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Whole Grain, Gluten Free, and Healthy

1 Comment 02 May 2012

Whole grains are an important part of the gluten free diet. “Whole Grain” does not mean the same thing as “Whole Wheat”. When first lady Michelle Obama announced “My Plate” (the successor to “The Food Pyramid that we all struggled with), the White House chef prepared a meal demonstrated a recipe made with brown (in other words, whole grain) rice. People who live gluten free can meet the requirements of America’s “official” diet.

Breakfast is great time to stock up on gluten free whole grains. Here are two charts that I published shortly after the new guidelines were announced:

GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CEREALS

♦ from General Mills: Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, Cinnamon Checks, Strawberry Chex (reminder: there are some types of Chex cereals that are not gluten free.)

♦ from Kelloggs: Rice Krispies

♦ from Nature’s Path: Whole O’s, Crunchy Maple Sunrise, Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise, Corn Puffs, Leaping Lemurs, Panda Puffs

♦ from Arrowhead Mills: Puffed Corn Cereal, Puffed Millet Cereal, Puffed Rice Cereal

♦ from Erewhon Cereals: Gluten Free Krispy Brown Rice Cereal

♦ from Enjoy Life Foods: Perky’s Crunchy Flax Cereal

GLUTEN FREE WHOLE GRAIN HOT CEREALS

♦ Alti Plano Gold High Fiber Instant Quinoa Cereal

♦ Arrowhead Mills Organic Hot Cereal, Rice and Shine

♦ Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Farina Creamy Hot Cereal

♦ Nu World Foods Delicious Puffed Amarnth Hot Cereal

♦ Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes

I will publish more lists of gluten free whole grain products in the near future.

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  1. Fatcat says:

    I’m not convinced that grains are a necessary part of our diet. I do, however, eat rice and corn, out of habit and because I really love cornbread. :-)


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