Accidentally Gluten-Free, Veg*n Favorites

I don’t have Celiac Disease but I’ve been asked by a few friends who have it, if I have any recommendations. Whether something is veg*n friendly is really my concern. As I have scanned the labels for my own concerns, I have come to notice gluten-free labelings as well. So for all my gluten-free friends out there, here’s some of my “Accidentally Gluten-Free” Favorites.

Mornings:

Nature’s Path: Both the cereals below are listed as vegetarian and gluten-free. I’ve been a little hesitant about this company after their round-about response to my whey query. Judging their ingredients, these cereals do appear to be safe.

  • Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise
  • Crunchy Maple Sunrise

On the Go:

Larabar has to be my number one grab and go. All gluten-free and nearly all vegan, how they get can get between 5-7 simple ingredients to taste like Key Lime Pie or a Cinnamon Roll is uncanny. 

Mock Meat Substitutes:

Lightlife has about 5 gluten-free, certified vegan options.

Soups:

Pacific Brand Soups

Pizza:

Amy’s Kitchen is an entirely vegetarian/vegan company. They have 100+ products for those with gluten intolerance, including 5 rice crust pizzas. The company has a Special Diets section for those with Celiacs, among others for various Illnesses and Allergies.

Alcoholic Beverages:

If you want to know more about gluten-free beer, click here. And for a listing of some gluten-free alcohol, click here. For vegans, please cross-reference with Barnivore’s extensive vegan alcohol guide.

Sweets:

Liv Lovely Cookies

Sharon’s Sorbet

Purely Decadent Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert made with Coconut Milk

  •  I love to mix things up; this is both Soy Free and Gluten Free.
  • Certified Vegan by Vegan.org.
  • Cherry Amaretto is my favorite (so far), with only 130 calories a serving/4 servings a container, zero mg sodium and cholesterol. (Note: Don’t eat the whole container in one sitting, please. Coconut milk has some amazing health properties, but one serving does have 25% of your daily value of Saturated Fat. Enjoy over time.)
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Gluten-Free Fast Food (Not veg*n): While I whole-heartedly encourage a veg*n deit, this is the bone I’m throwing any non-veggies who may have stumbled upon this page, as a reward for making it this far.

Recipes:

Mixed veg and non-veg gluten-free recipes from BBC’s Good Food page.

Gluten-Free recipes from Fat Free Vegan.

Cooking/Baking:

Try Bob’s Red Mill for the basis of your gluten-freen baking and cooking needs.

Cosmetics:

Ecco Bella Organic Cosmetics

  • For veg*ns and gluten-intolerant, please be sure to read the product descriptions carefully. Some products are gluten-free, some vegan, some both. Any questions, please contact the company.
  • Disclaimer: I have yet to try this brand personally.
  • Available at select Whole Foods as well as other natural foods retailers.
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