Try itJune/July 2018 Issue

Game-Changing Products for GF Living

Products that make a difference for those on restricted diets.

Toaster Bags

toastabags

Toastabags

A toaster bag gives you safe toast from a gluten-contaminated toaster. Perfect for traveling. Just insert a slice of gluten-free bread into your toaster bag and put it into any toaster (carefully). Voila, safe toast! You can make a grilled cheese sandwich this way—an antidote
for hunger when you’re far from home or a safe dining spot. Find toaster bags online. Here are two popular brands:

Ankway Reusable Toaster Bags
$7.99 for a 6-pack on Amazon

Toasta Bags
planitproducts.co.uk
$4.99 for a 2-pack

Protein Shake

protein shake

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Fresh food is always best. But when you’re traveling, a ready-to-drink gluten-free protein shake can replace a meal in a pinch. These shakes are shelf-stable (no refrigeration required), ideal for packing in checked luggage, just in case you need them.

Orgain
orgain.com
$3.69-$4.69 for 11- to 14-ounce shake

OWYN
liveowyn.com
$15.49 for 4-pack of 12-ounce shakes

Vega
myvega.com
$2.99 for 11-ounce shake

hotlogic electric lunchbox

Electric lunchbox

Electric Lunchbox

HotLogic’s electric lunchbox is like a slow cooker in a lunchbox. It actually heats your food for you. Cook from scratch or re-heat your leftovers. It’s so easy and there’s no fear of cross- contamination.

hotlogicmini.com
844-788-8282
$39.95

certified gluten free food service

Official GFFS logo.

Safe Eating

Look for the GFFS seal when dining out. GFFS-certified restaurants and bakeriesundergo special corporate training to safely serve their customers who have celiac disease and food allergies.

Multicooker

instantpot multicooker

Instantpot Multicooker.

The Instant Pot is a single kitchen appliance that can multi-task. Welcome to the world of slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker and more—all in one machine. This convenient wonder-gadget lets you make naturally gluten-free grains like rice and quinoa in a snap and create set-it-and-forget-it meals in quick order. It doesn’t take long for skeptics to become avid users.

instantpot.com
$64.95 to $179.95

green chef meal service

Dining In

Cooking at home but feeling uninspired? Green Chef, recently aquired by HelloFresh, offers three gluten-free menus (Paleo, Keto and Gluten-Free), all certified through the Gluten Intolerance Group. You’ll get easy recipes, organic ingredients and pre-made sauces for flavorful meals that come together quickly. A delicious solution for anyone in a culinary rut.

GreenChef.com
888-236-7295

zojirushi bread maker

Zojirushi bread maker.

Bread Maker

A bread machine can be the best thing since gluten-free sliced bread. Once you see how quickly and easily you can make a delicious loaf of bread at home, you may never be the same. Many brands, like Zojirushi, Hamilton Beach and T-Fal, offer gluten-free settings. For more about gluten-free bread and bread machines, get our free ebook at GlutenFreeAndMore.com/breadebook

Dining Out 

findmeglutenfree app

Finding your next gluten-free meal is in the palm of your hand with a gluten-free app. Here are two of the most commonly used apps for finding safe gluten-free foods.

findmeglutenfree.com

nowfindglutenfree.com

Consumer Tests for Gluten

nima sensor

If you’re wondering about gluten in a food product or when dining out, these testing gadgets can come in handy.

Nima Sensor

Nima Sensor is a gluten detection device with a quick, user-friendly method of testing food for gluten hot spots. Place a pea-size food sample from the most likely contamination spot (like a grill mark) into the device’s one-time use capsule. You’ll get results in a few minutes. Tests to under 22 ppm of gluten.

nimasensor.com
$289 for a starter kit including 12 capsules

ez gluten test strips

EZ Gluten

EZ Gluten can detect levels as low as 10 ppm with its test tube and test strip method. Crumble a food sample, soak it in provided solution and place the test strip next to the key to check for gluten. It can take over 10 minutes from start to finish.

ezgluten.com
$60 for a 5-pack

Gluten Detective

gluten detective stool tests

Is it a stomach bug or gluten? Gluten Detective can help you monitor your gluten consumption using urine and/or stool tests.

glutendetective.com
$22.50 for 1 test (urine or stool)

Always read labels carefully. Manufacturers can change ingredients without warning. Not every product sold by every company listed is gluten-free or allergy-friendly. When in doubt, confirm ingredients directly with the manufacturer. 

 

Comments (1)

RE: the Toaster Bags - thses are excellent for if you're at home, family or friends places, but restaurants are reluctant to put anything in their appliances that could be contaminated from sources outside their establishmenrs. Recently they wouldn't even put a burger on my bun that I took with me - I had to do that at my table. I guess they need to be careful these days...which is a good thing.

Posted by: Albertagal | June 8, 2018 2:27 PM    Report this comment

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