Back-to-School with Udi’s Gluten-Free Foods

School is back in session and coming up with gluten-free lunch ideas that won’t bore can sometimes be a challenge.

Let Udi’s make it easier (and more fun) with our selection of gourmet snacks and goodies that last will last in your child’s school bag and locker through all those morning activities and into lunchtime.

SONY DSCUdi’s Soft & Chewy Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites: Oh man, these are absolutely delicious! You’d never believe they are gluten free. The chocolate chips in the brownie give it a nice added texture.

SONY DSCUdi’s Ancient Grain Crisps with Aged Cheddar: Initially opening the bag it definitely smells aged, but once you get it into your mouth and chew it, they taste great. The family loved it so much, that my husband, who is not gluten free, requested that I make sure to pick up more bags when I’m at the store.

SONY DSCUdi’s White Sandwich Bread: Best gluten-free bread ever. I’ve tried many other brands, but this is by far our favorite. We load it up like a Subway sandwich for lunch, and the bread holds up great… not crumbly or dry at all. The kids even love it toasted in the morning spread with butter and jam.

SONY DSCUdi’s Mighty Bagel: These bagels are awesome! They are not crumbly and dry. The kids love these bagels for breakfast out of the toaster. I’ve also made mini pizza bagels with these as an after school snack, which was a surprise and a huge hit with the kids.

SONY DSCUdi’s Whole Grain Hamburger Buns: Soft, not crumbly, good taste. It’s nice to finally have a complete hamburger, bun and all.

SONY DSCSoft & Sweet Cinnamon Raisin Bread: Soft, sweet and delectable. Warmed up with a little bit of butter spread on with a cup of coffee. Mmmm… makes me think of autumn and all it’s beauty.

SONY DSCHarvest Crunch Muffins: Yummy!!! We had these for breakfast. Even better is that it’s so nutritious made with cranberries, sweet potato, quinoa flour, flax seed, and pepitas. Great way to start the morning.

SONY DSCUdi’s Plain Tortillas: I was so excited to try these, because I honestly miss flour tortillas and was tired of the corn tortillas. Last night, I tried the tortillas for tacos. I threw 4 of them wrapped in a damp paper towel in the microwave for 20 seconds. I wrapped taco meat into the warm tortilla, but disappointed it fell apart. The second time around, I wrapped the tortillas individually in a damp paper towel for 20 seconds and what a difference! Chewy warm tortilla that held all of its taco filling together. Absolutely delicious!!! Today, I made a sandwich wrap for lunch, and again, delicious, chewy and it held the lunch meat together.

SONY DSCUdi’s Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies: I brought a box of these over to my cousin’s house over the weekend. My cousin put them out and within 2 minutes they were all gone. Guests couldn’t believe these cookies were gluten free. They were a little crumbly, but soft and chewy. Extremely tasty!

SONY DSCUdi’s Cherry Walnut Granola Clusters With Omega 3: These are full of taste, great snack at home or on the go. These are clusters full of gluten free oats, ancient grains, fruits and nuts. It is good source of iron. My kids can’t get enough of theses clusters.

Because of Udi‘s products, I can honestly say my children and I don’t feel like we are on a gluten-free diet because of the variety of foods they carry. We can finally have food we have missed eating that actually tastes great and almost, or as close as it can get, to the wheat laden foods. When it comes to gluten-free foods, you can never go wrong with UDI’s brand. My only suggestion is to keep your breads, buns and bagels in the freezer to keep them fresh longer and just take it out when ready to eat it by heating it in the microwave for a few seconds and they come out warm, fresh and not crumbly.

Quick and Easy Dinner With @Success_Rice and a Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe Too! #SuccessRice #ad


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.

Have you used Success Rice before? Did you know that Success Rice is the original no mess, no measure boil-in-bag rice that cookis perfectly every time? It is ready in less than 10 minutes, and you really can’t mess it up. Seriously. The rice can site for up to 30 minutes before being served. For me, Wednesdays are killer. Madison has piano lessons in the afternoon, so it makes it incredible difficult for dinner. I am always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas to make. During the school year, I am usually trying to cook while helping with dinner, so foolproof is definitely needed!

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You can easily make it either on your stovetop or your microwave. You also can serve it as a side or use Success Rice as part of your meal.  It was so easy to make!

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Here’s my Tomato Vegetable soup recipe that was super good:

Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe
 
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 cans (14 oz.) sliced stewed tomatoes with bell peppers, celery, and onions
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
Instructions
  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Combine tomato paste, sugar, and seasonings in a Dutch oven. Add all remaining ingredients except rice and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in rice; heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

Dinner is served:

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Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips from Pepperidge Farm

Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 12.44.15 PM Have you heard the news of Pepperidge Farm’s first gluten-free addition to its Baked Naturals lineup – Simply Tortilla and Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips? These chips are made with quality ingredients like stone ground corn and 16g whole grain per serving. Baked Naturals Tortilla Chips contain 43 percent less fat than the leading tortilla chip (4.5g total fat/28g serving compared to 8g total fat/28g serving).

Now, I’ve got a picky household when it comes to healthy stuff. My husband tends to not usually the baked chips and a lot of the time I have to agree. However, Pepperidge Farm hit the nail on the head with these chips. I never even got to try the Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips! My kids and my husband ate them before I got a chance! I had to hide the Simply Tortilla chips, so I could try them! You know you’ve got good chips when you have to hide them so you can try them! This is one of the few things that I have reviewed that my husband has begged that I get more of! I love the Simply Tortilla Chips. I love that when I chip craving that I can have these and not feel guilty about it! They taste great too!

Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips from Pepperidge Farm are a great-tasting, wholesome addition to any house!