Wheat? We don't need you!

Having a wheat allergy creates obstacles when baking and cooking.  A wheat-restricted diet can eat many foods as long as the grain source is something other than wheat. What grains can you have?
  • Brown and White Rice, Sweet Rice
  • Corn, Corn Starch
  • Barley
  • Oat
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Amaranth
  • Tapioca, Tapioca Starch
  • Potato Starch, Potato Flour (two different flours)
  • Garbanzo Bean
  • Soy
  • Sorghum
  • Arrowroot
  • Romano or Canadian bean
  One of the first things I learned was to read food labels VERY carefully.  Even if you think you're safe, READ THE LABEL! Wheat is found in some rice crispy cereal, rice cakes, ice cream, soy sauce, processed meats (turkey, chicken, and hot dogs), marinara sauce and many other dressings.

  I'm certainly not trying to scare you or discourage you.  I am trying to inform you so you don't make mistakes that could make you sick.  If you have a smart phone that has the capability of applications, there are many "app's" that can help you while grocery shopping.  Typically if it is gluten free, it will be wheat free.  This is not always the case, and that is why you must read labels.  Here are some apps for phones that have been a huge help in providing 'on the go information'.  Rudi's gluten free bakery put this information at my fingertips when I was first diagnosed. 

  • Gluten Free NYC
    Launched in 2010 for those who are living or visiting NYC with a gluten allergy. The app provides a complete list of what appetizers, entrée, desserts, brunch items, and pre-fixe menu items are safe for consumers to enjoy.
  • Gluten-Free Groceries by Triumph Dining
    iPhone version of our popular gluten free grocery guide. Like the print edition, it lists over 30,000 gluten free foods, making it the largest gluten free product listing available anywhere.
  • Food SmartList for SmartPhone  Makes it easy to find gluten-free products, or to check products you already use. Search by categories, brands, and ingredients. 
  • Gluten Free Ultimate Solution by G-Free Foodie
    The app provides locations of US Gluten Free Restaurants near the user’s location via GPS and Search Features, and offers hundreds of Gluten Free and GFCF Recipes, many with photos or video.
  • is that GLUTEN FREE? iPhone app
    Like the name says, check if your food is gluten-free. Search by categories, brands, and ingredients.
  • GlutenFreeTravelSite Mobile Version
    The mobile version provides visitors with a user-friendly format for accessing the site’s gluten-free dining information when “on the go” or traveling.
  • iEatOut Gluten & Allergen Free By AllergyFree Passport
    Customize safe menu choices from 7 international cuisines for restaurant dining. Quickly view meal options, ingredients & questions to ask staff based on your allergen concerns.
Link to these websites to help you find the right thing for you.

Gluten-Free apps for iPhone/iPad:
Gluten-Free apps for Android:
Gluten-Free apps for BlackBerry:

This information has proved to be invaluable in helping me grocery shop, dine out, and learn more about safe choices.


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