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June 24, 2011 by Leanne Vogel December 6, 2015What’s one food that you distinctly remember from your childhood? One that stands above all the rest? For me, it was bagel bites. The ooey, gooey, delicious morsels that made up my after school snack from the time I was 6, to the day I moved out of my parents’ house and realized how darn expensive they were. When I stopped eating gluten a couple of years ago, I came to terms with the fact that I would never be able to eat bagel bites again. Even though I hadn’t had them in ages, and probably never would. You see, in the time I’d spent away from bagel bites, I’d learned that they were one of many over processed, empty foods, that shouldn’t come anywhere near my body. But when you go gluten-free, you rehash a lot of your favorite foods and say one final farewell before you take the leap forward, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve eaten that food. The bagel bites leap was a challenging one. Where am I going with this? Well, my mom prepared a couple of gluten-free mushroom pizzas for us last time we were over for dinner. One bite sent me straight back to my childhood. How could a stuffed mushroom taste like a bagel bite? She shared the recipe with me, then I lost it, and she lost it… so I ended up winging it and adapting a random recipe I found online, and it worked! I started off by replacing regular bread crumbs with gluten-free panko breadcrumbs. Honestly, I didn’t even know these existed until I found them at Nutters last week. Another amazing gluten-free product you have to try! I bet they’d make a mean “shake ‘n bake” ;)
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.