Foods to Avoid on a Gluten-Free Diet - dummies

By Danna Korn

Part of Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Gluten hides in some places you may not thing of. Here are some foods that usually contain gluten. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you need to avoid these as well:

  • Beer

    Good news: Some great new gluten-free beers are available. Not only are smaller, specialty breweries making them, but even the big boys like Budweiser have come out with a gluten-free beer that you can buy just about anywhere beer is sold.

  • Bread, bread crumbs, biscuits

  • Cereal

  • Cookies, cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, muffins, pastries, pie crusts, brownies, and other baked goods

  • Cornbread

  • Crackers

  • Croutons

  • Gravies, sauces, and roux

  • Imitation seafood (for example, imitation crab)

  • Licorice

  • Marinades (such as teriyaki)

  • Pasta

  • Pizza crust

  • Pretzels

  • Soy sauce

  • Stuffing