Sir Kensington’s

Sir Kensington’s is an awesome brand of condiments that’s totally gluten free and non-GMO verified. Not only is everything delicious, but the packaging is kooky and adorable as well! Let’s start with their ketchup which is made with crushed tomatoes and raw sugar, and enhanced with vinegar and spices. If you’re a  change-adverse and changing up your ketchup brand is enough change, stick with the classic flavor. If you’re ready to expand your horizons even more, go for the spiced option! It features hints of chipotle peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and coriander, and is the perfect addition for your next summer BBQ. Sir Kensington’s also makes a classic mayonnaise that is made with cage-free eggs and sunflower oil. What I love most about Sir Kensington’s is their variety and the plethora of uses for each flavor. Smother your corn in the chipotle mayo and sprinkle it with cheese, OR add a dollop of sriracha mayo to your fish tacos!

This weekend I decided to get creative and I made my own salad dressing with Sir Kensington’s dijon mustard. The dijon mustard mixed with some honey and maple syrup was instant perfection! Not only is this brand perfect for cooking at home, but Sir Kensington’s can also be found at your favorite restaurants too! Check out their website to order online for your personal use, or check out the store locator and find a restaurant that has upped their condiment game!

Where to find: http://sirkensingtons.com/ 

NOBREAD Top 5

Sometimes, gluten can hide in unlikely places. Condiments can be tricky, especially because we don’t expect gluten to be lurking. Here are our NOBREAD approved picks for GF sauces that compliment all kinds of meals!

1. Soy Sauce 

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People don’t realize that soy sauce has gluten. Unfortunately, a lot of Japanese and Asian Fusion restaurants do not carry Tamari, which is GF soy sauce. I carry these Kikkoman packets with me in my purse– that way, I  can order sushi anywhere!

2. Ketchup 

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Sir Kensington’s is an awesome, innovative new line of condiments that are all gluten free! I love the all natural, non-GMO ketchup! It has 50 percent less sugar than your average bottle, which makes me never want to go back to generic! If you like something more tangy, go for their spiced version!

3. Spicy and Sweet

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I’m obsessed with products from The Ginger People. Their ginger chews are the best and they have a lot of options that don’t have gluten.  This sweet ginger chili sauce is one of my go-tos. I put it on tofu and chicken, or use it as a dip for my raw veggies!

4. Peanut Sauce 

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Peanut sauce is another one of my favorites. This version from San-J let’s me spice up my cooking, NOBREAD style! I highly recommend it with chicken satay or fresh rolls. It also makes great salad dressing!

5. Hot Sauce

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Start! Hot Curry Sauce is gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, and all natural sauce. It’s a unique blend of curry spices that can be added to practically anything. There’s no hidden ingredients: no sugar, preservatives, MSG, or high fructose corn syrup. I love to add it to guacamole, eggs, and salads or splash it into soups or stir-fry.

 

Eat This, Not That!

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I’m sure all of you have heard of the Eat This, Not That! books that have taken America by storm. I wanted to share their new article “15 Best Gluten Free Snacks for Weight Loss.” It is the perfect grocery guide given that all of the products are free of additives and chemicals and have fewer than 250 calories and 12 grams of sugar per serving. Although a gluten free diet doesn’t directly correlate to weight loss, many people have taken on the GF challenge in the hopes of shedding pounds. I’m always on the hunt for healthy, GF snacks, so I thought everyone would enjoy this read!

Earth Pops

Earth Pops is an amazing NYC based company that makes organic gluten free cake pops with absolutely no artificial ingredients or preservatives! The baker, Jazzelynn, started her company out of her kitchen with a vision and an Instagram page. She also makes vegan pops! I tried the banana split which is made with banana cake and banana frosting and has a vanilla white chocolate coating. Delicious! Madagascar is the same thing but with dark chocolate on the outside. Pearly white is a chocolate cake pop with a white chocolate coating, Inside Out has peanut butter and chocolate, Canela is made with an all-spice cake dipped in cinnamon white chocolate, Very Berry is yellow cake dipped in raspberry-white chocolate, and last but not least, the blackout pop is all chocolate! Earth Pops can be shipped to Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Hopefully the radius will expand with continued success!

Where to find: http://earthpops.bigcartel.com/

Hearth Dinner

I know everyone’s crazy over Brodo right now, but next time you’re in the mood for more than just broth, you have to go to Brodo’s big sis, Hearth! Hearth, brought to NYC by Chef Marco Canora, is hosting a weekly dinner series throughout the month of March to highlight important figures in the health, wellness and foodie world! I’m happy to report that the dinners are very NOBREAD friendly too! Sally Fallon will host the first dinner tomorrow, Tuesday March 10! 

Known for her cookbooks, Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Broth, Sally has been a big inspiration for Chef Marco Canora and is a large influence on his development of Brodo and his most recent cookbook, A Good Food Day. Sally’s dinner will feature a bone broth tasting and will highlight ingredients that are central to her philosophy.

The dinner is five courses, only one of which is not GF. The sprouted grain risotto is not GF, but the team is happy to substitute sweet brown rice for those in the NOBREAD crowd! I’m drooling over the calf’s liver “breakfast” with soft scrambled eggs, seared calves liver and bone marrow. Another amazing course I’d love to try is the root vegetables with farm cream and salmon eggs. So gourmet!

Buy your tickets online and check out the rest of the menu! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-nourishing-dinner-with-sally-fallon-tickets-15933059209

Rx Bars

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Rx bars are an awesome line of power bars made with real foods and high quality ingredients. Not only are they NOBREAD approved, but they are also free of dairy and soy. They don’t have added sugars or artificial sweeteners, as the sweetness comes from fruit. They’re completely non-GMO, and free of artificial ingredients and preservatives. Pretty impressive! The four core ingredients in all Rx bars are egg whites, dates, nuts, and figs. Egg whites give the bars protein and amino acids, while dates are a great source of sweetness and fiber. Nuts aren’t too shabby either, containing protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Last but not least, figs are high in potassium, calcium, and iron! Rx bars come in five flavors; coffee cacao, blueberry, apple cinnamon, coconut cacao and peanut butter. My favorite is the coconut cacao because it reminds me of a Samoa Girl Scout cookie! Plus, it has twelve grams of protein to keep me full. You can order Rx bars online or check out their website to find a store near you!

Where to find: http://www.rxbar.com/

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Dō is the company of my dreams! It’s gourmet cookie dough that you can eat raw or baked. All of the flavors can be made gluten free, and there are vegan options as well. Kristen, the brilliant founder, has a love of baking, and she has a gluten intolerance. I tried the chocolate chip, sugar cookie, and the nuts for nuts! Nuts for nuts is my favorite; it’s chock full of peanut butter, crushed peanuts, Reeses cups, and Reeses pieces! I’m planning on purchasing a giant order of the Saint Patty’s cake batter for next month. This flavor has cake batter dough, sprinkles, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips! If you’re looking for a healthy treat, try the grain-free collection! The peanut butter chickpea chocolate chip is vegan, GF, and sugar free! How awesome is that? Dō has become one of my favorite NYC desserts. There is nothing better than raw cookie dough, especially if it’s NOBREAD approved! You can pick up your order in NYC, have it delivered for $15, or have it shipped overnight across the country!

Where to find: http://www.cookiedonyc.com/

The Good Bean

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The Good Bean makes a range of chickpea-based snacks that are all certified gluten-free, nut-free, and Kosher! There are three product lines: roasted chickpea snacks, fruit and no nut bars, and the newly released bean chips with sweet potato and quinoa! The bean chips are delicious tortilla chips made with sweet potato and quinoa and they are high in protein as the other ingredients include chickpeas, navy beans, red lentils, and pea protein. Not only are they GF, but they are also corn-free, non-GMO, and an excellent source of fiber and Vitamin A. The flavors are sweet chili, jalapeno cheddar, sea salt, cheesy nacho, and BBQ bacon! Obviously, I’m partial to the bacon flavor! The roasted chickpea snacks are equally delicious. Flavors include cracked pepper, smoky chili and lime, sweet cinnamon, thai coconut, and chocolate. My favorite is the smoky chili and lime! They are crunchy and high in protein- the perfect post-workout snack. The Good Bean Fruit & No-Nut Bar are a snack bar alternative for those with nut allergies. Instead of nuts, these have chickpeas. Each bar has 8 grams of protein and only 140 calories! They come in apricot coconut, trail mix, and chocolate berry. You can find The Good Bean products in select stores or online!

Where to buy: http://www.thegoodbean.com/

NOBREAD Top 5

1. NuGo 

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Most of NuGo’s bars are gluten free and vegan and most importantly, they are all coated in real dark chocolate. NuGo Slim bars are high in protein and low in sugar and come in flavors such as brownie crunch, roasted peanut, raspberry truffle, and espresso! They have less than three grams of sugar and more than fifteen grams of protein, and they will absolutely keep you full and energized. The NuGo Dark bars, my personal favorite, are higher in sugar but richer in taste. The best flavor is the Dark Chocolate Pretzel, which has a sprinkle of sea salt on top. The NuGo Free line is completely GF, vegan, and soy free, and perfect for people like myself who are free of all three. Try the dark chocolate trail mix and thank me after!

2. Chia Warrior 

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Chia Bars are GF, soy-free, vegan, all natural, and non-GMO. Chia seeds are trendy for a reason: they are an absolute power food packed with protein, fiber, omega-3s, minerals, and antioxidants. They also expand in your digestive system, making you feel full longer. Bonus: the bars are only 100 calories! So diet friendly! The flavors are delicious- apple cinnamon, mango, chocolate peanut butter, banana nut, coconut, coffee, acai berry, and dark chocolate cherry. My favorites are banana nut and apple cinnamon. They are delicious and have less than five grams of sugar. In addition, they have three grams of protein and four grams of fiber!

3. KIND 5g sugar

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KIND bars are a longtime favorite amongst those in the health food community. All KIND Healthy Snacks are gluten free, and some of the most delicious flavors are peanut butter & strawberry, blueberry vanilla & cashew, and dark chocolate mocha almond. My personal favorite is the almond and coconut; it is perfectly sweet and filling. The dark chocolate nuts & sea salt only has five grams of sugar and packs seven grams of protein. With high quality ingredients and unique varieties, KIND bars are an awesome choice.

4. Mediterra 

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Mediterra’s savory bars are absolutely brilliant and they are the perfect snack for when you need a little fuel. The Mediterra sundried tomato and basil bar is made with ingredients like pea protein, cashews, and olive oil. It has six grams of protein and only four grams of sugar. Mediterra’s second flavor- black olive and walnut- features hints of green pepper, chive, and rosemary extract. Pick up these GF, non-GMO, and all natural bars for a unique and nutritious snack.

5. The GFB 

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The GFB products are certified gluten-free/vegan/ kosher, GMO free, and soy-free. The bars and bites are made with nuts and dates and they’re a great source of Omega-3 thanks to the use of flaxseed. They have an average of twelve grams of protein, but have up to twenty grams of sugar. You don’t have to worry about cross contamination because the facility is dedicated gluten free! The bars come in flavors like cranberry toasted almond, dark chocolate coconut, and coconut cashew crunch. The dark chocolate coconut is my favorite- it tastes like a Samoa Girl Scout cookie! The company also makes GFB bites that are amazing as well; they make for the perfect snack or dessert and they are packed with protein, just like the bars.

NOBREAD Top 5

Here are some high quality, simple, and delicious products that are perfect for the younger gluten free foodies out there!

1. Enjoy Life Foods

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Enjoy Life is an amazing company whose products are all gluten free, non GMO, and free from the major allergens: wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish! The products are also Kosher and Halal. There’s nothing artificial and the ingredients are top-notch. Enjoy Life makes cookies in flavors like snickerdoodle and double chocolate, crunchy cereals, bars, chocolates, and lentil snacks. Their bars are the perfect kid-friendly snack to keep stashed in purses or cars- the s’mores flavor is my favorite!

2. Van’s

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Van’s has the best line of GF breakfast foods. They make frozen pancakes, waffles, and french toast sticks. Their waffles have a huge variety of flavors: ancient grains, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon, and flax. Kids will love the cinnamon french toast sticks and they are perfect for dipping! Van’s also makes GF cereals, cheesy crackers, granola, pasta, and snack bars!

3. Amy’s

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Amy’s Kitchen is dedicated to making organic vegetarian food and has an extensive selection of GF products! Amy’s frozen pizza on rice crust is offered with dairy and vegan cheese, and the frozen mac and cheese has both options as well. Kids would love their broccoli and cheddar bake made with gluten free pasta. It’s a perfect balance between yummy and healthy! Amy’s also has excellent GF burritos, and enchiladas, along with Indian dishes like red curry and paneer tikka! For dessert, the mint chip vegan ice cream is excellent, as well!

4. Nature’s Path

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Nature’s Path makes products that are all USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and vegetarian. A large number of the cereal, granola, bars, and waffles are gluten free and perfect for kids! Their line of Envirokidz cereals are healthier, NOBREAD versions of popular brands- so your kids won’t feel left out! I love the frosted flakes, peanut butter puffs, and cinnamon munch cereal. Each has an exotic animal for a mascot! Plus, each bowl serves an excellent amount of whole grains.

5. Gogo Squeez 

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GoGo Squeez makes squeezable, portable fruits! Their products are gluten free, non-GMO, natural, kosher, vegan, and free of artificial colors, flavors or high fructose corn syrup. Varieties include applesauce blends like apple cinnamon, apple mango, and apple grape. Select apple blends are available organic, as well. GoGo Squeez also makes fruit and vegetable blends, which are my favorite! The pear and berry flavors have carrots, the peach and grape have sweet potatoes. What a genius way for kids to get extra nutrients!

 

Canyon Bakehouse

7-grain-lgCanyon Bakehouse has an amazing range of NOBREAD-approved baked goods! Their sandwich breads are awesomeI’ve used them to make everything from toast to grilled cheese. Their muffins are moist and delicious too! The products are 100% whole grain and are made with all natural ingredients. The bread is sweetened with organic agave syrup rather than white sugar, making the bread healthy too! Not only are Canyon Bakehouse products gluten free, but they are also nut free, soy free, dairy free, and casein free. They are not vegan, however, since eggs are used. The hamburger and hot dog buns are perfect for summer BBQs, and I’m obsessed with the rosemary and thyme focaccia. It tastes amazing with prosciutto and cheese, and makes for the perfect thick-crust pizza base! It’s an awesome, quick dinner! The sliced bread comes in mountain white, deli rye style, cinnamon raisin, and 7-grain. Canyon Bakehouse products can be purchased online; the bread comes in single bags or cases, which include 10 loaves of bread. The bread also freezes and defrosts really well so don’t worry about ordering in bulk. They have several store-fronts as well, so check out their website!

Where to find: https://canyonglutenfree.com

The Protein Bakery

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I have an awesome line of NOBREAD friendly desserts to share with you guys: The Protein Bakery! The treats are made with oat flour, but they are not certified gluten free because the baking facility uses gluten in other products. If cross contamination is not an issue, however, I highly recommend TPB products! I believe protein is the key to staying full; it helps you avoid mindless snacking and maintain a healthy weight. Let’s face it though—there are those times where we’re all craving a brownie. The Protein Bakery makes indulging responsible. Their cookies are thick and chewy and come in peanut butter, oatmeal cranberry, oatmeal chocolate chip, chocolate white chip, and chocolate chocolate chip! I’m a chocolate fiend, so I’m obsessed with the double chocolate! I also love their brownies, which come in black and white, peanut butter, and chocolate chip. The blondies are amazing too, in black and white, peanut butter, and my favorite of the bunch, coconut walnut dark chocolate chip! Seriously delicious, with six grams of protein! If you have trouble with portion control, definitely order the minis—these little bites only have around 100 calories per serving. The Protein Bakery makes awesome assortments for peanut butter lovers, athletes, and foodies! I think they’d be awesome gifts for your wellness-minded friends or anyone with a sweet tooth. You can find TPB at your favorite NYC spots like Equinox or Just Salad, and they can be ordered off their website as well.
Where to find: http://proteinbakery.com ​