After discovering I have an intolerance to gluten, I've been experimenting with different products. Eating only meat, vegetables and fruit is easy but there is always the desire to bring back some of the convenience of some processed foods. Most stores carry quite a few gluten-free products now so you surely do not need a service like this. This is purely indulgent for me.
Taste Guru is $34 a month for 3 months, $29 a month for 6 months or $25 a month for a 12 month subscription, so when I came upon a Groupon deal for a 3 month subscription for $37 I jumped right on it! This box is the first of my 3 month subscription.
This all-American sandwich has been jazzed up with plump pinto beans, colorful carrots and tasty tumeric.
Instructions are to brown 1 lb of ground turkey, add sloppy joe mix, 3 1/2 cups of water and 6 oz of tomato paste.
Calories - 140 - 4 servings per box
Personally I'm a Manwich person if I were to have sloppy joes and if I remember correctly, they are only 35 calories per serving. I'll give this a try but I don't think it's something I would seek out and buy. I do like the idea of adding the beans to it though and I could do that with any other recipe. More importantly the issue here for me would be - what would I put this on? Am I going to spend $6 on some crappy gluten-free bread? Or would I just find something else to put it on?
I know that in the paleo, gluten-free and grain-free community that the Enjoy Life products are a big hit but I have to say they don't really impress me that much. If I'm going to indulge in chocolate then it's going to be Ghirardelli dark and sweet chocolate or any chocolate from Trader Joe's! If you're going to indulge, you might as well do it up right.
My husband and I shared this bar and it was just ok. I've had much worse for sure, but I would not go out of my way to find this and purchase it.
These bars from Glastonbury CT look really good and I think these will get consumed with no problem. These are the perfect type of thing to have around and grab for on the go snacking. That being said, Nature Valley has some terrific peanut butter and dark chocolate protein bars that work just as well and are probably easier to obtain.
The box has 5 bars in it and they are 170 calories each.
These chips are made from potato and corn and have 25% less fat than regular potato chips.
They are made from a blend of red potatoes and white corn. They taste a lot like potato chips and a little like tortilla chips. Good for dips or crunching right out of the bag.
Again - regular chips and corn chips are already gluten-free so I don't really see the necessity of this type of chip unless it's specifically what you're looking for. Have you looked at the ingredients for Frito-Lays corn chips? There are 3 - Corn, Corn oil and Salt. It doesn't get much simpler than that - yet these types of products have a long list of things that seem like it took a lot of work to create something that was unnecessary! It just makes me wonder at what else you are ingesting in your quest to be gluten-free - what might you be taking in that is not needed.
150 calories per 11 chips
OMG - I don't even know what to say about these. I admit I have not tried them yet - mostly because I haven't been able to bring myself to do it.
They take corn, egg whites and other all natural ingredients and blend them to crunchy perfection with their patent-pending Pressure-Puff process. The result is a wholesome snack so light and tasty you won't believe you're getting healthy egg white protein in every bite.
These have the potential to be really good - and I will find out once I get passed the thought of them being egg whites. Maybe they are kind of like pork rinds? Or Cheetos! I could get on board with that.
130 calories per serving (34 chips) - protein is 7 grams. I guess that makes it a pretty good for you snack.
Keen One Quinoa - Garden Medley
Quinoa is one of the latest superfoods. I don't hate it but I do have a little trouble with the texture. Personally I prefer rice but I like to change it up once in awhile so this package will be a nice change at some point.
This is a pre-washed, quick cooking, seasoned meal or side dish that can be easily prepared.
I'm happy to have this 3 month subscription so that I may get introduced to some products that I may not have thought or encountered yet. I know that I don't need any of them.
If you're interested in Taste Guru, you can visit their web site at https://www.tasteguru.com. I would suggest also checking out Groupon though for great deals like I got.
And if anyone has a great gluten-free pizza dough recipe that is like the real thing I would love to hear from you! I would really love one that I could do in the bread machine, that would be ideal.
~~ Sharon ~~