Monday, February 8, 2010

Mixes From The Heartland Review & Giveaway

While my family does not follow a gluten-free diet, some families do.  Mixes From The Heartland is located in Amarillo, Texas.  Their products are gluten-free and packaged in a facility that is free of eggs, wheat, nuts, soy, oats, barley, and rye (which is important for families with members who have food allergies).  They sell mixes to create soups, side dishes, breads, meals, and desserts.  The mixes range in price from $4.99-$6.99. 
 
Mixes From The Heartland had sent my family a box of samples to try.  I made a whole gluten-free meal for my family. Here are the results:

Green Chili Hamburger Soup


All you had to add was browned beef, crushed tomatoes, and water. I would recommend using the beef broth in place of 2 cups of water for more flavor (which I would do next time).  I also did not add the full recommended amount of water because my family likes their soup chunky with less liquid.  It had a light flavor and was not at all spicy.  My two year old loved it.
 
Dilled Pasta Salad
 

All you need to add to the dilled pasta salad is mayo (I used Miracle Whip Salad dressing instead) and milk for the sauce.  If you like dill and macoroni salad, you'll like this dish a lot.  I enjoyed this dish and think it would even make a good snack.  This would be perfect for a picnic. You could also add some fresh veggies to it.


Texas Bean Bake Meal 

One word: Yummy!!!! This was my favorite. All you had to add was ground beef, water, and barbeque sauce (or ketchup).  I love spicy food and it did have a bit of a bite (it was spicy enough that we didn't give any to the two year old). I also used my favorite barbeque sauce.  The entire kitchen smelled divine as this cooked.  Next time I want to try it in the crockpot since it did take awhile to cook due to the beans.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.  I guess because I was in to much of a hurry to see if it tasted as good as it smelled.



This meal was given two thumbs up.  I liked that the mixes were all natural, had no preservatives, and were incredibly easy to prepare.  Even though we don't specifically eat gluten-free products, these mixes were delicious. 

To check out other products by Mixes From The Heartland, click here.


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Mixes From The Heartland had sent me samples of their products to try in the hope that I would review their product.  I was not compensated in any other way for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

132 comments:

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I'd love to try the Green Chili Meal! Thanks so much!

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MMMMMM...these look so good. My son wants me to say the cheeseburger chowder soup would be the one to try, but I think the Southwest Chicken Stew looks amazing! There are so many delicious looking mixes!

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I would love to have the Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup. I'm crazy for that!

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The Dumpling Mix and the Gluten Free Corn Bread Mix are my top two choices!

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