It took me months to figure things out. I want to help by giving you a list of our favorite foods.
BREAKFAST FOODS: (Check ingredients. Some cereals are made in a plant that processes soy or wheat. It depends on how strict you have to be.)
Nature's Path Organic WholeO's
Nature's Path Organic Corn Flakes
Nature's Path Organic Rice Puffs (corn-free)
EnviroKidz Organic Gorilla Munch
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Original (refrigerated) We buy the Original flavor.
Organic Free-range Eggs. Try to avoid the ones with Omega 3 added. It may go rancid. I like the CFO brand. Go to a local farm if you can.
Nature's Place (Hannaford Brand) All Natural Uncured Bacon
Once Again Organic Raw Almond Butter (smooth or crunchy)
Polaner All Fruit
Lundberg Brown Rice Organic Rice Cakes (Salt-Free)
Ideally, bake your own bread with organic rice flour (don't use a nonstick pan)
Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery Multigrain Sandwich Bread
Food for Life Rice Pecan Bread
Boar's Head Deli Meat
Cheeseless, gluten-free pizza
- Bob's Red Mill gluten-free pizza crust mix or homemade recipe
- Organic marina sauce
- I add chicken, mushrooms and black olives
- Use a dedicated pizza stone for gluten-free pizza
- Hide the chicken if necessary by cutting it up into tiny pieces and mixing it with tomato sauce
Oscar Mayer Angus Nitrate-free Hotdogs
All Natural Hotdogs
Pick up some organic mustard and go without any bun or use gluten-free bread
Wrap some gluten-free pizza dough around halved hotdogs and bake your own "corn dogs"
Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets, Ian's is the favorite in our house, or make your own with gluten-free pizza dough.
Quinoa Organic Pasta, it tastes great and it's high in protein. I buy Ancient Harvest.
Pamela's Simplebites Ginger Mini Snapz Cookies
Pamela's Simplebites Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies
Enjoy Life cookies
Enjoy Life bars
All Natural Fruit Twists (Hannaford has its own brand, Nature's Place)
Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks (cheapest price is at Target)
Let's Do Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones
HOMEMADE FOOD I MAKE
Recipes from the Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts
MY RECIPES (Will share soon)
Strawberry Almond Ice Cream
Gluten-free Italian Cookies
Use the least amount of milk substitute as possible
- drink water
- use milk for cereal and adding supplements
Buy as much organic food as possible
- Always buy organic rice products, non-organic rice products are heavily sprayed with pesticides
- See Dirty Dozen-top foods to buy organic below
Invest in good pans and bakeware
- Avoid using non-stick pans
- Use ceramic or stainless steel bread pans
Vegan means there is no dairy or casein in the product
Use frozen vegetables instead of cans
- Cans contain aluminum and many have a BPA lining
- Look for cans that say they have a BPA-free lining
Hannaford has it's own line of organic and all natural foods called Nature's Place. I use them for my organic frozen vegetable and fruit.
Calphalon Waffle Maker
Stainless Steel or Ceramic bread pan
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
- I make Strawberry Almond Ice Cream out of almonds. It's delicious!
THE DIRTY DOZEN
TOP 12 ORGANIC FOOD CHOICES TO PURCHASE
By choosing organic foods, you can reap the health benefits of fruits and vegetables without exposing yourself to potentially harmful chemicals.
TOP 15 NON-ORGANIC FOOD CHOICES TO PURCHASE
Papaya (Check for Genetically Modified/GMO)
Tomatoes (Check for Genetically Modified/GMO)
These contain the least amount of pesticide, but you should still wash them thoroughly before eating or cooking to remove dirt and bacteria.