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)
- Cereals – Chex Brand, Corn, Rice (or any with the new Gluten Free Label), Cream of Rice, Grits
- 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)
- 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
- 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