Gluten Free Diets


GLUTEN FREE …  Are you seeing this start to appear on food packaging? Take-out options? Facebook groups? Hearing it in commercials and conversations?

A few years ago I’m sure not many people would have had a clue what gluten was and now it seems that gluten intolerance is on the rise everywhere.

Having tried quite a few Gluten Free products myself lately (everything from: Gummy Bears to Teriyaki Sauce to Waffles) I can say so far I’ve been quite impressed and have yet to find anything that didn’t taste just as good as the “regular” brands. Prices are definitely higher though, but it hasn’t been as bad as I expected for most items.

We have a few posts on this topic in our forum with some great discussions, recipes and deals and hope you’ll join in on the conversations!

14 responses to “Gluten Free Diets”

  1. VeeVee says:

    Gluten Free all the way! lol

  2. itsjustmebub says:

    handy list of UNSAFE ingredients I carry around in my purse:

  3. Deanna says:

    I love checking your blog for new freebies and coupons!

    I’ve given you a blog award on my blog:

  4. eriluo says:

    Thanks Bub for the post 🙂 Those of us who follow a gluten-free diet or have family members that do, appreciate the support 🙂

  5. Lambgirl says:

    Thanks Smartcanucks, this is much appreciated! I am on your site all the time, and I am Celiac. Any gluten free news would be greatly appreciated!

  6. TallGURL says:

    I too am Celiac and it’s nice to see that more and more people are becoming informed and will truly understand the severity and seriousness of this disease. For those wondering if GF is a new fad diet, it’s not. Going GF is something you should only do once diagnosed as you don’t get the required nutrients you need if you are a healthy person. Don’t cut gluten out unless you are told to.

  7. Sue says:

    Ah, where was all this 20 or so years ago? Have bookmarked links for future reference. When I was preggers with daughter 19 (eek!) years ago, I was both gluten and dairy-free…and still managed to gain 42 pounds eating the healthiest I have ever eaten before or since! Just count me another victim of over-presecription of antibiotics (before anyone knew better) and have paid the price since. Love that smartcanucks includes it all! Yay on you 🙂

  8. Sue says:

    egads! My comment is awaiting moderation? What gives? 🙂

  9. Jessg1982 says:

    Check out Lilas Country Kitchen – Where Gluten Free is Delicious – Facebook page! Her stuff is amazing!

  10. Mrsfoots says:

    Looking forward to GF Betty Crocker in Canada

  11. itsjustmebub says:

    @ MrsFoots Me too!! 🙂

  12. 050937k2 says:

    I’ve seen Betty crocker cakes mixes at sobeys Atlantic store 🙂 they may already be at a store near you!

  13. Alee142010 says:

    My Mom is Celiac, so I thought I would share this super basic recipe which is always a hit at our house..

    Rice pancakes:
    -Rice Flour
    -2 eggs
    -1 scoop infant formula (extra nutrition)
    – Milk
    Mix ingredients together. Should be a relatively runny but thick mixture.
    (you know the point at which you are mixing a cake mix and it gets comfortable? Thats how the texture should be.)
    Pour in pan. Cook for a few minutes, flip.. And its ready!

  14. itsjustmebub says:

    thanks for the recipe!
    just found out campbells is making GF soups now woot woot


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