I am really excited to annouce that I was selected to be an Ambassador for Udi’s and Glutino gluten-free products. I have been gluten free for over 5 years and so has my 11yr old son Josh. I thought I would share a bit of my “Udi’s/Glutino” story.
I vividly recall when I found out about Udi’s gluten free bread. My sister-in-law had told me about it and I purchased some at Whole Foods Market. The bread looked light and fluffy unlike other gf breads that were better served as a door stop or paper weight. The first time I made Josh a sandwich and tucked it in his lunchbox for school I added a note “this is gluten free, you can eat it” fearing he would think it was for his sister. When I picked him up that day he burst out of class “where did you get that bread Mom, that was the best sandwich I ever had”.
Over the years they have expanded their product line to include: bagels (cinnamon raisin is a favorite), hot dog buns, hamburger buns, pizza crust (great for make your own pizza party), muffins, cookies, granola bars and the list goes on! Glutino makes one of our favorite snacks; pretzels also cereal bars.
I think for myself I just managed without things but when Josh was diagnosed it broke my heart when he could not have something. He just wanted to have a sandwich is in lunch box like all the other kids or a bun on his burger. Udis and Glutino has solved that problem for us.
Check out their website: http://shop.udisglutenfree.com/ppcdo/search/google?gclid=CKep6pvM17gCFaNxQgod3V4Axg
Post race (especially marathon) I want and need a salty snack. Most items served at the finish line dont work for me since I am intolerant to them. I now pack a bag of Glutino pretzels and they are there waiting for me when I finish.
Traveling to races is fun and exciting, I have often put it months of training. I try and be very careful prerace with my nutrition. The las thing I want to happen is to eat something that makes me sick, and effects my race. I usually cart along alot of food in my suitcase (in case I cant get it where I am going). I have a soft cooler I fill with frozen water bottles then stick in my loaf of Udis bread or bagels. Call me crazy but it works.
I look forward to representing an awesome company that makes great products.
True story: Pictured earlier is the dinner rolls and French baguette. I first spotted these on my trip to Moline, IL. They are soo good!! When I got home I hit every store that sells Udis and none of them carry it. On my travels this summer I check every store (figuring I will find a way to bring them home). I hit the jackpot in Flagstaff at Fronteir Markets. 5 minutes before closing we stopped in and then had them!! I grabbed 8 bags and skipped done the aisles in glee. My family was staring at me like I was nuts and my husband proclaimed “How are you bringing those home their frozen” I shot back “we have a cooler, I will figure it out”. I informed him until Phx gets these every business trip to Flagstaff will require him to stop and buy a new supply. Oh also my daughter has a gymnastics meet in October in Flagstaff. Yes I am a bit obsessed but until you try them you just may not understand!
DO YOU FOLLOW A GLUTEN FREE DIET? HOW HAS IT IMPROVED YOUR LIFE, RUNNING, ETC?