This is a re-post from a while ago.
So, I recently decided to try going gluten free. I have to admit, it’s not very easy. I’ve been confused about what I can and can’t eat. It’s hard looking at labels and figuring out if it’s a gluten free product.
Celiac.com has a Safe Gluten-Free Food List. It’s a long list of gluten free ingredients. Carry this with you or bookmark on your phone so you can check for gluten-free ingredients while shopping.
It’s quite interesting. Obviously, I know to avoid wheat, but I wasn’t sure what other grains to avoid. According to this Gluten Free Ingredients List these surprising foods are gluten free:: quinoa, corn, rice, seeds (except wheat, rye & barley), polenta, grits, whey, yeast, and more.
So yes, quinoa is gluten free, corn is gluten free, rice is gluten free, whey, grits, and polenta are gluten free.
I’m still trying to figure out if wheat grass is gluten free. Does anyone know this? A lot of the green juices have wheat grass and barley grass in them, but I’m not sure if those are gluten free.
So, if you are looking for a gluten free oatmeal alternative, try quinoa. You can prepare it and use it like oatmeal. Add fruit, syrup, etc. and make a yummy breakfast out of quinoa. Check out Molly Robson’s Oatmeal Aternative Quinoa for Breakfast ideas.
I’m going to try it out and let you know how it goes.