Udi’s – Full of Taste, Free of Gluten!

Udi's - Full of Taste, Free of Gluten

I previously had a mental impression that gluten free foods were bland and tasteless, but after trying some Udi’s products I was proven wrong. I may never have tried gluten free foods due to that mistaken impression, except a friend of mine who has been bald for most of her adult life due to the sudden onset of alopecia areata. She switched to a gluten free diet a little over a year ago and her hair has been coming back ever since. That is so amazing to me that I had to give some gluten free products a try myself!

Two of my five kids and I are lactose intolerant, so it really isn’t surprising to me how much difference even small changes in your diet can make. But I wondered if they’d be willing to give gluten free a try because they can be picky little eaters. Well I didn’t tell them there was any difference in these products, and they sure didn’t notice! In fact, the Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites and Chocolate Chip Cookies disappeared on the very first day.

I was amazed that the bread really does taste like “real” bread and understand now why Udi’s is the most popular brand of gluten-free baked goods. Since the kids didn’t let me share the brownies or cookies, I’m going to have to say that the Harvest Crunch Muffins and Mighty Bagels were my favorites. I’m also impressed that the Millet Chia Bread was so good considering all the super healthy ingredients it contains.

Because gluten tends to be hard to digest, even if you don’t have a sensitivity to it like my friend (and lots of other people) do, you may well notice a difference yourself from making the switch like being less bloated after eating and having more energy because your body doesn’t have to work as hard to digest your food. Visit the Udi’s website for more information, or head over to Facebook to see what their other fans have to say.

Disclosure – I was provided with the products shown above for the purpose of facilitating this review. I received no other compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Can Gluten Free Foods Be Tasty?

I'm really not at all sure why I have this mental impression of gluten free foods as being dry and tasteless, but I am happy to have been proven wrong by some Udi's gluten free goodies that I tried out recently.  We had previously tasted the Snickerdoodle Cookies and really enjoyed them so we were all happy to have some more to share.  The big star though was the package of Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites – they were absolutely scrumptious, moist and very fudgy.  Yum!

The brownie bites were the perfect size snack for the kids and they especially loved the chocolate chips inside.  We gave some to the kids as a reward for doing extra chores and one of my girls actually cried when they were gone and she couldn't “do any more chores”.  The whole family gave those two thumbs up!

We also got to try two new Udi's products – Chocolate Chia Muffin Tops and Blueberry Oat Muffin Tops.  These were also very yummy and hubby and I decided to keep these to ourselves.  He claimed the blueberry ones and the chocolate ones had my name all over them!

In addition to being gluten free, the muffin tops are also soy free, dairy free and nut free.  The one thing they are NOT free of is taste!  The Chocolate Chia variety contain 6 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 150 calories in each muffin top.  They're very filling and make for a terrific breakfast or afternoon snack and they are convenient to eat on the run since they're individually packaged.

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Disclosure – I was provided with the products shown above for the purpose of facilitating this review. I received no other compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.