Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, September 24, 2015 Under: Food Reviews
For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 1 YEAR+*
If we’re being honest with each other, who wouldn’t want to be “that Mom” that is always making everything from scratch, never arrives a minute late, and always looks like she got 8+ hours of sleep the night before?! I know I would! But realistically, do you [honestly] know anyone like that?!
I, for one, am the Mom lacking in the sleep department, but can say that it makes all the other areas of my life falter a bit as well. That’s why, when it comes to products that not only taste great but are easy to prepare (since my healthy eating and nutrition is not something I’ll compromise on), then I am all about them! And with their new line of Cup-to-Table products, Bella Gluten Free is definitely one of these brands!
THE PRODUCT: Originally started in 2010 by a group of gluten-free cooking “bellas”, Bella Gluten-Free™ had the mission “to bring the best allergen friendly mixes to market, mastering taste, texture and nutrition.” Most recently, the trio has launched their Bella Gluten-Free™ Cup-to-Table line [in 2015].
Using the same whole grain flours and superior ingredients, they developed a range of sweet and savory allergen friendly baking mixes that allow you to make fresh baked products in your home in just minutes. Easy to mix and requiring only 2-3 wet ingredients, they can all be baked from scratch in less than 30 minutes, and are so easy that even kids will be able to throw them together without a hitch.
Besides their original All Purpose Baking Mix, Bella Gluten-Free’s new Cup-to-Table line includes: Tender Flaky Biscuit Mix, Chewy Chocolate Brownie Mix, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Rustic Multigrain Dinner Roll Mix, Gourmet Italian Pizza Crust Mix, and a Yummy Blueberry Scone Mix, combining superior taste, texture and nutrition all in an easy-to-mix “cup”.
NUTRITION-WISE: Using the finest assortment of all-natural, non-GMO and organic ingredients, all of Bella Gluten-Free™ baking mixes are allergen-friendly. Moreover, they take their cross-contamination very seriously and help ensure you of this by having their GFCO certification. They are also a recipient of the non-GMO Verification Project.
Using Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Sweet Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum, Sea Salt and Love as their staple ingredients, you will find some fiber and protein in all of their products, as well as a very low amount of sugar (depending on the flavor you choose, of course).
*Since all of Bella Gluten-Free™ products are completely customizable, and therefore allergen-friendly, as long as your kid is at an age where carbs, breads and/or baked goods are part of their menu, then these products are great! However, if sugar is of a concern then you should [obviously] stay away from the Brownies and Cookies ;).
WHERE TO BUY: You can conveniently purchase Bella Gluten-Free™ Cup-to-Table products directly from their Online Store, or please visit their Store Locator for the location that sells them nearest you.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I am a huge advocate of cooking at home, with baking coming into a close second. However, I’ll also admit that there are those moments when I don’t want to wait around all day for the bread to rise or something to bake, and I don’t want to have to wash 30 pans after-the-fact.
That’s why Bella Gluten-Free™ Cup-to-Table is so great and why I can easily see them becoming a staple in my pantry. From Dinner Rolls to dessert, there really is something for everybody no matter what your taste preference – or allergy – may be. In fact, I even like to “healthen-up” their Brownies and Cookies by adding protein powder, inulin fiber and hemp seeds to make them a truly nutritious and satisfying treat.
So whether or not you are gluten-intolerant, or you just want some great tasting and easy to make “home-made” baked goods, you should definitely try any or all of Bella Gluten-Free™ Cup-to-Table products, and find out for yourself how delicious gluten-free can be!
To learn more about Bella Gluten-Free™ Cup-to-Table please visit their website and check them out on Facebook.
And remember, Contact Healthy.Fit.Fab…Moms today to learn more about helping you and your family live a healthy, fit, and fabulous life!
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