Most of the foods I’ve eaten this last week are pictured below. All are clean, real, and safe.
Of course, I must start with all the delicious, fun, healthy desserts and “tacos” from Vegeria Vegan Restaurant in San Antonio, TX. I love this place! It’s my safe haven in my crazy gluten-filled life in San Antonio. All the recipes are so creative, fresh, and a delicious vegan and gluten free spin on the norm of Tex-Mex dining.
-High-protein desserts to be jealous of: Sunbutter Energy Fudge, Almond Butter Fudge, Sunbutter Fudge with Coconut Creme Cupcake-
-The first hot meal I’ve had since Christmas Eve: Portabella Avocado Custom Creation “Open-Faced” Taco.-
-Custom Quick Veggie Taco-
-Strawberry Lavender and Lavender cupcakes-
-Lifetime Fitness has a restaurant inside, so I purchased a veggie sandwich on Udi’s Gluten-Free bread.-
-Raw Revolution has the best tasting raw energy bars. I picked up a bunch of samples at the GFAF Expo and am just now getting to eat them. They were worth the wait! I highly recommend them, all of them! If you can find them: Buy Them! If you have to mail-order, beg, borrow, or steal for them: Do It!-
-Udi’s never let’s me down, never let’s me go hungry. Again, I am just going to say this package of mini chocolate muffins may or may not have been a meal this week. (If you’re following me on Instagram, you know the delicious truth.)-
-I’m not a huge fan of soy-and it’s not a huge fan of me either. If I was cool with eating a bunch of soy, I would surely recommend these No-Gi bars above all else, because they taste so good, the texture is pretty nice too.
Because I enjoy this flavor, I do want to recommend Better Batter’s Zion’s Bar. It’s consistency and flavor is actually better too: stronger mint and chocolate that resembles a certain thin, minty Girl Scout Cookie, with a slightly less-demanding crunchiness. And Better Batter’s bars won’t ever melt in your car or purse!-
-Enjoy Life’s version of the Crunch bar… My first candy bar after going gluten free over five years ago. This one has a special place in my heart and will ALWAYS be welcomed in my belly!-
-Tru-Bar, from Bakery On Main, is a great new thing! I love how they like to surprise me with chocolate chips mixed in with what otherwise would be called: allergy friendly trail mix in a bar. I have tried all the bars I picked up at the GFAF Expo now, and I honestly cannot pick a favorite! I am probably not going to be buying Bakery On Main’s granola anymore, because these portion-controlled bars have more flavor, ingredients, and nutrients.-
-Freedom Foods has these great cereals that are very appealing to parents and kids alike. These were my favorite from the GFAF Expo: Tropico’s. they are the allergy friendly version of the national branded fruit o’s. Although they do have non-GMO corn as a main ingredient, I did not have a bad reaction to this cereal. I attribute that to all natural plant and flower-based food coloring, and that these are vegan (no egg) too.-
-Olives! These olives are packaged in Morocco, super delicious and healthy. Another great go-to snack that is full of flavor!-
-My absolute favorite KIND Bar: Coconut Almond. This is my go-to emergency food, sold at every Wal-mart, so I know I can always get something in a bind, while traveling for work.-
-My love of foods in a squeeze pouch was mastered by Happy Family brand. This squeeze pouch was just perfect! A much needed snack to help me make it through the end of my work day. Taste and texture are always nice with everything Happy Family makes. My favorite thing is that they are simple- few fruits. They are always organic, always natural and always gluten free. I travel a lot in my car for work, between jobs, etc., so having fresh fruit for an afternoon sugar spike is not always an option, this makes it possible.- -Happy Safe Snacking!-