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


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#1 ohitsonlynicole

 
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:40 PM

: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:
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#2 Takala

 
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:22 PM

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.
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#3 kaki_clam

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:43 AM

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 :)
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:44 AM

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!
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#5 sa1937

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:19 AM

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. Posted Image
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:41 AM

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! :(
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#7 Ahorsesoul

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:05 AM

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.
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#8 ciavyn

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:40 AM

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.

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#9 eatGF.only

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:02 AM

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
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#10 sandiz

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:22 AM

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. Posted Image



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.
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#11 ciavyn

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:53 AM

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. :(
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:03 PM

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)
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:28 PM

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
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#14 GFinDC

 
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:58 PM

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
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:44 AM

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. Posted Image

I also like Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups! Yup, I'm just a kid at heart! Posted Image
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