The Celiac Marketplace sells this guide to Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping, but I’ve never had the need for a guide. There is so much you can figure out on your own! The good thiing about the intolerance is that you can handle crumbs of gluten products without too much trouble, but we still do our best to minimize these instances. I thought I’d put together a list of the mainstream gluten-free foods that we purchase with no problem. I’m sure I’m missing some, and I will add to this list as I learn more.
Corn, Honey Nut, Chocolate, and Rice Chex (General Mills). Certified GF.
Fruity Pebbles (Post).
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (sometimes with dip, see dairy).
Lays Potato Chips, Plain, Wavy, Sour Cream and Onion, Kettle Cooked.
Clancy’s Brand (available at Aldi). Plain, barbecue, wavy, sour cream and onion. (Tortilla chips HAVE wheat).
Kettle Brand Chips.
Doritos Cool Ranch and Corn Chips. (Nacho Cheese HAS wheat).
Chesters Puffer Corn.
Most Brands Microwave Popcorn (Orville Redenbacher, Act II, etc).
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (Fruit Roll-Ups, Gushers, Fruit Juice Snacks).
Hunts Snack Pack Pudding.
Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps.
Mi-Del gluten Free Ginger Snaps.
Smart Ones Santa Fe Rice and Beans.
Healthy Choice Turkey Mashed Potatoes Dinner.
Heathly Choice Honey Balsamic Chicken Steamer.
Healthy Choice Rosemary and Chicken Potatoes Steamer.
Healthy Choice Steamers Roasted Beef Merlot.
Most Ian’s products (expensive, but delicious).
Green Giant Roasted Potatoes with Garlic & Herbs
Green Giant Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Green Giant Broccoli with Butter Sauce
Green Giant Broccili Cuts
Green Giant Baby Vegetable Medley
Green Giant Baby Brussels Sprouts and Butter Sauce
Blue Ribbon Naked Nuggets (purchase at Costco)
Birds Eye Steamfresh Long Grain Rice and Mixed Vegetables
Birds Eye Steamfresh Brown & White Rice with Corn, Carrots, and Peas
Almost all plain frozen vegetables
Most ice cream and frozen treats. Check ingredient list and avoid Cookie Dough, Cookies & Cream, or anything with Graham Crackers.
GF waffles, purchase at Trader Joe’s for best price.
Rice, but check labelling on prepared as many have pasta in them
Rice pasta, purchase at Trader Joe’s for best price
Rice Bread, purchase at Trader Joe’s but don’t eat plain (it’s horrid). Use in recipes that call for bread crumbs.
Some instant Mashed Potatoes. Read the label – some contain wheat.
Healthy Choice Split Pea and Ham Soup.
Healthy Choice Chicken and Rice Soup.
Healthy Choice Country Vegetable Soup.
Progresso Chicken and Rice Soup.
Simply Asia Rice Noodle Soup Bowls.
Campbell’s Select Chicken with Rice Soup.
Wolfgang Puck Chicken with White and Wild Rice Soup.
Most all Peanut Butter and Jellies.
Most all Spaghetti Sauces and Pizza Sauces.
Most all Salsa.
Old El Paso and Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix packets.
Old El Paso Fiesta Rice.
Old El Paso Corn Taco Shells.
Hamburger Helper Cheesy Hashbrowns (new product: marked Gluten-Free).
Most all condiments: Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressings, Barbecue Sauces, Marinades.
Most all Hot Dogs.
All un-processed meat and fish from the meat dept.
M&M’s, Snickers, 3-Musketeers, Peppermint Patties, Almond Joy, Mounds, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Milky Way, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.
Plain Chocolate, Jelly Beans, Nerds, Hard candy.
Gum and most mints.
Most Yogurt. Avoid anything with granola.
Milk, Soy Milk, Rice Milk.
Eggs and Egg-Beaters.