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Food You Can Eat for a Wheat Allergy

by Allergy Guy

Got the blues because you don’t seem to be able to eat anything?

I have been living with a wheat allergy since 1999. Yes, it was challenging at first, but after a while, I got used to it.

Firstly, focus on what you can eat. In the carbohydrate category alone, there is still rice, potatoes and lost of other good stuff.

Almost everything in the dairy section, meat section and produce sections of the grocery store are gluten free.

Here is a list of basic foods that you can cook with:

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Buckwheat
  • Cassava
  • Corn
  • Fish
  • Flax
  • Fruit
  • Legumes
  • Meat (beware if processed)
  • Millet
  • Nuts
  • Potatoes
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rice noodles
  • Rice pasts
  • Sago
  • Seeds
  • Soy
  • Sorghum
  • Tapioca
  • Teff
  • Tofu
  • Wild Rice
  • Yucca

You do have to be careful. When you have a wheat allergy, prepared foods can present obstacles. Be aware of the complete list of ingredients in all food that you eat. Be bold: always ask! You will find most people helpful, although some are not so knowledgeable. One of the keys to living with a wheat allergy is to judge whether the person you are asking (a waiter for example) really understands what ingredients are in the food. For example, I have frequently encountered this at some Indian restaurants: “You can eat this sir, there is no wheat flour, only all-purpose flour”. Of course, all-purpose flour is wheat flour, but not everyone knows that.

Check out the recipe section for specific cooking ideas.

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1 Anonymous December 12, 2007 at 22:16

uhhh…how frustrating

I was on the google website and did a search for things you CAN eat when you have a wheat allergy…I see this site that has CAN EAT in bold on it…Now i’m here and the only thing on here that says anything about what you CAN EAT is rice and potatoes…wow thanks for the help!


2 admin December 13, 2007 at 21:30


You are right, this article needs to be a more comprehensive, thanks for pointing that out.

I have just updated it and linked to the recipe section, I hope that helps!


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