Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Glutino - Snack Product Review

Oh look more food related posts from the pregnant mama over here. Yes, so I eat gluten free and when you're pregnant that can be a challenge when you're hungry all the time. Without that gluten I find I get hungry much faster and don't feel quite so filled up when I do eat a meal. I have been sneaking a little bit of gluten here and there just because I find my metabolism is so fast right now, I can tolerate little bits. I do try to stay away from it though and when I got my latest shipment of Glutino samples to try I was so excited to see all the great snack foods that they sent over!

GF Honey Mustard Pretzels
This is one of my favorite snacks that I totally miss. I was so excited to see these pretzel twists with honey mustard flavoring. They taste just like the gluten-packed version and are soooo good!

GF Buffalo Wing Pretzels
Seeing as how I live in Buffalo I'm no stranger to Buffalo-wing-flavored items. I'm not a big fan of spicy though and especially not during pregnancy with that awful heartburn that creeps up but my husband gladly snacks on these. He doesn't have to eat gluten free but he actually prefers the gluten free variety when it comes to pretzels.

GF Pretzel Sticks
A nice big bag of gluten free pretzel sticks is perfect for me right now. I keep a small amount by the bed and if I wake up starving I eat a couple, drink some water and go back to sleep. During the day I love to dip them in hummus, peanut butter, tzatziki and so much more.

GF Tortilla Dippers
My local Wegmans has their own brand of tortilla chips that happen to be gluten free and they're great but these dippers from Glutino are really tasty and went well with guacamole and homemade salsa. They are shaped like the traditional scoop chips so you can get maximum snackage on each chip!

GF Graham Animal Crackers
So much better than the plain variety, these graham animal crackers have just a hint of sweetness and make the perfect snack for on the go. They pair well with a piece of fruit or a few crackers if you're looking for a healthy and fast snack.

For more information on any of Glutino's products or to shop their products yourself, you can visit http://www.glutino.com/.

What's your favorite healthy or gluten free snack?

HungryRoot - Product Review

Well so begins a slew of pregnancy-related posts. We are currently fourteen weeks pregnant and have announced to everyone our big news. So now it can become blog official as I start to talk about all the wonderful and great products I am using to get through these forty weeks. I'm officially in my second trimester and my nausea is almost completely gone. What has kicked in now is the insatiable hunger. I literally am hungry ALL DAY LONG. And all night. Yes, I'm hungry in the wee hours of the morning and if someone brought me a cheeseburger at three in the morning  I would gladly eat it. Anyway, I know that wouldn't be healthy and I am definitely making sure I am eating plenty healthy. I'm also very tired so healthy food that is convenient is on the top of my list right now. I came across HungryRoot, which is a line of convenience foods that are gluten free, healthy and packed full of protein and nutrients. All things I need right now!

Each of the products that are part of the HungryRoot line can be prepared in under seven minutes. Which if you're really hungry, that's fantastic. You get the products shipped right to your door, chilled, and ready to either use or refrigerate. I noticed the products I received had really good best by dates so you can stock up a bit with each shipment. I received a variety of products to try from HungryRoot and so far I love them all!

Maple Chickpea Pancake Batter
This batter is awesome. I eat gluten free and so far have only found one pancake mix that I like. This one is full of protein and is definitely getting added to my list as a favorite. The pancakes don't turn out too dense and they have a really lovely flavor.

Coconut Carrot Cake Bites
These are similar in concept to peanut butter oatmeal balls which I like to make often. They are raw and full of healthy ingredients. These bites comes with a coconut dipping frosting you can use but honestly we preferred them plain they were that good.

Carrot Noodles With Tangy Sriracha Peanut Sauce
I love veggie noodles but I have ditched my Vegetti noodle maker because it was such a pain. So when I saw these I was really excited because I was going to get to enjoy carrot noodles and not have to make them! I actually took these noodles, added some other ingredients and turned it into a stir fry. I got to leave out noodles or rice and use the carrot noodles instead, making this a super healthy dish.

In addition to these personal favorite products, there are plenty of other products available through HungryRoot such as cookie doughs, hummus and much more. I love these products because they kept me full but I know I am making healthy choices by eating products from HungryRoot. You can find information or shop the site by visiting https://www.hungryroot.com/shop/.