Hey guys! I was chatting with a couple girlfriends this weekend about how they wish they had a list of good gluten-free products on hand, so I decided to create one. I agree that it can be like searching for a needle in a haystack when it comes to choosing a GOOD gluten-free product, especially when you’re new to the gluten-free lifestyle. So I hope that this list of my personal favorites can be helpful to some of you! And as always, I welcome your feedback :)
-Tinkyada brown rice pasta
-Trader Joe’s brown rice pasta (also the cheapest!)
First, I HIGHLY recommend finding a local gluten-free bakery and getting your breads there (and freezing if you don’t plan on using asap, because they mold quickly). Pre-packaged gluten free breads are incredibly dry and crumbly, and don’t do very well unless you toast them. That being said, these are, in my opinion, your best options for pre-packaged breads:
-Ezekial Sprouted Grain bread – ONLY try if you simply have an intolerance, not Celiac Disease. These breads are very unprocessed so I can personally tolerate them, although they DO contain gluten.
-Glutino Table Crackers
-Blue Diamond Nut Thins
-Breton (NOT dairy-free)
-Udi’s Blueberry Muffins (also dairy-free)
-Flax 4 Life chocolate brownie or chocolate coconut brownie mini muffins (also diary-free)
-Kashi Gluten-Free Cinnamon
-Van’s Gluten-Free Multigrain
Disclaimer: Nature’s Valley granola bars are NOT gluten-free! I’ve had several clients ask me about this brand specifically, which is why I’m including this. When a product lists “oats” as an ingredient, you have to assume that unless they specify that the oats are gluten-free, they are NOT. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but they are typically contaminated with wheat, barley and rye in processing facilities unless purposely separated.
-Larabars! All-time favorite. Larabars are always dairy-free as well and have very limited ingredients (always a plus!)
-Health Warrior Chia Bars
-PURE organic bars (also dairy-free)
-RAW Revolution bars
-Bobo’s Oat Bars. These are so tasty, but pretty pricey. You also may not be able to find them near you if you live on the East coast (they’re a smaller company out of Boulder, CO)
-Nature’s Path granola
-Cheerios! Sorry, I had to. I love my Cheerios, and their oats are certified gluten-free!
-Trader Joe’s old fashioned gluten-free oats
-Bob’s Red Mill, hands down. Baking mixes and flours, both. Also, probably the most widely available (every store I know of carries Bob’s Red Mill)
-King Arthur Gluten-Free Baking Mix
-Pamela’s (NOT dairy-free)
-Trader Joe’s flours and baking mixes. TJ’s will often carry seasonal gluten-free baking mixes too, like their pumpkin bread GF mix (soooo tasty). You can also dump some of their GF old fashioned oats into a food processor to make oat flour if you don’t have any GF flour on hand
I apologize for not listing any cookies or bagels, but I don’t personally buy those things so I didn’t feel like that was an informed list I could have made. If you have suggestions, please feel free to let me know!