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FreshDirect Launches Gluten-free Store Online

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

 

FreshDirect Logo

Gluten-Free Foods Delivered to Your Door! Photo: FreshDirect

FreshDirect has gone the extra mile and created a gluten-free store filled with more than 500 items for those who need to follow a gluten-free diet.  The store was launched during National Celiac Disease Awareness Month and its goal is to make it easier to find gluten-free foods by putting them under one department.

FreshDirect is an online shopping site that delivers groceries straight to your door.  The gluten-free products in the store can be searched by meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner, snack, and dessert) and by specialty (kid friendly, whole grains, recommended snacks, pantry favs, sensible treats, and dairy alternatives).  Products that are naturally gluten free like Read More »

Gluten-free Apple Cinnamon Chex Arriving on Store Shelves Soon

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

 

Apple Cinnamon Chex

New Apple Cinnamon Chex Photo credit: General Mills

General Mills has added another flavor of gluten-free Chex to its lineup: Apple Cinnamon.  This addition makes six flavors (Honey Nut, Rice, Corn, Chocolate, and Cinnamon) that are gluten free and on supermarket shelves around the country.

Apple Cinnamon Chex Has:

  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • Sprinkled with real apple and cinnamon
  • 8 grams of sugar per serving
  • 9 grams of whole grain (at least 48 grams recommended daily)

When the first batch of gluten-free Chex cereals were released I had more luck finding them at Walmart than at the grocery store, but if you just can’t wait to find them locally you can order them at Amazon.com and at GlutenFreely.com online where they are on sale now.  Read More »

Stop & Shop Launches New Health and Wellness Initiatives

Kristen Beals Gluten Free Works

PURCHASE, N.Y., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is launching two new health and wellness initiatives this month to address health concerns for all customers and their families. In its ongoing efforts to fight childhood obesity and help kids live healthier lifestyles, Stop & Shop announced that the first issue of its brand new Kid Healthy Ideas, a free health and wellness quarterly magazine, is now available in all stores.

The 12-page, full-color publication, is geared towards kids ages 8 to 12 and features health-related educational articles, games and recipes.

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Deal Alert! Half Off GG’s Originals Gluten-Free Meals and Desserts!

One Week Only March 19 – 25 at Deals.Glutenfreeworks.com!

gluten free dealPay $20 for $40 worth of GG’s Originals gourmet gluten-free meals, potato pancakes, brownies, cookies, and more! Click here!

About This Deal

If you’re gluten-free, you know how difficult it is to find pre-made meals that fit your standards. We hear you, so we made it our mission to find the best pre-made meals around that are all gluten-free, fresh, and completely delicious. With today’s deal, pay just $20 for $40 worth of GG’s Originals gourmet gluten-free meals and desserts! Click here! 

GG’s Originals is one of the only businesses providing pre-made gluten-free meals nationwide. Based on the founder’s grandmother’s recipes, these gluten-free favorites are managed and created by two chefs that know how to make gluten-free taste better than the real thing! GG’s Originals offers a variety Read More »

Gluten – What It Is And How To Find It In Your Food

Erika Krull Gluten Free Works

Gluten is the trouble-making ingredient you’re supposed to avoid when going on a gluten free diet.  But how do you avoid something if you aren’t sure what it is or where to find it?  I’ll admit, this can be a challenge.  It’s just not as obvious I’d like it to be, but once you learn how to spot it you’ll feel more confident about grocery shopping.  Also, knowing what gluten is and how it works in food can help you understand how to cook with gluten free ingredients.

What Is This Gluten Stuff?

Gluten is the stretchy glue that helps bread, pizza crust, and other baked goods get nice puffy air pockets.  It creates a flexible structure that helps each baked good hang together without necessarily being tough or chewy.  When a baker knows how to properly activate the gluten protein, it will start doing its thing. The presence of gluten has influenced baking techniques for decades, even centuries.   Sorry, I’m not trying to build up gluten as some kind of magical essence that turns good food into great food.  It’s just one of many ingredients with useful properties out there in the world.  It happens that wheat is commonly grown and used across the world, and it affects a lot of food in Western cultures.

Ready for a little science?  Gluten is made up of two types of proteins – one is the Read More »

Gluten Free Wish List Revisited

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

gluten free toaster pastryEarlier this year this Examiner put together a wish list of gluten-free products we would like to see hit grocery store shelves. Some of the items have been developed and will come out at the end of this year, or early next year.  There are also some items this Examiner didn’t have on her list that have been introduced and some items we are still waiting on.

It seems only appropriate as we are drawing to the end of 2011 to recap some of the first-to-market gluten-free products that have hit or are about to hit store shelves this year.

Here are some of my wish list products that are set to hit store shelves: Read More »

Kroger’s List of Gluten Free Products 2011

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

kroger gluten free listThis just in from the Eastern Tennessee Celiac Sprue Association Chapter #120

“Kroger has given us a list of gluten free products they carry. Not all
products are available in all stores. This list is from May 2011, so newer
products may not be listed. Product formulas may change without notice so be sure to check packaging when you shop.”

The complete list – 26 pages – is available in searchable or Read More »

What is “Healthy” Food to You?

Gluten free produceIn the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to ponder the question “What is healthy food?” It seems that many of us have very different perceptions. Maybe that’s what stands in our way some times, we think healthy food and healthy eating is not obtainable.

It would be so much easier if my brain did not crave things like salty chips or sweet cookies but the reality is, it does. Maybe it’s a combination of many years of being bombarded with advertising to make me think I want it or maybe it’s as simple as it satisfies something in my head. I didn’t take enough psychology in college to answer that. I do know if it’s around me (like it is now as I write; you wouldn’t believe what is at the end of the table at my sister’s house) I’m less likely to eat well.

In my older years, I have realized that if I allow myself a little rather than denying myself entirely, I can balance the cravings with Read More »

Gluten Free Soapbox: Recovering From Flu With No Groceries Blues

Don't let this happen to you this flu season!!

Last week, the flu stole my will to live. I spent the entire week in a fog and barely ate anything but gluten free crackers and orange juice.  Oh, how I look back now and long for that simplicity!  I didn’t know then how easy I had it, and I didn’t know until now the consequences of the fact that no grocery shopping has been done.

Yes, I am still out of the things I was out of when I took to my bed last week.  Now I’m out of gluten free crackers and orange juice too!  I am continually amazed that the gluten free grocery fairies have not graced me with their presence.

At some point, my body decided it would be funny to heal just enough to be starving, but not Read More »

Shop at Ethnic Grocery Stores for Interesting Gluten-free Grains and Flours

Do you ever wonder where you can buy gluten-free grains and flours for a discount? Check out your local ethnic markets for terrific prices and variety.

One of the most frustrating aspects of being on a gluten-free diet is the cost of food.  Whether you are buying a prepared food or a bag of flour, the prices seem to be higher than “regular” food.

Next time you drive past an ethnic market or grocery store, stop in and see what they have to offer. Asian markets offer various rice flours.  Middle Eastern and Indian markets provide a wide variety of bean flours and alternative grains.  Read More »

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