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11/18/07 5:14 P

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I live in South Carolina in a rather small town. The three stores I've found things at are Ingles, Bloom, and Wal-Mart. You have to search around at Ingles and Wal-Mart, but at Bloom they put all their gluten-free products in the same area. I know that Ingles is a southern chain, but I don't know about Bloom. Hope this helps!

 
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5/3/07 9:41 P

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Leave it to my GF teenager to find GF junk food. Cheetos, Fun Yuns, and Fritos are GF. We've also found EnerG's gluten free pretzels to be extremely good! Don't care for their bread, tho

I have also crushed up Fritos to use as breading on chicken and chicken breasts (It's pretty good!)

Take the chicken, dredge in GF flour mix, dredge in egg wash, dredge in crushed up fritos. Bake as normal.

Crushed potato chips work well for breading on chicken, too.

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5/3/07 9:14 P

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Hi all - i am new to sparkpeople - but have been GF for 2 yrs (diagnosed 4 yrs ago, but did not realize the 'hidden' gluten) now i finally have it right.

on the topic of crumbling GF baked goods - now that i am feeling better i am working on some GF baking. xantham gum in very tiny amounts (a teas or less) worked into the dough will keep the consistency in tact.
i made a lovely banana bread from Bob's All Purpose GF flour and it slices wonderfully.

hope this helps - ali



 
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5/2/07 11:19 P

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I agree, trader joes and whole foods have gf products , also whole foods has a deli/salad bar/bakery with all the ingredients listed in the Items they make. If you come to Fresno, CA "Katrinas Ranch Market" has GF items. I recommed their choc donuts(double yum)

 
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I go on road trips for up to a month. I can usually carry enough food to last. I put it in one of those plastic folder crates that Fred Meyer has ($3or $4).

When I went to Mali, I only had a small travel pack for my food, clothes, personal items and sleeping bag. I packed Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes. A 1/3 c with boiling water addded, a bit of jam or 1/2 tsp sugar makes a nutritious morning cereal. Let it sit for 5 min to 'cook' the flakes.

I also packed a supply of Zone bars - 3 or 4 kinds are gluten free.

If you access to a microwave, there are lots of caned foods to heat.

Trader Joe's is all over the US and has a gluten free list on-line. Some items are frozen.

If you cannot clean the toaster yourself, there is a high probability of cross contamination. You ca get toaster bags on-line but I was not particularly impressed with the ones I bought. Some people like them.

There are lots of suggestions already posted in the backpacking, school lunches, and various other topics in topics in this forum.

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4/26/07 8:43 P

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I didn't know about Dora Explorer ... will have to check it out. If you're snacking, you could snack on David's sunflower seeds and/or nuts. Good luck to you.

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4/26/07 6:42 P

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Thanks!

We have been shopping at Walmart - I bought the Corn Tortillas a few times but I could never think of anything to do with them *L* - We will have a toaster and microwave soon. My husband was just assigned his own truck (finally!) so now we can install an inverter and buy a microwave and toaster but until we find a "good inverter" (my husband's words) - I'm stuck!

I mostly snack on those dried apple slices, rice cakes, cereal, and that's about it! When I'm home I stock up on bars, cookies and crackers and then bring them with me. I was carrying around Thai Kitchen Noodles - but we don't have that much space in our car to bring stuff (we have a teeny weeny car) so I had to cut back because things weren't fitting!

I do *LOVE* the selection of GF cereals in the us! I have to say I'm quite a fan of Dora Explorer cereal *L* of course just a little bit at a time.

I wasn't sure if it was safe to have the truck stops toast things - because at home I had issues when I used the "regular" toaster and had to buy my own.

Thanks again!

PS - I'm off to Grand Junction, MI crossing in Port Huron, MI and then apparently we are going "west" somewhere but we haven't been told where!

 
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4/26/07 12:46 P

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I'd ask at the truck stop if they can toast your bread or bagel. I've done it before when travelling and gone to a restaurant for breakfast. I've only been turned down once. Worth a try. You just have to make sure you get your food back,not some regular stuff.

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Well, my first thought was WalMart - they label all their (Value brand) gf food GLUTEN FREE. If it doesn't say gf, it's not gf, so it helps take out the guessing about natural/artificial flavors. The one by my house is close to a truck stop in fact (an exit apart) - and WalMart can be busy, but there is usually room away from the entrances.

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4/25/07 2:09 P

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Mahlyssa,

I know you can find microwaves at truck stops for the tortilla idea, but do you have access to anything like a toaster while in your truck? Do you have an electrical outlet or adapter so you can use things like the Foreman grill, or a small toaster oven?

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4/25/07 1:35 P

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You have to toast EVERYTHING on this diet, or it will fall apart. I have found the Glutino English Muffins are like the "real mccoy" (at least from what I can remember)and I use them as hamburger buns too. They are pretty fresh tasting, even fresh out of the toaster. Do you keep your bread in the fridge that you are using for the week? Our products cannot be stored in a bread box, drawer etc. They always have to remain in the fridge or freezer.

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I use corn tortillas to make my sandwiches. I warm them for 10 seconds in the microwave; add fillings (meat, cheese, mayo/mustard, lettuce, sprouts, etc.) roll and eat. Yum! Two corn tortillas filled with cheese and grilled on the George Forman grill is my “grilled cheese” sandwich (okay, I know it’s really a quesadilla!)

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4/25/07 1:00 P

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I like the Pamelas cookies too, and I agree with you about the EnerG breads, or at least the tapioca bread. I tried Bob's Wonderful ... bread mix, the one that has bean flour in it, and it was pretty good. However, none of the gluten free breads that I have tried stay fresh, even in the freezer. Also, they crumble, so they don't make good sandwiches, which I miss.

Any ideas, anyone?

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Hiya Mahlyssa,

I'm currently living in Newport News, VA and can report there is nothing of a variety here.

Farm Fresh stores carry a few EnerG breads (which are terrible) and occasionally one or two varieties of Pamela's cookies.

Costco requires a membership fee that they charge yearly. Most food items here come in bulk and you never know what they will have in stock. I pick up bulk frozen berries here which probably aren't a great buy for a couple in a truck... but wonderful for making morning smoothies. They also have Larabars by the case and Mareblu Naturals Trail Mix which is my fave.

Medick's Market (possibly now called Fab Foods) is a small specialty store in City Center area of town. No truck parking, but a nice place to stroll to if you grab a spot in the many parking lots nearby. They have a large selection of organics, coffees, teas... frozen goodies like fruit ices and a great deli. They have a GF section with a good variety of flours, cookies and snacks. They have a good selection of organic stabilized foods... jams, canned beans, dried fruits, etc. that might be good for the road.

Happy travels,
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4/25/07 10:42 A

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I've had a difficult time finding things I like, but two things that I do like are the frozen Van's waffles and the Kinnickinnick frozen 7" pizza shells.

Also, I go to a local support group, and they often share new products or places that they like. It helps a lot.

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Mahlyssa, I live in Ontario and my local Loblaw's carries a great selection of GF products. I happen to know though that 2 of their cashiers are celiac, so they are advocates for the rest of us in the area. If you are in Ontario, try a Bulk Barn if you can. They have a freezer section that should have some GF products in it. I don't care for the EnerG brand, or the El Peto breads, but if you can get Glutino, the bagels, flax seed bread and English muffins are really good. El Peto makes muffins and the carrot ones are awesome. I don't care for the rest of them as I find they get really soggy due to the fruit in them, or they are really dry. I put a frozen carrot muffin in a zip lock bag over night and eat it the next morning. It is so moist!! I tried that with the other muffins and they just didn't survive the defrosting overnight. The waffles I get are in the organic frozen food section, but unsure of the name. I eat them plain, right from the toaster as I find the fruit in them sweet enough and don't need syrup. I've also made one and put scrambled eggs on top. Tastes pretty good.

Good luck.

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Whole Foods markets have an excellent selection of GF foods. Selections includes: baking mixes, cookies, cereals, pastas, frozen bread, cakes, pies, cookies, pizza crust, etc.

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If you live in an area that has a grocery store with a good selection of GF foods and it's close to a major interstate or major highway that has a lot of parking (as in a truck can part in the parking area and not take up spaces that are normally used *full parking lots are not a good place!* or a large behind the store area) or a truck stop near by - could you reply please?

I have heard the US has a better selection of GF foods - but every grocery store I have been to has had NOTHING - well not nothing but like 2 types of cereal and a few gf bars and some gf flour - but that is it - I haven't found 1 that has waffles or frozen bread or anything like that! Now that my husband has a truck assigned to him - we are in the US all the freakin' time! and where we go in Canada doesn't have a grocery store we can get to - so I have close to NOTHING to eat!

 
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