After the first batch of crumbly, unappetizing gluten-free foods nevertheless found a market, manufacturers faced the challenge of creating good-tasting, pleasantly textured GF bread, pizza crust, cookies, and crackers. And they did. Now companies have taken on a new goal: Creating products that not only have a great taste and texture but are healthy for everyone (many early GF options relied on less-nutritious ingredients, such as white rice flour, potato flour, and refined sugar).
Enter gluten-free 2.0, a wave of GF products that feature wholesome, nutrient-rich ingredients such as flours made from amaranth, quinoa, and millet , as well as other healthful ingredients, including ground flaxseed, hemp seed, chia, and nuts.
Try: The Gluten-Free Bistro frozen pizza crusts, made with brown rice flour, coconut flour, and sorghum (they also sell their own proprietary flour blend), and Purely Elizabeth cookie and muffin mixes, made with ground flaxseed, chia, and hemp seeds mixed with organic, whole-grain, and non-GMO flours.