Is anybody out there? What CAN I eat?

January 28, 2009 at 9:54 am 5 comments

I would like to start an interactive post by posing a question.

What are your favorite foods that are automatically gluten free or with small variations using ingredients from any regular grocery store?

I want to make a list of things we already eat that we can continue to eat after going gluten-free or wheat-free. We had to discover these things on our own 3yrs ago but it sure would have been helpful for someone to give me some perspecitve and point out the things I was already eating!  I ate plain rice cakes  for lack of creativity, until I realized- fruit is gluten-free, salad is gluten-free (check dressings), chicken, steak, rice, enchilada’s (with corn tortilla’s), taquitos and consequently cheese is gluten-free! YIPEE even most coffee, latte’s, and chocolate is gluten-free (almost a life saving revelation). My Kiddo’s are thrilled that most yogurt is gluten free and when my 1st grader makes lunch he always does cheese sticks wrapped with lunch meat. It’s the little things that count.

So, go to it, what are your fav’s?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stacey  |  January 29, 2009 at 8:55 am

    We use a lot of rice and potatoes for dinner and they usually make good leftovers for lunch. For dessert we love that ice cream is often gluten-free.

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  • 2. Callie  |  January 29, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Ooo, Classico alfredo sauce is gluten free they have three or more different “flavors”. Its so easy to get some gluten free noodles, cook up chicken, then dump the sauce over it. We also like to do steemed brocilli in our chicken alfredo.

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  • 3. vittoria  |  January 29, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Well, the biggies like fruits,veggies and meat are all gluten free. Before my ‘official’ diagnosis I went completely grain/starch/carb free and started to feel better. Nuts, as long as they’re not in a commercial mix are gluten free. I make my own yogurt, so I know what’s in it. But watch out for things processed in the same facility or on the same machinery as wheat.

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  • 4. Heather @ Life, Gluten Free  |  February 4, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    One of my favorite things to whip up quickly is a homemade tomato sauce. I like to keep cans of organic diced tomatoes on hand. I saute some onions and then add the tomato and herbs (basil, oregano, parsley, etc). I usually add some tomato paste as well. And when available, I substitute the canned tomatoes for the real thing 🙂 Then, of course, top over some gluten free rice pasta.

    As for snacks, we eat a lot of rice cakes with sunflower seed butter. My husband likes to top it off with some jelly too.

    It can be hard sometimes, especially when you have allergies and have to cut out other things from your diet besides just gluten (like us…) But it’s still possible! Good luck!

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    • 5. glutenfree4goofs  |  February 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm

      Heather, you make me miss my garden!

      Reply

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