Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. But living gluten-free it can be one of the most stressful meals of the day and that is certainly no way to kick-start your morning. There are only so many morning where you can have some fruit or some rice cakes and peanut butter or almond butter (delicious and nutritious alternative to peanut butter) without wanting more. Thankfully, there are a number of companies that have great breakfast options for those living with Celiac’s disease or living gluten-free/wheat-free. Two of my favorite companies are Van’s Natural Foods and Udi’s
I have been enjoying Van’s organic all natural waffles before becoming gluten-free so discovering that they also made a gluten-free/wheat-free line was perfect. The waffles come in a variety of flavors – Totally Natural (regular), Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, Buckwheat, and Flax. Apple Cinnamon is by far my favorite out of all of them and all of their waffles are sweetened with fruit juice and go great with warm maple syrup, butter and/or jam. They can be seen in your freezer section at your nearest Whole Foods Market. Fairway or anywhere else you get your gluten-free/wheat-free groceries. A quick (or long – depending on how brown you like your waffles) toast in the toaster or toaster oven and you are all set to enjoy with your favorite waffle topping. Grab a fork and dig in!
After trying a few gluten-free breads to find one that I enjoyed eating, my mom stumbled upon Udi’s at Whole Foods and brought it home for me to try. Try it I did and it is my favorite gluten free bread AND they do much more than bread. Bagels (how I missed bagels), hot dog bread, hamburger bun, pizza crust and muffins, granola and cookies! After using the bread for french toast, sandwiches and quick snacks, I decided to try their muffins. First choice , their double chocolate chip muffin. (I am a HUGE chocolate lover 🙂 )
The Udi’s Double Chocolate Chip muffin is fantastic. It comes in the freezer section and a quick warm up in the microwave or oven (my personal preference) is all you need to enjoy it. Well that and a plate to eat it on! The muffin is a perfect size – not to big not to small – for breakfast, dessert or a quick snack. Once warm, the muffin is moist inside full of chocolate chips. They come four in a pack and can be kept frozen or refrigerated until ready to eat! They are easily one of my new favorite breakfast finds.