My daughter is a big cereal eater but hates all the glutenfree cereals currently on the market. We were wondering if any “regular” cereals that we find on supermarket shelves are gluten free. We heard that Corn Pops used to be gluten free but they aren’t any more.
What you heard is correct. Corn Pops are no longer safe for those on the gluten-free diet. Are you sure you’ve tried all of the gluten-free cereals currently available? They may not be on supermarket shelves, but they are usually easy to purchase. If a single cereal doesn’t please her, try more than one. Some people mix cereals—a little of this and a little of that—and concoct their own blend. Your daughter might enjoy creating something that is “hers.” If all your efforts to find a cereal fail, you will have to look at alternatives. Vans and Mesa Sunrise waffles are gluten free. You can make and freeze gluten-free pancakes yourself. Gluten-free bread can make toast, which becomes cinnamon toast if you sprinkle cinnamon sugar on it. Yogurt and fruit also make a good breakfast that doesn’t take a lot of time. Yogurt seems to be a kid-friendly food. Finally be sure to read the article about whole grains that begins on page 16. Everyone, whether on the gluten-free diet or not, is being encouraged to consume whole grains which are a lot healthier than many cold cereal products found on the supermarket shelf.