(NaturalNews) Good-tasting, wheat-free crackers, breads and cookies are hard to come by. Sure, there is an ever-growing amount of gluten-free products available, but many of these products have an unpleasant taste and texture that turns people off to the idea of eating anything that is gluten-free.
Fortunately, there are some companies that produce wheat-free, gluten-free snacks that actually taste good, contain whole, healthy ingredients, and are certified organic. The following is a sampling of some of the best brands in the industry:
Mary's Gone Crackers Like many others in the health food industry, Mary's Gone Crackers was birthed out of a health-conscious mother's endeavor to provide for the health needs of her and her family. After discovering that both she and her son had celiac disease, Mary Waldner began formulating her own gluten-free snacks.
Packed with nutritious whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, brown flax seeds, amaranth, millet and chia, Mary's Gone Crackers can actually be considered a gluten-free superfood snack. The company also utilizes a proprietary method of formulation that does not extrude the ingredients using high heat, preserving the myriad of delicate nutrients.
Mary's Gone Crackers makes cookies, crackers, "Sticks & Twigs" (similar to pretzels) and cracker crumbs. All of the products are certified organic, kosher, non-GMO, vegan and delicious. Even the cookies are soft and chewy, and are made with low-glycemic natural sweeteners. All the products are produced in a dedicated wheat-free, gluten-free and nut-free facility, ensuring no cross-contamination.
Raw Makery Raw, sprouted, certified organic and gluten-free snacks. Is it too good to be true? Not if you are Raw Makery, a Las Vegas-based company that sells breads, "Krispys", crackers, "Stix", "Rawtillas" and cookies.
What began in a kitchen and migrated into two local cafes has become a nationwide product line of some of the best, most wholesome gluten-free snacks in the industry. Every item is raw and contains sprouted ingredients. Buckwheat, golden and brown flax seeds, chia seeds, yams, spirulina, dulse and Himalayan Crystal salt are just a few of the many super ingredients that grace Raw Makery's gluten-free foods.
Since none of Raw Makery's products are cooked, they are all highly rich in living enzymes, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Raw Makery is a top pick for gluten-free superfood snacks.
Muso From Japan Those looking for a great gluten-free snack that is high in protein will love the offerings of Muso From Japan. This company makes two delicious, grain-free and oil-free crackers that pack a decent protein punch.
Muso's organic Green Pea Chips and Mungbean chips are uniquely high in protein because both the pea and the mungbean are high in protein. These delicious chips make a great, lightly-baked snack without added grains. Both contain two simple ingredients: either green peas or mungbeans, and sea salt.
The green pea variety contains six grams of protein per serving and the mungbean variety contains a whopping nine grams per serving. Both varieties are rich in vitamins and minerals and contain no additives, preservatives or sugars.
Eartharvest Certified Organic Slice n' Bake Cookie Dough If I told you that you could buy delicious, organic, whole-grain, gluten-free and vegan cookie dough, you might think I was crazy. Actually, a company called Eartharvest will soon be unveiling its new line of healthy cookie doughs that meet these criteria. These doughs will include flavors like chocolate chip, quinoa raisin, peanut butter and walnut brownie.
These delicious cookies are made with organic whole grains like quinoa, amaranth, brown rice and sorghum, as well as organic coconut and palm oils. There are no artificial ingredients, no eggs or milk, no gluten and no GMOs, and organic cane sugar is the primary sweetener used. As far as cookie doughs go, it will be difficult to find one that is healthier and tastier than Eartharvest.
Eartharvest gluten-free cookies have a great texture and taste, and are a healthy, sweet treat without all the added garbage, which make them a top pick for the occasional sweet treat.