Favorite GF food

Nancy - posted on 10/24/2008 ( 32 moms have responded )

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We have a couple of favorites around here. My daughter could live on Amy's Mac and Cheese, spaghetti and Gogurts. I throw in some Carnation instant breakfast b/c it can't hurt..lol. What about everyone else????

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Melissa - posted on 06/02/2009

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for cereal i found a generic version of fruity pebbles in the economy bag at walmart that is GF...it also works great for making rice crispie treats with plain or fruit flavored mini marshmallows...i also found a recipe for enhance breakfast bars that has peanut butter, marshmallows, and carnation instant breakfast to use with any GF cereal (i use corn flakes) i usually just use this for snack because of the higher sugar, but on occasion my 2 year old has them for breakfast. these can also be frozen and defrosted in the microwave...be careful they're extra gooey warm :)

Lisa - posted on 01/21/2009

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Actually fruity pebbles is not gluten free. Hidden info on red 40. Red 40 actually has a dirogitive (not sure of spelling)of wheat in it. Hence gluten in the wheat.

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Sarah - posted on 08/31/2010

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My daughters favorite food is Gluten Free Bakery muffins. I add some extras including chocolate chips and she loves them.

Lisa - posted on 07/27/2010

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My daughter started drinking shakes and has started to gain some weight back on. She had been unable to work because of the severe diahrea. Now she has decided she can control her body somewhat with eating the shakes. She has not only found something that works for her but a lifestyle she can deal with. This makes me one Very Happy Momma and her a Very Happy Child!

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2010

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My daughter likes the Gluten Free Bakery line mixes. I use the muffin/scone mix and make choc chip muffins. The Favorite Sandwich Bread mix works great in my bread machine. We also use the brownie mix, although Betty crocker now has GF line out which are also good. We use Tinkyada pastas with any suace, pesto, alfredo, tomoato. Beyond the muffins for breakfast she eat Van's waffles, toast, or Cinnamon rice Chex. hope these help. Oh and now that I know what she likes I buy in bulk from Amazon.com.

Ramona - posted on 04/27/2010

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My daughter loves home made spaghetti sauce on rice noodles... I live in Russia so most everything comes from scratch here which actually helps in preparing GF foods - no additives.

Jeremy N Jennifer - posted on 04/08/2010

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Does anyone have a good chicken nugget recipe? My girls are 2 and like most toddlers LOVE nuggets. I have bought the frozen GF and they loved those, but wanting to make them from scratch to cut down on cost. They easily eat a dozen (together) at one time. Any other good GF kids dinner favorites I would love to hear about too, especially if you have a picky eater.

Rebecca - posted on 08/21/2009

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Quoting kelli:

My daughter has been recently daignosed with celiac. We are completely Gf. But shopping has been a trick. She is also allergic to milk and potato.Alot of the recipes call for potato starch or potato flour. And most of the recipes we have tried do not taste good !! We are hooked on quinoa though. If any one has any good recipes let me know please.


Kelli,



You can substitute corn starch or tapioca starch for potato starch in just about any recipe. 



Chickpea (garbanzo) flour is a good substitute for potato flour.  It adds protein and fiber as well as a hearty flavor.



I use bean flours, brown rice flour, corn or tapioca starch and occasionally soy flour.



Try Chebe bread mixes.  They are made from tapioca flour and can be prepared with soymilk or water, and my kids LOVE them.

Emily - posted on 08/21/2009

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Rice Chex now has several varieties that are gluten free and they are good! They have a Honey Nut version (that is a favorite in our house) and Cinnamon.

Michelle - posted on 08/17/2009

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envirokids koala krips are my girls favorite, they're like chocolate rice krispies, very good!!

Kelli - posted on 08/16/2009

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My daughter has been recently daignosed with celiac. We are completely Gf. But shopping has been a trick. She is also allergic to milk and potato.Alot of the recipes call for potato starch or potato flour. And most of the recipes we have tried do not taste good !! We are hooked on quinoa though. If any one has any good recipes let me know please.

Christine - posted on 02/26/2009

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My daugher lives on Envirokids cereal bars.  Panda Puffs and Gorilla Munch are her favs.  Also, some Puffins cereals are gluten-free.  Rice Chex, Rice Krispies and other corn and rice cereals are not completely gluten-free.  They still contain malt flavoring, so if you're new to the gluten-free diet, it's not a good idea to have those.  Once your child has been gluten-free for several months, and their intestines have had time to heal, they can be ok once in a while.



Also, we love Bob's Red Mill bread mix as well as the pancake mix.  Don't be intimidated by making your own bread.  It's not that hard and it tastes so much better than any gluten-free store bought bread.  Same with the pancakes.  Also, love Pamela's mixes and Cherrybrook Kitchen.



Alternative snacks are of course yogurt and my daughter loves nuts.  If your child is allergic to nuts, too, there's always Glutino pretzels.  The yummiest!  Everybody loves them, whether they have a gluten allergy or not!

Sheena - posted on 02/20/2009

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At our house we love Van's Waffles, Glutino Pretzels, and Pamela's Baking Mix for cookies, pancakes or just about anything!! Only Emmalee has Celiac Disease, but we all eat these products!   :)  I also, haven't had much luck finding a good cereal, but kinnikinnik bread or Ener-G Tapioca bread seem ok to her as long as there is peanut butter on it!

Amy - posted on 01/21/2009

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Michelle,
PaneRiso Foods www.canbrands.ca has products that are free from egg, dairy and gluten.

Erin - posted on 01/20/2009

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The trader Joe's GF pancake and waffle mix is very good. I make na entire bag, wrap in pairs and freeze, then we just pop them into the toaster when we need them. Envirokids is awesome. Our super walmart and super target has started carrying both the bars and cereals.



Anything Bob's red mill is good. I especially like the all purpose baking flour because you can just use your recipe and add the Xanthan gum, we made and froze cut out cookies for all holidays when we made our Christmas cookies (hearts, 4 leaf clover, easter bunnies) that way we are prepared!



Our regular grocery store has started to carry quite a bit of GF stuff, I make sure to compliment the managers everytime I see one. It seems each time I go in there is more. A lot of stores have lists of what they carry as well.

Christine - posted on 01/19/2009

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I'd have to say that my son's favorite is the individual pizzas from Foods by George.  We buy them wholesale right at George's in Mahwah, NJ but they do ship to outlying areas.  They're also on the web at www.foodsbygeorge.com.



They come the closest to real pizza that we've gotten since he was diagnosed with celiac disease.  He never tires of them.



 

Katherine - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Kathy:

What cereals do you all see that your children will eat? My daughter didn't like Glutino Honey Nut or Apple Cinnamon Cheerio type cereals. Nor the granola type cereals. Help! And what about waffles and cereal bars? It seems breakfast is the hardest piece of the puzzle when you are talking about carbs. Luckily she LOVEs boiled eggs and cheesesticks and fruit, but when she wants cereal or bars, I'm stuck! HELP!


I love the EnviroKids frosted corn flakes--they are awesome!!! Also, have just figured out that Fruity Pebbles and Coco Pebbles are GF as well!! Also, the EnviroKids make rice crispy treat bars that are great, in chocolate, peanut butter, and mixed berry.



My personal favorite GF food is Ian's Natural Foods Gluten Free Pizza Kit..has all the ingredients to make a pizza crust and the sauce, you just add the toppings. And the best part? The kit makes a pizza the size of a large cookie sheet, and there are 50 calories in a serving, which is 1/4 of the pizza!!



mmmmm..pizza!!

Stepfanie - posted on 01/01/2009

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We love Corn Pasta with tomato sauce & sausage as well as my Friends Quick Lasanga. Her site is www.PedlersKitchen.com You can just sub out her pasta now for Gluten Free pasta. She is working on a Gluten free line and we are her testers! It is soooo yummy that I buy 4-5 at a time & just sub out the pasta. Her jambalya is yummy too, just can be a bit spicey for the kids! Both meals can feed a big family. I usually cook and free meals or eatthem 2 nights in a row! Daddy works 4pm to midnight so we eat without everynight! Once her line is ready she will have a choice for gluten free pasta!

Martina - posted on 12/29/2008

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Fruity Pebbles are gluten free! So is Rice Chex.



Van's waffles taste great, and WholeFoods has a cherry muffin that is DEEEELISH!



I bought some Rice & Shine at WholeFoods that tastes similar to a cream of wheat texture.



My favorite pasta is Bionaturae - we've tried a bunch and in our opinion it's the one that tastes most like the real thing.

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Mmmmmm... Panda Puffs. Also I saw on the Rice Chex website last week (no I don't usually surf cereal web sites but I happened to be there!) that their cereal is GF. They have some GF snack recipes on their site too.

Michelle - posted on 11/12/2008

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I make different muffins and freeze them. I like to make the mini muffins since they are the perfect size. But they work great for breakfast.

Nancy - posted on 11/12/2008

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My daughter eats Van's waffles, Koala Krispies, Envirokids Choc cereal bars, Frozen pancakes made from mixes that I freeze. We also just discovered frozen pancakes from Trader Joes. She really likes them.

Pam - posted on 11/12/2008

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Nature's Path cereals, my kids love panda puffs and koala crunch. Enviro kids has come out with two new cereal bars to make a total of 5 flavors. I make waffles and freeze them and just toast as needed. I hope that helps

Kathy - posted on 11/12/2008

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What cereals do you all see that your children will eat? My daughter didn't like Glutino Honey Nut or Apple Cinnamon Cheerio type cereals. Nor the granola type cereals. Help! And what about waffles and cereal bars? It seems breakfast is the hardest piece of the puzzle when you are talking about carbs. Luckily she LOVEs boiled eggs and cheesesticks and fruit, but when she wants cereal or bars, I'm stuck! HELP!

Michelle - posted on 10/29/2008

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This is sad to say but my kid eats alot of eggs, and rice and meat. Because he has other allergies so some of the package gluten free has dairy or powdered milk in it. But my son loves homemade ricecrispy bars. Also a family favorite.

Angela - posted on 10/29/2008

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EnviroKids are our favorite. They are nut, wheat, gluten, milk and egg free. They work great for our family. From the Gorila Munch cereal to the apply carmel bars. Bob's Red Mill pancakes and everything gluten free rocks too.

Pam - posted on 10/27/2008

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We make GF chicken strips at home they are the all time Fav.
We also love Panda Puffs, Grimm's Bacon Cheddar smokies, Envirokids bars, Quinoa, and Pamela's cookies.
I make most of our food from scratch so if anyone is looking for recipes or ideas let me know.

Lisa - posted on 10/25/2008

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We love kinnickinick waffles with honey on them. Glutano pasta, tastes almost like Kraft Mac and Cheese. Ian's chocolate chip cookies. Kinnickinick animal cookies. That is just to name a few.

Tena - posted on 10/24/2008

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Amy's is my daughters favorite too! That's about all that she has tried other than Van's waffels

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