I was under the impression that Moses couldn’t eat oatmeal because he needed to avoid gluten. It turns out that oatmeal doesn’t contain gluten, but most people avoiding gluten need to avoid oatmeal because there’s a high degree of cross-contamination between oatmeal and wheat, etc.
I found a Canadian company that guarantees that their oatmeal is not cross-contaminated with wheat or other gluten-containing grains. Cream Hills Estates (website here).
So far, we haven’t been ordering any gluten-free products online, and have been buying the products that we can find in our local grocery stores. But, it sure would be nice for Moses to be able to eat oatmeal! We’re going to order some gluten-free oatmeal today. I’m excited about adding a new grain to Moses’ diet!! And, it looks like there are some good oatmeal recipes on the website too.
Update: I found a local source of gluten-free oatmeal in St. John’s, NL: Food for Thought on Duckworth Street. Yay!
Moses *loves* oatmeal!! Today we put cinnamon, hemp seeds, maple syrup, apple jam and dehydrated apples in it!