Eating gluten free is no easy task. Recently I spent some time wandering through the grocery stores in my area scouting out all of my gluten free options. From that effort I compiled this list of common gluten free foods found in Costco, Westborn Market, Meijer, Target & Walmart in my area. This is list most helpful in regards to the “snacks” and “main dish” categories
Gluten Free Products Data (sorted by category)
Gluten Free Products Data (sorted by store)
Many grocery stores maintain gluten free lists such as Kroger and Meijer (Meijer’s list is currently not accessible online)
Here are some links to help you find the gluten free options in your area:
How can I tell if a product is gluten free?
How can you tell is a product is gluten free? “FDA has set a gluten limit of less than 20 parts per million (ppm) for foods that carry the label “gluten-free,” “no gluten,” “free of gluten,” or “without gluten.” This level is the lowest that can be reliably detected in foods using scientifically validated analytical methods” (U.S. Food and Drug Administration Website).
Many foods will clearly state on the label that they are gluten free or will use the gluten free symbol which is a black circle with a “GF” in the middle found typically at the bottom of the label by the products weight information.
The FDA states that foods contain “wheat, rye, barley, and crossbred hybrids like triticale” are likely to contain gluten.
I have been only been at this a few weeks but have been happy with “Namaste Foods: Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend”. You can find it at Costco in a 5lb bag for $8.99. Today I made their yummy bread maker recipe, which is included below. I have also found that it substitutes well in your average chocolate chip cookie recipe!
- 4 cups gluten free perfect flour blend
- 1.5 cups of milk
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 2 TBSP oil
- 2 TBSP honey
- .5 cup of corn starch
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 TBSP fast acting yeast
- Mix all dry ingredients except the yeast in a separate bowl. In the bread maker pour the wet ingredients and the yeast. Be sure to beat the eggs prior to adding them to the bread maker. Add dry ingredients to the bread maker and set it to cook for an average 1 or 1.5 lb loaf.