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What’s In My Gluten-free Pantry?



Are you newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and are you overwhelmed about where to start? If so you’ve come to the right place. Use this article as a guide to your basic essentials for your new gluten free pantry.

Let’s talk about eating gluten-free at home and how to stock your gluten-free pantry. It’s great if you’re able to have a separate gluten-free pantry but most of us live with people who eat gluten.

A great tip from Shelley Case (gluten-free guru and dietitian extraordinaire) is to keep your gluten-free pantry items above the items that contain gluten. This prevents gluten products from falling into your gluten-free products. So simple yet genius right?

What do I wish I could do all over again? I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease four years ago so I went out and bought every single gluten-free product on the market and expensive storage containers for each of them. I cut into my savings to pay for it all. I was determined to make everything from scratch to save money. It was a touch impractical and it didn’t save money.

Here are just the essentials you’ll need in your gluten-free pantry:

  • Whole grains → brown rice, quinoa

  • Nuts + seeds → chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, unopened nuts (Refrigerate opened nuts)

  • Legumes (canned, dried) → chickpeas, black beans, lentils

  • Canned goods → coconut milk, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, pumpkin, applesauce

  • Flours → almond, rice, tapioca, potato starch, gluten-free blend

  • Cereal, crackers, breadcrumbs, popcorn kernels

  • Pasta + noodles → spaghetti, macaroni, lasagna, rice noodles

  • Tortillas, taco shells

  • Soup, broth, bouillon cubes

  • Mixes → pancake/waffle mix, pizza dough mix, pie crust

  • Sauces → pasta sauce, marinade, dry curry paste

  • Baking ingredients → baking soda/powder, sugar, honey, salt, vanilla extract

  • Spices → pepper, Italian seasoning, cumin, turmeric

  • Coffee, teas

  • Oatmeal packets, oats, granola → See my article on when to re-add oats to your diet.

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