My List of Food

Here is my thorough list of foods I have to avoid, plus a list of food I can eat (just trying to be helpful). Not sure how many people this list will apply to, but hopefully it will help other people find a way of presenting their “bad foods” or validate someone else’s experience.

FOOD TO AVOID:

GRAINS

  • gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats (even so-called gluten-free oats)
    (this includes soy sauce, some mustards, some bacon and ham, meat/tuna with broth)

VEGETABLES / FRUIT

  • nightshades: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers (bell, paprika, pimento, jalepino, chilis), eggplant, kava kava, tobacco (yes, this is sometimes in food!)
  • citrus: orange

MEAT

  • shellfish: lobster
  • processed meats: hot dogs, salami, hamburger patties, cold cuts, canned fish, jerky, bacon, sausage (some are ok – read the label)

DAIRY

  • cheese: pepper jack, baked brie (in bread/pastry)
  • milk: lactose-free milk
  • eggnog
  • ice cream: those with egg, artificial sweeteners, baked goods (brownies, cookie dough), and some candy bars
  • eggs

BEVERAGES

  • alcohol: beer, coffee liquors, sweetened liquors
  • non-alcohol: caffeinated drinks

MISC

  • spices: paprika, cayenne, chili powder, curry powder, iodized salt
  • alternative sweeteners: erythritol and other sugar alcohols

READ THE LABEL

  • condiments: mustard, mayo
  • packaged foods
  • pork: ham, bacon, salami, sausage
  • canned foods
  • bottled beverages
  • seasonings
  • mixes
  • make sure it doesn’t say “Manufactured in a plant that also makes products containing wheat”
  • don’t buy from bulk bins – can be cross contaminated

FOOD I CAN EAT:

GRAINS

  • gluten-free grains: rice, wild rice, amaranth, quinoa, sorghum, buckwheat, millet, arrowroot, tapioca, flax, organic corn (occasionally)

VEGETABLES / FRUIT

  • broccoli, spinach, lettuce, mushrooms, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower
  • roots: carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, parsnips, Jerusalem artichokes, daikon, beets
  • beans: green beans, pinto, black, lentils
  • fruit: apples, pears, bananas, berries, melons, apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines, avocado, grapes, lemons

MEAT

  • poultry: chicken, turkey
  • beef: steaks
  • pork: pork
  • fish: salmon, tuna, snapper, halibut, cod, sole
  • shellfish: crab, shrimp, oysters, calamari

DAIRY

  • cheese: plain cheeses (not flavored spreads)
  • milk: regular milk
  • cultured: sour cream, yogurt, kefir, buttermilk (read labels for starch, citric acid, corn syrup)
  • butter: dairy butter
  • ice cream: plain flavors with cane sugar, nuts ok, peanut butter ok

BEVERAGES

  • alcohol: (small amounts) gluten free beer, wine, rum, tequila, hard cider
  • carbonated: soda water, Virgil’s Root Beer Zero, Knudsen fruit sodas (except orange)
  • dairy: milk, chocolate milk (read labels)
  • decaf low-acid coffee
  • tea: red, some herbal

MISC

  • spices: ginger, garlic, onion, shallot, black/white pepper, kosher or sea salt
  • oil: most
  • nuts: plain or salted nuts (not seasoned)

PACKAGED FOOD
all can be purchased at most grocery or natural food stores

Health Valley Cream of Celery SoupOh, and I can’t stand cilantro. It’s gross. It does nothing wrong to me other than put its disgusting flavor in my mouth. Ew.

Now wasn’t that fun?

 

***Updated November, 2012***

 

 

 


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