Monday, December 24, 2007

Sticking to GF -- Foods to Avoid

We've been legally GF for one week now. So far so good, but we're leaving for TN on Wednesday afternoon and I am worried about "infractions" during our visit. The following info is for anyone interested in a gluten-free diet...it is also a reminder of the hidden foods we need to avoid during the trip:

Common foods containing gluten:
Wheat
Rye
Barley
Oats (sometimes contaminated with gluten)
Bulgur wheat
Tabooli
Couscous
Bread
Pasta/Noodles
Pancakes
Baked goods: cakes, muffins, cookies
Crackers
Flour

Hidden sources of gluten:
Baking powder
Barley malt
Bouillon cubes
Hydrolyzed plant or vegetable protein
Meats: lunch meats, hot dogs and sausages, self-basting turkeys
Miso
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Mustard powder
Packaged foods
Soy sauce
Soba noodles
Textured plant protein (TPP)
Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
Misc. Foods (some have gluten so check labels): curry powder, most white pepper, dry seasoning mixes, gravy mixes and extracts, meat condiments, catsup, chewing gum, snack bars, pie fillings, baked beans, salad dressings, sandwich spreads, muesli, instant coffee, breadcrumbs, vanilla and other flavorings made with alcohol, most dips.

1 comment:

motherx said...

We tried this diet for our boys and I admire you for giving it a go. I found it very hard to stick to as they wouldnt eat any of the food, and in the end I just gave in. But I do remember trying it quite a few times!! I wish you lots of luck, I do think its worth trying as every child is different. Its just awkward to keep up.