Gluten-free News & Notes

The other day I posted my review on Zing Bars. I just received an email today from Stacey at Zing Bars with a coupon code for you guys! This is a great deal, so take this awesome opportunity to try out Zing Bars for yourself or stock up!

Here is the code:

Save $10 on EACH box of 12 ordered. So if they order 3 boxes, they would save $30 dollars. Each box of 12 is regularly priced at $31.95.

Coupon code is: gflife
Expiration date is: Feb 28 2010

Have an amaZING day!!

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I am now almost in month 2 of my marathon training. I can’t believe I am going to run a marathon! So far, so good. My long run is at 10 miles right now and will be bumped up to 12 in less than 2 weeks. The furthest I have ever run is a half marathon, so I will soon be coming up on a new PDR (personal distance record). I have been working hard to ensure that I am getting the proper amount of calories and nutrition in my diet. This stage is fairly easy as my mileage is nothing longer than I have done before. I am trying to really listen to my hunger cues, though long run days are still tough as I have no appetite. I have been really concentrating on smaller meals, closer together on those days. Since I don’t ever really seem to be hungry on those days, I just try to eat something with 200 – 400 calories every 2-3 hours. I got some new products to try out for my long runs, so I will make sure to update and review those soon.

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I am toying with the idea of going vegetarian for Lent. I have become increasingly concerned about where our food comes from since watching Food, Inc and reading more & more about the whole process. I don’t eat a diet heavy in meats right now, and I do enjoy lots of vegetarian meals, but is it something I want to do. And, if I do decide to go ahead & do it, am I doing it for the right reasons. Last year I gave up wine for Lent. That was hard. I have given up chocolate and sweets/desserts in the past, too. Still lots to think about. I also need to consider my nutrition needs while marathon training.

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Check out my latest Examiner article for a review on Joan’s GF Great Bakes English Muffins. You can also read about Living Gluten-free – the Teenage Years on Celiac-Disease.com

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Keep your eyes peeled in the next few days for a fun review & giveaway! A nice treat!

Product Review: Gluten-free Sandwich Petals

Dee (also known as Gluten-free Dee) was nice enough to send me some complimentary samples of Gluten-free Sandwich Petals. I was so excited! I have been hearing about these all over the blog world & Twitter. Heidi (Adventures of a Gluten-free Mom) did a review on them not too long ago.

I was so excited when I saw who the pacakge was from. I opened them up & could immediately smell the wonderful aroma wafting up from the box. I then saw what deflated my excitement – sesame seeds. :( I can’t eat sesame seeds without getting very sick – almost as bad as getting glutened. Jon, however, has no issues with them & was more than happy to be the sole tester of the Sandwich Petals.

I made these wraps into all kinds of different meals & snacks for Jon. He had them as wraps with deli meat, lettuce cheese & dressing. He ate them for snack, warmed with cream cheese inside. He used them as a taco shell. He had them as a queasdilla with cheese & pepperoni inside. Jon couldn’t stop raving about these wraps. I would make him 2 wraps for a meal & he would be for a 3rd. I was a little concerned that he would balk at the Spinach & Garlic or the Chimayo Red Chile, but he didn’t. He loved the flavors. We are now down to 2 wraps left. He asked me when I was buying more! LOL! I guess that means I better get on it!

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(Note, the wraps are cracked in the picture due to Jon messing with it, they don’t crack like other GF wraps)

Some information on Sandwich Petals:

  • 10 Gluten-free Ancient Grains
  • Prebiotics
  • Heart Healthy Omega 3’s
  • Require no freezing
  • Shelf stable on counter for 30 days
  • Versatile
  • 90 calories per wrap
  • Gluten, Dairy, Soy & Nut-free
  • Continuously lab tested by American Institute of Baking to be glutenfree (less than 20 ppm)

You can buy Sandwich Petals right from their website. They are $25 for a box of 36, 12 of each flavor (Agave Grain, Spinach & Garlic & Chimayo Red Chile). Shipping is free. Monday is BOGO – Buy One Get One Free Day!!! Don’t wait any longer – these are the wraps you have been waiting for!

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