glutenull amarenth and buckwheat bread. i don't know about you, but i find that the majority of gluten free products are made from processed rice or corn flour, and hold very little nutritional value. i am so careful about what i feed to my family, ensuring that organic, non-medicated, whole & nutritionally dense foods make up the bulk of our diet. so to spend money on products that seriously lack nutrients has been a big challenge for me. as a result, we've significanly decreased the amount of processed/baked foods that we consume, and instead opted for from-scratch, homemade meals and snacks. but when you're 4, like dane, or 30 like me... sometimes ya just want something "normal", ya know what i'm saying? sometimes a good 'ol sandwich, or muffin, is exactly what the doctor orders. the beauty is, it's all starting to come together! companies like glutenull are combining the two - gluten free and great ingredients!
so this bread i bought... glutenull is the company, amarenth is the name of one of the loaves i bought, and buckwheat is the other.
the ingredients in the buckwheat bread, for example, are: organic buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, organic flax, water, baking powder, xanthum gum & sea salt. if you're stumped right now about this said gluten free bread being based on buckwheat, check out this article so appropriately named "what the buck...wheat?" to get the scoop. buckwheat flour is far more nutrient-rich than white rice flour, or brown rice flour, or corn flour, tapioca flour... you get the picture. i'm excited about these breads because they use real foods to create them, they're dense in texture, and soft - not crumbly. i'm impressed, and so is marc, my lovely husband who has eaten half the loaf since sunday... it's a big thumbs up from the suderman house, with the exception of dane - too many seeds for that little guy. we'll stick to rudi's gluten free multigrain for the time being and work our way up to buckwheat ;)
if you're local to the vancouver/fraser valley area, you can find glutenull products at whole foods, planet organic, thriftys, natures fare, iga marketplace, and it's coming soon to many more stores... if your local store doesn't yet carry it, a request to the manager goes a long way in my experience!!
giddy yoyo raw chocolate. this is not the first time i've stuffed my purse full of these chocolate bars - after paying for them, that is. this is the most conscious, forward thinking yet grass-roots, health-filled company i've seen face to face. i love them. they have a whole product line of insanely healthy, whole foods and their chocolate is just the tip of the ice berg. i eat a piece a day, and kind of consider it part of my vitamins... i'm not kidding. i ate some this morning right before i jumped on a skype conference call. i looked in the mirror after the hour-long meeting and couldn't help but laugh at myself - i fully had chocolate not on my lips, but around my mouth. dark chocolate around my mouth. i tell ya, i'm one classy chick. back to what i bought... this time i bought 5 chocolate bars - orange, for dane, mint, extra dark, and two with spirulina. it's the only chocolate dane eats, and it is 76%-89% raw, organic cacao. check out their store locator page to find out where you can get your hands on this chocolate, and stuff it in your purse... after paying for it ;)
super lame without a picture, right? well rest assured that today i joined the dark side and got an iphone... sorry blackberry! i'm told by everyone under the sun that i will be able to take brilliant pictures - and if they're not brilliant, then i can enlist the help of instagram... i hope this can enrich your life through my blogposts ;)
these, my friends, are the products that compelled me enough to not want to part with them. that being said, there are a few other things that i have thought a lot about since... tomorrow i'll tell you all about the things i wish i would have bought, and where we can all go and find them!!