Hey! A few weeks ago I decided to go gluten and dairy free to see if it helped with my eczema. It didn’t help, so I’m back to eating gluten (and limited dairy–we’ve never really been friends), but I did discover some great gluten free products along the way that I wanted to share with you! You guys know that I’m a big Aldi fan. I wrote about how I shop for healthy food at Aldi before, but I really wanted to complete a review of Aldi’s gluten free products. I love that Aldi is meeting a need for gluten free items, AND their less expense than almost anywhere else! (I’m not affiliated or sponsored by Aldi in any way–I just really love the store!)
The two products I’m reviewing today are Aldi’s liveGfree brand Pizza Crust Mix and Baking Mix. Both were $2.99 for a mix.
Pizza Crust Mix
I’ve tried other gluten free pizza crusts–one at home mix and 3+ pizza’s from restaurant and this baking mix is definitely in the top tier! The crust is thicker like regular pizza dough crust, which I love! I hate when the crust is flat and basically just a grease collector. Yuck! I also liked the thorough instructions because they really explained working with gluten free ingredients. The other mix I used I remember feeling frustrated by the spreading of the crust but the box’s tip to keep wetting your hands as you spread the crust really did the trick! I would definitely recommend this crust! Each mix makes two 12 inch pizzas. I made one big one instead.
I love that this baking mix is good for biscuits, pancakes, and waffles! You could probably get creative and use it to create other recipes too! I decided to make pancakes with it since pancakes are basically my favorite thing in the universe. They were very simple to make and fluffed right up like “real” pancakes. I added blueberries to them and ate them with peanut butter and real maple syrup. *heaven*
Overall I thought that both products were a great value and were incredibly tasty! I’d say the pancakes were just as good as regular pancakes and the pizza was not quite as good as regular homemade pizza crust, BUT definitely a lot better than 3 of the 4 restaurant gluten-free pizza crusts I have and comparable to the more expensive Glutino brand crust I have had before.
I’m stoked that Aldi is offering more gluten free options, along with their other healthy choices. I love that Aldi “gets” shopping on a budget doesn’t mean you sacrifice healthy options and I’m excited to continue shopping there as they roll out even more awesome food at awesome prices!
What are your go-to gluten-free brands? I also really love Kind bars, Chex cereal, and GFbars.
What is your favorite thing to shop for at Aldi? I just love checking out at Aldi–saving money makes me giddy!
Should Aldi officially add me to their payroll as “dedicated fangirl”? 😉
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