Welcome back to Gluten Free Monday! I hope you all had a nice break and are ready to make 2013 a great year!
To start the year, I'd like to tell you about a gluten free product I love. During my Christmas break, Udi's Frozen Gluten Free Pizza Crust saved me on a really busy day! (I've linked you to their non-frozen crust. It costs way to much to order frozen food from Amazon! Yikes!)
When my daughter (I call her Boo on this blog) was diagnosed with Celiac disease a few months ago, some of the best advice I was given was this:
Gluten Free Tip--Always have GF Pizza and Cupcakes in the Freezer!
That probably sounds funny if you don't have an allergy, but I bet that all of you gluten-free eaters understand completely. With pizza and cupcakes in the freezer, there is always something to grab when you are invited to a party or dinner and can't be sure that the food will be gluten free.
If you have a gluten free kid, this is really important. You'll realize this the first time that a child in their class has a birthday. What happens with every birthday? They inevitably bring cookies, cupcakes, or donuts for the class--none of which your child can eat. What happens at 80% of birthday parties? There's cake (and often pizza). Again, your kid can't eat it.
In December, I was caught off guard. I was all out of homemade GF pizza, and I totally forgot that the church Christmas party that night was going to be a dinner. On the way home from running errands, I grabbed a package of Udi's Frozen Gluten Free Pizza Crust at the health food store. Udi's was my hero that night!
All I had to do was put the crust on a cookie sheet, add some sauce and toppings, and pop it in the oven. In seven minutes, I had yummy, hot pizza to take to the Christmas party. The crust was light and tasty, and Boo loved it. (I did, too.) With the salad from the party and a cupcake I pulled from the freezer, Boo had a complete meal and didn't feel deprived at the party.
(Product photo from UdisGlutenFree.com)
Udi's crusts come in packages of two, and can be frozen for up to six months. I definitely plan to keep some on hand!
When I was checking out UdisGlutenFree.com tonight, I noticed that they also have complete frozen pizzas in several flavors. I can't wait to try them, too.
Now, are you ready to party? If you haven't had time to create anything new, feel free to link up a favorite recipe from 2012.
Udi's sent my several products to taste and review, but the opinions expressed in this post are completely honest and my own.
I link my gluten-free posts to these awesome parties: Simply Sugar & Gluten Free (Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays), Gluten Free Homemaker (Gluten-Free Wednesday), Poor and Gluten Free (Waste Not, Want Not Wednesdays), The Tasty Alternative (Allergy-Free Wednesday), Vegetarian Momma (Gluten-Free Friday), Gluten Free R.D. (Gluten-Free Fridays)
Click here to see the other fantastic sites I like to link up with each week.
While you're here, don't forget to check out One Creative Weekend (open for new links every Friday-Wednesday).