Thursday, February 24, 2011

Taco Soup

2lbs ground beef
1 yellow onion chopped
3 cans chopped tomatoes
1 can diced green chilis
1 packet taco seasoning (make sure its gluten free)
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch mix
1 can corn
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans

In a large pan brown beef and onion, then add taco seasoning.  Put all ingredients including canned items undrained into a crockpot on low for several hours.  Or bring to a simmer for 30 minutes on the stove top.  Top with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oberto Beef Pepporoni Sticks

Ever since we went on our trip to Disney I have been on the lookout for those pepperoni stix we took and haven't been able to find them anywhere.  So I was happy to find these at Costco.

It makes for a quick snack on the go.  And I love that they are labeled gluten free right on the package.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Minute Rice

It's a bummer that although rice is naturally gluten free, so many of the box mixes contain gluten.  Hopefully they will eventually come around and remove it so we can enjoy the Rice-a-roni I knew and loved as a kid.  In the meantime, I've been wanting to try out this rice.  I wasn't completely impressed, but again, Brittany seemed to like it fine.  It certainly was convenient to just pop it in the microwave for a minute.

I am always thrilled to find a Gluten Free label on the packaging!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hogson Mill

I found this cookie mix on the grocery store shelf (Smith's), and was suprised to see the price below 3 dollars.  The box showed different options for making chocolate chip or peanut butter.  My gluten-eating kids didn't enjoy them, but Brittany sure did. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

McCormick Creamy Garlic Alfredo

This is one of my favorite quick fix dinners.  I use 2 packets for my family of 6 and a box of gluten free noodles.  I like to add chicken (bbq leftovers work great in this), and broccoli.  The Carbonara recipe on the back includes crumbled bacon.  I will try that version next time.  Anyway, it is a quick fix meal idea that you can toss together in one pot at the end. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hormel Pepperoni Stix

We just came back from a fun trip to Disneyland.  To save a buck or two we packed lunches and snacks in a backpack so we didn't have to buy food at the park.  Although, we know from previous trips to the "Happiest Place on Earth", that they are very gluten free friendly.  They even offer gluten free buns for hamburgers and hot dogs and those delicious turkey legs are gluten free.  (Tip: Stop by city hall the morning of your visit for a current gluten free list of food available in each land.) 

But this time, we brought most of our food and snacks in.  So I was pleased to find these pepperoni stix that are individually wrapped (like a cheese stick).  They have 5 grams of protein, 140 calories and 0 carbs.  And the package says gluten free right on the label.  It's a diabetic/celiac's dream snack.  And it is delicious too!