A few weeks ago, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) posted a question to our Facebook page: “What’s the biggest barrier you face in maintaining your gluten-free diet at home?” As you might have guessed, cross-contact from family members who are not gluten-free was a top barrier. Others, though, noted that finding time to prepare meals at home every day is a struggle and they feel there are not many gluten-free “grab-n-go” or “heat-n-eat” options on the market.
Around the same time this conversation was happening on Facebook, I was contacted by the folks at NuLife for a product review. Those of you who share the feelings of NFCA’s online community will be happy to know NuLife is offering frozen, microwaveable gluten-free options.
I opted to try the gluten-free macaroni and cheese. I was happy to see that they used gluten-free pasta shells instead of the thin, short noodles commonly used in gluten-containing alternatives. I accidentally microwaved the pasta too long and I hit a few chewy shells in the bunch, so be sure to pay close attention to the recommended microwave times. Otherwise, the shells had a good texture – not mushy or rubbery at all. The cheese was perfect and had a really good consistency that wasn’t overly runny or too thick. The portion was just enough for lunch and I wasn’t left still feeling hungry after eating the microwaved dish. In short, this option is definitely comparable to its gluten-containing counterparts.
NuLife doesn’t just cover your mid-day meal; they also have breakfast and dinner options. The NFCA team enjoyed the gluten-free Cinnamon French Toast and the gluten-free Penne Pasta in Tomato Cream Sauce. Meals have been disappearing from the NFCA freezer – fast! In our office, that’s always a sign of a tasty product. NuLife’s other options include Cornmeal Breaded Tilapia with Red Pepper Coulis, Oatmeal with Peach Compote, Meatloaf with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Carrots and Chicken Tikka. You can view and purchase products here.
If you are looking for easy, ready-made dishes, then I highly recommend giving NuLife a try. The products are certified gluten-free and tested to contain 10 parts per million (ppm) of gluten or less. If you’re watching your figure, you’ll be happy to know Weight Watchers points values are included in the product descriptions online.
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