Many people tend to equate a gluten-free diet with low carb.
I find that hilarious. I am gluten-free and completely addicted to carbs. They are some of my favorite foods! And I’m always excited to try new carbs.
As a blogger for the Nourished Festival, I received many samples. So many, I am combining two into this post (plus I am going to have more reviews with the next Nourished Fest this month). So this post contains two of my favorite carbs: pasta, crackers, and chips.
Gluten-free pasta is one of the things I’ve noticed is either really great or a pile of mush. Thankfully, the Barilla pasta I received fell into the former category. Barilla sent a box of red lentil penne. They also sent some Wasa Sesame crispbread.
The pasta was great on day one and reheated well. Through trial and error, I’ve learned it’s best to cook gluten-free pasta for the shortest time listed if you want to reheat it the next day. Otherwise, it’s mush. The lentil pasta stood up very well for reheating.
The legume line from barilla includes chickpea and lentil pasta. I can say I didn’t get a strong lentil or legume taste from the pasta. Legumes are a great source of plant protein and fiber. barillas gluten-free pastas are certifed GF and non-GMO.
I also enjoyed the Wasa sesame crackers. They were light, airy, and crunchy. I inhaled them after a 14-mile run/hike with some turkey and cheese. I haven’t seen this brand in my grocery store but I would definitely purchase if I came across them!
Now, for the chips!
For a while, I didn’t eat a ton of chips. I enjoyed them but tried to find healthier alternatives to eating chips every day. But I’ve been plowing through chips much more lately. I’m enjoying all the fun flavors that are coming out.
But you know what I miss? Pringles.
Pringles have gluten so they are on the no list. But now I’ve found an alternative! The Good Crisp Company makes a variety of chips that rival Pringles. They even come in a similar container.
The chips are certified GF, non-GMO. and have no artificial colors or flavors. They are also free of egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish & shellfish, sesame seeds, mustard, and celery.
They come in five different flavors and they are all tasty! The flavors are aged white cheddar, classic original, sea salt & vinegar, outback bbq, and sour cream & onion. I received four of the flavors, with sea salt & vinegar being left out. I think my favorite was the aged white cheddar. It’s hard to pick one! And, I’d love to try the sea salt & vinegar. I have recently come to love that flavor in kettle brand chips!
I would buy those chips again. I haven’t seen them at my grocery store but it looks like they are available at some stores nearby. It might be time to take a trip!