Monday, April 12, 2010

No Gluten and Soy added products, per a Taste-bud with allergies to both

I want to share with you something that a Taste-bud of mine wrote about Gluten and TS products. I know that some of you fave the same challenge that Susan does and have asked me about what products would be good for you. I'm honest and tell you that I don't know. Well, this should help you:

I've copied my list of G-Free products. Yes, most of them are made in a shared facility, but for many with a gluten intolerance or celiac it doesn't cause a problem. When I was first diagnosed I was afraid to eat ANYTHING that wasn't specifically labeled gluten free or made in a gluten free facility, but when near starvation set in, I realized that I was eating food in my home that I share with 4 family members who are NOT gluten free, I was cooking and cleaning up after them and I wasn't getting sick, so I began to experiment. My kitchen is clean but I'm not scrubbing and sanitizing and preparing my meals in my spare bedroom. The rules for a "G" Free facility are VERY STRICT so I can see why every manufacturer does not sell gluten free products and therefore CANNOT legally label them as such. BUT, across the board, health regulations are strict and monitored and I have to believe that our products are produced in regulated, sanitized facilities. I have several friends and clients with celiac and they came to my open house last week, where I specifically offered many of my gluten free options, as I see it, and they ate, loved them, and when I checked up on them afterwards, were fine! The list has products that contain "natural flavors" but I've also found that I have an allergy to soy, and SOY is the culprit in most of those cases, not gluten. SOY!!!!!  Anyway.......these products are safe for me (the ones without soy!) and for the few I've shared them with and I'm confident enough to put this list in my nutritional binder and let my clients make their decisions from there. Hope this is helpful!

Standard Line Gluten free products. Keep in mind that this is NOT AN OFFICIAL LIST and you should STILL CHECK THE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION. Those with * contain SOY.

Artichoke & Spinach Warm Dip Mix
Balsamic & Basil Dipping Oil
Blue Aztec Chips
Corn, Black Bean Salsa
Creamy Caramel Sauce
Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto
Everyday Grillin' Seasoning
Fiesta Party Dip Mix
Garlic Garlic
*Key Lime Cheese Ball
*Oh My! Chai Drink Mix
Onion Onion
*Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix
Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce
Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread
Roasted Garlic Infused Oil
Samba Sangria Slush
Seasoned Salt
Simply Salsa Mix

Spinach & Herb Dip Mix
Sweet Pepper Jalapeno Jam
Sweet Pineapple Chipotle Salsa
*Vidalia Onion Dressing
Warm the Oven! Savory Cheese Dip Mix

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YIPPPEEEEEE -- for all of you needing this!!!

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