With so many gluten-free pasta brands on the market today, how do you know which gluten-free pasta is best?The Answer: A lot of trial and error over the last 11 years with celiac disease.
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Thankfully, over the last decade, gluten-free pasta brands have improved dramatically. Other gluten-free grains, such as quinoa, red lentil, and even chickpea are now used and blended for delicious gluten-free pasta. And now, I'm happy to report I love eating pasta once more!
So which brands of gluten-free are the best? And how to they compare?
That's the tricky question! In this post, I'm going to share a little about how gluten-free pasta is made, where to buy it, and some of the top brands on the market today.
It's important before I begin this list to remind you that my taste buds are not your tastebuds. I'm going to share my honest opinions here about each brand. And if you disagree, that's okay! I'm sharing this list to help you make the most informed decisions in your weekly food shopping. I want to save you from buying products you end up hating and ensure you can replicate all of your favorite pasta dishes gluten-free, and lead you towards brands that are safe.
Here are eight of the most popular dried gluten-free pasta on the market today and how they compare: their ingredients, their gluten-free status (if they are certified GF or not), and their overall taste/texture. I've tried every pasta brand listed here on multiple occasions.
Let's take a look at these gluten-free pastas!
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extremely helpful because when a server hands you a gluten-free menu, you don't have to ask what is gluten-free. Everything on that menu is gluten-free! That is a big plus when ordering because you don't have to ask the server what is OK to eat, and the server doesn't have to take time to check with the chef. Although this process is fine and I always encourage people to have the server double-check for safety. It's really nice not to have to go through this process and just choose something off a menu.
What You Can Eat on a Gluten Free Diet
eating gluten-free can be fun and push us out of our box to explore and create new dishes and desserts. Being gluten-free can even make us an advocate for gluten-free that tastes good!
When you’re out and about, whether shopping or dining, keep this list handy! Although extensive, this is not a complete list of all gluten-containing foods. Your best defense is to be an informed, excellent label reader and check out the label before you buy every time you shop. Don’t ever assume that jar of nuts or trail mix doesn’t have gluten because it says gluten-free on the box. Make sure to read through all the ingredients, then look to see if there is a warning for cross-contamination.
Road trips....a bit more planning, a bit more unplanning, but how do you choose your destination? How should you plan where to go? Read on, dear fellow travelers, for the how-to on the most significant decision of your road trip....the vacation locale!
Are We There Yet?
The ad nauseum phrase heard more times than you've changed your baby's diaper in a week when you have a group of kiddies along for the ride. My kids are all grown up (20 and 24), so I have the option of bringing them together or going the road trip on my own. When you have small kids, you may want to 1. Bring children if they are a minimum of five years of age 2. make your trip kid-friendly to avoid having the boredom of children chip away at the fun of your journey and the fulfillment of your trip. Whether or not you have children with you on your tour may change your trip's location and timing. "Kid factors" will ultimately affect the "WHERE" of your journey.
OK, so I understand that wheat crackers, pasta, and bread made with gluten-containing flours can’t be eaten; but what’s the deal with ice cream and buckwheat? Read on, my gluten-free friend, and get the food 411 on food safety for these foods.
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