I spent the weekend at the San Diego Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds! The Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo is the largest in the U.S. The next expo is in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2-3, 2016. Be sure to visit the event if you live in the area!
I had such a great time learning about and tasting the latest gluten-free products on the market and I learned some health tips from some amazing speakers on How to Convert Your Recipes to Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free, Getting Gut Healthy Again Naturally with Aloe!, Why Paleo Might Just be the Perfect Diet, My Journey to Health by Understanding Food Allergies, Stop Poisoning Your Child at Home- How to Avoid Cross Contamination, and Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Desserts.
Here is a wrap up of the expo in photos.
I visited with several exhibitors who have products ranging from gluten-free, dairy-free, soy free, and/or even egg-free baked goods, nut butters, frozen pizza and other frozen entrees, gluten-free beer, and snacks to organic skin care and massagers.
BFree – Be Wheat and Gluten Free
Alex of BFree was so nice to give me these samples of their products. Their breads are delicious and healthy. They are suitable for those with Celiac and those who are Vegans! The breads are made in Ireland and will soon be available in Ralphs. Website: https://us.bfreefoods.com/
Nuttzo Organic Nut and Seed Butter
These nut butters are delicious! I love the Chocolate nut and seed butter! Yummy! One of my faves! Visit their website at https://www.nuttzo.com/
If you love spicy seasonings/spice rubs, you will love Sauce Goddess! Website: http://saucegoddess.com/
Smart Flour Foods
Smart Flour Foods frozen pizza. This is the Tuscan-Inspired two meat pizza. It comes with the following toppings: pepperoni, salami, and pepperocinis. Smart Flour Foods pizzas are made with ancient grains (sorghum, amaranth, and teff.)
Their pizzas are available at Sprouts.
Potapas Potato Tortillas
These tortillas are delicious. I sampled both the regular potato and sweet potato. Potapas gave quesadillas samples. I made turkey tacos last night with the sweet potato tortillas! Yum! The tortillas are non-GMO verified. Garbanzo bean flour added for protein, and are dairy free, soy free, nut free, corn free.
They are available at Jimbo’s and Sprouts in San Diego and Mother’s Market in Orange County.
Asian Gluten-Free Frozen Entrees
Finally, gluten-free Asian frozen egg rolls and dumplings! These are delicious and the boxes contain a packette of sauce.
Garden Lites – premade foods with veggies!
Wawona Frozen Foods- Sweet Gems
Coronado’s Gluten-Free Pantry
These sweet treats where made from the recipes in Amy Fothergill’s book, The Warm Kitchen.
Green Tea Oatmeal
Green Tea Oatmeal’s products have oatmeal with matcha.
Enjoy Life – Love their stuff!
Health Warrior Chia Protein Bars
Are you a fitness guru? Try these healthy chia protein bars before or after your next workout! Visit their website at http://www.healthwarrior.com/
Aloe Life -Aloe Vera juice for gut health
IG Bakery – Delicious bread!
Yum Butter – Almond Butter
Taspens Organics is based in Conifer, Colorado.
I spent so much time having a good time sampling their products that I forgot to take some photos of the line of products. Skin care should be healthy enough for you to eat but as we know most contain chemicals.
Some of their popular items!
Lavender/Peppermint body butter – Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Raw Shea Butter, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Distilled Water, Pure Beeswax, Silver Sol, & Vitamin E, and Organic Lavender Essential Oil & Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
Eye Cream with Sweet Almond Oil* Infused with Calendula Flowers*, Apricot Kernel Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Mango Butter*, Aloe Vera*, Rose Hydrosol*, Spring Water, Jojoba Oil*, Tamanu Oil*, Argan Oil*, Rosehip Seed Oil*, Pomegranate Seed Oil*, Silver Sol, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Of: Geranium*, Frankincense*, Carrot Seed*,Fennel*,Rose Bulgaria*, Chamomile*, Vitamin E Oil. (*Organic)
Wrinkle Serum with Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Rose hip Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Tamanu Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil Geranium Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Blue Yarrow Essential Oil, Palma Rosa Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Fennel Essential Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Rose Bulgaria Essential Oil, & Pure Vitamin E Oil.
Thank you Amy Fothergill, Tiffany Hinton, Karen Masterson Koch, Freddi Pakier, CHC, AADP, Diana Benedek, PhD, and Alessandra Wall, Ph.D.
A big thank you to the awesome sponsors of the event.
Blogger goodies we received:
Some goodies from the exhibitors
Cookbooks and more!
Awesome event! Can’t wait until the next one!