Read to Feed: Your Guide to Gluten-Free Groceries

grocery-guide-lg-5The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide (5th Edition)

by Dave Morris, Bob Stamatatos and the Triumph Dining Team

Publisher: www.TriumphDining.com $24.95

Mama is absolutely amazed at all the celebrities that are now eating gluten-free… either by choice or because they have to. I'll bet most of them don’t have the mind-boggling, and often overwhelming, task of trying to buy gluten-free groceries.

The so-called gluten-free dedicated aisle in the supermarket is growing, but right now it is paltry at best. It seems to be filled with a lot of cookies, crackers and other high-carb indulgences.

There are a lot of gluten-free items in the store that you may be passing up because they don’t include  a label that screams: BUY ME! I’M GLUTEN FREE!

Thank goodness for Triumph Dining’s “The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide 5th Edition". This handy little soft-cover book is organized logically by grocery store aisle. It covers more than 44,000 products, including 3,300 Brand names.

I really like it because it has a guide that tells you which food makers are upfront about cross-contamination risks. It also has handy little symbols to let you know really important info like:

• Made in a GF facility with no chance of cross-contamination

• Gluten Testing is performed on the products

• Procedures to prevent Cross-Contamination, but equipment/facilities may be shared with other gluten-containing food products

The cost of gluten-free items is sometimes DOUBLE the cost of similar gluten-loaded items, so the guide includes store brands from some of the larger chains like Safeway, Kroger and Albertsons.

Even if celebrities don’t buy their own groceries, it’s somewhat consoling to know that they  aren’t perfect… they have issues just like the rest of us!  

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