Product: Sandwich Petals Gluten Free Spinach Garlic Flatbread – $3.99+
It has been a sad, sad time for me. A long while back, my local Whole Foods stopped carrying the LivWell brand products. These products not only had amazing English Muffins…but also…the only gluten-free pita bread I have ever seen in my gluten-free life. So, with that gone, I literally had to make sandwiches. Like with gluten-free bread…or gluten-free hamburger buns…or well…that’s about all.
And…I learned to live with that. Sure, there were times I convinced myself that I was going to make some sort of flatbread on my own. But nothing ever came of that. Lately, my gluten-free bread baking has been more disastrous than successful, so I honestly think I’m just scared to screw something up again.
But then I took a trip out to Colorado. And on that journey, my roommate and I drove up to Boulder, Colorado for a day. It’s tradition. We always do it. And while in Boulder, we stopped into a natural food store and just planned on perusing the aisles to kill off some time. It was Sunday, so we were waiting on some stores to open. And, with no intention of purchasing anything…we of course spotted something that we had never seen in our area before.
Thank those Flat-Out Sandwich Wraps out on the market…and make them gluten-free. That’s basically what these are. And that was something I had never heard of or seen before. So…I grabbed one of each type that were on the shelf and purchased them…without hesitation. Because…it might be the only way I ever get to try these.
Well, after a long journey to Detroit and back, it was World Cup Finals time and I had a few options out for dinner. My roommate chose the previously blogged about gluten-free and vegan SoL Cuisine Organic Falafel. I asked her what she wanted those on…either Amy’s Organic Gluten-Free Sandwich Thins or the Sandwich Petals in the pantry.
She chose the Sandwich Petals. And I asked her which flavor…she went to the pantry and pulled out the Spinach Garlic Sandwich Petals…because they were on top. HA! Good way to make a decision, yes?
So…there it was. I cooked up the Organic Falafel on the stovetop, and as it was finishing up the falafel, I pulled out the Sandwich Petals and looked at how to prepare them. Easy enough…either stove top or microwave. I went microwave for ease and simplicity. My top few petals were a bit torn, but they rode back to Louisville, Kentucky, in my carry-on. So…the fact that they were still in tact for the most part was a miracle. I wrapped up one of the Sandwich Petals Gluten Free Spinach Garlic Flatbreads in damp paper towels and gave them a little warming in the microwave for 30 seconds. I unwrapped each one and topped with some Organic Tahini Sauce from SoL Cuisine and then some greens and finally…the SoL Cuisine Falafel. I then folded over the Sandwich Petal and dinner was served.
The Sandwich Petals Gluten Free Spinach Garlic Flatbread was the perfect way to serve these up…when gluten-free pita bread is no longer available. Seriously. While it did get a little messy because stuff would fall out of the edges…they were packed with flavor and really sturdy. Unfortunately, since my petals were slightly torn to begin with, the mess factor was a little elevated. But, it didn’t take away from the fact that these flatbreads are made to stand up to fillings of all sorts. The Spinach Garlic flavor was not overpowering, so it didn’t detract at all from the falafel…but it added a nice bit of flavor to the entirety of the dish. I hope I can find these around here because I will be sad when I use up all three varieties that are in my pantry.
For the record, the Sandwich Petals Gluten Free Flatbreads come in Spinach Garlic, Red Chili, and Original.
As far as ingredients go, the Sandwich Petals Gluten Free Spinach Garlic Flatbread is made from a gluten-free blend of whole and milled grains (corn, flax, sesame, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum, millet, quinoa, teff, and amaranth), water, tapioca starch, a flavor base (consisting of spinach, garlic, basil, parsley purees and extracts, salt, canola oil, and spices), raisin juice, organic agave nectar, molasses, short chain frutooligosaccharides, xanthan gum, dicalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, fumaric acid, sodium propionate, and sorbic acid. Sandwich Petals are gluten-free, carbohydrate nutritionally deliberate (with less than 24 grams per petal), virtually allergen free (contains no dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy, or wheat), are low glycemic (diabetic and diet friendly), contain heart healthy omega 3s, are prebiotic (and helps aid in digestive system health), do not need to be refrigerated and…are really convenient.
As for the nutritional aspect of the Sandwich Petals Gluten Free Spinach Garlic Flatbread, a serving is one petal. This one petal will serve you up 100 calories and 1 gram of fat. One petal will also provide you with 120 mg sodium and only 3 grams of sugar. That is really fantastic. And finally, you will be taking in 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein, so it’s enough to fill you up without making you feel overstuffed. Love it.
I really hope that my local stores start carrying these Sandwich Petals. So far, I like what I have tried and I can’t wait to see how else I can use these in recipes and with other foods. For now, they were just the bread I needed to really enjoy a tasty Mediterranean sandwich without the use of pita bread. It was the perfect substitute, allowing the filling to shine, but still being quite tasty on its own. The Sandwich Petals Gluten Free Spinach Garlic Flatbread wins in my book.