Whether you’re trying to plan your own gluten-free menu or you just want to figure out what’s safe to eat at your friend’s party, here are a few tips for a delicious gluten-free Super Bowl.
Corn Chips and Salsa — As long as the chips are corn tortillas and not flour tortillas, you’re good! If you’re buying them yourself, this is easy enough. If you’re eating snacks elsewhere, check the bag that the chips came from or remember that corn chips are more yellow in color than flour tortillas. Salsa in general is gluten-free, but of course you should check to make sure the brand you’re using is okay.
Meat & Cheese Trays — If you can manage to have the meat and cheese without the crackers or bread, go for it! Of course you can always buy some gluten-free crackers. Here in Lawton, try the Health Food Center or Whole Foods. Also, Country Mart has a nice selection of snack items in their gluten-free section.
Lloyd’s Barbecue Ribs — These are great if you want to add a little more excitement to your Super Bowl menu. They’re prepackaged and ready to cook and enjoy. You can heat them in the oven or throw them on the grill. The ingredients label declares them to be gluten-free, so you don’t have to worry about questionable ingredients. And right now at the Commissary at Ft. Sill, you can pick up a $1 coupon on them as well!
Ice Cream — Most ice cream is safe. Just be careful to avoid varieties that contain cookies or other things that contain gluten. As always, if you’re not sure, check those ingredients!
Potato Chips — In general, potato chips are gluten-free. Of course you have to be careful with seasoned or flavored chips because sometimes wheat flour or wheat starch is part of the seasoning.
If you’re planning on baking up your own gluten-free feast, check out About.com’s gluten-free Super Bowl recipes for gluten-free twists on some of your party favorites.
Of course there are tons of other options for the big game, so to find out what ingredients are safe and unsafe, go to celiac.com and click on their links for Forbidden List and Safe List. It’s helpful to print these and keep them somewhere handy where you can check ingredients whenever you need to do so. You’ll be ready to enjoy the game AND your snacks.
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