Basic Gluten Free Shopping List

Sometimes I don’t meal plan the way I want…

It could be because of an illness that hits our family, a first trimester season of nausea, or we just got really busy and the end of the month snuck up on me. These are the things that I will grab from the grocery store to replenish our storehouse, and to have for the most basic of gluten free meals.

I do this type of grocery haul knowing that the next time I get to the store, usually quickly, my list will be much more specific, or I will place orders at trusted online place to fill in the gaps until I can get to a place like Walmart, US Chef Store, or Costco again.

This doesn’t include toiletries, but those will be purchased too during this trip, because nobody wants to run out of a toilet paper, right?

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  • Bananas, usually only about 3-5lbs at a time because they turn so fast. But, if I find overripe bananas for a good price I will buy them out and freeze them for That’s Bananas Shakes and Sourdough Banana Bread or Banana Bread Quinoa.
  • Applesauce, I usually buy 12 quarts per month which keeps us in stocking and eating quantities
  • 1- 3lb bag of frozen fruit (mixed fruit or blueberries are easy to find and very versatile)
  • 1 bag of whole apples (this is usually for a Faster Food lunch in the car)

Meat/Protein Products

  • 1 large roll of ground meat (in our large family this is a 10lb roll of higher fat meat, usually 80/20) or an equivalent size in a ground meat that I find for close to $2/ pound, which is my goal for all meat in my home.
  • 1 large package of chicken breasts (this is 10lbs for our family)
  • 1 package lunch meat (this is for Non-Wiches for a Faster Food lunch in the car)
  • 1 package of hot dogs, I choose all beef or turkey
  • 5 dozen eggs…unless the chickens are laying and then I don’t need them
  • 2 Quarts of egg whites…unless the chickens are laying

Dairy Products

  • 1- 5lb bag of shredded cheddar cheese or other blend that is available
  • 1- 5lb bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 – 16 to 24 slices package of cheese slices (for the Non-Wiches, because we can’t forget to eat while we grocery shop)
  • 4lbs of butter, usually the large pack from Costco
  • 2 quarts of Greek yogurt, if I buy it at all because we don’t use it daily.
  • 1 quart of Half & Half, because my husband can only do coffee this way.

Spices and Condiments

  • Any spices I KNOW we are low on, I am in my cabinets enough to have a pretty good idea of which seasonings we are in need of every month
  • 1 bag (sometimes 2) of Nutritional Yeast – because I’ve ran out of this and it was painful
  • Mustard, because it is such a versatile condiment for our family
  • 2 bottles Olive Oil cooking spray – my kids use this on their popcorn snack
  • 1 package of Pure Stevia Extract Powder or Pure Monk Fruit Extract Powder, I usually need on or the other

Nuts and Seeds

  • 2 packages (4 jars) of natural peanut butter from Costco
  • 1 can (from Costco) of peanuts


  • 1 package Celery
  • 1- 5lb bag of carrots 9 unpeeled and uncut)
  • 1 large bag of potatoes
  • 1 head green cabbage
  • 1 head red cabbage
  • 1 package mini peppers, because i can get them by the pound instead of per pepper prices
  • 1 – 2lb package mini carrots (for a Faster Food meal in the car)
  • 10 bags frozen cauliflower florets
  • 6 bags frozen broccoli florets
  • 6 bags frozen kale
  • 1 large bag frozen peas
  • 1 large bag frozen corn

Grains and Beans/Legumes

  • 1- 25lb bag Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1 large (usually 10lb) bag of a dry bean or legume, I have a pretty good idea of what we use the most and what needs to be restocked
  • 4 pounds of popping corn, because this is frequently a snack for our children


  • Coffee – Decaf and regular
  • 2 packages of herbal tea
  • Discount Store items – these are unpredictable and I typically grab things for stocking the pantry
  • 1 large package of corn tortillas (from Costco)

Canned Goods

  • 6 – 28 oz cans each of diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce
  • 6 cans of “Rotel” tomatoes and green chiles, mild
  • 6 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 6 – 6oz cans of tomato paste
  • Up to 4 – 101oz cans of green beans
  • 1-2 gallons (glass, because we can reuse them for Kombucha and storage) of pickles

Printable Shopping List Here

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