Person in a white sweater putting pepperoni on an uncooked cauliflower pizza, one of many gluten-free substitutes.

Gluten-Free Substitutes For Foods You Love

Gluten-free substitutes are rarely given much attention until you start living a gluten-free lifestyle. For a lot of us living gluten-free, it’s not a “diet” in the sense that we can have a cheat-meal or a glutenous treat every once in a while. There can be serious short- and long-term physical repercussions for ingesting gluten and the thought of having to give up our favorite foods FOREVER can be disheartening. So, we compiled a list of foods you might miss and some delicious gluten-free substitutes.

Gluten-Free Substitutes:

Toast

Besides the obvious gluten-free bread alternative, try using sweet potato as a replacement. You can slice it real thin and pop it in the toaster. Easy to make and naturally gluten-free. Check out this article with more details about sweet potato toast.

Pasta

Chickpea pasta is new to the gluten-free section and frankly, it’s delicious and can be found at most grocery stores. If you favor a chewier and more al dente style pasta, this is for you! Vegetable noodles are also a lighter pasta substitute. You can buy them prepared or invest in a spiralizer to make your own veggie noodles!

Bread Crumbs

Bread crumbs are so versatile. You can use them in recipes, as a crust, or just as a topping. Next time you reach for the bread crumbs, try your favorite gluten-free cereal: corn flakes or gluten-free oats.

Pizza

It’d be hard pressed to find something better than pizza night. Keep that love alive by switching your pizza crust to a cauliflower or mashed potato base. You can buy premade cauliflower pizza crust in your local grocery store or if you have a little bit of time, whip it up yourself.

Beer

Lastly, if you’re gonna have pizza, you gotta have beer. Güten beer is 100% gluten-free from start to finish. Not to mention, it won the 2018 World Beer Cup in the gluten-free division. Check out our store locator to see where you can find us!