Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Amy's Review ~ NEW Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

by Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Working with children who have disabilities for over 10 years now, I am familiar with many different types of diets. The most commonly prescribed dietary recommendation for children with autism is gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat products, and many individuals have a gluten allergy or sensitivity. Even just five years ago, gluten-free options were very limited and parents had to make most of their children's snacks from scratch.

Now that people are beginning to recognize the benefits of cutting back on the gluten in their diets, high-quality, gluten-free snacks are becoming more available. We are already familiar with Amy's delicious vegetarian and vegan frozen items. The same quality and flavor can now be found in their tasty new gluten-free shortbread cookies, made with all-natural ingredients, including almond flour. These cookies are also egg-free and peanut-free, but do contain dairy.

At just $4.99 per box, they are much less expensive than baking from scratch and equally as delicious. The only hard part is eating just one serving at a time! I was given the opportunity to sample all three varieties: Classic Shortbread, Almond, and Chocolate Chip. My favorite were the Chocolate Chip cookies. These cookies make a great snack for children or adults, individuals with a gluten allergy or those of us who just love yummy cookies! The texture of all three varieties is light and somewhat crumbly, so be sure to place them in lidded containers not zipper bags if they are going into lunch bags.  

BUY IT! Visit the Amy's website and Facebook page to learn all about Amy's delicious products, including the new gluten-free cookies. 

* I received the aforementioned product for free to review. The opinions expressed are honest and provided without monetary compensation.

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