Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What to Eat Gluten-Free: In Your Sandwich

If your favorite celiac sandwich on GF bread has been giving you stomach aches, it's not the bread.

Luncheon meats are a hidden source of gluten and a real pain in the gluten-free celiac's diet. It's meat, right? Says so on the front the package. Turkey.

When you turn the lunch meat package over, however, you find not only a huge list of preservatives, but also modified food starch, wheat starch, and just plain wheat gluten.

Boar's Head Luncheon Meats are all gluten free. As a matter of fact, All Boar's Head meats, cheeses and condiments, as well as Hans Jurgen Pickles are gluten-free. They even have hot dogs and brats.

For the folks with other food sensitivities, many of Boar's Heads products are accepted by the Feingold Program for folks on the Feingold Diet. A bunch of products have also been approved by the American Heart Association as low-fat and heart-healthy.

Luckily for us, Boar's Head makes the best lunch meat, anyway. I mean, why buy "Boxcar Myrear" when the good stuff is gluten-free?
Boar's Head products are available in many supermarkets and delis. Even my Farmer's Market carries them. They're sliced fresh, so ask at the meat counter.

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