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solarglobe

Favorite Gluten Free Treats?

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Hi everyone,

Now almost 6 months gluten-free and I think I have a problem with corn too! -- just recently I've had bad reactions from eating tortilla chips & salsa! Thought it might be CC, or hidden gluten -- but after checking & rechecking, and having it happen more than once, it seems to be the corn (or could be the quantity! of corn chips) :unsure:

Anyway....I would really like to know what your favorite treats or snacks are to help you through the day.

I know this sounds so basic and common sense -- but I really need some ideas of things to eat -- simple things! I get very hungry now. I'm still in the "wandering around the grocery store in a daze" phase. Nothing seems very satisfying. (I did get a lovely gluten-free cookbook for Christmas and am learning how to cook more gluten-free things.) The processed gluten-free products I've found are pricey -- and don't always taste that great to me. And my family is slowly, but surely, coming over to my gluten-free way of life too.

Thanks.

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I make a gluten-free version of Rice Krispy Treats.......Use any gluten-free rice cereal, butter and marshmallows. Melt butter & marshmallows together in a pan and mix-in the cereal.

Works well with Rice Chex, too!

Cleveland Bob B)

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I also have problems with corn! It seems to be pretty common.

There are some great mixes out there for cookies and brownies that are corn and gluten-free. Rice cakes are another good snack. I love fruit or veggies and peanut butter. I make my own trail mix, and it's DELICIOUS! I had a hard time finding any that were gluten-free or not processed in a wheat facility, so I made my own!

I used:

pumpkin seeds

chopped pecans

slivered almonds

coconut flakes

dark chocolate chips

golden raisins

dried cranberries

dried dates

All ingredients are gluten-free and NOT processed in a facility that processes wheat.

It's a chewy and sweet mix. I'm going to make a "salty" mix using sunflower seeds, pistachios, and gluten-free pretzels next time.

If you want a convenient snack, try pranabars or larabars.

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I have problems with corn too

watch out for marshmallows they are probably filled with corn syrup and corn starch

I snack on fruit

carrots with sunbutter

potato chips

crackers made with chebe mix (tapioca)

dark chocolate

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These are my personal favorite:

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=49937

If you love peanut butter, you'll love these!

I make a batch and cut them and freeze them - so I just grab one as I head out the door!

You should also check out the Recipes thread in this forum, there are some great ideas there!

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My favorite snack is an apple sliced up with peanut butter spread on it. yummy! satisfies sweet, crunchy, salty and creamy. Funny thing is this was my favorite snack before I went gluten free too, so I did't lose my favorite :)

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Bananna or Apple with Peanut Butter (They also sell almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower butter. I get a huge jar of Almond Butter from Costco really cheap)

BoraBora Bar

Dried Fruit

Rice cakes and Peanut Butter

Yogurt - Yoplait

I bake a lot of stuff in one weekend and then freeze all of it, so I can have it when I want some lol.

Now, intolerance to corn is like being glutened? I have had a lot of problems and I know I am gluten-free, so I cut out soy and that didnt help. I wonder if it is corn. Most weekends I have corn tortillas with eggs and salsa.

And the above link for the PB bars, I am so going to make that!

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Kinnickinnik doughnuts

Chipotle chips (but corn)

Larabars

Chex cereal

Sweet Potato chips (Terra brand)

Lundberg Chips

Panda cereal

Pamela's cookies

Cheesecake (use combos of Pamela's for crust)

Various power bars

Almond, Cashew butter (on KK English Muffins)

Pamela's baking mix pancakes

Homemade pizza with Hormel pepperoni

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The gluten free pretzels are a tasty snack too. If you are in to sweets, try baking from that new cookbook. If I want a quick snack, I bake a batch of muffins or scones. I have also made a cheesecake without the crust. Good Luck

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My mom and sister both have trouble with corn in large quantities -- like a dinner of Nachos or Enchiladas or if they sit down to snack on corn chips or if they eat too many Panda Puffs (corn cereal). Neither of them has trouble with a little corn flour or things made with corn starch, or corn-based foods in small portions.

Fortunately, I don't have any difficulty with corn at all, so I eat quite a bit of it. But please know you're not alone. And you don't necessarily have to cut all corn out of your diet like you do with gluten.

There are several tasty varieties of rice crackers and rice chips on the market you might substitute for corn chips. They are good dipped in salsa or covered in cheese. Some of these are "specialty" (read: high priced) foods, and others are just available mainstream. I have been buying a rice cracker from Costco that comes in a couple flavors, including cheese and sesame, for months. Last time I picked up a package, there was a little addition on it that said "Now Certified Gluten Free!" but they'd always had a straightforward ingredients list so I always felt comfortable with them anyway (although they do say they are made in a facility that processes wheat, so if you're uber-sensitive, do use caution or maybe contact the company for more info). The brand is "Crunchmaster."

-Elizabeth

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I have trouble with corn too, but only corn as a main ingredient. I can do corn starch or corn syrup. I like Snapeas, guacamole, refried beans, hummus, nuts, and anything with peanut butter on it.

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I bake a lot of stuff in one weekend and then freeze all of it, so I can have it when I want some lol.

Now, intolerance to corn is like being glutened? I have had a lot of problems and I know I am gluten-free, so I cut out soy and that didnt help. I wonder if it is corn. Most weekends I have corn tortillas with eggs and salsa.

And the above link for the PB bars, I am so going to make that!

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Could have been the Pace Salsa! Definitely too many tortilla chips in one sitting gets me. Too much corn for me reacts just like being glutened. Small doses of corn seem OK.

I had a moment of enlightment today while grocery shopping. After my gluten diagnosis, I would wander around the grocery store, wanting to have a great big pity party as I'm reading labels. "I can't have this?", or "there's wheat in this?" Today, I looked in my grocery cart and realized everything I had was so healthy! Meats, fruits, veggies. Nothing processed! This is all great stuff! So, why have I been whining about it all?

I think I have been grieving over a lost way of life -- either that or breaking a serious wheat addiction. Maybe some of both. I miss eating out, I miss gobbling down treats without even thinking about it. I have to learn how to cook all over again. But I seriously do not miss the pain, the "D" issues, or the fatigue.

Have done better this week by being prepared, and using the ideas and support found here :)

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have you tried making krispie treats or granola bars?

you can use cocoa pebbles to make treats like a flavored rice krispie treat. very good!!

and granola can be made with cereals or gluten-free oats. delicious too. and both are pretty filling.

also fresh fruits with peanut butter. i like crackers with peanut butter and maple syrup which is AMAZING:)

always check labels of course.

muddy buddies:)

rice chex

chocolate chips, peanut butter, vanilla, butter and powdered sugar is one of the best snacks ever. probably not good for on the run food because the sugar is messy

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