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If you are on a gluten-free diet it can be hard finding good bread, and pasta. Like any typical 3 year old, my daughter likes to eat her macaroni and cheese meals. I really think this has been our biggest problem thus far living a gluten free lifestyle. The thing that makes it challenging is the fact that there are not many companies who actually produce macaroni and cheese that is gluten free.
There is one gluten-free leading brand she loves, but I wasn’t loving the price tag, or the fact that I had one choice. I really wish I lived closer to more wholesome grocery stores because in the city I am so limited to what is easily available. I admit, I am a big online shopper and find my best deals on gluten-free foods this way. One day while shopping I came across MapleGrove Gluten Free Foods Macaroni and Cheeze, and I knew I had to try it so that I could expand my options.
Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods Mission: Maplegrove is North America’s premier manufacturer of gluten free pasta. We produce organic and conventional non GMO rice pasta, fortified potato pasta, low protein pasta, and an assortment of meal kits, soup bases and bouillon cubes. We are certified gluten free and understand the challenges facing consumers who must avoid gluten. Our company is more than business to us – it is a way of life.
Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods generously sent me several packages of pasta & food products. I was able to sample the following varieties:
I was initially attracted to the very kid friendly packaging with animals like pandas, elephants, and orca whales on them. Believe it or not, my kids love to see characters on their foods, and I find it encourages them to eat their meals. We received two packages of Pastoriso Quick Cooking Dinners-these are certified gluten free, certified organic, and they fully cook in 3 1/2 minutes!!
When you have kids it is all about getting things done quickly and efficiently to avoid melt downs! When dinner time hits there is nothing more stressful than having whining crying kids! When we made our Maplegrove Foods Mac & Cheeze we were able to get it from the box to their plates in under 5 minutes total!! Now that is my kind of meal!
Each box of Mac & Cheeze contains 5 oz of rice based pasta, but it makes a lot of food! The noodles are thinner than traditional varieties, but they fluffen up, and expand nicely. I served all three of my kids this pasta, and they all ate it, and were very satisfied with it’s taste and quality.
Maplegrove Foods also sent me three bouillon cubes which will be featured in upcoming recipes. It is wonderful to have such great soup starters that are made with non sulphited vegetables, and no hydrogenated oils. I was also sent some rice based elbow macaroni, and white rice based ziti. These pasta products with be featured in our Meatless May Recipe Food Challenge.
Overall, so far I am very impressed with Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods Inc. I will certainly be purchasing these products at my local health foods stores, as well as at online merchants like Amazon. If you would like to see if these products are available at your local markets, you can use their store locator tool.