By Alicia Carango, Beyond Celiac Assistant Director of Digital Media
Since a bag of Enjoy Life Mini Chips Snack Packs showed up on my desk, I’ve been resisting the urge to snack on them right from the bag. One particularly busy day, I lost my resolve and dove into a snack pack of chocolate chips. Super tiny and dairy-free, these chocolate chips were still sweet and enjoyable.
About two weeks ago, Beyond Celiac had its annual holiday party. We usually head to our CEO Alice Bast’s house and bring a gift for a round of White Elephant (in my family, we call it Angry Santa). And, we all bring some delicious gluten-free brunch items. There is no shortage of delicious food, everything from made-to-order omelettes from our master chef/Vice President Jennifer North to zucchini banana bread (yum!) from Kristin Voorhees, MA, Director of Healthcare Initiatives. I usually bring bacon as my contribution, but this year I decided to take it down a calorie notch and go with parfaits.
For the parfaits, I grabbed some Chobani Greek yogurt, plus some Giant store brand plain vanilla yogurt. There were gluten-free granola, coconut flakes and a nuts and seeds option for topping off the parfaits. And, of course, some Enjoy Life Mini Chips Snack Packs. Having the snack packs made this so easy to transport, and I didn’t have to worry about finding something to do with the leftovers, since the uneaten chips remained sealed in their package.
I don’t have to tell you the many ways you can use delicious chocolate chips in your baking, especially during the holidays. But, I do think mini chips are incredibly convenient for gluten-free baking because of the tendency for gluten-free baked goods to be generally smaller than their gluten-containing counterparts.
If you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip option, then Enjoy Life Mini Chips Snack Packs are for you! They also come in dark chocolate morsels. Check them out for yourself on their website here.