I have found there are some stand bys that we must keep on hand at all times for our daughter’s GFCF diet. Here are our must haves!
Vanilla Soy Milk
Plain Soy Milk
Tofutti Cheese Slices
Corn Tortillas (super cheap as well!)
Tater-tots (read the labels, some have wheat in them!)
Fresh ground peanut butter
All Fruit Jelly
Organic Baby Carrots
EnviroKidz Organic Cereals
Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Bars
EnviroKidz Krispy Rice bars (in PB or Chocolate, they don’t like the Berry ones!)
Ener G wheat free pretzels
Rice Pasta (Penne and Spaghetti)
Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Cookies (for treat days at school)
Lots and Lots of fresh fruits and veggies
Wheat Free Tamari (Substitute for soy sauce)
Rice (we buy it in 50 lb bags)
Cornmeal (great for hot cereal, corn cakes and corn bread)
Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Rice Hot Cereal
Organic juice boxes
Chicken breasts and Ground Turkey
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Lil’ Critters Gummy Vites
Lil’ Critters Calcium + D
Lil’ Critters Immune C
(Found out we don’t like the Lil’ Critters Fish Oil/Omega 3, kids think they taste nasty!)
Nordic Naturals Fish Oil Strawberry Capsules
We could probably manage to feed her on the above list alone… although we do buy other items labeled “Gluten Free” after carefully reading the labels to ensure it doesn’t contain any dairy. We haven’t found a mac and cheese… so I am using rice pasta, and making a sauce out of nutritional yeast flakes and soy milk to top it with…. the other option is just melting a slice of the Tofutti Cheese over the noodles and mixing it in. K3 seems to like both… but then she really isn’t a picky kid!
I couldn’t believe it when I read that we needed to avoid Rice Dream Products. I thought these products were designed for someone with K3’s kind of diet… little did I know there is a malt in a lot of them! Yikes! I also discovered that a lot of the non-refrigerated soy milks also have a malt, so we are sticking with Silk.
I would love to hear what everyone else keeps on hand at all times! We are looking for ways to branch out our diets!