SSL’s Gluten-Free Top Picks of the Week: Whole Foods Market

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Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the blog. Today, we will be chatting about all my gluten-free favorites at the new Whole Foods Market Asheville. I attended the grand opening yesterday,  and it was fabulous. Lots of folks came out to celebrate and shop. I wandered the aisles with my baskets–one in each hand…purse on my shoulder…Samsung Galaxy Tab on top of the basket that was filled with bottles of wine…the hubby built a really awesome piece for the dining room, and it needed pretty bottles…I will share that with y’all another day *smile* Back to top picks.

I am a huge fan of pizza, junk food, comfort food, and sandwiches. The following photos will support that statement *smile*

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Do y’all want to hear some great news? Whole Foods Market has a huge selection of gluten-free foods. Too many to list! And with this wide variety, I will not lack for gluten-free top picks *smile* I’m super excited about being able to try so many new things!

Now, here is a sneak peek of what I picked up at the grand opening. Stay tuned to next week’s gluten-free top picks for all the details.

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Thanks for sitting a spell with me as we explored the gluten-free goodness at Whole Foods Market Asheville.

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*