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.
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 kid who eats gluten-free, 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 gluten-free 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.
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.
Udi's sent me several products to taste and review, but the opinions expressed in this post are completely honest and my own.