#63: Influenza and Food (Gluten Free Friendly)
The flu?! Seriously? I was expecting to hear sinus infection, but the flu? The nurse advised me that despite me receiving my flu shot early Fall, the CDC released a statement that most vaccines produced this flu season were ineffective.
Le sigh. I guess it would help if I watched the news from time to time.
After leaving the doctor's office, I headed to Publix to stock up on soup and juice. Gotta get my strength back. Being that I have a gluten sensitivity, I thought it would be a good idea to review the food items that I try. Continue reading below for my review.
Snyder's of Hanover Gluten-Free Mini Pretzels
They really taste like pretzels! Of course there is that slight difference in texture synonmous with gluten-free carbs that I like to describe as "slightly flat." As you can see in the picture above, I threw a few in with my soup. The pretzels instantly soften and tasted stale. Ugh. However, for dips such as peanut butter and hummus I say go for it!
Ingredients: Corn starch, potato starch, tapioca starch, palm oil, cellulose gum, water, dextrose, salt, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, mono-calcium phosphate), soy lecithin, yeast, citric acid, soda.
Amy's Organic Light in Sodium Lentil Vegetable Soup:
Lentil soup is one of my favorites so I was extremely excited to try this one. While very hearty with veggies and lentils, the lack of salt left the soup a bit bland. I would suggest adding a pinch of sea salt, garlic powder and onion powder to liven things up a bit.
I would purchase again because it's a great base to add your own seasonings to or layer underneath a piece of seared salmon. Yum!
Ingredients: (Vegan) Filtered water, organic onions, organic lentils, organic carrots, organic celery, organic potatoes, organic spinach, organic green beans, organic diced tomatoes, organic tomato puree, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic garlic, sea salt, organic balsamic vinegar, organic black pepper, organic spices*, bay leaves.
*100% pure herbs & spices (no hidden ingredients)