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What are some gluten-free foods to add to your shopping list?

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Examples of gluten-free items to add to a shopping list include fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt, aged cheeses and eggs. Other foods that lack gluten include tofu, canned beans or lentils, and corn tortillas.

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Frozen items such as ice cream, sherbet, and plain frozen fruits and veggies are also free of gluten. Gluten-free waffles are found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Additional dairy products that don't have gluten include cream cheese, sour cream and butter. Rice and tapioca pudding are other safe choices.

Many grocery stores also carry gluten-free pasta, and most spaghetti sauces are naturally free of gluten. Gluten-free snack ideas to add to the grocery list include rice cakes or crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, potato chips and Jell-O. Other snacks that lack gluten are dried fruit, chocolate and corn chips.

Grains and seeds that are free of gluten include quinoa, rice, chickpeas and sunflower seeds. Many condiments and juices are also gluten-free. However, it is best to check the labels of any packaged or processed food for additives that may be a form of gluten. It is also a good idea to check directly with the manufacturer about concerns over any of the listed ingredients.

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