What are some wheat-free foods?

William Davis, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Being wheat-free means avoiding processed foods and eating real, single ingredient foods (meat, produce, nuts/seeds). Watch as I share some wheat-free foods and explain how you can still enjoy baked goods.
The following are examples of wheat-free foods:

Beverages and formula:
  • Milk
  • Fruit juice
  • Most carbonated drinks
  • Coffee
  • Tea
Dairy products:
  • Cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cream
  • Custards
  • Milk
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
Eggs, meat, fish, and poultry:
  • All plain eggs, beef, chicken, fish, ham, lamb, pork, turkey, or veal without breading.
  • Luncheon meats or cold cuts that are 100% meat without wheat fillers.
  • All baby food fruits without wheat flour or starch
  • All fresh fruits and juices
  • Canned and frozen fruits without wheat flour or starch
  • All fresh, canned or frozen vegetables without wheat flour or starch
Breads, cereals, and pasta:
  • Bread and rolls made with rice, potato, corn, or other non-wheat flours
  • Hot cereals such as cornmeal, oatmeal, or rice cereal
  • Cold cereals made from rice or corn; make sure wheat starch is not in the ingredients list
  • Crackers such as corn cakes, corn tortillas, rice cakes, and crackers
  • Pasta made with corn, rice, quinoa, or other non-wheat flour
  • Popcorn
  • Rice noodles
  • Clear soups and consommés without wheat flour or starch
  • Commercial or homemade soup with vegetables and rice without wheat flour or starch
  • Bacon
  • Butter, coconut butter, or nut butters without wheat thickeners
  • Mayonnaise (check label -- some brands contain wheat)
  • Nuts
  • Oils and shortening
  • Pure chocolate
  • Salad dressings that are wheat free
  • Whipped topping
  • Wheat-free cakes and cookies
  • Custards and pudding without wheat flour or starches
  • Frozen yogurts, sherbets, and ice cream without wheat starches or wheat flours
  • Fruit Roll-Ups and fruit snacks without wheat thickeners
  • Fruit and flavored ices
  • Hard candy, chocolate, gummy candy, cinnamon bears, Tootsie Rolls, Snickers, rolls, and gum without wheat thickeners
  • Homemade treats without wheat thickeners
  • Gelatin
  • Juice bars and Popsicle
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Steak sauce
  • Coconut
  • Jams and jellies
  • Pure seasonings and herbs
  • Vanilla powder

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