There are many ancient grains that you might start opening your eyes to once you become gluten free. Things like: Quinoa, Teff, Millet, and Flax become new territories that were there all along, but were not considered a necessity. The reality is these ancient grains pack powerful nutritious punches and are much needed in a gluten free diet for a balance of nutrition.
When my daughter got her diagnosis and I had to shop in health food stores, it became clear to me that this whole world of other options needed to be explored. But how does one go from Uncle Ben's instant rice to eating quinoa? And more importantly, how do you get your young family members to try it when they are expensive in comparison to just rice?
We first tried mixing quinoa into a brown rice pilaf - She wouldn't eat it, but then she isn't a big brown rice fan. While at the Gluten Free Expo in Asheville, we got a sample of Seeds Of Change's Cuzco Whole Grains Quinoa Blend mix.
Seeds of Change is certified organic and a very environmentally responsible company which just adds to my attraction to it.
You can purchase it at Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, & Earthfare locally. The company will send you a list of their gluten free products available if you request it.