Gluten-free products are expensive, so I try to use them sparingly. But, I do have a few favorites for special treats or recipes or substitutions.
Envirokidz Koala Crisp Cereal makes chocolate “Rice Crispy Treats”
Health Valley Rice Crackers can be used for s’mores, a graham cracker crust, or miniature gingerbread houses.
K-Toos “Oreos” are wonderful on their own or as a pie crust.
I use the Animal Crackers by K-Kritters or Envirokids as the Nilla Wafers in banana pudding.
Those pretzels are going in the classic Chex Mix I’ll be making shortly.
I use these soups from Health Valley to replace Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup in recipes like Potato Casserole, Breakfast Casserole, Beef Stroganoff, or Chicken Tetrazzini.
My favorite brand of flours is Bob’s Red Mill. I really like Mr. Bob. I use these 3 flours for my baking mix.
See these? They’re dangerous. They’re my weakness. I’m warning you not to buy them.
I’ve tried lots of pasta, and Tinkyada is the best. It is just like regular pasta in taste and consistency, except that you will need to spend some of your kids’ college fund to buy it regularly. I think it’s worth it.
And speaking of spending big bucks, to me sometimes my money isn’t really buying the food. It’s buying the joy of seeing my kids delight in a donut like any other kid. Sometimes those smiles are just worth it.