Update On Gluten-Free Foods I Have Found & Like

I have been working really hard on trying to cut gluten out of my daily diet.  I admit that I occasionally will have something with gluten, when a major craving hits, but with only a few minor exceptions, I have done very well.  I am starting to get used to not having bread & gluten on a daily basis and I can really tell a difference in my body – especially how my headaches have decreased.   I still have Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and IC Disease, unfortunately, going gluten-free won’t take those away but it has made an overall difference in daily symptoms I experience. 

Now that I have been on a gluten-free diet for a few months, I have found some great gluten-free foods that I enjoy and I’ve had some other interesting food evolvements as well.   I am eating things now that I would never eat before and couldn’t stand the taste of before, yogurt for example.  I could never stand the smell or taste of any kind of yogurt before I went gluten-free.  Over the years I have tried every kind of yogurt out there and just the smell of it would make me want to throw up, let alone the taste.  Now I am eating yogurt on a daily basis, most days twice a day, and I love the taste.  Really odd but I’m happy I have found a healthy snack to replace what used to be gluten snacks. 

I wanted to share with my readers some of the gluten-free foods I have found that I am really enjoying.  I find these at my local Giant in the organic section.  Please leave me a comment if you have some favorite gluten-free foods you like to eat.  I always like suggestions!  🙂

  • Van’s Frozen Gluten-Free Waffles
  • Van’s Frozen Gluten–Free French Toast
  • Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas
  • Kinnickinnick Frozen Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts (These are super delicious.  They come in other flavors as well, but so far I’ve only tried the cinnamon sugar ones.)
  • Wolfgang Puck Chicken Rice Soup
  • Blue Diamond Gluten-Free Crackers (I particularly like the smokehouse flavored ones)
  • Rice cakes
  • Crispix Cereal
  • Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cake Mix
  • Lundberg Risotto
  • Quinoa Pasta (I am slowly getting used to the taste.  I’ve tried others but this one is the best of the worst.)
  • Baked Doritos – YES!  These are gluten free – and they are super yummy!

Some other foods that I eat now to replace former gluten filled meals and snacks include:

  • Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  I eat bananas, grapes, apples, applesauce and broccoli like they’re going to quit making them! 
  • Yogurt – I buy the Yoplait fat-free yogurts.  Some of my favorite flavors include Apple Turnover, Boston Creme, Cinnamon Roll, Banana Cream Pie, Orange Cream
  • Cheese – I buy the Laughing Cow low-fat cheese triangles and I eat them with my Blue Diamond Gluten-Free Smokehouse Crackers – super good!

When we eat out, I try to order foods that would normally be gluten-free if I prepared them at home, but it’s hard to know what restaurants put in their meals.  I could ask, but I figure the occasional slip of gluten won’t hurt.  It’s not like I have Celiac Disease so I don’t stress over it when eating out.  When we went on vacation after Christmas we were eating in restaurants every day and that’s when I noticed the difference in how I felt.  Under normal circumstances, we eat out once a week – big difference.

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  1. Thanks for posting this list, it’s hard enough finding gluten-free items, let alone ones that taste good!

  2. Great that you’re getting into the GF diet. I’ve been going for a little over a year now and I still miss stuff occasionally, mostly bread. I make my own bread, but it’s not the same. GF bread is only really good when you toast it or warm it, so no more peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Crispix has gluten, I’m pretty sure — anything with malt does. Most Chex cereals are GF, though. I’m addicted to Rice Chex. There are really good GF pretzels, but they are a bit pricey so I don’t get them too often. I think the best GF pasta is Tinkiyada rice pasta, which I’m starting to really, really like. Overall, I find it pretty easy to make GF dinners, but I’m still really stuggling with my GF snacks and often I just give up and don’t have anything, even when I’m a bit hungry at night. I got to find a solution to this problem. Good luck with continuing your GF exploration and in the end it’s SO worth the effort. : )

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