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Gluten free food ideas?

Lin Asked: Gluten free food ideas?

I’m just beginning a gluten free diet due to my gluten allergy but the thing is, I don’t know any simple meals.  I’m only 17 so I need quick and easy meal ideas for myself.If possible, list foods that are cheap as well, I might have to buy a lot of the things myself and I have a budget -_-

Answers:

androidfruitcake Answered:
Did you know Hunt’s snack pack puddings are gluten free? I just learned that. Good snack option! They are only around 1$ for a 4 pack.

darthbouncy Answered:
It might be worth looking into a menu planning site. A friend of mine has severe gluten allergies and a few years ago he and his partners found a website called g-free. This has helped them eat healthy meals that they can all enjoy. Many of the recipes are also fairly quick. I’ve been using their sister site relishrelish for a year now and it has been delicious and helpful..definitely worth the cost. Talk to your parents about it if you’re still living at home.

12345 Answered:
Well, unless you want to buy exotic grains and flours, the best gluten free grain is rice. Try making a pilaf or risotto.

Save the Wild Answered:
rice noodles. you can get them almost anywhere. they taste great too. you can make cookies really easily using brown rice flour and starch, they taste the same as regular cookies. in my experience, with gluten free baking, things tend to come out better if you use a gluten free flour mix, than a regular food recipe. rice crackers, corn chips, meat, fruit, veggies. really, pre-packaged food has alot of gluten in things that don’t even need it, so none of that. trader joes!!!!! healthy and ALOT of gluten free things, certified gluten free things. they also have gluten free mixes for brownies and other things. i think betty crocker has gluten free cake and cookie mixes too. almost all grocery stores, now have a gluten free part of their baking isle. go take a look. and gluten free bread is usually kept in the freezer isle. Uti’s is the best brand of bread, it almost is better than regular bread! good luck 8-]

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Posted by GlutenFree - August 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

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Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bars

If you would like a good gluten free snack that you can make for yourself, here is a recipe for gluten free granola bars.

Ingredients:

1 cup of oats (obviously gluten free ones)
1 cup hazelnuts
1 cup Agave nectar syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 cup mixed dried fruit
1 cup brown rice cereal

Directions:

Start with toasting oats and hazelnuts for ten minutes. Mix nectar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and bring to a low boil. Now mix all the contents in a mixing bowl to make sure that all the ingredients are covered with syrup. Pour all the mixture on to greased baking tray and bake for 325 degrees for 25 minutes. And its done!

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Posted by GlutenFree - August 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

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Gluten Free Churros

Gluten Free Churros

Churro Ingredients

1 cup water
1 cup margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
3 eggs

1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Heat vegetable oil or olive oil in a pan to 360F degrees.

To make churro dough, heat water, margarine, and salt to rolling boil in 3-quart saucepan; stir in flour.  Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute; remove from heat. Beat in eggs all at once; continue beating until smooth and then add to saucepan while stirring mixture. Spoon mixture into cake decorators’ tube with large star tip. Squeeze dough, about 4-inch long strips, into the hot oil.

Fry 3 or 4 strips at a time until golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Mix the sugar and cinnamon.  Roll churros in sugar/cinnamon mix or put churros and sugar/cinnamon mix in medium plastic or sterile paper bag and shake until covered.

Serve and enjoy.

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Posted by GlutenFree - July 26, 2011 at 9:37 pm

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