Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean “no bread”

Gluten-free french toast made with Udi’s Whole Grain Bread and topped with greek yogurt and GF blueberry granola

When I tell people that I’m gluten-free, I usually get the following response:

“So you can’t eat bread?” (…of course, that’s only in lieu of the alternate response, “What in the world does that mean?!”)

If you are gluten-free, you avoid products with wheat and gluten. Luckily, that doesn’t eliminate all grains and starches (and this carb-o-holic thanks the universe for that)!

Here is a list of some of the grains that even the gluten-free can enjoy:

  • Buckwheat
  • Corn and cornmeal
  • Flax
  • Gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn, potato, bean)
  • Hominy (corn)
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Soy
  • Tapioca

But GF’s beware, make sure to read the labels for hidden gluten-y compounds. If you don’t feel like taking the chance, check the packaging for the the GF stamp. Some of my personal favorite brands include Udi’s, Red Mill, Tinkyada (for pasta!), and Glutino.

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