Freshly baked French baguette slathered with butter… crispy on the outside and soft on the inside croissants… ooey gooey pizza…

Gosh I miss wheat and the gluten that makes those yummy breads so soft and chewy!  Why do I miss them? Well, I have been gluten free for about three years now.

I’ve had issues with my stomach – irritation, inflammation, bloating – all due to certain foods in my diet, including soy, wheat and gluten. Because of the pain and discomfort, I was forced to cut these ingredients out of my diet to help my stomach heal.

Did you know that wheat can stay in your system for several months? It took a good year to heal my gut, and feel back to normal again. A hairstylist even noticed by touching my hair – he asked me if I had done something differently in the last six months, because I had new hair growth which was thicker and fuller than the bottom half of my hair. I realized that the new hair growth occurred after I had cut out wheat and gluten from my diet!

May is Celiac Awareness Month, a good time to learn about what gluten and gluten sensitivities really are, and how they impact many Canadians. I’m lucky I’m not Celiac; celiac disease is a medical condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by gluten. People with celiac disease can’t eat gluten, otherwise their body wouldn’t be able to absorb nutrients which are necessary for good health. If I happen to have a trace of gluten, I won’t suffer. But those with celiac have to avoid cross-contamination.

Going gluten free has become a complete lifestyle change – and I’ll never go back. My stomach has since healed, and I feel so much better. While I’m often tempted to have “just a bite”, giving in to the craving is not worth the havoc it wreaks on my body.

Bread? Pasta? Desserts? They don’t even faze me. I bake my own bread, I’ve found a great-tasting pasta, and I bake my own gluten-free desserts.

But snacking is another issue. I love crunchy, crispy, salty snacks.

Quaker® Crispy Minis® rice chips are deliciously crispy with a light texture. They are made from grains like rice and corn then sprinkled with a tasty, bold seasoning.

With flavours like Tortilla Style Smoky Chipotle and Creamy Ranch, I can get that crunch satisfaction packed with a flavour punch. Sweet Chili, Ketchup and Sour Cream and Onion are also favourites in our home. All of these snacks are certified gluten and wheat free!


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A serving size of 20 grams has 90 calories and 14 grams of carbohydrates.  Of course I probably couldn’t limit myself to just one serving! But even having two servings is still within a good calorie count.

If you’re also sensitive to soy ingredients, Quaker® Crispy Minis® Tortilla Style Smoky Chipotle Rice Chips and Tortilla Style Creamy Ranch Rice Chips both don’t contain soy, and neither does the Caramel Kettle Corn Flavour Rice Chip.

Certified gluten-free by the Canadian Celiac Association, Crispy Minis rice chips are a tasty gluten-free snack that comes in a variety of delicious flavours.

What’s your favourite Quaker® Crispy Minis® flavour?

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This post is generously sponsored by Quaker® Crispy Minis®.

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Maria Lianos-Carbone is Publisher/Editor of amotherworld. Follow her on Twitter @amotherworld and @lifeandtravelca.

10 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Reply

    We are big snackers in our family. All of these flavors sound awesome. I want to try them all.

  2. I.LOVE.THESE. And although I don’t have celiac disease, I do like to munch on snacks that are GF. The BBQ are my favorite!

  3. Mmmmm! Those look really tasty! I like that they have some awesome flavor choices, too – just like chips. I bet they make a great alternative, and a nice option for those with Celiac Disease!

  4. I tried something like these a long time ago and didn’t care for them, but as I have gotten older my tastebuds seem to like things I didn’t back then. Definitely gonna check them out 🙂

  5. It really is too bad they can’t make a tasty gluten free French baguette. There really is nothing like the real thing. These snacks look quite delicious themselves. I like that there is a variety of flavors.

  6. Elizabeth O. Reply

    Being completely gluten free is amazing. This is the first time I’ve heard of these snacks, the flavors are the ones that I normally enjoy so this is definitely worth a try. I love that it doesn’t contain an ounce of fat.

  7. I’ve tried some items similar to these, just a different brand. I bet they taste great too! I love snacks like these. They’re a lot healthier too.

  8. They look awesome. Everyone would love this even the non-gluten conscious. The best thing is that it has many flavors to choose from

  9. Melissa Bernardo Reply

    I love these! Although I am not allergic to gluten, I still like to munch of gluten free goodies! Thanks for sharing!

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