A couple of months ago, I received my diet restriction death sentence–no corn, peanut, dairy, sugar, and gluten. The doc told me that my digestive system is a complete mess. For 6 weeks I was good as gold and didn’t eat anything on the diet restrictions list. So I started to compile a list of products free of refined sugar, dairy, gluten, peanut, and corn since you might be too busy to make your own homemade products.
Update on my eating habits
I am not going to lie. For six weeks, I was strict, strict, strict. After I completed a test for the doctor, I just needed a break from eating air for six weeks. I missed my beloved pizza and had two slices. Nothing happened. No upset stomach. No grogginess. Nothing. Over the holidays, I ate a few cookies but I haven’t eaten pizza since. (Boy do I want to eat pizza–it is my favorite food…) Listed below are products that will help you through the transition.
List of acceptable products for diet restrictions:
Note, some of the products aren’t perfect but they are at least lower in added sugar than other products on the market. Further note, I also excluded any product which contained soy protein since it doesn’t agree with my digestive system. The “sugar” of choice in these products tends to be agave nectar. Some health proponents think that the consumption of agave is no different than table sugar. Others think it is a glycemic wonderkid. The products listed below have low levels of agave.
- Organicville Olive Oil and Balsamic dressing (certified gluten free). It has agave nectar to sweeten the dressing. (less than 1 gram of sugar.)
- Rozzano Organic Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce (certified gluten free) The product contains no added sugar. I bought this item at BJs Wholesale Club and love the taste. The marinara sauce is available on Amazon. I don’t know if it is sugar free.
- Daiya Cheese This “cheese” comes in different flavors but I like mozzarella the best. You can freeze the cheese too.
- Rejuvenative Foods Raw Ketchup. No sugar added. It is next to impossible to find processed sugar free ketchup.
- Attune’s Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal. (certified gluten free) Sweetened with brown rice syrup. Follow the Consumer Report’s daily guidelines about eating products with brown rice. Note, I haven’t tried this cereal.
- Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free San Juan 7-Grain Bread. It is sweetened with agave nectar. (2 grams of sugar per slice of bread.) This is the best gluten and sugar free bread I have tried. Note, it contains eggs and brown rice flour. For a better tasting bread, toast it before eating it. Trust me. The bread will taste much better.
- So Delicious no sugar added coconut “ice cream.” So Delicious offers a variety of different flavors. I happen to fancy the chocolate one. FYI, I am not a fan of coconut but you can’t taste the coconut. It is creamy, chocolaty, and scrumptious. The sugar alcohol used is Erythritol. (The product does contain a food additive, carrageenan, which is one of those ingredients that health advocates aren’t fond of. It is in many health products such as almond and coconut yogurt.)
- Namaste Foods, Sugar Free Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix. The main ingredient is brown rice flour. There is no sugar or sugar alternative added.
- Steel Gourmet Ketchup. It is sweetened with agave nectar. I bought this brand even though it wasn’t organic since I couldn’t find any sugar-free organic ketchup in the store. It has a little kick if you like your ketchup spicy. (6 grams of sugar and 85 grams of sodium.)
- Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Ketchup Sweetened with Xylitol. This not an organic product, but it is sweetened with xylitol rather than agave nectar.
- Organicville Organic Ketchup. This ketchup is sweetened with agave nectar. (3 grams of sugar and 125 grams of sodium.)
*Always check with your doctor before using any of my suggestions. These foods work for me, but not necessarily for you.*
Join the Conversation:
- Let me know in the comments below if you purchase any other food products without sugar, corn, dairy, gluten, and peanuts.
- Do you have any recipes to share in lieu of buying ready-made condiments, breads, and sauces.
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