Gluten Free Chex Granola Mix: Honey Nut
Per cup: 130 calories, 4 g fat , 35 mg sodium, 20 g carbs , 2 g protein
Not That!: It might be lower in calories, but Chex’s gluten-free granola is also lacking where it matters: on the protein and fiber front. We’re also not pleased by Chex’s addition of BHT: University of California-Berkeley researchers say this petroleum-derived antioxidant is linked to an increased risk of cancer in animals. It’s hard to say whether these effects would be prevalent in humans, but experts say to avoid it as much as possible to err on the side of caution.
Amys Gluten Free Cheese Enchilada
Do you want traditional Mexican food without leaving the house? Try Amys Gluten Free Cheese Enchiladas. Made from ground organic corn, the tortillas are filled with a blend of cheeses and doused in traditional enchilada sauce. The best part? They can be ready to eat in less than 10 minutes!
In addition to being gluten free, these enchiladas are also tree nut-free and kosher.
Marks And Spencer Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding
But when you look closer youll actually see that it has a gluten free logo on the box!
And when I posted this on Instagram recently, it was a MASSIVE hit.
Its just with all the regular desserts in the chiller, but youll have to beat me there first as I will usually stock up on these for my freezer!
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Our Least Favorite Gluten Free Grocery Stores
Whole Foods has KILLED me! The selection has gotten worse–especially gluten free products through the years. I rarely stop in a Whole Foods anymore and when I do I’m left disappointed. The other day I stopped in for some dairy free heavy whipping cream and was SHOCKED to find they didn’t have it. Of all places, Whole Foods would have it, right?! Their selection of gluten free ready made products has also dwindled. While they occasionally might have a few unique products I can’t find at other stores, I could easily order it somewhere else for a comparable price. I HATE saying this about Whole Foods because they used to be one of my FAVORITE stores to go to. I really enjoyed that they would carry fun seasonal gluten free and other food allergy friendly finds. I can’t find those much anymore.
Best Vegan: Northwest Fork Gluten
Not only is NorthWest Forks product gluten-free, but its also vegan, kosher, and non-GMO. These meals come in super convenient, resealable, stand-up bags so you can eat right out of the thick pouchesno plates or bowls necessary. They are individually wrapped so you can grab single servings if and when you just need a small supply for a trip. You wont be bored with the variety included in this 30-day supply, which contains 15 single-serving meals ranging from Tropical Trio Oatmeal to Black Bean Chipotle Stew.
These meals have a 10-year shelf life so once you stock up, theres no need to worry about restocking your emergency supplies for quite some time. You can also buy 6-month or 1-year supplies.
This large emergency food supply by Patriot Pantry includes an impressive 115 gluten-free meal servings and has a shelf life for up to 25 years. Instead of a large bucket, the meals come in a tote for even easier, space-saving storage. Each Mylar pouch is resealable and even has a 1-year shelf life after opening. The meals are quick and simple to prepare and are portable for any travel or emergency purposes.
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Gluten Free Essentials: My Top Products
Youve decided to go gluten free or have received a coeliac diagnosis but have no idea where to stock your fridge! Gluten free products have come a long way over the course of the last decade and it is amazing to have such a diverse selection to choose from. On the flipside, this huge array of gluten free products available can feel a bit overwhelming at times. It can be hard to know which gluten free products are the best of the bunch. Thats where I come in! This gluten free guide is designed at giving you that initial steer when approaching the supermarket shelves.
If you are coeliac, remember you can order various starter packs from established gluten free brands check out Juvela or Glutafin. Juvela were always my favourite prescription products, as their bread has decent texture and taste lovely.
Here is my guide to some of the gluten free products I rate highly. Ive focused on the mainstream brands as these are more widely available, although I have popped the occasional independent producer in where mail order is an option. I have tried A LOT of gluten free products and am regularly sent new gluten free product samples to try. Hopefully my reviews will save you all having to sift through everything yourselves . So, start your gluten free journey here with me but remember that everyones tastes are different and you should shop around to find you absolutes faves. You might hate one of the products that I love or vice-versa :).
We Can Help You Choose Safe Foods And Support You As You Learn More About Living Without Gluten In Your Diet
- Learning what to look out for on food labels is really important. These are covered by allergen labelling which is designed to help you make safe choices.
- You can so you can take all of our advice and knowledge with you when you shop scan items to check if we list them in our Food and Drink Information.
- We have two video guides that walk you through reading food labels and common myths so you can shop with confidence.
- Use our Food and Drink Guide which lists thousands of foods you can eat, so weve done the hard work for you.
- Look out for our Crossed Grain symbol. This is licensed by manufacturers who are going that extra mile to highlight that a product is gluten free.
- Some supermarkets also produce lists of gluten free foods on their websites or you can ask for them in store. Products may be kept in a specialist free from aisle or placed among the rest of the food, or sometimes even both so give yourself time to investigate.
Coeliac UK has been working with major supermarkets to increase availability of gluten free food in stores to try and reduce the number of shops you may need to visit just to get staple items.
The Gluten free Guarantee is a commitment by supermarkets to having eight core items in stock across all their stores. These eight gluten free staple items are: white bread, pasta, cereal, flour, cereal bars, rolls, crackers and one other bread . See which supermarkets have signed up to the GFG or are working towards it.
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Accidentally Gluten Free Products
June 29, 2021 by Sarah Howells
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It’s been a long time since I posted some accidentally gluten free goodies so I thought it was time for another treat!
This time it’s a largely sweet special, with lots of exciting goodies I’ve discovered which are gluten free.
But these are not from the free from aisle – oh no!
You’ll find these beauties lurking in with the ‘normal’ food in the supermarket shelves.
The whole excitement of an ‘accidentally gluten free’ product is that it’s something you’d never expect to actually be free from gluten.
So from cookie dough to ice-cream, chocolate spread to seafood sticks, I really am bringing you a random but exciting selection.
Here are 10 Accidentally Gluten Free products I’ve found in the shops this week…
Enjoy Life Brownie Mix
Per 3 tbsp mix : 130 calories, 2.5 g fat , 120 mg sodium, 25 g carbs , 6 g protein
Eat This: This is our top pick, and it’s not just because these brownies come with the extra benefit of mini chocolate chips. Enjoy Life uses sprouted brown rice protein, which means these treats should be easy on those who have sensitivities to digesting grains.
SHOP NOW: $5.17, amazon.com
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Good Health Gluten Free Pretzels Sea Salt
Per 4 pretzels : 100 calories, 3 g fat , 350 mg sodium, 18 g carbs 1 g protein
Not That!: If you want to snack on a pretzel, you’ll probably want to go for a whole handful however, you’ll only be able to eat four pretzels from Good Health before you’ve eaten what the nutritional information reads. Besides the fact that you may have trouble sticking to the serving size, these pretzels aren’t too bad of a choice. In fact, they come complete with as much mood-boosting vitamin B6 as seven cups of spinach!
How To Build A Gluten
Well help you discover the best gluten-free foods in our stores so you can plan ahead, create a shopping list and stock up with ease.
It doesnt matter if youre a gluten-free beginner or experienced eater a trip to the grocery store can be stressful. What can you eat? What do you avoid? Good news: From bakery to dairy to grocery, our aisles are well-stocked with gluten-free must-haves. Use this handy grocery list to discover your favorite gluten-free foods and brands so you can plan ahead and shop with confidence.
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Against The Grain Gourmet Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza
Dont feel left out of the next pizza night with Against the Grain Gourmets selection of gluten-free frozen pizzas! Topped with uncured nitrate- and nitrite-free pepperoni, the pizza is also free of grains, soy, rice, gums, added sugars, and preservatives.
Duncan Hines Gf Vanilla Creme Cake
Per 1/16 package : 210 calories, 9 g fat , 150 mg sodium, 32 g carbs , 2 g protein
Not That!: Like we said before, “gluten-free” should not be synonymous with “healthy.” This is the perfect example of that. Duncan Hines’ cake mix is gluten-free, but that doesn’t erase the negatives of stuffing a cake full of shortening, sugar, inflammatory carrageenan, artificial flavor, and artificial dyes Yellow 5 and Yellow 6.
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Wicked Kitchen Chocolate Orange Slices
Hiding in with the ‘normal’ cakes are these gluten free and vegan Wicked Kitchen Chocolate Orange Slices.
I believe they’re pretty new this week and despite being with the normal cakes they have a gluten free sticker on the front.
They sound lovely with a chocolate orange buttercream and zesty orange pieces on top so I picked some up to try this week.
I love the idea of more vegan products being gluten free, especially as a lot of them seem to be appearing in place of the free from products!
They look safe for dairy and egg allergies too as there are no ‘may contain’ warnings on there apart from nuts and peanuts.
How We Tested Gluten
A range of nationally available gluten-free breads were tested by various members of our BBC Good Food editorial team. The breads were all served blind, so that no brand prejudice could play a part in the judging. The breads were served both plain and with various condiments, and tasters were encouraged to cleanse the palate between tastings. We scored the bread against the following criteria.
Taste: Although taste can be subjective when it comes to bread, we looked for a soft loaf that doesn’t overcompensate with too much sugar or seasoning. Quite simply, we looked for a bread that tastes as good as, if not better, than ‘normal’ varieties.
Texture and rise: Often, free-from breads can lack in variety and can also be overly dense. We searched for something lightweight with a good rise and colour.
Presentation and structure: The sign of a poor-quality gluten-free bread is being over crumbly, so it falls apart when sliced. While many supermarket breads come pre-sliced, texture remains important for a satsifying mouthful, so we ruled out loaves that wouldn’t hold together after being portioned.
For more product picks, visit our reviews section.
You may also want to check out our taste tests of vegan chocolate, vegan ‘cheese’ and vegan ice cream.
Found the perfect bread? Toast it using one of the best toasters selected in our review.
Check out our collection of the best gluten-free recipes.
Have you found a gluten-free bread that you love? Leave a comment below…
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What Is An Accidentally Gluten
An accidentally gluten-free product is one which is outside of the free from aisle, but doesnt contain gluten, or have a may contain warning for wheat, gluten etc.
According to Coeliac UK, that makes them safe for us to eat! And it expands our choice to so much more than just the free from aisles. They dont have to be labelled as gluten-free, to be gluten-free!
But theres one problem how do you know an accidentally gluten-free product when you see one? Fortunately, Im about to show you the 34 accidentally gluten-free products in UK supermarkets right now.
How Should Survival Food Be Stored
Survival food should be kept in a regulated temperature area: the attic or basement are not the best places, as they can become too hot or cold. It should be placed on a shelf, rather than on the floor, in case of flooding. Survival food should also be kept in airtight watertight containers to help keep out insects or rodents and water.
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Aldi Lightly Dusted Whitebait
If you loved the Co-op gluten free haddock goujons, then youll love this next accidentally gluten free product!
Its the Aldi lightly dusted whitebait which as you can see in the photo below, has a gluten free coating.
These are absolutely awesome when cooked to perfection in the oven with a little tartar sauce.
My Dad has always loved whitebait and finally, we can share them together again.
And the good news keeps on coming because theres another variation of them too!
They also do a lemon and pepper seasoned lightly dusted whitebait in a gluten free coating as well they were right next to each other in the freezers.
So head down to Aldi and grab a couple of bags if you fancy them!
Pure Organic Ancient Grains Vanilla Almond Bar
Per 1 bar : 160 calories, 8 g fat , 45 mg sodium, 18 g carbs , 5 g protein
Eat This: This certified gluten-free bar blends protein-packed nuts, quinoa, and amaranth with flax and hemp seeds, both of which promote cardiovascular health because of their potent anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. This portable snack makes it easy to be prepared it has just enough sugar to calm your hanger and the right amount of healthy fats and protein to keep hunger from striking again too quickly.
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