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


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#16 Nor_TX

 
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:53 AM

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!
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

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.
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Self diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten free since 12/09.
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Fibro symptoms have improved but not gone away with gluten free living.
Osteoarthritis, mostly in hands and neck and lumbar spine. Not sure if going gluten-free has helped that problem, but it certainly can't hurt. (Am very grateful that so far no sign of the RA that is devastating my mother lately.)
Considering a dairy free trial. Considering.

#18 BethM55

 
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:03 AM

Also, KnickKnick brand of cookies called KooToo's (I think) are darn close to Oreos. Better, too, I think.
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Self diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten free since 12/09.
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Fibro symptoms have improved but not gone away with gluten free living.
Osteoarthritis, mostly in hands and neck and lumbar spine. Not sure if going gluten-free has helped that problem, but it certainly can't hurt. (Am very grateful that so far no sign of the RA that is devastating my mother lately.)
Considering a dairy free trial. Considering.

#19 Darissa

 
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:26 AM

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
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#20 Darissa

 
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:15 PM

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!
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:29 PM

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, Häagen-Dazs sorbet, Dove dark chocolate, and Jelly Bellies, any of which make it into my grocery cart occasionally.

Yes, I have a sweet tooth. Sugar in moderation is good for the soul. :P
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:43 AM

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....
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:20 AM

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
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:34 AM

: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.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:47 AM

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