I spend a lot of time, money and energy grocery shopping. Either, I’m highly inefficient, or my family of 5–including a 14 year old–eats a lot. Here is a list of some of the things that make our gluten-free, allergen-free, environmentally friendly (and therefore, low-toxin and asthma-friendly) lives a tad easier. I do most of my shopping at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s. You can get A LOT of these on Amazon.com as well.
- Annie’s Gluten-Free cookies (we can’t have the pizza since it has sunflower seeds in the crust and my youngest has an Epi-pen-level allergy to sunflower seeds)
- Applegate Farms Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
- Bob’s Red Mill
- Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten-Free Pancake mix
- Daiya vegan cheese shreds
- Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips–soy free!
- Featherweight baking powder
- Gluten-Free Pantry mixes
- Glutino’s Gluten-Free pretzels
- Imagine Rice Dream products
- King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour
- Kinnikinnick cookies, bread crumbs, graham crackers, and DONUTS!
- La Tortilla Ivory Teff wraps
- Muir Glen Organic pizza sauce — also, cans are BPA free
- Pamela’s baking mixes (some have dried milk, so read the labels)
- Saffron Road chicken nuggets
- Tempt hempseed milk and ice cream
- Tinkyada pasta
- Trader Joe’s organic marinara, pop chips, hot dogs, 100% grass fed ground beef, salt and vinegar chips
- Udi’s for ready-made BREAD! Also HOT DOG BUNS! muffins and cinnamon rolls
For bath time:
- California Baby
- Dr Bonner’s castille soap–plus the label makes for entertaining reading if you just want to stand in the hot shower
- Jojoba oil or grapeseed oil
- Trader Joe’s organic lavender lotion
- Ecover Laundry liquid–it’s a soap based liquid rather than a detergent. Better for eczema.
- Trader Joe’s Cleanliness is Next to Godliness cleaner
- Seventh Generation products
- Method products
- Nordic Naturals DHA for Children and Nordic Berries (keep your fish oil in the freezer so it doesn’t oxidize)