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The Best of G-Free Grab & Go

gluten free kind barsI’m a huge fan of naturally gluten-free food. It’s usually healthier, usually cheaper, and IMHO, usually tastier, too. There are so many ways to go g-free quick and easy, and I highlighted a bunch in last month’s newsletter, with tips from a variety of gluten-free bloggers.

And yet…there are so many reasons packaged foods do come in handy from time to time, whether it’s because of job demands, travel, outdoor activities that prevent easy access or you just need to have something shelf-stable and portable in the car in case of emergency.

So…in honor of Celiac Disease Awareness month in May, I put together a list of healthier options among packaged products, with an eye out towards ones that are lower in sugar, higher in fiber and protein, and less processed.

Obviously, you don’t want to forget naturally gluten-free options, too!


Quick meal options

Frozen:

  • Amy’s Organic® has frozen entrees, with vegan and vegetarian options
  • Dr. Praeger-veggie burgers, veggie patties, fish sticks & more.
  • Garden lites® soufflés and muffins, vegan and vegetarian options
  • Glutenfreeda® has a wide variety of options. Nutritionally speaking, the burritos are healthier than the ice cream sandwiches, of course

 
Veggie Burgers:

 

Shelf-stable options:

  • Certified g-free oatmeal—many brands are tested: Glutenfreeda, Bob’s Red Mill, Cream Hill Estates, Holly’s Oatmeal and more
  • CookSimple® has a variety of boxed meals (some gluten-free, some not)
  • GoPicnic® has pre-packed meals that are shelf-stable
  • St. Dafour® has tinned meals (some gluten-free, some not)

 

Soups!

 

Breakfast:

 

Breads: wonderbread

Ah, the task of finding a g-free bread with fiber. Try these:

 

Companies that offer sample boxes

All products are gluten-free per the manufacturer’s claim. Always double check labels, because products do change. Some do contain other allergens.

Did I miss one of your very favorites? Let me know in the comments section!
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Author Information: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD, Alexandria, VA, USA.

Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist.  Her passion is teaching people to live and love a gluten-free diet in the Northern Virginia area. For more, seewww.harriswholehealth.com or follow on Twitter @cherylharrisrd

About Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. Her passion is teaching people to live and love a gluten-free diet in the Northern Virginia area. For more, see http://harriswholehealth.com or follow on Twitter @cherylharrisrd
  • Penny Collins Mehaffy says:

    Would like to try

  • Kelly says:

    Every time I eat bhuja snacks I get really sick! It says it’s gf but it also says it has spy sauce I will not be eating any ever again! Thank goodness for bars, I always travel with them and have one in my purse just in case!

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