Udi's Gluten Free

Udi's Gluten Free

I have discovered the best thing since… sliced bread? If you’ve ever had a gluten-free bread, you know it often pales in comparison to the real deal. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some millet bread. But don’t get confused, it is NOT the same as a nice doughy hunk of wheat bread.

Udi’s Gluten-Free loaf bread has changed the game, my friends. This is hands down without a doubt the absolute best gluten-free bread I’ve ever had. Just look at those beautiful tunnels (air pockets) and the soft, doughy center. Bread as it should be.

Their secret? I suspect it has to do with the inclusion of egg whites. When you take the gluten out you have to have something else in there than can stabilize the dough. High-protein egg whites can handle that. It also contains xanthan gum, another trick in gluten-free baking that contributes to the chewiness.

It does have some weird stuff you may not recognize but nothing too alarming–cultured dextrose is an alternative to chemical preservatives that prevents spoiling and ascorbic acid is just vitamin C.

I’m a believer.

I avoid gluten by choice not necessity because we think it (and wheat) may be wreaking havoc on Stew and I want to be supportive. Even without suffering from a sensitivity or full on celiac disease myself, I can tell you that taking gluten out of my diet significantly changes the way I feel after eating… in a good way. During my first week of classes this summer when I was still in transition between houses and without Stew, I ate a lot of wheat pita sandwiches because they were quick and easy. I also felt like hell, like a constant state of indigestion. Once I got back to my normal eating habits I felt a million times better.

So whether you follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons, moral support of a loved one, or just for the hell of it, I recommend Udi’s for all your loaf bread needs.

5 thoughts on “Udi's Gluten Free

  1. this is gross, BUT my boss eats a lot of wheat/fiber. she avoided gluten for 1 week and felt 10x better. then she went back to wheat, and started taking a probiotic, and feels fine. i wonder if the whole wheat/fiber thing can be overdone, like too much? and it sucks the bacteria out of your belly? or you know, something way more scientific than that…

  2. Hey Katie! Where did you find the Udi’s? I don’t avoid gluten but I like trying new things. I know and love two people with Celiac’s disease so I’d love to let them know about it. They live in very rural areas of NC so they might not have tried it.

    I wonder sometimes if my fiance has a gluten sensitivity. He requires A LOT more sleep than me…like over 8 hours and he still wants to take a nap. His issue might not be gluten but I still wonder…

    • I got mine at earth fare but I think they also ship (udisglutenfree.com). Your fiance could definitely try removing gluten for a few weeks to see how he feels…

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