Going gluten free has been a hot topic among several friends lately. They wonder where they would even start. So some of you might be wondering the same thing. Let me share with you what I’m sharing with them…
Learning how to look for gluten in ingredients is a good place to start. There are many names for gluten. Here is the list I have collected.
Cereal extract couscous
Cracked wheat flour
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
Modified food starch (FOUND IN LOTS OF PRODUCTS)
Whole wheat flour
Yikes!!! That is a LONG list, isn’t it? Who knew there could be so many ingredients to be careful of. I made several copies of this list handwritten onto index cards and laminated them (actually just used some packing tape I had around the house) so they would last. One copy for my purse, so I had a reference in the grocery store, and one taped to the inside of a cupboard door to refer to when cooking. Yes, I wrote really tiny to make them all fit 😉