A Shopper’s Guide to Gluten Free Products

When you first begin your adventure into a gluten free lifestyle, one of the best things you can do is try a wide variety of gluten free products. You’ll be amazed at the variety of items available. Try enough and you’ll be sure to find a few that you wished you’d known about sooner. In this article we’ll give you a partial gluten free products list, a few ideas of where to buy gluten free items and a few tips for trying new products.

List of Gluten Free Products
While there are plenty of foods that naturally don’t contain gluten (fruits, vegetables, meats, etc.) there are plenty of “favorites” like cookies and other baked goods that traditionally contain gluten. If you can think of a food product that is made from wheat, barley or rye, chances are there is a gluten free replacement on the market. Here is just a partial list of general foods that you can look for the next time you take a trip to your supermarket or health food store:

  • Biscuits
  • Wheat Free Bread
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Cornbread
  • Croutons
  • Cupcakes
  • Flour
  • Frosting
  • Gluten free candy
  • Garlic Bread
  • Granola
  • Hamburger and Hotdog Buns
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Pies
  • Pizza Dough
  • Scones
  • Waffles

Where to Buy Gluten Free Products
Most supermarkets have a health food section these days and that is a good bet for where to find gluten free products. Some stores, like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have a bigger selection. Many towns also have a gluten free bakery. If you’re lucky enough to have one near by, take advantage! If you live in a rural area or your local grocery store doesn’t have a very wide selection online shopping can be a great resource. If you can think of a gluten free product, chances are you can order it online. When shopping online be sure to check into shipping policies. Some online merchants offer free shipping with larger orders so be sure to compare prices before ordering.

Trying New Gluten Free Products
Challenge yourself to try a new gluten free food every week. Changing your lifestyle can be challenging – but trying new foods can also be fun! Why not treat yourself to gluten free waffles tomorrow morning, or this weekend have a BBQ and enjoy your burger on a gluten free hamburger bun? You may even find some products you’d never thought of – like spaghetti made from corn! Who knows what kind of culinary experiences await you. Create a list of gluten free foods and add to it. Every meal can be an adventure when you have the mindset to try new things on a regular basis.