Thursday, December 11, 2014

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry with Udi’s Gluten Free!

It felt like Christmas came early when I opened a complimentary package from Udi’s Gluten Free and found a box full of goodies.

I must tell you a little about my personal history with Udi’s. While Udi’s breads (and most of their gluten-free goodies) are off-limits for my son due to his egg allergy, Udi’s whole grain bread has long been my choice for my own sandwiches. I am always thrilled to find Udi’s products at the restaurants I frequent, and on more than one occasion Udi’s has been my savior at a conference where they are sampling products (and the conference food line is lacking). So yes, I love Udi’s.

I hadn’t yet tried most of the products they shipped to me to review, and some are new. Gotta love that they are stepping up to meet the needs of our community!

My first sampling was with a duo of muffins – one sweet, one savory (but still sweet enough). The muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and nut-free (but do contain eggs).

I was very excited to find burritos in my goodie box. Burritos, and more burritos. Burritos for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Gluten-free burritos made with flour tortillas (happy dance!). The burritos contain milk and eggs.

I think these burritos are perfect for a grab and go breakfast or lunch.

If it’s bread you’re craving…

Udi’s now goes well beyond the classic sandwich bread. Check out these Whole Grain dinner rolls, Classic dinner rolls, and French baguettes:

One again, these are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, but do contain eggs. Keep them in the freezer and take them out as needed for your gluten-free guests. Just remember not to serve them in the breadbasket with wheat rolls, and give your gluten-free guest a separate  dipping dish.

After the party’s over and you don’t feel like working too hard for dinner, try these flour tortillas and pizza crusts (both also contain eggs):

As an alternative, use the tortillas to make your own chips for dipping into hummus. Cut them into triangles, add spices (if desired) and bake in a single layer until crispy.

My favorite find in my goodie package was the Steel Cut Oats:

Yes, we now have choices for gluten-free oatmeal. Hooray for that! But a great source for gluten-free steel cut oats has been elusive. I should note that this item is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free, but processed on a line that processes tree nuts. I think oatmeal with currants, flax and chia sounds like the perfect post-holiday detox breakfast, don’t you?

And don’t forget to enter Udi’s #EatDrinkBeMerry holiday sweepstakes for a chance to win your own goodie package or free coupons:

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love Udi's products so much as an allergy sufferer with sevre Asthma and Vocal Cord Dysfunction these have been a lifesaver. I can now enjoy my favorite foods again without wheezing all through the nioght. The breads are moist and the muffins are fantastic for breakfast. I've even mention them in my new Kindle book Now Wheat, No Corn, No Dairy, Now What? By Megan Spencer. You can find it here at Just like Learning to Eat Allergy Free it can give you some great ideas on how to avoid allergens while still eating what you love. Thanks for all of your great content and information. Keep up the good work!