New to Gluten Free?

Switching to a gluten free diet can be very overwhelming at first.  Hang in there!  In a few months, I promise that it will be second nature.  At first it may be less intimidating to stick to eating at home or at restaurants like P.F. Changs or Outback Steak House, that have gluten free menus.  Start by visiting your local Whole Foods and prepare to be amazed at the selection of gluten free products they have!

Below is a quick guide to what to steer clear of when going gluten free.  As always, please feel free to email me if you need any additional help!

Just say No!

  • wheat
  • rye
  • barley
  • spelt
  • durum
  • malt vinegar
  • malt flavoring
  • oats (unless certified gluten free)
  • soy sauce (contains wheat)
  • creamy soups
  • beer (although there is gluten free beer!)
  • So this means - most typical bread, pasta, crackers, cakes, etc.
So what can I eat??
  • rice
  • potatoes
  • corn products (corn tortillas)
  • buckwheat
  • gluten free soy sauce (check whole foods and HEB)
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • meat
  • chocolate
  • icecream (except cookies and cream or chocolate chip cookie dough flavors)
  • nuts
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayo
  • any vinegar besides malt
So neither of these lists is 100% inclusive of course, but that should give you a good start.  In addition to the list of "what can I eat??" items, there are tons of gluten free breads, crackers, cake mixes, etc that are totally delicious.  Check out some of my product reviews on the blog to find them.