It’s day nine of the 10 Days of Gluten Free blog hop! I am covering topics related to getting started on the gluten free diet. Be sure to visit the other participating blogs listed at the end of this post. Each one is covering a different gluten-free topic and has a great giveaway you can enter.
Discovering Gluten-Free Processed Foods
After you have given yourself time to adjust, you might want to start trying specialty gluten-free foods.
While I don’t recommend a diet that contains a lot of processed foods, most of us find life much easier if we include a few. Here are some staples I like to keep on hand along with my favorite brands. Some of these I could do without, but I stock for my son.
- Pasta (Tinkyada or Jovial)
- Bread (Kinnikinnick yellow label, Udi’s, or Rudi’s)
- Cookies (Kinnikinnick or Pamela’s)
- Snack Bars (Pamela’s Whenever Bars)
- Crackers (Glutino)
The items listed above are foods that usually contain gluten. However, I also keep other gluten free foods in my pantry such as pasta sauce to go with the gluten-free pasta. View my list of 30 Processed Foods that are Usually Gluten Free.
You still need to read the labels on those foods because usually does not mean always.
Where to Buy?
Specialty gluten-free foods can be found in health food stores, health food isles of regular grocery stores, and online. Shop around to find the best price. I have found that prices can vary significantly. Check out all the shopping tips at Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry.
This Giveaway is Now Closed
Shelley Case is giving away a copy of her book Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide. The title is an appropriate description. This book would be useful to anyone on a gluten-free diet.
- This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
- You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
- Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts)
- The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.
10 Days of Gluten Free Continues:
These bloggers have great tips and ideas to share with you. Please stop by and remember to enter the giveaways.
- Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House
- Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog
- Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat
- Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
- Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl
- Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free
- Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures
- Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva
- Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry