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Yummy or Yucky Gluten-Free Foods

I am a finicky eater. I admit it. When I was young, I used to say I didn't like a certain type of food because I just didn't like it. When asked if I had ever tasted it before, I would say no, but even so, I still didn't like the food. (Ok, I still occasionally use this excuse, but I am getting better!) Being diagnosed with Celiac made me expand my food repertoire when dining in and out of the house.

Still, you have to admit, some of the gluten-free products out on the market are just hideous! The deceiving photos on the internet and on the consumer labels make things look oh so scrumptious, but then you stick something in your mouth and it takes all your willpower just to politely spat it back into a napkin.

But wait! Do not be discouraged! It is all about the process my friends. Trial and error. We go through this with everything else in our lives, so why
not food? Yes, it may cut you down at first, swipe you at the knees. After the fifth loaf of mushy bread or crunchy mac n' cheese, you just want to throw your hands up and say "Enough!" But that would be a waste, because all the foods you have found not to eat lead you on a road to foods that actually taste good!

So, the moral of the story is, continue to explore. Do not judge a book by its cover (or in this case a picture on a box). Rather, ask around, do taste tests, and learn from the experiences. Understand that once you spit something into a napkin, or if the dog won't even touch it, that food probably won't taste good the second or third time you try it. However, when you hear the hallelujah chorus in the background, you know that food item is a keeper. Your taste buds will tell you what is tasty and what is, well, not. Gluten-free, just like any other diet on the planet, has its ups and downs, the yummy and the yucky.

As always, welcomes your comments (see below).

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5 Responses:

said this on
18 Apr 2008 7:25:56 PM PST
Chebe Bread is truly delicious. I recommend it without reservation. I used to make it from scratch with their dough, but now they sell it frozen and already made into bread sticks and pizza dough. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Catia Moss

said this on
23 Apr 2008 8:12:45 AM PST
Sweetie Cakes Co. products are amazingly yummy. You can't tell the difference! They are super good the second day. Even more amazing is that they don't have eggs or dairy and some are sugar-free. I can't have eggs or milk. What a lifesaver. Finally I can have cake and cupcakes. WOW!


said this on
23 Jan 2009 4:34:09 PM PST
Nana's oatmeal raisin cookies are YUMMY! My family is so skeptical of 'healthy' foods that I eat, but I got my mom of all people to taste it and she couldn't tell the difference. They were just hesitant at the description of a 'cookie' with no egg, milk, flour...not technically a cookie right?! LOL! But it sure tastes like one! The other flavors they offer are good but have a horribly strong definitely YUCKY to several of those (Orange, lemon)


said this on
25 Sep 2012 4:05:00 PM PST
Trader Joe's Snickerdoodles are awesome!!


said this on
05 Jun 2013 2:42:04 AM PST
Hi there! I am lucky enough to have experienced Udi straight from the source and Barrett is not kidding about anything he is saying. The funny thing is I don't have celiac disease, and I used to eat there at least once a week. My work would order there because it was a skip from Westwood Denver North where I was an admin assistant. So if someone who doesn't have to be gluten-free willingly chooses Udi, then yeah!!! Oh and go to the website and put in your zip code - it will tell you where to shop for the products!

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