Heather Strang | Local Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free & Low Sugar Treats
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29 Apr / Local Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free & Low Sugar Treats

I’m always on the lookout for tasty gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and low sugar goods. Recently, I scored two amazing finds at my local New Seasons, made by local, Oregon-grown companies. The only thing that makes me happier than eating healthy, “free” foods is supporting our local economy. Now, you can do the same! If you live in the fabulous state of Oregon, of course.

My first find was Blue Moon Bakery’s almond & oat Jammer. I LOVE thumbprint cookies. Whole Foods has a delicious thumbprint, but they use soy in it, so it’s no longer on my splurge list. This Jammer is filled with all natural goodness and meets all my food requirements. And it is hearty and sweet. Delish! To top it off, it’s made by a local, Hillsboro, Ore. bakery.

The second score has had me standing in my kitchen with the freezer door open, while I continually go back for one more bite. Heavenly Sent’s Almond, Rice & Agave Non-Dairy, Frozen Dessert is beyond dreamy. It even tops my favorite – Coconut Bliss! The Rich Chocolate is my absolute fave – you will LOVE it! It’s also local and made by a local family in Corvallis, Ore. And that just makes me happy.

Oh, and my latest gluten/soy/dairy/sugar-free snack attack is organic raisins with organic sunflower seeds (both of which can be purchased at your local Trader Joe’s). Mix about 1/4 c of each for a delicious afternoon snack.

That’s it for now…

I’m headed to the Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival this weekend to discover some more tasty goods. Crepe Neptune of Cannon Beach (and Astoria Sunday Market and Tillamook Saturday Market fame) will be there with their gluten-free crepes (the best!) and I’m eager to see what other local vendors will surprise me with gluten/dairy/soy-free goodies. Stay tuned…

Happy Eating!
xoHeather

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