Oh My Goodness! Look what I just got in the mail!
Kelloggs Gluten Free Rice Krispies
These bad boys, Snap, Krackle, and Pop, are scheduled to be hitting the stores in June! Oh, how I have missed them!
The good folks at Chex® in co-operation with My Blog Spark sent me a nifty gift pack the other day. It included a Lock-n-Lock 4.2 qt plastic storage container, a 2 cup plastic measuring cup with a lid, a set of measuring spoons that measure all the way up to 1/3 cup, a set of recipe cards for making gluten free goodness using Chex® Cereals, and a coupon good for a free box of Gluten Free Chex Cereal. I call that a pretty nifty package!
Last night I made the Gluten Free Triple Berry Mini Cheesecakes. The recipe is here, on the Chex.com website. They were FABULOUS! FabGrandpa asked for seconds! I used the Cinnamon Chex for the crust. I also substituted regular cream cheese for the Neufchatel cheese, only because I live in a sparsely populated area, and the grocery store here did not have any Neufchatel. The next time I make these, I am going to use the Chocolate Chex for the crust. That should be just heavenly!
getting ready to bake
The recipe was very easy to make–I think even a beginner would be able to make it. I also think they turned really pretty, so much so that I would make them for a shower or for a wedding reception. And oh, that cheesecake taste! Mmmmmmm…….
Triple Berry Mini Cheesecakes
There are five Chex® varieties that are gluten free: Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, and Cinnamon Chex. As a reminder, please be sure to check the label when buying any gluten-free cereal to make sure it does not have any ingredients that contain gluten.
For more information and recipes, visit www.Chex.com/GlutenFree or LiveGlutenFreely.com.
If you’d like to win a prize pack from Chex® like the one I received, leave a comment telling me which flavor of gluten free Chex® cereal you’d like best, or go to their website and tell me which recipe you’d make first. I will pick a comment number at random on August 20 to decide the winner. Be sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win!
The folks over at Nature’s Path Organic
sent some packages of their cereals for me to try a couple of weeks ago. I was kind of skeptical, because the few gluten free cereals I have tried since I began my gluten free diet have been, well, a disappointment. But, since they sent them to me for free, I went ahead and gave them a try.
Mesa Sunrise Cereal
The first one, Mesa Sunrise, is a corn flake kind of cereal, but it also has organic flax, organic buckwheat flour, organic quinoa, and organic amaranth.It is has a very good taste, and stays crispy in milk or yogurt. I liked it right out of the box as a snack food, too.
Crunchy flakes so good!
FabGrandpa, who does not have to eat a gluten free diet, thought this cereal was delicious, and I had to hide the box to keep him from eating it all. I will definitely be buying this cereal when I can find a store that carries it.
The second cereal they sent, Whole O’s, has the look and feel of Cheerios, but does not have any oats in it.
Whole O's gluten free cereal
The ingredients in it are organic brown rice flour, organic corn flour, organic evaporated cane juice, organic pomegranate juice concentrate, sea salt. It is a little bit crunchier than I like my cereal to be, but it is very good with yogurt. I didn’t try it with milk as I do not like milk with my cereal.
Not all of Nature’s Path
products are gluten free, but they do have a very good variety of gluten free products
, including cereals, snack bars, cookies and frozen waffles.
I also received a coupon good for a free product, up to $3.99 US or $4.99 Canadian, to use for a package of Lifestream Gluten Free Frozen Waffles or any other Nature’s Path Organic or Envirokidz Organic product. I have not been able to find a store that carries any of these in my area, since I am in such a remote location, so I am going to give it away.
If you would like to receive this coupon, leave a comment and I will chose a winner on Sunday, August 16. Be sure to leave an email address so I will be able to contact you if you are the winner.