I am stealing this list off of the USASillyYaks yahoo group. I think it is a good quick list of gf foods kids will eat. Breakfast (easy to do Gluten Free) Cocoa pebbles, Fruity pebbles Trix Rice Chex (general mills) Disney came out with some cereals last year...they carry them at Walmart, but can be hard to find....Winnie the Pooh, Little Einsteins, etc...gluten free Enviro Kids brand has some GF cereals....like Gorilla Munch, Panda Puffs, etc...they are even good dry to munch on for a snack Rice bread toast (separate gluten free toaster needed) Vans waffles (my boys really like the blueberry) GF french toast sticks in frozen section - not bad, but not great eggs w or w/o cheese and toppings juice/milk watch out for some chocolate milks, I have seen a few with malt be careful with sodas...rootbeer and some flavored sodas like orange flavored have modified food starch (Sunkist if I remember right) bacon, sausage (double check the sausage - wheat fillers sometimes) grits We do not do any oats/oat flour....I know some people do...but our doc said not to for the first year and I just haven't gotten up the nerve to try it yet. Frozen dinner rolls GF from health food store (add butter/jelly) or make egg McMuffin - fun! Frozen english muffins GF from healthfood store Careful with butter....best to buy GF kid his own spray butter and put name on it, no tubs, no sticks - easily contaminated...big no no. bread - rice bread frozen section of grocery white or brown....best to keep it cold...easily falls apart...we don't do a lot of bread substituting...it seems easier to just eliminate it than try to eat some strange tasting bread wanna be. fresh fruits Yoplait yogurt/Gogurt - quick and easy Lunch (hardest meal of the day for me to make GF) GF crackers - we use Back to Nature white cheddar all the time (make your own "lunchable" with cheese/crackers/lunch meat) Somehow calling it a lunchable makes it "cool" and fun to make themselves. cheese sticks/slices Our little invention...turkey/cheese wrapper....cheese stick with a piece of lunch meat just wrapped around it and hold it and eat it...easy kid thing...my kids ask for this a lot (of course you can do any type GF lunch meat) lunch meat - be careful of wheat fillers/mod. food starch - not from deli - shared equipment Oscar Mayer (OM)usually pretty safe hot dogs/cheese dogs (OM)let kids use a plastic knife to carve faces and then microwave them...they are now people dogs and look funny apple sauce - variety of flavors usually ok some cottage cheeses - not Breakstone fruit rice cakes - check label some of the flavored ones are gluten -we get plain and put on p-nut butter - Jiff, peter pan are okay p-nut butter/GF crackers - add jelly (we use Welches squeeze bottle so no cross contamination with knives) olives baked beans french fries (check labels) mustard usually okay some mayo okay Heinz ketchsup grilled chicken chopped up (always good to have on hand) carrot sticks/celery sticks Hormell pepperoni's say GF on back of package Make your own pizza day...we use Pamela's bread mix and go crazy raisins, dry fruit (check label) Ranch drsg. - Wish Bone is safe. PB & J with GF bread grilled cheese, velveeta, GF bread...one of the only times I'll eat the bread is like this salads, some kraft salad drsgs. too canned fruits, pineapple, etc.. fruit snacks boxed things...some are okay....Lego, spiderman, hot wheels ones hard corn torillas grilled chicken (left overs) on top, melt cheese over it in microwave...my boys like it..can load it up like a taco cookies.....GF...Pamela's really good but terrible price, Midel animal crackers good, Kinnikik???makes oreo looking cookies that taste just like oreos, Enviro kids makes crispy bars - chocolate and peanut butter aren't too bad, but still taste strange to me marshmellows - but not all brands...not walmart, jet puff okay Lays chips (plain, cheese, sour cream), Frito Lay.....some are safe...NO pringles Cool ranch Doritos and a couple other flavors, but not all flavors are GF cheetos - cheese puffs - some brands icecream - some chocolates have gluten via malt, careful with fancy flavored icecream with brownie, cookie dough Candy....3 musketeers, snickers, milk duds, dum dum lollipops, most Tootsie products, plain/p-nut M&M's - are GF popcorn - some are GF, be careful....never buy at movie theater....always assume Gluten on that...most heavily butter ones seemed to be the Gluten ones Bob's Red Mill Choc. Cake and Brownie Mix are great (try Amazon.com for best prices usually and free ship) Careful with icing....Duncan Hines we use...some others are okay recently too....NO Betty Crocker Careful with icecream toppings Icecream Cones do come GF from a healthfood store here, but are hard to come by Snack pack puddings Dinner (pretty easy) any meats/ careful with seasonings/no sauces/gravies usually/some bbq sauces are okay veggies - nothing creamed- watch out for seasoned frozen ones and cheesy sauces, my boys love corn on the cob Pasta - we love the quinoa spaghetti and lasagna noodles, we tried every brand of GF pasta and we finally found this one....Notta Pasta is pretty good too Deboles GF pasta from walmart, we gagged on and it went into the trash - trial and error, everybody is different pasta sauce - walmart brand actually says GF on jar Ragu - original okay, many other brands are GF too, Haven't found a jar of white sauce yet to be GF Hunts - 4 cheese is great and good price **Make your own meatballs - I haven't found a premade GF one yet, but you can make your own by adding very finely smashed GF crackers to the meat (I put the crackers into a zip lock bag and roll them with a rolling pin until they are like dust) fish sticks and chicken nuggets - Ian's brand (expensive though) Ian's brand also makes a GF kids frozen dinner...the boys think it is cool, we buy these to pack in our cooler when we go on vacation make your own chicken nuggest with raw chicken, dip in milk, salt, pepper and roll in GF flour (we use Bob's Red Mill) or even roll in finely smashed up Lays plain potato chips and fry **Taco Night...easy to do GF for the whole family...Old El Paso hard shells, seasoning packet for meat - Taco Bell, Daisy Sour Cream, lettuce, tomato, onion, grated cheese, Pace brand chunky salsa. Old El Paso refried beans (not sure about which one - check label), be careful with seasoned rices....Vigo yellow spanish rice is our favorite or just good ole white rice, black beans, red beans from can Simply mashed potatoes creamy original ones in cold section of grocery....some other flavors are not GF Manwich sloppy joe mix in a can **We do a lot of chicken just made in different ways, hamburger w/o bun or cheeseburger, salmon...then just add some rice or pasta and a veggie **Sheperds pie....hamburger meat, corn, mashed potatoes (many dry mashed potato mixes have Gluten) **Amy's rice crust pizzas are good,,,watch closely the edges can burn fast **Amy's mac and cheese is okay...I prefer to make my own with GF macaroni elbows and velveeta, milk, dash of mustard, little butter **Chicken and rice....breast or legs or whatever, rice and some water, some seasoning and butter and throw it in the oven for about an hour and YUM...careful with the rice...some of the seasoned ones are okay, most are not ** Eating Out (good luck) We have our best luck at Chili's, they have a GF Menu online, but you really have to stress the "allergy" (that's the only word they will understand) and I always tell them to send over the resturant mgr and inform him to consult the chef personally, I actually will make if sound like I have to call an ambulance if they mess it up...even though you and I know that is not the case...I just feel the need to really impress upon them the need for safety....my boys always get the kids Rib basket (our Chili's gives them like 5-6 ribs - huge amount), it comes with drink and a side is only $5?? I think...YUMMY Carrabas does have a GF menu....we tried twice and were sick afterwards both times...so we now consider them unsafe. Chick-fil-A - they will print you out a GF menu right there...we usually stick with french fries, icecream in a cup and fruit cup....only fast food place we get french fries Wendy's - Baked potatoes, their butter and sour cream are GF, (quick/cheap), chili, frosty, orange cup, side salad (not caesar....GLuten). their ranch drsg is GF....when in a pinch....Wendy's usually wins out. Burger King and Mac Donalds....we avoid like the plague...so little we can have there...apple dippers and icecream are GF at Mac Donalds and our Burger King here is gross....don't think there is anything GF there anyway. Most of our eating is done at home. The boys have cool looking lunch boxes that go with us anytime we leave the house just in case we are out too long and can't find a GF alternative (ice pack is a must). Toiletries We use colgate. haven't really found anything we were already using in our home to be a problem, but I know problems do exist out there with Gluten in skin care, hair care, make up, Chap Stick, sunscreen, etc....We just follow the "if it is going near my kids, I check the label rule" I can't think of anything else at the moment....Walmart has really been stepping forward with their labeling and putting GLUTEN FREE on a lot of things. I heard that by the end of the year there are going to be new labeling requirements in the U.S. and it should be easier (Contains Gluten or Gluten Free). Can't wait for that. Right now I shop at a regular grocery store for 90% of our food and go to the healthfood store about once a month to pick up anything rare.