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Guide to Food Allergies and Special Eating Needs

By EatingWell Editors, "What-they-can-eat cheat sheet," September/October 2007

The 8 most common food allergies and how to eat around them.

8. WHEAT

ALSO RELEVANT TO:

  • people with celiac disease

Foods to Avoid: Wheat-based pastas, cereals, breads, bran; wheat germ, wheat berries, semolina (a type of wheat used to make pasta), kamut (used in cereals, crackers and pasta), bulgur, seitan.

Common Hidden Sources: Ice creams, bouillon cubes, potato chips, deli meats, French fries, soy sauce, many processed snacks (too many to list), breadcrumbs, couscous, spelt, hot dogs.

Delicious Swaps:

  • Experiment with different pastas, including those made from corn, brown rice and quinoa.
  • Switch from flour to corn tortillas.
  • Use rice noodles for Asian-inspired dishes.


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