BeeFree of gluten but full of taste


By Henry Howard


I’ve been gluten-free for about a decade after the discovery that my sons had Celiac disease. After changing our diets to remove gluten, the change was immediate and startling.


All of our guts felt better and our health has improved. My younger son, who was literally at zero percent on the growth chart, finally began to grow and has surpassed previous expectations for his full-grown height. Just as notable, his notoriously thin hair actually thickened.


I am thankful for our discovery and road to better health, and just as grateful for the surge in options for gluten-free food in the past decade.


Among the recent discoveries I have made is BeeFree, an Indiana-based company started in 2010. Owner Jennifer Wiese began her journey to entrepreneurship, based on searching for a solution for her son, who is autistic.


That led Wiese on a path to creating the gluten-free, grain-free granola. It contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients.


“BeeFree evolved from my desire to bake tasty gluten- and dairy-free treats for our son,” she explains on her website. “Treats that would help with his autism and would allow him the pleasure of being a kid.


Dig in


The granola can be eaten by the handful as a snack, used as a cereal or — my preference — part of a morning bowl with fruit and yogurt. It comes in four flavors: Auggy’s Original, Mae’s Apple Pie, Hagen’s Berry and Clay’s Chocolate Buzz.


There are many options to use these tasty bites. Check out the BeeFree recipe page for ideas ranging from sweet potato casserole to cookies to gingerbread snack bars and more.


Whether or not you are gluten-free, I recommend trying out BeeFree for its taste, texture and as a way to support autism research. Use my 10% discount code at this link for your purchase, which helps reinforce autism research and creates jobs for hard-working individuals with autism.