Find out if your favorite foods and ingredients contain gluten Everything from whole grains to your favorite cereals, cookies, chips – and even coffee. Get your pressing questions answered!
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If you’re just getting started with a gluten-free diet, you may be wondering if some of your favorite foods are gluten-free. I’ve had so many questions over the years, and been asked many questions as a blogger, as to what grains, snacks, cereals, and even chocolate is gluten-free.
I’ll be the first to tell you that most of the information I share here on my blog is available out there on the internet… somewhere. But it isn’t always easy to find the answers you’re looking for.
That’s why I decided to start making these posts that answer specific questions related to being gluten-free. Sometimes it has taken me HOURS to get to a good and true answer.
Sometimes I’ve had to email companies or go scour the very very fine print of a brand’s website or message boards and forums to determine if I can eat a particular food on my gluten-free diet.
There’s so much to know and so many ingredients to be aware of that it can be overwhelming sometimes. I want to take some of that time off your shoulders and give you the answers I wish I had when I first started on this journey.
I want this information to be accessible to you – but also me – when you have these questions. It’s important information to know if you intend on sticking with avoiding gluten for the short or long-term. If you don’t know what contains gluten, how can you avoid it?
The easiest way to find out if a food contains gluten is to read the ingredients lists. This should give you all the information that you need, and many have “Contains” notes to tell you if the product contains wheat or gluten.
It makes it easier to find the products you’ll want to avoid if you find those “Contains: Wheat” or “Contains: Gluten” notes. It’s also pretty straight forward to find hidden names of gluten, as long as you know what to look for.
You can also look for “Processed in a Gluten-free Facility” on packaging to help you determine if a product is right for you.
One of my little secrets is that I carry around a copy of my GFDF Take Along Cards so that I always have a point of reference when I can sneak a peek at the ingredient list of a food.
When you have access to the names of dairy, you can easily compare them to the ingredients lists of any product and determine if it’s a good fit for you and your diet.
To make your life a little easier, here are some of the most commonly asked questions as they relate to gluten in food. I hope they help you!
If you have questions about some of your favorite foods, be sure to leave them in the comments. I’m always adding new questions and answers to the blog!