It all started with one question: Why aren't there any low sugar, nutritious, chewy gluten free cookies worth buying and eating these days?
In early 2016, husband and wife duo Connie and Matt set out to change the way they ate after Connie was experiencing autoimmune issues that left her with severe muscle and joint stiffness and uncontrollable eczema outbreaks, a condition she's suffered from her entire life. She decided to embark on a test by removing anti-inflammatory foods in her diet for 90 days. She stopped eating wheat, gluten, simple sugars, dairy and alchohol. At each monthly milestone, Connie had more energy, was sleeping better and her skin cleared up like never before. This new "healthy lifestyle diet" was perfect...except for one thing.
While Connie would venture to the local grocery store seeking out healthier snacks, she found myself constantly disappointed with her options. The gluten free snacks tasted like sawdust with a horrible aftertaste. Even worse, the leading ingredients were mostly starch and rice flour with loads of sugar. Frustrated, Connie took it upon myself to figure out how to bake a nutritious, chewy and tasty cookie that would literally put her in a good mood. "Can I create a healthier snack option that would not make me feel guilty?" she asked herself. After an entire summer of testing what felt like hundreds of batches of cookies, blending all sorts of combinations of gluten free flours and natural ingredients, and a loving husband willing to be her go to taste tester, she perfected a organic gluten free and chewy cookies that didn't taste gluten free!
Excited with their new found baking discovery, Matt encouraged Connie to sell her cookies at the local Hoboken Farmer's market. The summer was a success and now Connie and Matt bake and sell their cookies in local New Jersey stores and online. They have loved every minute of this adventure and are excited for more to come.
-Connie & Matt , co-owners of Good.Mood.Foods