Hungry Girl Goes… Gluten-Free!

There are a lot of gluten avoiders out there. This one's for you...
Hungry Girl Goes Gluten Free

House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodle Substitute

I know — I talk about this product all the time, because it is the best guilt-free pasta swap around. But did you know it's also gluten-free? Just another reason to give these noodles a try (if you haven't already). And you can have the entire bag for a PointsPlus® value of 1.

Each 4-oz. serving (half a bag) has 20 calories, 0.5g fat, 3g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 0.



Larabars in Blueberry Muffin, Cherry Pie, and Peanut Butter & Jelly

All Larabars are gluten-free, but these are the flavors I love the most. They're great. Although I typically draw the line at 200 calories and half a dozen fat grams when it comes to snack bars, these are just too amazing to turn down. Indulge, people!

Each of these bars has 190 - 210 calories, 8 - 10g fat, 26 - 30g carbs, 3 - 5g fiber, 4 - 6g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 5 - 6.

Amy's Mexican Tamale Pie

This unbelievably delicious, authentic Mexican treat is a yummy mix of pinto beans, corn, zucchini, and tomato puree — all topped with a light polenta (made from cornmeal). It's one of my favorite things ever to come out of Amy's kitchen, and it just so happens to be gluten-free. Hooray!

Each pie has 150 calories, 3g fat, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 5g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 4.

Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

These unique crackers are made from a blend of rice and nuts (either almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts), and they come in so many flavors. Nice work, Blue Diamond.

Each serving (16 - 17 crackers) has 130 calories, 2.5 - 4g fat, 22 - 24g carbs, 1g - 1g fiber, 2 - 3g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3 - 4.

Van's Wheat/Gluten Free Waffles in Totally Natural and Apple Cinnamon

Again, I'm singling out my favorite picks in a line of gluten-free products. Try 'em all, if you're a waffle fan!

Each 2-waffle serving has 230 calories, 7g fat, 39g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 6.

Five Varieties of Chex Cereal

Crunchy, light, and slightly sweet, these are perfect for snack mixes and cereal bowls. Choose from Rice, Corn, Honey Nut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Chex. Or go completely crazy and combine all five... Crunch it up!

Each 3/4-cup to 1-cup serving has 100 - 130 calories, 0 - 2.5g fat, 23 - 28g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 1 - 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3 - 4.

Organic Bistro Whole Life Meals in Savory Turkey

Look! It's an entire line of premade gluten-free entrées complete with sides. My favorite is this Savory Turkey meal, but the full lineup includes fun stuff like a Jamaican Shrimp Cake and Wild Alaskan Salmon.

Each Savory Turkey meal has 340 calories, 11g fat, 35g carbs, 8g fiber, 25g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 8.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Sensuous Slathering Sauce

So the name is a bit odd (slathering sauce???), but this sauce is really good! I put it on everything from meat to veggies. I even use it as a salad dressing sometimes. It's SO worth ordering online.

Each 2-tbsp. serving has 28 calories, 0g fat, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 1.

Kettle Cuisine Three Bean Chili

Another delicious item in a line of all gluten-free products. The all-natural, schmancy soup line can be found in the freezer aisle. But read the labels carefully — some have better stats than others.

Each 10-oz. container of Three Bean Chili has 220 calories, 3.5g fat, 36g carbs, 13g fiber, 11g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 5.

Michael Season's Baked Single-Serve Snacks

I'm all about built-in portion control, especially when it comes to crunchy, salty snacks. Choose from puffs, cheesy curls, and BBQ potato chips — all gluten-free! Awesome!

Each single-serving bag has 100 calories, 2.5 - 3.5g fat, 15 - 18g carbs, 1 - 2g fiber, 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.

Where will Hungry Girl go next week? Check back Monday to find out!

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Hungry Girl, aka Lisa Lillien, distributes her tips, tricks and takes on new food products through her daily emails and Web site. Check out www.Hungry-Girl.com

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