I think the most common question I get is "where can I find a good gluten free food list??"
While learning to read food labels is a basic survival technique on the gluten free diet, gluten free food list can be handy at times.
So here is a summary of some of the best.
You have to use these at your own risks! Ingredients change frequently!!
These are only meant to be starting points and you must verify ingredients yourself.
You are your best and most reliable source of information.
Gluten Free Lists you can Purchase
This one is at the top of the list because it is my new favorite gluten free food list. The night I received it, I stayed awake reading it in bed from cover to cover.
It is small and handy enough that you can easily carry it with you.
It has over 25,000 products listed alphabetically by category.
So you are at the grocery store and want some taco seasoning â just turn to that heading and there is a list of GF brands.
It also includes over-the-counter pharmacy products.
Finally, it would be handy for travel when you are in a new area and not always familiar with the local brands.
This is a great resource for newly diagnosed. What I would of done to have such a handy list the first couple of months we were gluten free!!
I think that even those who have been on the diet for a while will find this list handy. At this point, we have our favorite gluten free foods that we eat pretty regularly. But it was so nice to discover some new gluten free products.
Because of new products and changes, it will be update annually with a new list available in the spring. You can also get product alerts on line.
Our life line when we first started the gluten free diet. The Smart List is software you download which contains gluten information on thousands of products. I download the software to my computer at home and to my PDA that I take everywhere with me and to my daughter's PDA that she carries in her backpack. You simply type in an item name like "ice cream" and it gives you a list of manufacturers and what they say about their products. You can also search by individual manufacturers.
A 450 page list of commercially prepared gluten-free sold by the Celiac Sprue Association for $. It also provides information on gluten-free friendly stores. I read this cover to cover when we first diagnosed and carried it with me to the grocery store. Unless they have changed the format recently, the only downside to this is that it is in a huge blue binder making it rather cumbersome to carry around.
I have not personally viewed this list. It is published by Triumph Dining publishes and contains 20,000 brand name and store brand products that are GF.
Free On-Line List
This is a free list that is complied by members of Delphi Forums, an on-line support group. The list is dated December 2007. Follow this link for updates to the list. Celiac Disease On-line Support Group â updates to list
An on-line list of the gluten-free status of brand name food products
An on-line source for gluten free medications.
Direct Links to Food Manufacturers
Lastly, both my website, Gluten Free Mom.com, and my blog (on the side bar) have links to individual food manufacture's gluten free list and/or allergy statements. I update these regularly, but they currently include:
- Blue Bunny GF Statement
- Eden Organic
- Fannie May
- Frito Lay
- Goya Gluten Free List
- Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
- Jolly Time Popcorn GF Statement
- Lesser Evil Kettle Corn
- Lundberg Family Farms
- Organic Valley
- Spangler Candy Canes
- Thai Kitchen Allergy Page
- Wellshire Farms
Surely you will be able to find something to eat now!!!!!!