We are getting close to our 3-year anniversary of my son being gluten-free.
(You can read our celiac story here).
As I think back over these past few years I realize how far we have come in both our understanding and acceptance of this way of eating.
And truthfully, we have spent what seems like a ton of money trying things that we ended up throwing away because of poor quality or taste. There has been a lot of trial and a lot of error in terms of buying stuff my boy will like and will eat.
I am very thankful that there are so many more certified gluten-free products now available that weren’t even just a few years ago! Although we live in a small town, we do have stores locally that carry a variety of gluten-free products.
So I’m sharing the following list- especially for those of you who have kids who are just getting started on a gluten-free diet. I hope to save you from having to buy lots and lots of different products before you find one you like! In each category of food shown below, I think we’ve tried at least 3 different brands and this is the one we like best.
(Now I am going to preface my sharing of this list with the following- I know very well that none of these products are all that healthy! The healthiest gluten-free diet would be full of whole unprocessed foods: lots of meats, veggies, etc. blah, blah, blah. We get it. BUT hey, this is real life and everyone (and especially my 13-year old) needs some store-bought products every once in a while whether it’s for convenience or just a treat. And I’m ok with that!)
Here you go…
And a list with where it’s cheapest locally:
Kashi Gluten Free Cinnamon Waffles (Walmart)
Annie’s Gluten Free Rice Shells and Creamy White Cheddar (Walmart or Target)
Nabisco Good Thins Corn and Sea Salt Crackers, other flavors available (Walmart or Target)
Hungry Jack Complete Gluten Free Funfetti Buttermilk Pancake& Waffle Mix (Walmart)
Annie’s Snickerdoodle Bunny Crackers (Target)
Kinnikinnick Gluten Free S’moreables Graham Style Crackers (Wegmans)
Goldie Girl Cookies Gluten Free Mint Slims (Walmart)
Luna S’mores Bars, other Flavors available (Walmart or Target)
KIND Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars, other flavors available (Walmart or Target)
Snyder’s Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks, other flavors available (Walmart or Target)
Freschetta Gluten Free Frozen Pizza (BJs)
Lance Gluten Free Sandwich Crackers, both Peanut Butter and Cheddar Cheese Flavors (Wegmans)
Live G Free Gluten Free Brownie Mix (Aldi)
Live G Free Gluten Free White Bread (Aldi)
I hope this helps you! Feel free to share any favorites products that you have!