From celebrity wedding cakes and bakery delicacies to countless blogs and articles, it’s clear that the number of households looking for gluten free foods is on the rise. In fact, according to one dietary report, 25 percent of consumers expressed interest in gluten free foods and that number continues to grow.
Without sacrificing quality or taste, Chex® has taken the requisite steps to ensure products labeled as “gluten free” do not contain wheat, rye, barley, oats or crossbred hybrid of these grains. They also do not contain ingredients derived from these grains. Production locations assure that no cross-contact can occur during manufacturing and/or packaging. Gluten free products are also routinely analyzed to assure ongoing compliance with the FDA proposed regulation for “gluten free.”
With gluten-free Chex available in Honey Nut, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Corn and Rice varieties, the options are more readily available than ever before. The five gluten free Chex cereals have an approximate retail price of $2.99 to $3.29.
To verify that the cereal is gluten free, consumers are strongly encouraged to look for “GLUTEN FREE” on Chex cereal packaging. This label will appear near the ingredient declaration on the package side panel and on the front panel. It’s also important to note that Wheat Chex and Multi-Bran Chex are NOT gluten free cereals.
Source: NPD Group Dieting Monitor, May 2010.
disclosure: I received a box of Honey nut chex to review from PSSST. These tasted great and didnt taste like what i had expected a gluten free food to taste. The box was gone within 5 minutes of opening it. The kiddos give it 5 stars as they were muching them down. They even ate them with out milk!
Five crunchy Chex cereals with all-family appeal are gluten free: Honey Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, Cinnamon Chex, Rice Chex and Corn Chex. Two Chex cereals – Wheat Chex and Multi-Bran Chex – are NOT gluten free.
From breakfast staple to midday snack or used in a gluten free recipe, Chex is a versatile pick for families on the go. Glassman and Chex offer healthy tips for anyone following a gluten free diet:
Start the Day Right—Eating breakfast lays a good foundation for the day. A nutritious breakfast should contain whole grain, low-fat dairy, lean protein such as egg whites or peanut butter and a serving of fruit. Chex cereals offer at least 8 grams of whole grain in every serving and pair perfectly with fruit such as bananas and blueberries, not to mention milk.
Stock Up—Keep the kitchen stocked with delicious options that are naturally gluten free, such as fruits, vegetables, cheese, and most yogurts.
Simple Snacking— Nutrient-rich snacks can be part of a complete and healthy diet while helping to keep cravings at bay. Keep single servings of raw or dry-roasted nuts and crunchy cereal, such as Chex gluten free cereals, in your bag for an on-the-go option.
Keep a Food Journal—Glassman recommends keeping a food journal to track meals and snacks throughout the day to ensure you’re meeting your daily nutritional needs, including recommended servings of grains, fruits, vegetables and protein. Jot down what works well and what doesn’t so you have a point of reference.
Recipe Round-Up—Mix up your mealtime by testing delicious gluten free recipes the whole family will appreciate. An array of gluten free recipes are available at www.Chex.com/glutenfree and http://www.liveglutenfreely.com/ .
For more great information on Keri and healthy living, check out http://www.nutritiouslife.com/ .
Try All 5 delicious gluten free Chex® varieties:
Honey Nut Chex – Sweetened with a bit of honey, flavored with a touch of almond and ta-da! Breakfast is served—sans gluten.
Chocolate Chex – Chocolate lovers, fix your eyes—and taste buds—on a bowl of morning merriment, complete with delicious cocoa.
Cinnamon Chex – A perfect balance of real cinnamon gives gluten free-seeking early birds another reason to celebrate.
Rice Chex – Lightly oven toasted with an enthusiastic crunch, Rice Chex is simply delicious on its own or dressed up with berries or sliced bananas for a wholesome breakfast pick.
Corn Chex – Offers a wholesome crunch at the breakfast table and plays nice with a variety of flavors, working well in many gluten free recipes.
Nutrition profile of 5 gluten free Chex® cereals:
100–130 calories per serving
0g–2.5g of fat per serving
2g–9g of sugar per serving
12 essential vitamins & minerals
A good source of calcium and vitamin D
At least 8g of whole grains per serving*
*At least 48g recommended daily