SSL Gluten-free Top Picks of the Week: Junk Food

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Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living.  Today on the blog, we are chatting about SSL’s top gluten-free picks of the week,  which are all comfort foods…aka junk foods. Now, go grab a good cup of coffee or nice glass of wine and sit a spell with me.

I’m not a foodie, food critic, or food photographer. I’m also not a chef or even a cook, for that matter…and I’ve no patience or time for complex recipes. I don’t own a Crock-Pot. And to be perfectly honest, I bought my Le Creuset because it was pretty.

I look for easy, healthy, and delicious…and through lots of trial and error, I’ve found some great gluten-free items that don’t send my blood sugars into orbit.

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Tonight for dinner, I prepared a yummy gluten-free, Hawaiian BBQ pizza using an Against the Grain crust, Weber’s Original BBQ Sauce, fresh pineapple chunks from Earth Fare, gluten-free cheese, and smoked chicken that the hubby prepared on the Big Green Egg.

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It took less than five minutes to prepare and less than twenty minutes to cook. Just to make sure we got some veggies with our junk food delight,  I made a simple side salad of baby spinach, tomato, shredded carrots, and bean sprouts tossed in Annie’s Naturals Artichoke Parmesan dressing–which is gluten free and contains no synthetic preservatives.

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Sometimes, I just want something frozen that allows me to be a kid for a few moments. My go-to place is Menchie’s in Johnson City. Today,  I had the Heath Bar swirled with the Nutty Hazelnut. A treat that’s gluten-free and good for me…that’s a win!

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I love chocolate and have for a long time…I’m often scolded for eating it because some people believe that Type 1 diabetics should not eat sweets…some believe that I gave myself diabetes by eating sugar…but I can’t change their beliefs…so I just smile and nod…and buy more chocolate bars! *smile*

What I love about Alter Eco bars–besides their deliciousness–is their amazing story. Plus, they are soy free, gluten free, no GMO, no artificial flavors, no emulsifiers, organically grown, AND fairly traded. So, to all my critics eating Little Debbie snack cakes and judging me for being a chocolate-eating diabetic…poo on you! *wink*

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Keep in mind that what doesn’t bother me might bother you…so if you have a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease…be careful when trying new foods.

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about yummy snacks and a quick dinner.  Now, I’m off to get my daily dose of exercise with Mattie. *smile*

SSL’s Top Gluten-free Picks

 

wpid-20140722_144856.jpgHey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living.  Today on the blog we are chatting about SSL’s top gluten-free picks of the week. So let’s grab a good cup of coffee and sit a spell while we chat about delicious foods.

The VIP and I visited Cakes in a Cup in Johnson City, Tennessee in search of gluten-free cupcakes that were moist and delicious.  Believe me–we have had our share of not-so-edible GF baked goods…so we went knowing that it could be a flop…but it wasn’t!

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I had the Chocolate Lava Cheesecake + Diet Dr. Pepper, and Abby feasted on Chocolate + Diet Pepsi. We were pleasantly surprised with not only the moistness of the little cakes,  but also the rich chocolate flavor. Two thumbs up and five stars!!

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It was a busy day of running errands and searching for gluten-free top picks. It was so much fun having Abby along to help me sample and critic.

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One of my favorite places to shop. I love the atmosphere, friendly service, and top-notch produce.

After our cupcake break, we ventured to Walmart because I needed lancets…because I’ve been in a struggle with my insurance company’s prescription provider…long story…but I’m not seeing where Express Scripts has saved me time…made me cry…yes…stressed me beyond my limits…yes…I digress.

Back to eating healthy and delicious 🙂

After surviving Walmart, we ventured to a happy place–The Fresh Market–which has a nice selection of gluten-free items + the prettiest fresh flowers.

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Breakfast of Champions. Warning: This cereal is so addictive and so yummy that the hubby requests it!

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Chips fromThe Fresh Market + Hummus from Earth Fare = yummy for the tummy snacks that are good for us!

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Super easy dinner–just add a side salad. Now, this is a bit spicy and will make you miss NOLA.

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about yummy snacks and an easy dinner–all sans gluten. As a person with Celiac these above items do not bother me, but they might bother you. I’m no expert…I’m just trying my best to eat healthy and delicious all while living with Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes.

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Another reason to shop at The Fresh Market in Johnson City–the gorgeous view 🙂