Lists Of Gluten Free Foods, Gluten free diet plan
Gluten Free Foods: There are numerous lists of gluten free foods available to coeliacs and the carers of coeliac patients. Lists of gluten-free foods are an invaluable source of information, especially in the early days of implementing a gluten-free diet.
The first and evident of the lists of gluten-free foods is the one from the UK Coeliac Society. Coeliac Societies in other countries also produce lists of gluten-free foods. They can be hardcopy booklets or bound books – or many now create “soft” copies of lists of gluten-free foods; i.e., on websites. These can be consulted, sorted, copied and viewed online.
Other lists of gluten-free foods are produced by the supermarket chains – Tesco, Safeway, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s all produce records of gluten-free foods on their websites, or you can ring them, and they can send you a hard-copy one.
Often forgotten are lists of gluten-free foods produced by restaurant chains. These include fast-food chains, such as McDonald’s and Burger King. But it also contains restaurants such as Nandos, Frangos, Wagamamas, etc. These lists of gluten-free foods detail the specific dishes on the menus which are gluten-free, or they relate which recipes are gluten-free providing particular items are omitted.
Other lists of gluten-free foods are the ones which we make ourselves or pass on to our friends and family. I’ve made a list below with some gluten-free foods which I’ve picked up during the past eight years while coping with the gluten-free diet for my growing daughter.
List of the Gluten Free Foods:
Herewith follows my addition to the lists of gluten free foods; how to prepare, cook, pack lunches and entertain gluten-free!
- Gluten-free bread can be dry and “crumbly.” To refresh it, zap it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, and it will be moist and more pleasant to eat.
- Bechamel sauce made with cornstarch instead of wheat flour.
- Spread peanut butter on rice cakes. Great for breakfast or tea-time treat!
- Pancakes with buckwheat flour (called “blinis” in Russia).
- Most Amaretti biscuits are gluten-free. Check the ingredients first though.
- Bind sauces with cornstarch instead of flour.
- Make gluten-free bread with a bread-maker.
- Prepare “Sushi” or “onigiri” for lunch boxes.
- Have a supply of gluten-free sweets where the child can “trade-in” gluten-containing sweets or treats for gluten-free ones.
- Angel Delight – a fast, easy dessert which you can have in the cupboard. Decorated with some fresh/frozen fruit one can create an instant dessert which can impress.
- Use separate butter/margarine dishes.
- Coconut macaroons are gluten-free or make your own.
Read this article to know about Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease.