Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Gluten Freek!

        Being a gluten-freek isn't that happy, fun, or exciting.  It is difficult and stressful.  Eating at home isn't that bad, but if I want to hangout somewhere I have to think about when and what I will eat.  There are a lot of gluten-free items now, but they look gross.  My mom ordered this awesome box of goodies online (I will blog about this sometime too! ).  The box contained so much and I am planning on blogging my favorites :).
        Today, I am blogging about GoPicnic ready-to-eat meals.  I ate the Hummus + Crackers for lunch one day at the college.  It was so easy and perfect!  I call it a lunchable because I have never had a real lunchable and now this is my gluten-free version of one.  It is a small cardboard box that contains multi-grain crackers, hummus, edamame, fruit and nut trail mix, and a small chocolate bar.  All you have to add is the drink!  You don't have to worry about refrigeration or carrying a million different containers to compile a full lunch.
Picture of me holding it so you can tell how little it is :) 
        GoPicinic offers all-natural, gluten-free, and vegan options!  Their meals contain no artificial flavors or colors, no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, and no added MSG.  Basically everyone wins with these :).  The "picnic" is 400 calories, 12g of fiber, and 25g of protein.  Gotta love hummus and edamame.  My lunchable was delicious and having something on hand to grab anytime makes me a happy camper.  If I don't know how the day will go I always throw one in my purse just in case I am stuck somewhere and need lunch or dinner.
        I haven't seen GoPicnic in any stores, I am not sure if they even sell in stores, but I order mine from their website.  When you go to their website, check on sales and specials for any gluten-free meals on sale.  Normally they cost about $4.99 + shipping and such, but I got some on sale for $2!  I can't wait to try the other gluten-free Gopicnic meals!