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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The Best of G-Free Grab & Go-May 2013

I’m a huge fan of naturally gluten-free food. It’s usually healthier, usually cheaper, and IMHO, usually tastier, too. There are so many ways to go g-free quick and easy, and I highlighted a bunch in last month’s newsletter, with tips from a variety of gluten-free bloggers.

And yet…there are so many reasons packaged foods do come in handy from time to time, whether it’s because of job demands, travel, outdoor activities that prevent easy access or you just need to have something shelf-stable and portable in the car in case of emergency.

So…in honor of Celiac Disease Awareness month, I’ve put together a list of healthier options among packaged products, with an eye out towards ones that are lower in sugar, higher in fiber and protein, and less processed.

Obviously, you don’t want to forget naturally gluten-free options, too!

Bars:

Snacks:

Quick meal options

Frozen:

  • Amy’s Organic® has frozen entrees, with vegan and vegetarian options
  • Dr. Praeger-veggie burgers, veggie patties, fish sticks & more.
  • Garden lites® soufflés and muffins, vegan and vegetarian options
  • Glutenfreeda® has a wide variety of options. Nutritionally speaking, the burritos are healthier than the ice cream sandwiches, of course

Veggie Burgers:

Shelf-stable options:

  • Certified g-free oatmeal—many brands are tested: Glutenfreeda, Bob’s Red Mill, Cream Hill Estates, Holly’s Oatmeal and more
  • CookSimple® has a variety of boxed meals (some gluten-free, some not)
  • GoPicnic® has pre-packed meals that are shelf-stable
  • St. Dafour® has tinned meals (some gluten-free, some not)

Soups!

Breakfast:

Breads: wonderbread

Ah, the task of finding a g-free bread with fiber. Try these:

Dr. Schar Ciabatta Rolls®

Sandwich Petals®

Udi’s Flax and Fiber ®

Companies that offer sample boxes

 All products are gluten-free per the manufacturer’s claim. Always double check labels, because products do change. Some do contain other allergens.
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Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified Wellcoach in Fairfax & Alexandria, VA.  She helps people with a range of dietary issues , including Celiac Disease, GI issues,  food allergies, pregnancy, breastfeeding, vegetarian and vegan diets, preventing diseases and “whole foods” eating. Let’s get you on your way to achieving your goals and feeling great!  Email or call 571-271-8742.

3 Comments on “The Best of G-Free Grab & Go-May 2013”


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  3. I agree. Celiac was once ocnsidered a chidhlood disease. Studies have shown that most often, chidren who were diagnosed with Celiac, grow up to be adults with unexplained symptoms. All Celiac’s know that this is one of the most difficult dignoses to make. Many doctors still treat the individual symptoms, without treating the underlying cause, which is the very food we consume to stay alive. I have found that, in retrospect, i have had symptoms all my life. Having been misdiagnosed, it took my Uncle, then my Grandfather almost dying, and being dignosed with Celiac sprue to bring the disease to my attention. Seems my family was full of undiagnosed Celiacs, and we have all benefitted from a gluten free diet.

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