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I was emailing with a reader of this blog about wheat free bread. As you may have guessed, she’s also on a wheat free diet. I figured there were plenty of other people looking for bread they could eat, so I’d compile a list of ones I like.

Food for Life Millet Wheat Free Bread (no eggs, gluten or wheat, sweetened with fruit juice): This golden-colored bread is a bit more dense than breads with wheat. Although it takes a bit of getting used to the density, I find it’s a good substitute and allows me to eat my favorite tuna fish or egg sandwiches. I’ve also torn up pieces and used them in a casserole.

Food for Life Raisin Pecan Wheat Free Bread and Brown Rice Bread (no wheat or gluten, sweetened with fruit juice): While I mostly switch back and forth between the brown rice and the millet bread, I sometimes like to get bread with raisins. Then, I eat the raisin bread with cinnamon and butter at breakfast or for a snack. Yum.

Ener-G Foods Light Brown Rice Loaf: I found this texture of this bread to be most unpleasant, yet I want to mention it as an alternative. We all have different tastes, so maybe you’ll like this better than I did. I can’t give it a recommendation since I didn’t care for it. This company also makes English muffins that I’d like to try.

When I visited the Food for Life website, I noticed that they offer brown rice tortillas. I have not seen those in my local health food store. Now that I know they exist, I’ll ask the store to order some. I am looking forward to being able to eat a burrito with the wrapper.

When you are starting out on a wheat free diet, it can be hard to know what you can or can’t eat.

Here are some foods that can replace wheat ingredients:

1. Rice
2. Amaranth
3. Quinoa (said keen-wah)
4. Buckwheat grain (despite its name, it’s wheat free)
5. Potato flour
6. Fava bean flour
7. Garnanzo bean flour
8. Red Mill carries several products you can use to make breads, pancakes, etc.

I’m a big fan of quinoa. The grain is smaller than rice, and it can easily replace cous cous and works well in tabouli.

In fact, use any regular tabouli recipe, substitute quinoa for the wheat bulgar, and you won’t know the difference!

Wheat-Free Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Get these wheat-free, dairy-free and gluten-free dark chocolate chunk cookies and enjoy gigantic chocolate chips in a delicious cookie. It's SO nice to have a wheat free cookie actually taste wonderful.