Tips For Making A Gluten Free Shopping List
What You Can Eat
A gluten free shopping list cannot contain any products that contain wheat, rye or barley. However, there is still a lot of food a person with Celiac disease can eat without worrying. All fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices are free of gluten. You can also eat all fresh unprocessed meat, poultry, fish and seafood. Milk, cream, vegetable oil, olive oil and butter are all safe to eat. You can also eat eggs, nuts, peas, beans, jam, jello, peanut butter, honey, wild rice, most cheeses and yogurts, certain cereals and some brands of ice cream. If you are unsure if a product is safe to eat check the ingredients or do a little research to find out for sure before you add it to your gluten free shopping list.
When it comes to writing a shopping list for people with Celiac disease have many more options than they once did. Many grocery stores and specialist online retailers now stock products especially designed for people who are gluten intolerant. These products include things that Celiac disease sufferers would not normally be able to eat such as flour, xanthan gum, cereals, waffles, pasta, cakes, candy, cookies, bread, crackers and pizza. These special products allow people with Celiac disease to eat a diet as rich and varied as anyone else’s. The gluten free shopping list is constantly getting longer so that people with Celiac disease no longer have to feel like the odd one out.
Make People Aware
If your local grocery store does not stock special products free of gluten then you may feel as though your shopping list is still rather limited. If this is the case then it is your duty to speak up and suggest that your grocery store should stock special gluten free items. Bear in mind that five out of every one hundred people in the United States has Celiac disease, therefore there is definitely a market for products free of gluten. What’s more you have a right to eat a diverse diet without fear of developing unpleasant symptoms.