Going gluten-free has been on the rise for years, and it looks like this trend is on its way to becoming a mainstay. After attending the Natural Products Expo last month, I found that both new and well-established brands have been taking the public's demand for quality gluten-free foods to heart. From prepared meals to tasty snacks, here are some of the best gluten-free goods you can look forward to seeing at a store near you soon.
Amy's Breakfast Sandwich
For busy mornings when you're craving a quick breakfast sandwich gluten-free, Amy's Kitchen  has come to the rescue. At the expo, the Petaluma-based brand unveiled a vegan and gluten-free offering made with tofu and vegan sausage on a gluten-free bun. I was a little hesitant as I took my first bite, but I was surprised by how much this sandwich hit the spot.
Mary's Gone Crackers Chocolate Grahams
Last year, Mary's Gone Crackers  showed off its gluten-free graham crackers — the first of their kind — but this year, the booth took things to new heights with a chocolate graham, perfect for any sweet snack. Both will be available in stores this year!
Gluten Free Bistro Bites
The expo hall was littered with gluten-free pizza left and right, but Boulder, CO-based Gluten Free Bistro 's was the winner for me. The crust had a tasty texture, the sauce was smooth, and I appreciate that portion control was built into this pizza's design. Instead of heating up one enormous pie, you can enjoy a minipizza whenever you wish.
The Half-Baked Cookie Company
Another Boulder-based brand, The Half-Baked Cookie Company  made its Natural Products Expo debut this year, and I'm so glad I got to take a taste for myself. Many gluten-free cookie mixes leave much to be desired in the texture department, but when I took a bite of this deliciously moist yet crumbly cookie, I truly forgot that it was gluten-free. The classic chocolate chip was delicious, but the inventive blueberry and white chocolate cookie was my favorite flavor.
Ian's BBQ Chicken Nuggets
The folks at Ian's Natural Foods  do their best to accommodate a number of food allergies without sacrificing taste or texture, and the brand's new flavors of whole grain chicken nuggets were the gluten-free stars of the show.
The classic nuggets have been available for some time, but I had the chance to taste the new sweet BBQ and southwestern flavors at the expo. Anyone who craves chicken nuggets (or has kids with a gluten-intolerance) should grab a box once this Ian's offering is available nearby.
Food Should Taste Good Brown Rice Crackers
If you're looking for a gluten-free replacement for your wheat cracker habit, it's time to pick up a box of Food Should Taste Good 's Brown Rice Crackers. These crisp baked bites would be a perfect vehicle for any dip, and just the right hint of Italian seasoning makes these crunchy crackers even more memorable.
Udi's Italian Lasagna
The brand Udi's  has been a supermarket staple in gluten-free goods, and its new frozen Italian sausage lasagna was one of the tastiest offerings at the expo. Layers of gluten-free noodles, light cheese, and tomato sauce will satisfy lasagna-lovers out there. Luckily, these meals are coming to a Whole Foods near you soon.