Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

I Can't Commit To Gluten Free Without Some Sweets!
0

25 posts in this topic

:lol: Hi, I am new to this. I have a huge sweet tooth and since going gluten free I can't find any good sweets. Thats when I drive to cinnabon, eat a whole roll and pay for it the next day. I am 21 and a busy girl. I don't want cooking tips because I will never have time make anything. The things I have tried have been horrible. I also do not have a bunch of money to be buying everythin to find out that I hate it, so if you know of something you swear by let me know. I live in MN so any places or even online where I can buy some actual great tasting gluten free yum yums. Anything sweet and fluffy or extra rich... Pretty much if it has sugar I will like it.

THANKS :lol:

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Craving sweets is a symptom of the disease caused by malnutrition and not eating a balanced diet.

Everybody is busy, so that's no excuse.

Start taking a gluten free multivitamin, a B complex, and a calcium supplement. Eat more vegetables and good fats such as nuts, avocados, coconut milk, olive oil.

And your'e going to have to find a place to either buy gluten free treats, local or online, or learn to make your own, because driving all the way to a regular bakeshop takes just as much effort as driving to a store for gluten free goods, it's where you want to direct your energy.

Try googling [ gluten free name of your town ] . That should give you some ideas.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

for a quick pick me up...I find a Snickers really satisfies! I read somewhere that the mini's contain wheat, so i stick to the full size bar..never had a problem :)

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can't find any gluten free sweets? Sweets is what gluten free does best...I've never had a problem finding gluten free desserts anywhere that sells gluten free food. Granted, sometimes you have to make them yourself but cookies and brownies are really so easy to make. You really need to stop going to cinnabun and all that and start being healthy or you're really going to do some serious damage!

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (the originals). Check the ingredients as not all Reese's products are gluten free. Loved them before diagnosis and can still eat them with no problem now.

I need to add Snicker's to my grocery list today. I've always liked them, too.

Since going gluten free I find that my 9 o'clock munchies have all but disappeared. Probably because I'm eating so nutritiously now. biggrin.gif

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I don't want to preach at you, but if you are eating gluten on a regular basis you probably won't be able to get past this no matter how delicious the gluten-free sweets are. It's not the sugar you are craving, it's the gluten.

If you were diabetic, would you be too busy to check your blood sugar?

You have to get a handle on this even if you never get to eat another sweet. You aren't paying for eating gluten on just the days you feel lousy. The damage goes on and on even after you feel better.

Take care of yourself! You deserve to feel great and be healthy! :D

Please don't eat gluten anymore! :(

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Fresh and Natural all have great sweets to fill your sweet tooth. Bittersweet Bakery makes good gluten free items too. All in the Twin Cities.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Um chocolate?! Chocolate is gluten free baby! And gluten free brownies are super easy to make, and I guarantee I'm as busy if not busier than you! I make a batch, and freeze it. Then I take out a half a brownie -- remember, this is also about self-control -- and enjoy every morsel. I have chocolate at every meal, and ice cream several nights a week. :) If you love muffins, check out Udi's breads. Awesome muffins.

Listen, I'm addicted to sweets too -- I admit it. But I keep them a minimum and enjoy them when I have them. But you need to ask yourself why you would purposely hurt yourself for at least a day (for me, it's three weeks, so if you are getting away with only one day, I'm jealous!) just to have something that you could easily make yourself or buy at a convenience store? I know you didn't ask us for a psych analysis :) but we are worried about you. Think about why YOU and your well-being are not important enough to YOU -- and at your age, I would have done the same thing -- thank God I've learned more as I've gotten older. You deserve to feel good and healthy, and to enjoy some yummy sweets without paying for it with your health.

((hug))

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there,

Good to now there are others like me out there. I crave sweets healthy or not!

What I really enjoy and eat all day are the Katz Gluten Free Cinnamon Rugelech. For those craving Chocolate they have it available in chocolate as well.I also enjoy Udi's muffins for change.

As far as I know you shall have some Hy-vee's in MN carrying both brands. or shopa online at www.katzglutenfree.com and www.udisglutenfree.elsstore.com .

Good Luck and Hearty apetite! :P

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (the originals). Check the ingredients as not all Reese's products are gluten free. Loved them before diagnosis and can still eat them with no problem now.

I need to add Snicker's to my grocery list today. I've always liked them, too.

Since going gluten free I find that my 9 o'clock munchies have all but disappeared. Probably because I'm eating so nutritiously now. biggrin.gif

I read the ingredients for Reese's Peanut Butter cups and found nothing bad in them but had a reaction to them. Since going gluten free 4 months now I don't crave the sweets like I used to. Still have set backs once in a while but doing ok.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read the ingredients for Reese's Peanut Butter cups and found nothing bad in them but had a reaction to them. Since going gluten free 4 months now I don't crave the sweets like I used to. Still have set backs once in a while but doing ok.

It may be the peanut butter. I LOVE PB, and love Reese's, but I've learned to avoid it as my system canNOT tolerate PB. :(

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How bout a fresh piece of fruit? No labels to read, naturally gluten free, good on the go. I know it's not chocolate, but it's a good sweet tooth fix that is healthier than candy or muffins. Although those are awesome too. B)

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I'm craving sweets I make the chocolate chip recipe on the side of the Pamela's Gluten free baking mix. It literally takes like less than 20 minutes from start to finish! I use orange extract instead of vanilla and it makes them even better. I sometimes use butterscotch chips (read labels carefully, all brands are not gluten-free) and make bar cookies in an 8x8 pan. So 20 minutes and a weeks worth of treats if you don't share! :D

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try a search for microwave peanut brittle. 10 minutes and it's done. And you can add any fixings you want, like dried fruit, other nuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, coconut etc. Cheaper than buying candy and better for you.

Or stop at any store and pickup some nutritionally void Starburst Fruit chews. Or try a search on the forum here for Halloween candy. There are lists of commercial candy that is safe for us, oops, um, kids to eat. :D

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or stop at any store and pickup some nutritionally void Starburst Fruit chews. Or try a search on the forum here for Halloween candy. There are lists of commercial candy that is safe for us, oops, um, kids to eat. biggrin.gif

I also like Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups! Yup, I'm just a kid at heart! biggrin.gif

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Welch's Fruit Snacks are gluten-free and fat free. When I want something sweet after dinner I have some Turtle Mountain gluten-free and dairy free icecream. The flaor - cookie dough is gluten-free and dairy free, casein free and parve... It is very very yummy over a Betty Crocker brownie popped in the microwave for a few seconds. Even my DH loves them. If you go to the Turtle Mountain website, there is a 1.00 off coupon that you can print out. Not all the flavors are gluten-free... but the cookie dough is!

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm about 4 and a half months into being gluten free, and just very recently found that my insane cravings for sweet and baked stuff is calming down. Some of that might be because maybe I'm getting over the feelings of deprivation that were drowning me initially. There's so much that I CAN eat! And maybe because, as others have said, I'm healing, and my body isn't frantically trying to get the nutrition it needs anymore.

That said, I agree with others here, that gluten-free brownies are insanely easy to make. Trader Joe's gluten-free brownie mix is the best I've tried. People prefer them to 'regular' mixes. I've also made the cookie recipe on the side of the bag, and it's excellent! Most ice cream is gluten-free (but read the lables, nothing with cookie bits in it!), so a gluten-free brownie with a scoop of ice cream ought to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. You could even sprinkle some cinnamon on top, if that's what you are craving.

On the other hand, it's Spring, and fresh fruit is starting to come into season. Berries! Pears! Cherries! Plums! Don't get me started... The only prep is a quick rinse, and if you are formal about it, a bowl and a spoon. MMMMMMMMM!!!! :D

Seriously, give this some time. You'll feel better, your skin and hair will thank you, as will your immune system. Not easy at first, but it'll get easier over time. Keep on posting here, this is a safe place to vent and ask questions.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, KnickKnick brand of cookies called KooToo's (I think) are darn close to Oreos. Better, too, I think.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minute microwave mircacle cake! My favorite when I'm craving something sweet and cake like. It really only takes 5 minutes from start to finish! Ya!

Heres the recipe: And it is really this simple!

3 packets swiss miss hot chocolate (swiss miss is gluten-free, not all brands of hot chocolate are tho so be careful! We love swiss miss)

4 TBSP Pamelas pancake and baking mix (a staple at my house..makes great gluten free baked products) Or you could use your favorite gluten-free flour blend

1 egg

2 TBSP oil

4 TBSP water

Spray a small glass microwaveable bowl with Pam ( I use a 1 qt bowl, not a cereal bowl because it is not big enough)

Mix all ingredients in bowl.

Microwave on High for 3 minutes!

Thats eat! You can eat it right out of the bowl!! Mosit and fluffy chocolate desert!

I top mine with whip cream, or powder sugar, or frosting or ice cream or you can eat it just as it is!

So simple and it cures a craving for a baked gluten-free sweet treat! Its a life saver at my house, especially when my young daughter has a bday party to go to or for a school or church treat and needs a piece of gluten-free cake to take with her.

Good luck!

Darissa

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Udi's gluten-free Blueberry Muffins are wonderful! They are moist and delicious and so yummy. They remind me of muffins that I used to eat that were full of gluten! You can never tell they are gluten free. You can order them online from Udi's site, or I get mine from Whole Foods in the freezer section if you have a Whole Foods by you. Also, their whole grain bread from Udi's is really good. I don't care for their white bread or lemon muffins (but my daughter likes the lemon muffins)...but give the blueberry muffins a try. They are really worth it! You won't be wasting your money ....I promise they won't go in the trash!! (like so many other prepared gluten-free products that I buy that aren't very good). Have fun!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The new Betty Crocker gluten-free mixes are really good. My fave is the Devil's Food cake. Pamela's gluten-free brownie mix makes good brownies too. I also just discovered the Glutino "oreos" called Dream Cookies. Nom, nom. And then there are the Glutino Sugar Wafers, Breyer's ice cream, H

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quick reminder though: Gluten Free is not Calorie Free

Trust me my hips learned that lesson over the winter and now I'm paying to remove those extra pounds from the fudge, the glutino "oreos", the cookies made just from pb and brown sugar....

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quick reminder though: Gluten Free is not Calorie Free

Trust me my hips learned that lesson over the winter and now I'm paying to remove those extra pounds from the fudge, the glutino "oreos", the cookies made just from pb and brown sugar....

:P So true! If gluten-free sweets were low cal, everyone would want them! :P

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:lol: Hi, I am new to this. I have a huge sweet tooth and since going gluten free I can't find any good sweets. Thats when I drive to cinnabon, eat a whole roll and pay for it the next day. I am 21 and a busy girl. I don't want cooking tips because I will never have time make anything. The things I have tried have been horrible. I also do not have a bunch of money to be buying everythin to find out that I hate it, so if you know of something you swear by let me know. I live in MN so any places or even online where I can buy some actual great tasting gluten free yum yums. Anything sweet and fluffy or extra rich... Pretty much if it has sugar I will like it.

THANKS :lol:

I felt the same way when I was forced to go gluten-free, it got worse when I was diagnosed with multiple food intolerances and allergies. The good thing about it was as time went by more and more foods were being created with us in mind.

Candy:

I swore by Reeses and Ghiradelli (before being diagnosed for Corn), both are gluten-free. Now I buy my chocolate through Santa Barbera Chocolate Co. They carry chocolate lines free of many different allergens.

Pastries:

I swear by Shabtai Gourmet. They make everything from Ring Dings to Jelly Rolls. All fair priced with free shipping and very VERY tasty.

If it's just Gluten you're looking at there are MANY options out there for you in the very supermarket you shop...most likely even in the restaurants you eat. Just don't be afraid to ask someone there in the know what they have available.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just found Taza

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,336
    • Total Posts
      920,442
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi everybody,  I have had symptoms of Celiac since mid pregnancy and they have gotten worse over the last 5 months post partum. I have constipation, periods stopped, extreme fatigue,  joint pain, weak muscles, dizzyness, migraines, light sensitivity,  pins and needles in hands and feet, elevated TSH, depreason and anxiety. Was put on thyroid meds but it didn't help any of my symptoms. My doctor told me to try gluten free and reintroduce it. I tried it for 2 weeks and started feeling quite a bit better, then reintroduced it and felt worse than ever! It's definitely a gluten problem. She suggested I get the Celiac panel run so I got tested for Ttg iga, DGP igg and EMA all came back NEGATIVE! by this point I had only reintroduced gluten for a few days. She said my antibodies shouldn't go down by much in this time frame. Should I push for a referral to a GI doctor? I don't know why I feel the need for diagnosis? Probably my mother in law laughing when I said I can't eat gluten anymore and she tried to offer me things like donuts, saying it's just a little.  She just doesn't get it. So now, do I suffer for 6 weeks to get the biopsy or just stop eating gluten and be done with it.  I have also noticed while introducing new foods to my baby that he throws up whenever I give him anything wheat based. I doubt they can diagnose a baby and I refuse to damage his intestines for a diagnosis.  Maybe I should get my daughter tested as well? She is 3 and has been complaining of upset tummy and is frequently constipated. She is growing well though but is also quite thin. She is not a big eater. She may be constipated because she holds it. She is afraid to poop on the potty. Since I have had symptoms for only about 10 months, could there not be much damage yet? Sorry for the long post! 
    • The best thing you can do is get to your regular doctor and have a celiac panel run. You might also ask to see an allergist. Be sure to keep eating gluten until all celiac related testing is done.
    • Sounds like you may be alleric to something in both products. Next time you are at the store compare the ingredients of each to see if they have one in common that you don't think you eat in other products..  It might be a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor for a referral to an alergist to be on the safe side.
    • I don't know if this will help while you are waiting on the endoscopy but figured it might so here goes... If your life permits you could try going to bed so you can get up a couple hours earlier. Then eat something shortly after you are up like Cream of Buckwheat or Cream of Rice, an egg or something else gluten-free. You don't have to have gluten at each meal while waiting for your testing to be finished and something gluten-free for breakfast may sit better. You can get your gluten at lunch or dinner. By getting up a couple hours earlier that may allow you system to 'clear' the D and relieve a bit of the anxiety.  Ask your doctor if you can take something like Immodium with the antidepressant. That may help your day be easier and lessen the D the next morning.
    • I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this.  I have been eating toasted Udi's gluten free cinnamon raisin bread the last few mornings with either butter or almond butter.  This morning, right after eating it, I started having uncontrollable, violent fits of coughing and choking.  I was finally able to drink a lot of water, then I had a Ricola lozenge and took some ibuprofen, and my system finally calmed down.   I had this same experience several years ago after eating some gluten free Van's waffles.  Has this happened to anyone else?  I'm at a loss, as I've never reacted to butter or almond butter this way, and not to the ingredients listed on the Udi's package, unless I have an undiagnosed sensitivity to something.  This was scary, needless to say, I will be avoiding Udi's products. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,390
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    tomj777
    Joined