Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our GF Family Favorite Gluten Free Packaged Food - 2010

When we first went gluten free we tried so many different gluten free products. Many were terrible and were thrown out after one bite. In the three years I have been gluten free there are so many new, wonderful products that make gluten free life so much easier to navigate. Unfortunately, a lot of the gluten free products are made with white rice, tapioca flour and sugar. While the products are tasty and I love having them available, they aren't nutritious. Some of these products are more nutritious--the GLOW cookies and the Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Pasta and the Authentic Foods Brown Rice Flour are all slightly more nutritious options but they won't make you healthy. In general, when moving to a gluten free diet, you need to eventually move to more fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, and homemade baked goods, in order to be healthy. The packaged foods should supplement a healthy diet. You can not make these foods the bulk of your gluten free diet. That being said, I am so grateful for all these wonderful products which make gluten free life so much more fun and convenient.

Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Pasta

Ancient Harvest Quinoa

Food for Life Raisin Pecan Bread (toasted)
Kinnikinnick Yeast Free Bread

Udi's Bread and Udi's Pizza Crust(delicious but has yeast--some people are sensitive to the yeast molecule which is similar to the gluten molecule.) This bread can be ordered from Fresh Direct in NYC.

Donuts: Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Dairy Free Soy Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Licorice: Organic Strawberry Vines

Chocolate Chip Cookies: GLOW Gluten Free Cookies

Oreo Cookies: Kinnikkinnick K-Toos

S'moreables Gluten Free Graham Crackers

Dr. Schar Italian Bread sticks

Cereal: Bakery on Main Granola
Gorrilla Munch
Nature's Path Organic Crispy Rice Cereal
Animal Crackers by Orgran or Kinnikinnick Animal Cookies

Joan's Gluten Free Bagels

Foods by George-Pound Cake, Blueberry Muffins, Brownies

Amy's Pizza (has dairy)

Authentic Foods Multi Blend Flour (includes xanthum gum--can use 3/4 of this as substitute for wheat flour.)

Authentic Foods Brown Rice Flour (use this in a flour blend)

Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend (For GF recipes)

Baking Mixes:

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking Mixes