I often write to you about my daughter’s sudden, life-altering food changes just about 8 months back. If you recall she had been hospitalized on many different occassions with stomach pains, and headaches that were never diagnosed by often managed through stays at the hospital. The problem itself was never diagnosed we just ended back up in emergency time and time again until after again being offered psychaitric help(so not the problem) and being told that it was all an imagined problem made up by her psyche I vowed to never return to that hospital for children and sought help from doctors who actually worried about diagnosing the problem! Once we found one of the top 26 digestive disorder doctors in the business we were hot on the trail of solving the problem. Her problems continued to manifest in the form of stomach pain and extreme cramping after eating so Gluten Free dining was the first matter of business and the later a diagnosis of crohn’s as well, but that’s another story. For now, a 16 year old who had consumed Gluten for all her years, including pizza regularly, pastas, breads, pretzels and raviolis was now thrown into a Gluten Free world that tasted terrible and was very restricting. What we learned is Gluten Free is not restricting it is just not about focusing on what is not available for your dining experiences, rather it is that Food Should Taste Good and there are foods out there that do taste good and you would never know they were Gluten Free as they don’t have that lack of taste! Here is how my daughter lavishly lives gluten free eating out loud with one of her favorite brands, Food Should Taste Good.
Brown Rice crackers from Food Should Taste Good are the latest and greatest item available in this brand. These are oven-baked and all natural and most importantly to my daughter; Gluten Free. The real ingredients in these foods allow the food to crackers to taste delectable, and crunchy. There are three new flavors in this line of Brown Rice Crackers: Peppercorn Blend, Tomato & Basil and Roasted Red Pepper and there is also Sea Salt.
What do the Brown Rice Crackers taste like? The Roasted Red Pepper crackers contain sesame seeds, red bell peppers, quinoa and amaranth. The taste reminds us of a good red pepper humus that is suddenly crunchy. We actually spread plain hummus across each of these crackers and really enjoyed them. These are also great with a thin slice of asiago on them as the asiago sharpness enhances the taste of the red pepper. The Tomato & Basil rock the brown rice cracker world and if you add a small ‘chunk’ of fresh mozzarella it is like indulging in a small tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella dish. We added smoked salmon to the tops of the Peppercorn Blend and found a delish combination.
What my daughter loves best is the crunch and the variety of flavors. She dines on these as snacks or sometimes as you can see a main meal that is enhanced by crackers. The idea that Food Should Taste Good uses natural recipes to create their crackers is probably why the crackers are so darn good tasting. Again, focusing on what she can eat, an entire line of brown rice crackers, rather than what she can not, most other crackers on the market allows her an all natural, cholesterol free food, that has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and adds a crunch to her meals and snacks. If you too are ready to lavishly live life out loud while enjoying Gluten Free foods, check out why Food Should Taste Good and start crunching.