Saturday, May 2, 2015

My New Favorite Packaged Gluten-Free Bread

I was in Idaho last week having a lot of fun hanging out with my 2 great nieces and nephew. Their ages range from 10 months to 6 years old. Their parents went to a work related vacation and their grandparents and I held down the household. I have rarely been that exhausted while enjoying every minute of getting to know these fabulous little beings.

I had the honor of spending most of my time with my 10 month old great niece. Like her siblings, she is beautiful, funny, charming, intelligent and so loveable.

I thought I would blog each night about my experiences but truthfully my brain was so tried by 8 o'clock, I just shut down and relaxed.The day after I came home I got ill, which is why I have been missing in action. I still have a sore throat and laryngitis but feel well enough to give this a try. 

My sister-in-law picked me up from the airport and brought me to Fred Meyers (Ralphs sister store). Fred Meyers has a good selection of gluten-free and dairy-free foods. It is always fun to be in a new city and/or store. I get to discover new gluten-free items. Idaho was no exception. By far the best packaged gluten-free bread (also dairy-free and soy-free and GMO free) I have ever eaten was purchased at Fred Meyers: Franz: 7 Grain Gluten-Free Bread

Franz Gluten-Free Bread

Franz: 7 Grain Gluten-Free Bread
This 90 calorie slice of bread is packaged in an airtight package so it is not frozen. After the package is open I kept the bread on the counter for 6 days. Each slice of bread was soft like white bread yet delicious and healthy like whole wheat bread used to feel. I purchased 2 loaves to bring home with me.

INGREDIENTS: WATER, BROWN RICE FLOUR, TAPIOCA STARCH, TAPIOCA SYRUP, WHOLE GRAIN SORGHUM FLOUR, XANTHAN GUM, CULTURED RICE FLOUR, WHOLE GRAIN MILLET SEED, DRIED WHOLE EGG SOLIDS, WHOLE GRAIN TEFF SEED, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, SUGARCANE MOLASSES, WHOLE GRAIN AMARANTH SEED, SEA SALT, WHOLE GRAIN MILLET FLOUR, RED QUINOA SEED, INSTANT DRY YEAST, CALCIUM SULFATE, ENZYMES.

 Franz Bakery has an extensive line of gluten-free products. 
"Franz Bakery is a fourth generation, family-owned baking company based in Portland, OR. Since 1906, Franz has been providing communities with fresh bread, buns, bagels, cookies and pastries, using the highest quality ingredients. Today, we have nine bakeries throughout the Northwest and deliver fresh baked goods daily to our customers."


Franz also makes these gluten-free products: