Meat and Proteins

As with all my shopping lists, these were current in Canada at the time of printing.  PLEASE check your own preferred products’ manufacturing information.

Sausages, and Prepared Meats:

Be Careful with these!!!

  • Butcher’s Choice (Loblaws) Maple Flavored breakfast sausage was g-free (is likely to change though)
  • Top Dogs recipes keep changing, but sometimes the original recipe, regular size wieners are g-free.
  • Grimme’s and Freybe’s produce gluten free products labeled as such

Use Caution: wieners, hot dogs, sausages, marinated meats, seasoned/smoked/cured meat

Chicken, Turkey, Pork, Beef, Salmon -

Most frozen meat products are naturally gluten-free.  Stay away from the aisles of frozen prepared foods – ie: breaded fish sticks, breaded and stuffed cutlets, seasoned salmon steaks, etc.

  • skinless boneless chicken breasts, individually quick-frozen
  • pork tenderloin
  • pork & beef roast
  • pork ribs
  • whole frying chicken
  • beef steaks
  • ground meats (NOT hamburger patties)
  • salmon and frozen fish (not seasoned or packaged in any way)
  • chicken legs back attached, unseasoned

Caution: Watch for ‘seasoned’ meat, marinades, sauces, creams, or other condiments in pre-seasoned meat, or prepared meat.  These nearly always contain gluten.


Heinz, Campbells, and Kraft all claim to write every ingredient or risk of cross-contamination in clear language on their labels.

  • Heinz’, or President’s Choice, or No Name brown beans in tomato sauce
  • kidney beans, garbanzo  beans, white beans

Caution: anything with teriyaki sauce, soy sauce or cream sauces are highly likely to be contaminated.

Canned Meats:

  • light tuna packed in water
  • cocktail shrimp pieces

Nuts & Tofu:

Caution: Seasoned nuts often contain gluten.

  • No Name, Seasoned Dry Roasted Peanuts (UPC: 129217)

I have checked some dessert tofu, and it has been gluten free – so read the labels, and call the manufacturers.