SSL’s Gluten-free Top Picks of the Week: Easy and Fun

I had a fabulous time with Abby Hathorn of the Vintage Inspired Passionista at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City, Tennessee.

I had a fabulous time with Abby Hathorn of the Vintage Inspired Passionista at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee *smile* Today on the blog, we are chatting about the gluten-free top picks of the week–which are all about easy and fun. Earlier today, I had a business lunch with Abby (about new and exciting changes coming to our blogs) at Mellow Mushroom in JC. The gluten-free menu made me smile with its catchy slogan of “YOU’RE NO LONGER A SECOND-CLASS CITIZEN.” LOVE IT!!!!! I believe every restaurant and food product company should follow suit and create healthy foods that everyone can eat *smile*

I love cheese. Thankfully, I am not lactose intolerant. The Good Lord knew that I could not handle that *wink* I was super excited to find these mozzarella sticks by

I love cheese. Thankfully, I am not lactose intolerant. The Good Lord knew that I could not handle that *wink* I was super excited to find these all-natural mozzarella sticks by Health is Wealth because I am a fangirl of anything cheese.

Overall, the nutritional values aren't bad: 110 calories, 5g of fat, 10g of carbs, 7g of protein + 15% calcium. If you have the time, bake them in the oven--much better than microwaving them!

Overall, the nutritional values aren’t bad: 110 calories, 5g of fat, 10g of carbs, 7g of protein + 15% calcium. If you have the time, bake them in the oven–much better than microwaving them!

20141016_170530-1_resizedSome days…well…most days, I do not have time to prepare lunch. I feel lucky to have time to make a sandwich…I know…I should make fancy lunches ahead of time and freeze them with fancy labels on them…yes, I know that it would be a healthier alternative than sandwiches and corn dogs…but corn dogs are fun to eat…and Applegate understands my time dilemma…thank you, Applegate, for being there for me and creating fun lunch food *smile*

Applegate corn dog + small side salad + an apple = quick lunch that keeps me satisfied until dinner

Applegate corn dog + small side salad + an apple = quick lunch that keeps me satisfied until dinner

I am always looking for portable, packable snacks because it seems like I am out more than I am in. My go-to brand for delicious on-the-go snacks is Enjoy Life. They make yummy nut-less trail mixes, and I am currently crushing on the Beach Bash variety.

This snack fits in my purse or desk drawer. All I need to keep me going is a handful *smile*

This snack fits in my purse or desk drawer. All I need to keep me going is a handful *smile*

Enjoy Life is looking out for all of us with allergies and special dietary needs. Thank you, Enjoy Life, for being so awesome *smile*

Enjoy Life is looking out for all of us with allergies and special dietary needs. Thank you, Enjoy Life, for being so awesome *smile*

I love snack crackers. Don’t get me wrong…I love a lot of different foods–from oranges to steak….But to be perfectly honest, I am a grazer–which is bad for a Type 1 diabetic…I really need to eat on a schedule…believe me I have tried…and I am still trying…but I have always eaten a little here…and a little there…and that is why I love snack crackers. And I love Goldfish crackers because they are adorable and fun to eat. What am I five? Yes, I am when it comes to my snack crackers…and cereal….Anyway, I am so glad that Goldfish crackers have a GF version. *whoop whoop happy dance*

Look how cute they are + they are cheesy and yummy!

Look how cute they are + they are cheesy and yummy!

20141016_170646_resizedThanks for sitting a spell with me as we chatted about the gluten-free top picks of the week which are all about easy and fun. Remember SSL’s tips about gluten-free foods–always read the ingredients, research the products, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. I always sample a new item before I eat a full serving. And remember–what doesn’t bother me might bother you!

 

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