eat hummus, so I either eat the by themselves or with different types of olives stacked on top. I've also tried them with salsa and they are great. I picked these up at Target, but i have also seen them at my local Kroger.
Ginger Mini Snapz: Cookies. Yum. These are gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free and they are fantabulous. Even Ditz eats them, which is slightly annoying because when I want one they are all gone. I generally buy the mini snapz version, but they also have a larger cookie that comes in a box. They are just a tad more expensive and I usually shudder at spending $4 on nine cookies. The mini snapz are also in the $4 price range, but there are more of them...or there is the same volume and it just seems like more because they are smaller. These I have found everywhere as Pamela's is becoming a super market staple, or at least so it seems in the Fort Worth area.
Anyway, just thought I'd share. These are good and everyone should go buy a bag. Even if you don't eat them, go buy them. That way they will keep selling them! : )
(both photos were taken from the companies websites. links provided)