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8/21/08 6:22 P

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For breakfast I eat Barbara's Puffins, the Honey Rice flavor is best for me since I have to avoid wheat, gluten, corn and potato. There are a couple other flavors still gluten-free, they just have corn in them.

For snacks I eat a lot of the Nature's Path granola bars, I really like the Apricot & Nut ones.

The Dowd & Rogers cakes are really good, no one can tell they're gluten free.

Most things I've found run around $4 a box, its been so long since I ate "regular" stuff I don't know if that is good or not. I try to rely mostly on fruits and vegetables, certainly cheaper than buying any pre-packaged foods, but the occasional treat is good. I'm lucky enough in Phoenix to have several markets that carry gluten-free foods, but you can find all of them online.





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8/21/08 1:08 A

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I am a newbie as well and I have been shopping on Amazon - they have a great selection of GF muffin/bread/cake, etc mixes. The one I tried "Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mix" by Berry Farm Foods was such a hit my non GF family gobbled them up. And while I am trying to lose 10 pounds, I have to have my carbs once in a while.

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8/20/08 8:43 A

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I see from their website that Kinnikinnick is available not too far from me. They are a bit pricey on the website, I'll have to check the store and see what's there.

Thanks Tara!




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RENEESG's Photo RENEESG Posts: 1,987
8/19/08 6:43 A

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Thanks Tyrailia. I'll have to check out both of the websites. One grocery store in my area carries Bob's Red Mill, another carries Chebe. I haven't tried Chebe yet.




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8/18/08 12:58 P

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You can order kinickinick products directly from their website. I have not tried a product of theirs that I did not like. Their ready made sandwich bread is 70 calories per slice and holds up well for sandwiches. If you like the perky-o's keep your eyes open for a similar product made by kay's naturals that is soon to be on the market. It is an O type cerial but it is very high in protien as are all of kay's natural's products.

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NEWELLMOM Posts: 4
8/14/08 1:02 P

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It was apple cinnamon Perky O's. I use goat milk in my mine so my son said it tasted weird when he begged for a spoonful, but I liked them.

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8/14/08 8:50 A

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what cereal did you get? The only one I've been able to find so far is Rice Chex. I'm not a big bread eater but I do like cereal in the morning.

I tried the pizza crust recipe on the Bob's Red Mill website and it turned out really well. I divided it up into personal sized pizzas, cooked them and froze them.

As long as you local grocer is stocking some GF items ask them to expand on it. If you have a specific brand or item you would like, ask them to order it. At least you won't have to pay for shipping.




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NEWELLMOM Posts: 4
8/12/08 7:28 A

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We live out in the boonies and there isn't a Whole Foods anywhere near here. I'd love to have one, though. The local Kroger has a (very) small GF section. I think I'm going to have to get most of my dry goods from amazon or somewhere else mail order. Had my first bowl of GF cereal this morning and it actually wasn't too bad.

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8/12/08 6:55 A

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I find most of them in the regular supermarket, however, I get most of them through my local co-op or whole foods market.

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NEWELLMOM Posts: 4
8/11/08 8:54 P

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Thanks for the tips. Giving up pizza and pasta would have been devastating. :) Where do you find these brands?

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8/11/08 8:05 A

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If you like pizza there are some pretty tasty frozen pizza shells by Kinnikinnick that I enjoy. Just make sure you brush the edges of the crust with olive oil or melted butter before baking otherwise the crust ends up really dry.

Good luck!! I've been GF for 6 months and this team has really helped me figure things out.

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FRHORNGAL Posts: 39
8/10/08 7:35 P

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Tinkyada brown rice pasta is one of my favorite gluten free items...very comparable to the regular wheat type and it comes in a multitude of different shapes (including lasagna and shells). It's very sturdy too! Gluten free oatmeal is another fave. I grind it up and use the flour in baking, pancakes, and other applications. It tends to behave more like traditional flours.

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NEWELLMOM Posts: 4
8/10/08 6:35 P

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Hi all. I just found out that gluten adversely affects my Hashimoto's disease so I am going gluten-free as of today. And that meant throwing out everything from the pantry! I live on sandwiches at work so I have some Bob's Red Mill GF whole grain bread mix in the bread machine. I also bought green beans, squash and zucchini at the produce stand. Besides that, fish and chicken, what else is there to eat that will help me dump my thirty pounds?

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