• Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Vans Gluten Free Rotini and Red Sauce

        My kids love pasta – but their medication has also caused them both to gain weight – significant and unhealthy amounts of weight. We have not completely transitioned to gluten free but we are much closer to it than we ever were before. This gluten free Rotini and Red Sauce by Van’s is my kids’ favorite meal to date.     I am more than happy to oblige their love of this meal because it is easy to make and we don’t have dinner battles. The pasta itself is red – the first time we made this the color caught me off guard. But we forged on –…

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  • Gluten Free,  Snack

    Quaker Gluten Free Popped Rice Crisps

      Are you looking for a snack the whole family will love? That is low calorie and gluten free? Then Quaker Popped Rice Crisps are the perfect solution for everyone.   Remarkably this is one healthy snack that our whole family agrees on and when we purchase them we have to purchase ALOT of them.   Each serving has a good deal of whole grain and just 110-130 calories. They are made with popped whole grain brown rice. They are available in Apple Cinnamon, BBQ, Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese, Chocolate, Kettle Corn, Ranch, Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, Sour Cream and Onion and Sweet Chili.   We tend to…

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  • Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Snack

    Fruit Salad

      Well it just turned Spring and that immediately means we will start eating fruit salads ALOT. First of all fruits just taste better in the warmer months. Second – they are usually on sale more during the warmer months – everything starts to be in season and a whole lot less expensive.   I make fruit salads often – all kinds. But this one is our family’s favorite – I will share other versions later but this one has a base of berries and lots of them.   We start with pineapples…     Cantaloupes…     Blueberries…     Raspberries…     Strawberries…     Green grapes…  …

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