About a year ago, I decided to cut gluten out of my diet after reading the book, “Wheat Belly” by William Davis (I’m very impressionable when it comes to food). I lasted two months – which is saying a lot when bagels, croissants, and pasta top the list of your favorite foods. It was tough, but an experience; and it pushed me to try new foods – not to mention eat a lot more vegetables! By the end of the two months, I ended up switching back to my old diet, because not only was I tired of constantly saying “no” to the chocolate chip cookies in the teacher’s lounge, but because I didn’t feel any better – as so many people said I would. That being said, I still try to choose something other than pasta when I’m out to eat (keyword: try) and there are a few(some healthy…some not so healthy) snacks that stuck with me!
- Garden Lites Veggie Muffins. The whole idea sounds gross, but these are amazing. You can find them in the freezer aisle – let them defrost or put them in the microwave for 35 seconds for a delicious, warm (and healthy!) muffin.
- Domino’s Gluten Free Pizza. I never, ever used to order from Dominoes (I mean, I live in New Jersey), so this was a real surprise for me. My boyfriend and I saw it advertised during my gluten-free stint and decided to give it a try. We were both a little nervous, but we ended up loving it. The crust is thin, but it’s not too hard as most gluten-free products tend to be. In my opinion it’s even better than a normal pie at Domino’s. The only downfall is that it’s only available as a small pie and it’s a bit pricy for its size at $10.99.
- Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies. Cookies were the one thing I really missed when I was gluten-free, so I tried a lot of different brands. Enjoy Life turned out to be the winner!