GFCF Diet Suggestions

Appendix A



Gluten is a protein rich in amino acids found in wheat. Casein is a protein found in cow’s milk. These two proteins have been linked to allergies and gastrointestinal diseases including Leaky Gut Syndrome , GERD and constipation. (Hassal, 2005).


Over the past ten years , there has been more attention to gluten and dairy sensitivities in the general public. As many as eighteen million people world-wide have gluten sensitivities and/or Celiac Disease. Some researchers believe that all humans have gluten intolerance to some degree , and this is not a protein that was meant for human digestion (Fasano, 2011).


In the field of Autism especially, studies have concluded that Gluten / Casein Free Diets are preferable for children on the spectrum (Balzola et al., 2006). As mentioned in Chapter 4, Defeat Autism Now suggests that a GFCF Diet be followed .


With consideration of these issues, Talk Tools ® Instructors are careful in considering the types of food we use in our Program Plans. When choosing food types for therapeutic feeding, it is helpful to use GFCF products, especially with children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Merkel-Walsh, 2012).


* Always check the label and make sure it is GF Certified and/or has a Kosher Parve label . Kosher Parve labels indicate that the product is dairy free , not that it is gluten free.*



Food Type

GFCF Alternatives

Cubed Solids

Delmonte canned vegetables

Galaxy Foods Cheeses

Corn Pops Cereal by Kelloggs

Healthy Valley Rice Checks Cereal

Starburst Fruit Chews


Mother’s Rice Cakes

Bionaturae Organic Gluten Free Pasta

Bell and Evans Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Gorilla Munch Cereal

Kitov Kosher Corn Pops

Cantaloupe, Honey Dew and Watermelon

Tinkayda Rice Pasta elbows or Penne

Seedless Cucumber, peeled

Glutino Bread

Frookie Cookies

Robert’s Gourmet Potato Flyers

Van’s Hypoallergenic waffles

Quaker mini rice cakes

Ian’s GFCF Chicken Nuggets and Fish Sticks

Muncho’s Potato Chips

Crunch Master’s Crackers

Quinoa Pasta

Creation Crispy Brown Rice

Strip Feeding

Van’s Hypoallergenic waffles

Ore-Ida Cottage Fries

McCain’s 5 minute Fries

Alexis Sweet Potato Fries

Ian’s Fish Sticks

Stretch Island Fruit Leather

Applegate Farms Turkey or Chicken Hot Dogs (Nitrate Free)

Applegate Farms Turkey Breast

Applegate Farms Apple-Chicken Breakfast Sausage

Bakery On Main Granola Bars

Real Foods Corn Thins

Arrowhead Gluten Free Baking Mix (to make pancakes or waffles)

Schar Gluten Free Lady Fingers

Snikiddy Baked Fries

Glutino Pretzels

Dr. Praeger’s Little Broccoli Potato “patties”


Puree for Spoon


Imagine Pudding

So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt

Pure Indulgence Ice Cream

Rice Dreams Ice Cream

Frito Lay Burrito bean Dip

Dole Fruit Sorbets

Edy’s Whole Fruit Sorbet

Mott’s Plan Applesauce (watch for Calcium Lactate Additives in many apple sauces)

Earth’s Best Stage 1-2 Fruits (Check each jar some contain wheat and milk)

Ortega Salsa

Hip Whip Non Dairy Topping

Redmill Oats

Happy Baby Frozen Organic Baby Foods


Calorie Additives

Neocate Nutra

Neocate Splash

Rice Flakes

Quinoa Flakes

Flax Seed oil