Friday, April 25, 2008

Some Great Gluten-free Mainstream Items and Some Other Favorite Products

Heinz Ketchup is Gluten-Free (we had been getting an organic ketchup, but when we went out to restaurants, we wanted to make sure that our daughter could have some ketchup when we were out).

Many Lays products are Gluten-Free.

EnviroKids cereals are wonderful...and 3 of them are gluten-free - Peanut Butter Panda Puffs, Koala Crisp (chocolaty cereal), and Gorilla Munch (a lot like Kix, but gluten-free)!

Bar-S has many products that are gluten-free, including their bologna and hot dogs.

Bison French Onion chip dip is gluten-free (goes well with Lay's Potato chips).

French's Mustard is gluten-free.

Hellmann's Mayonnaise is gluten-free. It's listed right on the label at the bottom of the ingredient list. And more from their website: What type of vinegar is used in Best Foods® Mayonnaise? Is it gluten-free?
The vinegar used in Best Foods® Mayonnaise is distilled vinegar made from distilled alcohol and is gluten-free.

**Best Foods and Hellmann's are the same product.

Many Chicken of the Sea products are gluten free. The website link contains the items that are excluded from the gluten-free list. Be careful with many other canned tuna products...most contain vegetable broth that may contain gluten.

Rice Chex are now gluten-free.

Kraft products clearly list whether there is gluten (wheat, rye, or barley) on the ingredients list.

Gluten-free Candy list - updated Halloween 2007.

Ham with Yellow Squash

Here's a fun spring or summer-time meal that's easy to make and makes good use of summer veggies.


2 yellow squash
2 zucchini
about 4-5 TBSP butter or margarine
ham, cubed
1/2 cup rice, uncooked


1. Cook the rice while preparing the rest of the dish.
2. In a large skillet, melt butter/margarine.
3. Slice zucchini and squash into thin discs, saute in the butter/margarine.
4. Add cubed ham and heat until warm.
5. Serve over a bed of rice.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Taco Dip

Another family favorite:

Taco Dip

1 can gluten-free refried beans
2 avocados
Lawry's guacamole mix or homemade guacamole
8 ounces sour cream
1 pound ground beef, cooked, drained, and cooled
2-3 tomatoes, diced
lettuce, shredded
1 lb cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Mash avocados well and mix with guacamole mix.
2. In a 9x13x2 casserole pan, spread beans on the bottom. Layer sour cream, guacamole, ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese on top.
3. Serve with corn tortilla chips (Tostitos are gluten-free).