In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, check out Lara’s list of MUST-HAVE* gluten-free items for your home! Learn what to stock on your pantry shelves to ensure healthy choices are always around. Without further ado…
Bread’s From Anna – Full of nutrient dense ingredients such as arrowroot, chickpea, pinto bean, millet, and chia. Say goodbye to other refined carbohydrate-filled breads, and “Hello, Anna!”
Brother’s All Natural Fruit Crisps – 100% real fruit, no added sugar, preservatives or colors. Swap your dried fruit for this crunchy freeze-dried treat.
Enjoy Life Foods Crunchy Flax with Chia – Filled with Omega-3 containing chia and flax. This cereal provides 15% of daily requirement of iron in just one serving!
EVOL bowls – Unlike many frozen entrees, these are made with only natural ingredients, free of any artificial flavors, colors, additives, preservatives, or fillers.
FAGE Total 0% Family Size Plain Greek Yogurt – Use this as a substitute for mayonnaise in your favorite tuna salad recipe, or just top with fruit as a delicious breakfast treat.
Garden Lites Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffins – Made with all-natural ingredients including zucchini, carrots, egg whites, sorghum, brown rice and just 120 calories. Each muffin packs in protein, fiber, and 40% daily requirements of iron.
GFB Dark Chocolate Bites – Known for the GFB, this company now has developed bite-sized portions of their all-natural bar with new great flavors.
Glutenfreeda Instant Oatmeal – Made with certified gluten-free oats, this instant oatmeal makes for a fantastic breakfast treat.
GoGo Squeeze Fast Fruit – Looking for an on-the-go snack? Try these wonderful fruit combinations made with nothing more than fruit.
KIND Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters – Full of gluten-free oats, brown rice, millet, amaranth, buckwheat and quinoa, this nutrient-packed granola is makes for a low-fat alternative.
La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Ivory Teff Wraps – Made from millet and teff, these wraps contain 15 g of whole grains per serving which is approximately 30% of recommended intake of whole grains for the day.
Lundberg Heat & Eat Brown Rice – A fantastic source of whole grain that takes a fraction of the time to cook. Got 90 seconds – voila!
Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds – A fantastic vegetarian source of Omega-3 fatty acids, full of iron, protein, and magnesium. Add to smoothies, salad dressing, cereal, or even eat right out of the package!
NuGO Slim Brownie Crunch – Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious dark chocolate treat; low-calorie and protein-packed makes for a great on-the-go bar.
Pacific Organic Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup – Unlike many other soups, this one is free of gluten. A delicious low-fat choice and full of all-natural ingredients.
PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter – All of the peanut butter taste, without the guilt. Add it to smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal for a delicious peanut-buttery treat.
Pistachios – Termed the lowest-calorie, lowest-fat, highest-fiber nut, choose this as a snack. Pistachios provide the most nuts per one-ounce serving (49 pistachios, as compared to 22 almonds or 18 cashews or 14 walnut halves).
Sabra Single-Serve Hummus – Low in fat, good source of fiber, rich in iron; hummus makes an ideal dip for veggies, whole grain crackers, and more!
Snyder’s Gluten-Free Pretzels – As compared to some other GF pretzels, these contain only 2 g fat per serving.
The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Wedge – Only 35 calories per serving, this spreadable cheese is ideal on top of your favorite gluten-free cracker, wrap, or bread.
Tinkyada Whole Grain Brown Rice Pasta – Tastes as close to gluten-containing pasta as you can get. Try this delicious whole grain alternative.
Udi’s Ancient Grain Millet-Chia Bread – Rather than breads made from potato and rice flour, just two slices of this nutrient-packed bread provides a whopping 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars – Looking for a sweet treat your kids will enjoy, but also full of calcium and protein? Check out Yasso. Only 80 calories per bar! We say Yes-so!
Zema’s Madhouse Foods Multigrain Pancake/Waffle Mix – This is not just another pancake mix! Zema’s contains fiber-filled, nutrient-dense ancient grains including sorghum, teff, flax, quinoa, hemp, and chia seeds.
Check out these fantastic gluten-free products at stores near you. Think about substituting your usual grocery items with some of these! For more product suggestions, contact FEED at www.feedkids.com!
*Disclosure statement: FEED KIDS, LLC has no financial interest in any of the above products with the exception of those hyperlinked. The noted products were chosen due to their superior nutritional profile and are recommended by Lara Field, MS, RD, CSP, LDN.