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Gluten Free…Mom, What’s for Dinner?

 

Hi.  I’m Lady T’s friend, Mary Blackburn author of Gluten Free Get-Togethers.  I blog over at Easy Gluten Free Living.  I have been gluten free since 1987 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease.  Lady T asked me if I would share some insight into living and working gluten free with her readers.  So I hope you find some value in this information.

As hard working mothers, we are always looking for shortcuts to making dinner.  But what if you have a child that is gluten intolerant or has celiac disease?  Are there any right off the store shelf foods that you can have for a quick dinner?  Here’s just some of the brands that I look to for dinner for my family.

  • Meat:  Poultry, Fish, Canned Salmon, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, 100% Ground Beef, Pork, Turkey, Chicken
  • Prego Spaghetti Sauce
  • Joan of Arc Kidney Beans
  • Canned Tomatoes / Dei Fratelli Seasoned Diced Tomatoes
  • Hormel Pepperoni and Hormel Turkey Pepperoni
  • Any and all fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Frozen Vegetables (Not packaged with sauces, except Walmart’s Value Time, they are processed in a facility that also processes wheat)
  • Potatoes both white and sweet
  • Pure Rice – Brown, white, basmati, (Not Rice a Roni or such, it has wheat pasta mixed in)
  • Corn Tortilla Shells / Corn Taco Shells
  • Ortega Brand Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Quaker Plain Rice Cakes (not the flavored ones)
  • Salsa
  • Cereals – Chex Brand, Corn, Rice (or any with the new Gluten Free Label), Cream of Rice, Grits
  • Eggs
  • Milk – Cow, Soy, Rice, Goat
  • Real Cheese (such as mozzarella, cheddar, and such), Velveeta Cheese, Philadelphia Cream Cheese (plain), Cheese Whiz
  • Sour Cream (not light or reduced calorie or fat free, they can contain fillers that could have wheat in them)
  • Butter
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter brand Margarine (there may be others but this is the only brand I know for certain)
  • Yoplait, Breyers, Yogurt, (check ingredient label, not all flavors are gluten free)
  • Cracker Barrel Cheese
  • Kaukauna Cheese
  • Beans and Bean Flours
  • Lay’s Potato Chips
  • Dorito’s Cool Ranch Tortilla Chips
  • Cheeto’s Brand corn snacks
  • Salted or Plain Nuts and Seeds (as long as they are not seasoned)
  • Nut Flour
  • Heinz ketchup
  • Kraft Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • All Vinegars except Malt Vinegar
  • Lea & Perrin’s Worcestershire Sauce (in the United States)
  • French’s Yellow and Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Guldens Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Pickle Relish
  • Be Wary of Soy Sauce there are some gluten free brands but you need to check labels.
  • Most of Kraft Salad Dressings

 

There are now even ready made gluten free tortellini and ravioli.  The brand I like is Conte’s.

Just remember to read labels.  All labels, all the time.  If you have any favorites that are not listed here feel free to leave a comment letting me know what I’ve missed.

Just as an addendum, my husband bought a bag of Snyder’s of Berlin Potato Chips the other day.  Snyder’s of Berlin Potato chips are not gluten free.  They say right on the bag that they are processed in a factory that also processes wheat products.

So please be sure to check package labels, always.

Mary Blackburn is a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She has been building an online business since 2004.  She loves reading, cooking & baking, gardening, animals, (especially her beloved black Labrador Retriever, Charlie), sightseeing, traveling, writing and spending time with her family.

She has been gluten-free since 1987, when she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  You can learn more about Mary and sign up for her newsletter, The Gluten Free Gazette at her website, http://www.easyglutenfreeliving.com


To Our Mutual Success, Lady T



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