Staff members from the Center for Celiac Disease at CHOP have compiled a list of naturally gluten-free foods and high-fiber, gluten-free foods to help your family:
- Make good food choices for your child or children with celiac disease.
- Recognize potentially hazardous foods for your child or children with celiac disease
Naturally gluten-free foods
Eating gluten-free can sometimes get expensive, particularly if you are purchasing specialty products. But, there are a large number of naturally gluten-free foods that won’t break the bank.
Here are some naturally gluten-free foods to consider:
- Ice cream
- Poultry (i.e. chicken, turkey)
High-fiber, gluten-free foods
High-fiber, gluten-free foods are also an important part of your child’s diet. Look for foods that have 3 grams of fiber per serving or higher.
Below are some high-fiber, gluten-free foods to consider adding to your child’s plate.
Grains and seeds
- Brown rice (short grain)
- Flaxseed meal can be added to baked products or sprinkled on yogurt or hot cereal
Fruits and vegetables (may be eaten fresh, frozen or dried)
- Collard greens
- String beans
- Beans (black, navy, kidney, pinto, garbanzo)
- Tempeh (whole bean tofu)
- Whole grain corn tortilla chips with black bean or hummus dip
- Trail mix made with nuts, seeds and dried fruit. You can make your own using soy nuts, dried cranberries, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, almonds, etc.
- Yogurt with ground flaxseed sprinkled on top
- Gluten-free granola with milk
Sample gluten-free menu
- Breakfast — egg omelet with cheese, strawberries and blueberries, orange juice
- Lunch — rice cake with peanut butter, cheese stick, raisins, milk
- Snack — carrots with hummus
- Dinner — tacos with ground turkey or beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, black beans, milk
- Breakfast — gluten-free rice cereal, banana, milk
- Lunch — lunch meat and cheese rollup, orange, sliced peppers, yogurt, 100-percent juice
- Snack — tortilla chips with salsa
- Dinner — chicken, rice, broccoli, milk, ice cream