Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Grocery list for a gluten free family

A couple people asked what kind of foods we eat now that we are gluten and lactose free (as well as avoiding soy, garlic, peanuts, citrus, and cranberries).

I already had and didn't purchase today:
milk (lactose free and regular whole for everyone else)
yogurt, kefir, and sour cream starter
a few varieties of dried beans
rice, millet, and oats
flours (brown rice, tapioca, potato starch, millet, sorghum)
some canned and frozen veggies and fruits as well as a few fresh like onions and carrots
spices, salt, broths, and condiments
frozen sausage
corn tortillas
various oils

Today I purchase the following for under $130 (at Winco)

Veggies and fruit:
2lb bag of baby greens
1lb of baby spinach
2 lbs of cameo apples
2 lbs of bananas
1lb pears
frozen blueberries and blackberries, 1lb each
1lb snap peas
head of broccoli
pico de gallo
baby portabellos
1lb baby red potatoes

ground beef 4lbs
ground pork 2 lbs (pork and beef are to make meatballs for Amara's birthday)
sirloin steak
frozen chicken 4lbs
roastbeef and ham lunchmeat

vanilla and huckleberry yogurt (my kids don't like my homemade version)
cheddar 2lbs

Dry goods:
1 box rice mac n cheese (bday lunch request)
corn chips
chex, oat O's, and shredded wheat cereals (for when I'm too tired to cook breakfast)
wheat crackers
mini rice cakes
chocolate (to make the bday cake)
Asian rice crackers

Breakfast sandwiches (shawn takes these to work)
burritos (shawn takes these to work)

1 box sandwich bags
1 box freezer bags
plates and napkins for the bday party
paper towels (we use some in addition to mostly using cloth)
cheese cloth (to turn that yogurt and kefir into cream cheese)

This will last 2 weeks but we will need more greens and probably more fruit but my fridge can only hold so much plus greens aren't tasty for that long! Of course in 2 weeks we will be receiving our CSA and then this total will be less.

ETA: As I look at this it seems like a lot of meat but this will actually produce many meat free meals. Nearly all breakfasts are meat free, most lunches are meat free, but we usually have meat with dinner.


Anonymous Carole said...

OK, what did I miss? Why are you avoiding garlic, citrus, and cranberries? Those are all great anti viral, and anti inflammatory. I'm wondering...

8:42 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

My daughter and I are both mildly allergic to cranberries. I'm allergic to garlic. And my daughter is allergic to citrus.

9:35 PM  

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