Part 4: Gluten Free With Fibromyalgia Series
Part of adopting a gluten-free diet is experimentation -- you go to an unfamiliar section of the grocery store and pick unfamiliar products to try. I quickly learned that not all gluten-free foods are created equal! In fact, I've considered some of them downright inedible.
Fortunately, however, I've found many that I like. My favorites include:
- Quinoa pasta: It looks and tastes most like the real thing and doesn't get as mushy as rice pasta can. Also, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is supposed to be a really healthy grain.
- CheBe bread mixes: These are simple to make and I like the flavor and texture better than other mixes I've tried.
- Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Brownies & Chocolate Chip Cookie mixes: The cookies are a bit dry and crumbly, but the flavor is definitely better than most. The brownies are fabulous.
- Van's Gluten-Free Waffles: Really exceptional.
- Amy's frozen entrees: This entire line is NOT gluten free, so be sure to check the labels. I keep a few of these around for the days when I just don't have the energy to cook, and they're really good.
- Mrs. May's Trio Bars: Yummy, filling and easy to grab when you're tired or busy.
I've been surprised by some mainstream foods that are gluten free, including Stagg chili, Classico pasta sauces, Starburst and Skittles candies, and most varieties of M&Ms.
What gluten-free foods do you like? Which ones have you NOT liked? Share your gluten-free experiences by leaving a comment below!
Learn more or join the conversation!
- Part 1: Living Gluten Free With Fibromyalgia: An Emotional Hit
- Part 2: GF Grocery Shopping
- Part 3: Challenges of GF Cooking
- Part 5: GF Eating Out
- Part 6: GF Calorie Counting
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