Gluten-Free Suggestions!


Below is a list of gluten-free products that my family has tried -- and we think they are pretty darn good. There are new products coming on the market every day. It’s impossible to keep up with them all!

Having said that, though, gluten-free is not anymore healthy than any other processed food. But, it's a great way to "kick" the habit, as gluten is very addicting, until you can gradually cut back on these products -- maybe all together!  They are fine to snitch once in a while, but you can quickly gain weight if you aren't careful. They are still grains, and grains turn to sugar! These are the products that we used for occasional treats, or to wean us off gluten, but I am now grain-free.

PLEASE read through the ingredients when shopping gluten-free. Those companies can still hide "not so great" ingredients in there.

Tom Sawyer Gluten-Free Flour --    (Great flour substitute.  Shipping is included in the price, but your local health food store may carry it.)

Pamela's All-Purpose Blend Flour (Artisan Blend) --  Great for pie crust!

Schar Table Crackers and Schar Ciabatta Rolls

Three Bakers --     (Very good breads with whole grains and seeds.)

Udi's  -- All of their breads, rolls, and pizza crusts are very good.  Most grocery stores and health food stores carry their products.

DeLand Bakery --     (Breads are made with a millet base. They may be available at your local store, or you can order online.)

The Greater Knead --     (This young lady makes the BEST bagels I have ever eaten. That is, until I became grain free! She is located in Philadelphia, PA.)

Absolutely Gluten Free --     (We have only tried their flatbread, which are crackers. The "Everything" flavor is good.

Blue Diamond Nut-Thins  (several varieties such as Almond, Pecan, etc.)

Namaste Foods "Spice Cake Mix" and "Chocolate Cake Mix"     (They have several varieties, but these two were our favorites!  Note: for the Spice Cake, try substituting 1/2 of the oil with applesauce)

There are lots of good pastas out there now. Here are a few we have used:

         -- Tinkyada (spagetti, elbows, macaroni, penne, shells, spirals -- their spinach spagetti is good)

         -- Jovial (spaghetti and angel hair)

         -- Ronzoni (spaghetti, penne, macaroni)

Cookies -- For the occasional cookie treat, there are lots of great cookies out there.  Personally, if I'm going to eat a cookie, I'd rather make them myself! You can use almond flour, but be careful of the oxalates, if you are sticking to a low-oxalate diet. Moderation is the key!