Being a Fussy Foodie/ Gluten Free/ Wheat Free

Whole grain & gluten free

We should all be eating more Whole Grain Foods for health but for those on a gluten-free or wheat-free diet, getting the recommended three portions per day can be particularly challenging. The range of  ‘free from’ foods is getting better all the time but so many of them use refined and white starches. So we have trawled the supermarkets and online suppliers to bring you a list of products that are whole grain and gluten free, retaining the goodness of the whole grain.

NB. Prices are the cheapest I could find, correct as of April ’09

Whole Grain Gluten Free Breakfast Cereals

Puffed Rice Cereal Kallo organic Puffed Rice Cereal made from natural (wholegrain brown rice) 225g Tesco £1.91 Waitrose £1.85. Also a honey variety 275g Asda £1.98, Sainsbury’s £2.86
Big OZ Cereals Big OZ cereals includes Brown Rice / Millet / Buckwheat / Corn or Mixed puffs. Around £2.22 per box from www.goodnessdirect.co.uk or www.naturallygoodfood.co.uk
whole grain rice cereal Nature’s Path whole grain brown crispy rice 284g £2.75 from Waitrose NB igredients include organic evaporated cane juice and organic molasses
rice-puffs Rude Health organic whole grain and gluten free brown rice puffs 225g £1.92 Sainsbury’s, £2.08 Ocado
whole-grain-corn-flakes Whole Grain Cornflakes 250g £1.65 www.realfooddirect.co.uk, £1.39 Ocado
amaranth puffed breakfast cereal Orgran 100% Amaranth Puffed Breakfast Cereal 100g £2.81 from www.healthinajiffy.co.uk

Whole grain & gluten free breads

Barkat wholemeal sliced bread Barkat wholemeal sliced bread (whole rice, millet, maize) £2.99 500g www.glutenfree-foods.co.uk
Biona millet bread whole grain Biona Millet Bread whole grain & gluten free 250g £2.99 Waitrose (buckwheat, millet)
gluten-free-seeded-bread-mix Glebe Farm seeded brown bread mix is gluten free and whole grain (brown rice flour, buckwheat flour) 1kg £3.69 Waitrose
gluten free bread crumbs Orgran All purpose gluten free bread crumbs 300g £2.06 www.healthinajiffy.co.uk

Whole grain & gluten free pasta

organic-brown-rice-pasta Doves Farm organic whole grain brown rice fusilli pasta / penne pasta / spaghetti (100% brown rice) 500g £1.99 Waitrose/ Tesco
rizopia-whole-grain-pasta Rizopia whole grain brown rice pastas (various shapes inc lasagne) 500g £3.99 Waitrose
sainsburys-corn-pasta Sainsbury’s free from Italian corn fusilli / penne (whole grain corn flour) 500g £1.48
whole grain millet pasta Werz organic whole grain millet pasta (93% millet) £2.15/200g www.ulula.co.uk
buckwheat-pasta Orgran stone ground buckwheat spirals 250g £1.69 Sainsbury’s
gluten free rice millet pasta Orgran stone ground rice and millet pasta 250g £1.59 Sainsbury’s
vegetable-rice-pasta Orgran Vegetable Rice Pasta 250g £1.89 www.goodnessdirect.co.uk
buckwheat noodles Clearspring all buckwheat soba noodles (whole buckwheat flour) 250g £2.99 Waitrose

Whole grain & gluten free snacks and treats

kallo-rice-cakes Kallo organic thick slice rice cakes (whole grain brown rice) 130g Tesco/Sainsburys/Waitrose 93p
Popz Salt Popcorn Popz popcorn 3x100g £1.95 Tesco / Waitrose
corn thins Real Foods corn thins (whole grain) 150g £1.09 Sainsbury’s/Tesco
rice works crisps Riceworks gourmet brown rice chips sea salt/sweet chilli 150g £1.59 Tesco/Waitrose
doritos lightly salted Doritos cool original/lightly salted/hint of lime (whole maize kernels) 225g £1.00 Asda, £1.47 Tesco
buckwheat-pancake-mix Orgran buckwheat pancake mix (49% wholegrain) £2.49 375g www.healthinajiffy.co.uk £2.39 Waitrose

If  you know of any other products that are whole grain & gluten free to add to the list let us know.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Emma
    May 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Dietary Specials do a Brown Multigrain Loaf which is high in fibre but also a source of folic acid and calcium and is sold in Sainsburys and Asda, Coop and Somerfield

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    katrina
    June 10, 2009 at 10:47 am

    One other thing is that i have been eating the sainsburys corn pasta and was recently informed that its geneticly modified.

    Im geusing that if its not organic then is gm?

    Anyone know if thats true??

    Thanks

    • Reply
      Miranda
      June 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm

      The standards for being organic mean that it mustn’t contain GM ingredients but doesn’t mean to say if not organic then must be GM – e.g using pesticides / fertilisers = not organic but not GM.
      There is a nice little summary from foods standards agency here: http://www.food.gov.uk/gmfoods/gm/gm_labelling

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    katrina
    June 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for article,

    One other food to add to the list maybe, its called Amaranth, its wholegrain and wheat & gluten free.

    Also packed with ptotein and vitamins,

    (Looks similar to cocous)

    Regards

    Its very high in protein

  • Reply
    Laura
    June 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Good suggestion Katrina. I have never eaten Amaranth but it is gluten free and relatively high in protein and fibre, although the glycaemic index (GI) is high.
    Does anyone have any amaranth recipes we could try? I promise to post the result, good or bad!!

  • Reply
    Terry
    January 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    does anyone know where I can buy wheat,corn, rye,rice etc.. to grind myself?–I don’t seem to be able to find it!
    Terry

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