Powered by Mom shares Healthy Shopper – Gluten Free and More Goodies
Many of you know that Powered by Mom and family try to eat as healthy as possible the majority of the time. So when we do have something that is not as healthy to eat we don’t feel so guilty about it. One of the reason that I love Healthy Shopper picks is that it gives me so many fabulous ideas for meals and snacks that are tasty and yes healthy too!
For this round of healthy shopper items I got to explore the world of gluten-free products and foods a bit more. I was thrilled about this as I have been trying out a few gluten-free recipes here and there but I need more ideas and I got them!
For the first time I had the pleasure of trying some of Pamela’s gluten free products. Specifically their baking and pancake mix, chocolate cake mix and their artisan flour blend. My daughter and husband can be quite picky about foods especially when it comes to their baked goods. Imagine my delight when they both loved the chocolate cupcakes I made AND they had no idea they were gluten-free. To share the baked love my daughter took some cupcakes to a friend’s house and shared it with her friend and siblings. My daughter came home to tell me that her friend send I made the best cupcakes ever. Now that is a compliment and testament to how good the Pamela’s Cake Mix was, it was simply delicious.
Here’s a picture of those yummy cupcakes baking in the oven that we made. Better yet I didn’t feel so guilty about eating one, I’m not going to get a wheat belly from these goodies!
The finished product before they were all devoured. I even put one of these cupcakes in my daughter’s lunch bag as a treat (without icing). It tastes good, she loved them but it’s lower in sugar and has tons of good ingredients.
One of our favorite meals to have is pancakes or waffles for breakfast. I will usually make a big batch so that we have some left over for the next day. I can honestly say that the Pamela’s baking and pancake mix is now my favorite mix. I made both waffles and pancakes with it and they were delicious. Again, we really did not notice any difference with these compared to wheat pancakes and waffles. So now we’re gluten free when we’re having pancakes or waffles.
Here’s our pancakes cooking. As you can see they turn a nice golden color. They cook a little quicker than wheat pancakes I found so you can’t leave them unattended.
Finished product (we snuck in chocolate chips into the batter) with yes you got it bacon, sorry but some things we can’t give up LOL
As I mentioned the waffles were just as yummy as you can see they look great. You can also see the recipe I used for the waffles HERE
I also liked to make cheddar biscuits with the gluten-free flour and have them as part of a meal or snack. Gluten-free muffins are also fabulous in anyone’s lunch, so far my favorite is a banana chocolate chip one we’ve made. They were devoured so quickly I didn’t even have time to take a picture. There are so many fabulous snack and meal ideas that you can have gluten-free
The Healthy Shopper also included such picks as Olympic Krema Greek Style Yogurt because it’s one of the creamiest yogurts on the market, and uses only 100% natural ingredients without preservatives, gelatins or gluten. We only eat Greek Style Yogurt and we love the Olympic brand. Yogurt always makes it into either my lunch or breakfast. They also had Kiju juice boxes, which are 100% certified organic juice boxes that are naturally flavoured without any sugar. If you send juice with your kids to school then I recommend going with Kiju.
Simply Natural organic ketchup and mustards are The Healthy Shopper pick for condiments as healthier alternatives to traditional condiments for sandwiches, hamburgers or to add into our favourite comfort foods this season. All Simply Natural condiments are organic, fat free, with zero trans fats and do not contain high fructose corn syrup, one of the “Scary 7” ingredients the Healthy Shopper recommends avoiding.
About The Healthy Shopper
For nearly 15 years, The Healthy Shopper has become an invaluable resource for healthier options for families to eat healthier and live better. It was founded by Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky in 1999 to encourage Canadians to pursue and maintain a naturally healthy lifestyle. Their book “Unjunk Your Junk Food,” has become a very meaningful resource for educating those searching for healthier alternatives to their favourite junk foods and The Healthy Shopper Coupon Book has encouraged consumers to try high-quality natural and organic products at more affordable prices.
Powered by Mom and family love the picks of Healthy Shopper and we’re determined to “unjunk our junk food” and we’re getting better all the time thanks to Healthy Shopper!