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Good Cereals To Eat?

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Does anyone have a good suggestion for a cereal?? I love cold cereal, but would like alernate cold cereals.

Also, what about oats, is this a no no?

Sincerely,

Ellyn

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Oats are a no-no, yes yes. :) This is because they are produced/stored near gluten grains and get contaminated. I even tried Irish oats that were supposedly made in a factory with just oats, but I still had a reaction.

I REALLY like Envirokidz cereal. They have gluten-free cocoa pops (rice), corn pops and frosted flakes.

http://www.envirokidz.com/

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Does anyone have a good suggestion for a cereal?? I love cold cereal, but would like alernate cold cereals.

Also, what about oats, is this a no no?

Sincerely,

Ellyn

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Oats is still an unknown quantity. I think the current official verdict is that those with celiac disease who are super super sensitive cannot tolerate oats, because the protein found in them is so very nearly identical to the gladian protein that sets off the reactions in those who do have celiac disease. But the other problem is that oats in the US are highly contaminated by wheat, that all US based oat products have to be avoided. Better safe than sorry.

Coco Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles are gluten-free. I found locally (mid-Missouri) fruity Dyno-bytes by Malt-o-Meal and Coca Crunchies by Always Save.

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I second the Envirokidz for something a little sweet. My main preference though is Health Valley's Rice Crumch-Ums. Just like Chex, and great with some banana sliced on top!

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I second the Enviro kids cereals, I even take a ziplock back to work with them and eat them out of the bag.

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When I was at the celiac conference at stanford, they had samples of Perky-Os which are made by perkys, and they are sooooo good, but they haven't been put on the maked yet, look at whole foods for them when they come out, according to my sisters, they tase like cheerios

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Oats are... not in. If you could find uncontaminated oats (which is next to impossible - one manufacturer may be doing it in the near future, and even McCann's says they have contamination potential in the milling and transporting), then even still 10-20% of celiacs (not necessarily the most sensitve, just a subset) would still get intestinal damage from avenin (the oat protein). If you can find them uncontaminated, you have to figure out for yourself if you get damage from them or not.

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We have used leftover homemade gluten-free cookies crumbled up with pecan halves and almonds as cereal before. I just give 'em a vitamin along with it to pretend it is a wholesome breakfast cereal. LOL. Peanut butter cookies were really good this way.

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In addition to the Rice Crunch-ums, Health Valley also makes Corn Crunch-ums. If you mix them together it tastes like whatever that cereal is called (It's been so long since I've had it , I can't remember - you know the one in the blue box).

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I second the Envirokidz for something a little sweet.  My main preference though is Health Valley's Rice Crumch-Ums.  Just like Chex, and great with some banana sliced on top!

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I also like the Health Valley Rice and Corn Crumch-Ums! Get them at Wild Oats and even in health food section of some grocery stores.

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I like this one too! I also like Quaker Rice Puffs...they are very hearty tasting. I have not found a good hot cereal that I really like...any ideas?

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I like this one too! I also like Quaker Rice Puffs...they are very hearty tasting. I have not found a good hot cereal that I really like...any ideas?

I have learned to like grits as a hot cereal, with milk and sugar or honey or brown sugar - I suppose polenta would work, too. Takes about 10 minutes to cook so I save it for weekends. Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty hot cereal is good, too - much more interesting than the cream of rice type cereals. But I do miss McCann's Irish Oatmeal.

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I agree, the EnviroKids cereal is great! We also enjoy Cinnamon Crunch by Enjoy Life. Pricey but very tasty! 5g fiber, 800mg of omega-3's

ENJOY!

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My fave is the Nature's Path Mesa Sunrise with honey and milk in a bowl!YUM... sometimes I have it for a late night snack...

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When I was at the celiac conference at stanford, they had samples of Perky-Os which are made by perkys, and they are sooooo good, but they haven't been put on the maked yet, look at whole foods for them when they come out, according to my sisters, they tase like cheerios

The Perky-O's are out on the market...nag your health food stores to carry them! Nu World Amaranth also makes o's that are pretty good, and their cinnamon snaps are awesome!

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I like Arrowhead Mills "Rice and Shine" cereal. I don't have immediate symptoms of being "glutened" though and I haven't had it since I started avoiding all those nasty hidden glutens that I was unaware of until a few weeks ago. So I don't know if it's truly safe. Does anyone know? The box says it's made with "non-gluten ingredients" and to contact the company. I haven't had a chance to call or email them. If this is safe I think it's really yummy! It's a lot better than Cream of Rice.

Liz

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I called the company about this a couple months ago. The rep. told me Rice and Shine was gluten free. I thought it was ok, but I like Cream of Rice better.

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My favorites:

Arrowhead Mills - Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes

Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice - with berries

I have a 'My Trail Mix' that I often add to these cereals, It is all nuts, seeds, dried cranberries, blueberries, apricots, dates and whatever else good I happen to have. Family members give me hints so they will get a jar full for Christmas. This is sweet, chewy, filling and portable. You can carry it with you anywhere. It satisfies the sweet tooth and provides the texture that is missing from many gluten free foods. Add to that - it is packed with nutrition. Added to cereal it is just a bonus. It is wonderful with the Buckwheat flakes. Claire

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Envirokidz Koala Crisps are my favorite!

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Claire--Your trail mix sounds wonderful! I'm going to get my favorite nuts and fruits and make some this weekend. It'll be good to have all made up, waiting in the fridge :)

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I called the company about this a couple months ago. The rep. told me Rice and Shine was gluten free. I thought it was ok, but I like Cream of Rice better.

Thanks JerseyAngel! I guess we all have different tastes in food. When I was in college my roomate and I always had toast for breakfast. I got the grainy whole wheat with crunchy peanut butter and she had white bread with creamy PB. I think that Rice and Shine vs. Cream of Rice is about the same. ;)

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I eat Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet Cereal. Throw in raisins or some other fruit and it is fairly tasty. It is also inexpensive compared to other cold cereals.

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