Sunday, December 9, 2012

Monday Must-Haves Part 2

As promised, here is another list of Tiny Tummy's must-haves in honor of Must Have Monday. Gluten free is all the rage these days, but for some people, it's a lifestyle. While I, personally, do not have a gluten intolerance, I find that removing as much gluten from my diet definitely leads to a happier Tiny Tummy, so I'm all in favor of any gluten free finds; therefore, this week's Monday Must-Haves are are your gluten-free friends.

1. Coconut Flour: In my opinion, an essential for gluten free or low carb baking. Almond flour, chickpea flour, etc. are all viable options as well, but I like the way coconut flour absorbs liquid and the consistency you get in the end product. It's also higher in fiber than most other flours, so that's a major plus.

2. Bell Plantation P2 Powdered Peanut Butter: Peanut Butter generally has about 100 calories per tablespoon which adds up quickly if you're a peanut butter lover like this Tiny Tummy, which is why this powdered peanut butter is so awesome. A 2 tablespoon serving of this gem is only 45 calories, and since you have to make it as you go, you're less likely to overdo it. And, it's gluten free and great for baking! (Or for Tiny Tummy's Reese's Hot Chocolate!)

3. Glenny's Soy Crisps: We all know Tiny Tummy LOVES soy crisps... maybe a little too much; however, Glenny's delicious crunchies are gluten free and a great snack for all the celiacs out there craving crunch.

4. Kay's Assorted Chips, Krunchees, Snack Mixes, and Cereal: Along the same lines as Glenny's these are an AWESOME way to get your crunch on sans gluten. And the best part about these is that they have an excellent amount of protein, so you will actually be full after you eat them. I've been loving the BBQ Snack mix and the protein Krunchees, but you really can't go wrong with any of them!

5. Miracle Noodles: I can't say it enough, these things really are a miracle. They are basically 0 calories, and make an awesome pasta replacement. Personally, I like them best in asian dishes or in soups (put these in your pot of chicken noodle soup and I promise nobody will know they are 0-cal!) These babies are also gluten free, so pasta night is a go! Pin It

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