Our 12-year old can’t eat gluten. From a young age it was clear that gluten was a problem for him, and when we removed gluten from his diet, his health improved, he started growing and gained weight. Finding gluten-free foods can take a whole lot of time and one of the things we strive to do at goodfood2u is to make shopping for allergen friendly foods, like gluten-free, easier.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, which can cause digestive problems and other health issues for those who are intolerant to it. Many whole foods are naturally gluten-free. Here’s a little insight on how to make gluten-free shopping easier for your household.
- Fruits and vegetables
Naturally gluten-free and an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals. They are a healthy and delicious addition to any gluten-free diet. Be sure to wash them thoroughly before consuming to remove any contaminants.
- Rice and Quinoa
Rice and quinoa are gluten-free grains that are widely available and easy to cook. They are both versatile ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes, including salads, stir-fries, and soups.
- Gluten-Free Pasta
Pasta is a staple in many households, and thankfully there are now many gluten-free pasta options available. You can find rice and corn based gluten-free pasta in store here.
- Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of healthy fats, protein, and fibre, and they are naturally gluten-free. We carry a wide range of nuts and seeds that have not been processed in a facility that also processes gluten. They are a convenient snack option and can also be used as a topping for salads, oatmeal, or yogurt.
- Meat, Poultry, and Fish
Meat, poultry, and fish are all naturally gluten-free and provide an excellent source of protein. Be sure to check the labels of processed meat products like sausages and deli meats, as they may contain gluten. The Rheintal sausages, and Mclean Pepperoni on our store are gluten-free.
- Gluten-Free Flour
There are many gluten-free flours available on the market, including rice flour, almond flour, and coconut flour. They can be used in baking as a substitute for regular flour and can produce delicious gluten-free cakes, bread, and cookies.
- Dairy Products
Most dairy products are gluten-free, including milk, cheese, and yogurt. We have loads of gluten-free dairy products in store.
- Gluten-free baked goods
Fortunately there has been a lot of growth in the number of gluten-free baked good options! goodfood2u carries some of the best local gluten-free baked goods companies like Strawberry Blonde who make amazing bread, brownies and carrot cake, Gluten-free Focaccia and Bagels from Nate’s Bagels or like Gluten-free English Muffins and Gluten-free pita bread from Aidan’s. Those are only some of the amazing local gluten-free baked goods options in store!
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