SSL’S Gluten-free Top Picks of the Week: Simple Lunch Menu

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Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about one of my favorite go-to lunches. It is super easy + packable for school or work. Now let’s sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and look at my easy, gluten-free lunch menu. P.S. I thought I would get better at snapping pics with my Samsung Galaxy S5, but…it is much harder than those fancy food blogs make it look! Kudos to those photographers!

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I really like Glutenfreeda products. The name is fabulous, and the quality is great and consistent. The best thing is all of their items are manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free facility, which is very, very important for those of us dealing with Celiac Disease.

I have tried other gluten-free, microwavable burritos, but Glutenfreeda Gluten-Free Burrito Chicken & Cheese is my favorite for three reasons:

1. It is made from all-natural ingredients and GMO free corn.

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2. It has only 28g of carbs and 2g of fiber–which means I bolus less for it than the others on the market. Some of the burritos out there have 50+ grams of carbohydrates. As a person living with Type 1 Diabetes, I choose my carbs carefully! And I’m not wasting my carb allowance on a microwavable burrito!

3. It doesn’t “explode” like some of the others. Heating a burrito in the microwave isn’t as easy as the instructions make it sound. I’ve learned to dampen the paper towel before wrapping the burrito in it. It doesn’t guarantee that the paper towel won’t stick, but it helps! I also sprinkle salt on the paper towel before swaddling the burrito…Speaking of salt…

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Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I’ve made it my mission to replace everything in my pantry and fridge with certified, gluten-free products. Getting “glutened” is no fun, so I do everything I possibly can to prevent it…to avoid cross-contamination.

I recently discovered Himala Salt at The Fresh Market in Johnson City. I was pretty excited because I’ve had trouble finding certified, GF salt and spices in my new town. What is so grand about this brand is it is NONGMO verified, Kosher, powered by 100% renewable energy and organic.

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Lunch Menu

Burrito + Salad + Alter Eco Dark Coconut Toffee organic chocolate

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I wanted to say a big thank you for reading, pinning, tweeting, and sharing my blog and especially the gluten-free top picks. Y’all have inspired me to be healthier and research more. I want to share what I find and try with y’all so y’all don’t have to spend countless hours hunting for quality gluten-free foods. Keep in mind what doesn’t bother me might bother you, so always read labels. I will do my best to include photos of the nutritional information of each item I chat about.

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It has not been easy or cheap living healthier, but it has been totally worth it because I feel so much better + I’ve lost weight. I want to learn as much as possible about the foods I buy, eat and feed my family because they deserve to eat the way I did when I was a kid.

I grew up on a hobby farm where the eggs came from the chickens residing  in the backyard and the beef was homegrown. We grew our own veggies and had fresh milk. It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I had processed junk food and boxed dinners like Hamburger Helper. Life was hectic. My parents needed faster solutions to meals. Bless! They trusted the food they were buying. At that time, fast food restaurants were on the rise. Popular. Cool. Farming was frowned upon and hobby farmers were labeled as poor country folks not cool enough to buy Little Debbie.

The lunch my mom packed for me in elementary got me made fun of…now it’s the cool thing to have organic, all natural, locally sourced food in your eco-friendly lunchbox. Funny how time changes things…

I’m glad…proud to be returning to my roots…and I look forward to not only supporting local farmers more, but also growing some of my own veggies. I’m glad my parents grew our food, and my mom packed me lunches that got me ostracized…I learned so much from those experiences…and I hope to pass along what I’ve gained to all of you *smile*

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about a simple lunch menu and reminisced about my country folk days. I do miss those days! *smile*

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