Dr. Becky’s Favourite Gluten-Free Recipes and Products!

DISCLAIMER — I recognize that it may be challenging to alter your diet to accommodate specific food restrictions, and lately I’ve noticed that many people have gluten intolerance’s. So, I’ve compiled this gluten-free food list to offer some variety in your diet, and to potentially save you some money as well.

I’ve wasted so much money on gluten-free products that my children and I wouldn’t eat! Some of the options listed below are healthier alternatives, and some of them are only to be consumed rarely. We are all human and enjoy a treat now and then.

Again, I’m not saying that all of these recipes are healthy and should be eaten frequently; however, you know your diet best and can decide when it’s time to allow yourself a cheat meal or to simply include healthier options. Bon appetite!

Breads and Rolls

Thornbury Bakery – gluten free bread.

I purchase this product from the frozen food section at Ambrosia Natural Foods. You can find an Ambrosia Natural Foods store in Thornhill, Vaughan, and Toronto. For the exact location, visit their website. If you don’t have an Ambrosia near you, check out the Thornbury Bakery website where you can find a retailer near you.

UDI Gluten-Free Bagels

My kids love UDI gluten-free bagels. You can find them in most major grocery stores in the frozen food section. They do however offer more than just bagels, so check out their website to view their wide variety of gluten-free products.

Store-Bought Treats

Made Good Rice Crispy Squares

They contain vegetables, and you’d never even know it! Made Good’s entire product line is gluten-free. Visit their website to view more product options. Their products are much lower in sugar compared to other brands; they also use natural ingredients. That means no artificial flavours or ingredients. Their products are all certified gluten-free, Non-GMO, nut-free and certified vegan! You can’t go wrong with Made Good.

Homemade Treats

Banana Macaroons!

These are grain, dairy, nut, AND egg-free.

For the full recipe CLICK HERE.

Pizza Crust

The pizza crust is paleo and isn’t made of cauliflower. It’s grain-free and fabulous.

For the full recipe CLICK HERE.

*Personal note on the pizza crust* I don’t add the cheese to the crust, but I do add a tsp of my preferred spice!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie – Because It Needs Its Own Category

This will absolutely make any Thanksgiving more enjoyable!

For the full recipe CLICK HERE.

Gluten-Free Pancakes

I use the below recipe for fun and for cheat meal breakfasts. They are quick and easy to make. But do not over-mix!

2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (PC brand from Fortinos makes this turn out the fluffiest)

3 tsp of baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 sugar of your choice (I usually use coconut sugar)

1/4 cup melted butter or butter alternative (I use earth balance, soy-free formula)

2 eggs, beaten

1.5 cups almond milk (don’t use coconut milk, it makes the pancakes gummy!)

 

Instructions:


Combine all dry ingredie
nts with the wet ingredients and cook on a lightly oiled griddle or pan. I brush coconut oil on a griddle.

There are so many great recipe blogs on the internet today. It’s easy to just type in your diet restrictions and have a whole array of sites populate. Who uses a cookbook anymore?! A couple of my favourite blogs are: The Paleo Mom by Sarah Ballantyne, and Against All Grain by Danielle Walker.

If you are having any dietary concerns or feel restricted by the foods you eat, book in to see Aylin, our in house nutritionist.

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