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Items in bag: Cadbury mini Eggs, Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies, Mike and Ike, Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate (easter colour), Aero peppermint Lamb, Kinder Surprise Egg. Click on the link to view the Nutritional facts of these Easter bags, FUK Flour Bags ingredients PDF.
It’s Tax Time… Make Sure You Have Your Doctor’s Letter Handy — It Could Save You A Lot Of Money…
Here is one of those things I new about but totally forgot to mention it in my blog, just in time for tax season though. I have to many things to talk about and so little time to address it but here goes.
I bet the first thing going through your mind is how can I get this for myself. Well, you need a certificate from a medical practitioner that states you require a GF diet because of celiac disease. You can claim the incremental cost of GF products as an eligible medical expense. Well… the “incremental cost” is the escalated cost of purchasing a Gluten Free products as compared to the cost of a similar non-Gluten Free products. It is calculated by subtracting the cost of a non-Gluten Free product from the cost of a Gluten Free product. I know the government makes everything confusing, but I hope the diagram below makes it easier to understand. The best thing to do is to contact your local accountant and ask them to help you out. If you’re in the Ontario region send me a message and I will set you up with a very helpful, trustworthy accountant.
Incremental cost of Gluten-free (GF) products, an eligible medical expense.
Persons who suffer from celiac disease (gluten intolerance) are entitled to claim the incremental costs associated with the purchase of gluten-free (GF) products as a medical expense.
You do not qualify for the disability amount (line 316) based on the additional amount of time it takes to shop for or prepare GF products.
What is the “incremental cost”?
The incremental cost is the increased cost of purchasing a GF product as compared to the cost of a similar non-GF product. It is calculated by subtracting the cost of a non-GF product from the cost of a GF product. The calculation is shown below in the sample summary.
What items are eligible?
- Generally, the food items are limited to those produced and marketed specifically for GF diets. Such items include, but are not limited to, GF bread, bagels, muffins, and cereals.
- Intermediate items will also be allowed where the patient suffering from celiac disease uses the items to make GF products for their exclusive use. These include, but are not limited to, rice flour and GF spices.
What if there are several people consuming the GF products?
If several people consume the products, only the costs related to the part of the product consumed by the person with celiac disease are to be used in calculating the medical expense tax credit.
What documents do I need to support a claim for the medical expense tax credit?
If you are filing a paper return, include the following supporting documentation. If you are filing electronically keep the following supporting documentation in case we ask to see them at a later date:
- a letter from a medical practitioner confirming the person suffers from celiac disease and requires GF products as a result of that disease;
- a summary of each item purchased during the 12-month period for which the expenses are being claimed (a sample summary is shown below); and
- a receipt to support the cost shown in column (4) of each GF product or intermediate product claimed.
Sample of summary chart for incremental cost calculation
Number of items purchased
Total Incremental cost allowable
(add all amounts in column 6)
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Category : Food, FUK Flour
Here is one of FUK Flour’s delicious dishes called Sweet and Sour Pork. It’s a very simple dinner and takes about 15 min or less to prepare. You will prepare the whole dish in a deep frying pan and cook it on the stovetop. The longer you cook it the better it taste. My whole family loves this dish, even my eighteen month old and the great thing about this is that everything is naturally gluten free. Not only is this easy to make it is easy to find and doesn’t put your bank account in the rears; especially if you have a big family that is gluten free. The sauce is made with our favourite Canadian Heinz Ketchup, which is GF. I use a local grocery store to purchase my boneless pork loins, I like to stay local and support my community. I use basmati rice with this dish because it reminds me of an Asian dish I had once in a restaurant before I was diagnosed with GI. You can use any vegetable as your side dish but I really like a fresh green bean from the garden or local grocery store. If you’re looking for this recipe, you’ll be able to purchase it this summer in my first online downloadable cookbook. To view more Heinz Gluten-Free Products Around the World Click Here. Thank you for visiting my site and please come back soon to see new posting on Gluten Free Ottawa.
I love to do my hot yoga; if I had the time I would do it every day. Please come by on March 24th 2012 at Moksha Yoga Orleans 2442 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans ON and take part in the celebration. FUK Flour is a subsidiary of Gluten Free Ottawa; it is the newest concept of Gluten Free Food. We not only prepare the food for you, but For Ur Knowledge (FUK) we also address what you need to learn to live a GF lifestyle. FUK Flour’s goal is to make GF food as easy as making everyday food while educating and making GF food affordable, accessible and delicious. One of the major issues of GI (Gluten Intolerance) is Depression and so many people take prescribe medication for it when it can be controlled by the removal of Gluten and introducing Hot Yoga. Moksha Yoga is also a helpful for a Calm mind, Fit Body, Inspired Life also will help you with your GI such as Depression, Stress, Arthritis, and Digestion. When I’m on a regular weekly Hot Yoga regimen I feel so much better, have less bloating, clear mind and less gastric problems which are all problems associated with GI or Celiac’s.
Please come join FUK Flour (www.glutenfreeottawa.ca) in the Grand Opening of Moksha Yoga Orleans. Local celebrity Frances Ebbrell, morning host from The Jewel 98.5 and myself Darren Potvin owner, founder of GF Ottawa & FUK Flour.
Here are some of my favourite gluten free Easter gifts. This list has been update for 2012 Easter and for all of North America. Remember to always read the Ingredient Label every time, as manufacturing policies and ingredient suppliers are subject to change. If you feel the product might contain Gluten them give the manufacturer a call.
As an example MARs Canada company indicates their allergies in the below paragraph. A lot of Canadian manufacturer inform their buyers in a form of listing of ingredients instead of marking it “gluten free”.
At Mars Canada Inc., we’re committed to ensuring that consumers have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about our products. Your trust in our brands is important to us. That’s why we ensure that any top nine allergen (peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, sulphites, fish and shellfish) that is part of our UNCLE BEN’S® and chocolate brand recipes is clearly listed on our product labels. The list of ingredients shows what the product is made of. We recommend that consumers with known allergies, or those responsible for their care, always read the list of ingredients prior to consuming any Mars Canada Inc. product. We do not provide lists, however, as these may become outdated. The ingredient statement on the package provides the most accurate and up to date information about that product. If the allergen you are allergic to is present on the label, then you should not eat the product.
Toblerone are all Gluten free unless indicated. To view source Click Here.
MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES®, PEEPS®, GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS®, TEENEE BEANEE®, JUST BORN® brands. To view source.Click Here
According Mars Chocolate, the following candies are gluten-free: M&M’s (all EXCEPT for pretzel-flavored M&M’s), 3 Musketeers Bars (all flavours), Milky Way Midnight Bar, Milky Way Caramel Bar, Dove Chocolate products (all flavours), Snickers Bars (all flavours), Munch Nut Bar, Snickers Peanut Butter Squared. MARS Products that are Gluten Free: To view source Click Here Canadian Info
According to Nestle, the following candies are gluten-free: Baby Ruth, Bit-O-Honey, Butterfinger Bar (original flavor only, NOT giant bar), Milk Chocolate, Goobers, Nips (including both regular and sugar-free), Oh Henry!, Raisinets (including Cherry, Cranberry and Dark Chocolate flavors), Sno-Caps, Wonka Pixy Stix, Laffy Taffy (including Laffy Taffy Rope and Fruitarts Chews), Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip… In some of these products, the ingredients themselves are gluten-free, but the candies are processed in a facility that also processes gluten. Contact Nestle USA at 1800-225-2270 or Contact Nestle Canada at 1 800 387-4636.
Hershey Products. Hershey’s Kisses -plain, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar 1.55 oz, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds 1.45 oz, Peanut Butter Cups,Almond Joy candy bar, Skor, Oh Henry, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, Kisses with Almonds, Hershey’s milk chocolate bar, Hershey’s milk chocolate bar with almonds, Chipits Skor Toffee Bits.
. For Hershey to view source of information Click Here or call 1(800) 468-1714
I called Jelly Belly in BC Canada and they said the only products they manufacture that contain gluten are listed below. All other Jelly Belly products, including Jelly Belly Beans, are Gluten free as seen with the Icons I posted on my site. Click Here to view source.
Ganong recognizes the importance of healthy snacks to fit your lifestyle, which is why we offer Fruitfull, a real fruit jelly that is fat, cholesterol and gluten free. To view the source of this information Click Here.
Allan Candy and Chocolates. There only two items that Allan makes that are gluten free, there Candy canes and DUM DUM Pops are gluten free. To view source Click Here.
Well …I heard back from Laura Secord and guess what they do have gluten-free products. Do you know how happy I am, my child hood Easter gift that i got every Easter is GF… you know what I am getting for Easter this year, an big Laura Secord Egg. Here are a few things from LS that are GF and a few that are also peanut free. Check Above. Again, always read the label and if it states may contain or contains “wheat” then it may have gluten in it. You can contact Laura Secords Customer Service at email@example.com.
Guess What! You heard it here first… My dedication to my promise to take the time in making sure people with GI & Celiac have it as easy as everyone else. Here is the complete two thumbs up Gluten free list from Laura Secord themselves.
Laura Secord: Located on their web site under Food Allergies and Intolerances states “coming soon”. If you want to know about their products call them at Telephone: 1 800 268-6353. I have left a voice message with Laura Secord asking them if they can email me or call me back with a gluten free list or information on which products are GF. Pease come back soon as I will be updatingthis post daily.
Russell Stover: To the best of our knowledge, our products are gluten free — with the exception of products containing cookies, such as S’mores and Cookies and Creams. These products contain a small amount of gluten, and ingredient labels indicate clearly that they contain wheat. Be aware that products containing wheat are produced on equipment that’s also used to make other products. So we can’t completely rule out the possibility of cross-contamination, despite efforts to prevent it. To view this source Click Here and if you’re not sure call 1-800-777-4028.
Cadbury Chocolate: Thank you for contacting us and for your interest in our products. We do not have list of products that are gluten free. If any of our products contain gluten, the source of the gluten will be labeled on the ingredients list such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, etc. If the product may come in contact with an allergen at the facility, it will contain a statement saying, “May contain traces.” For more details about their products and their company please Click Here.
I really hope this amazing GF list of Goodies makes your Easter that much more special and easier on you and your family. I am sure it will bring lots of smiles knowing they can eat these products with ease. If your stuck you can always ask me to ask the Easter Bunny by leaving a comment on this post about any products and I will find you the answer.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter. GF Swami J
Please check back as I update all my product listings regularly on Gluten Free Ottawa.
I contacted Kindersurprise Canada, which is part of Ferrero Canada at (416) 590-0775 and spoke with Consumer Relations and replied back by email with this list.
Thank you for your interest in the Ferrero “gluten-free” products. We have confirmed with our Product Development Technicians that the following Ferrero products do not contain gluten:
GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS:
Kinder Line includes Easter products as follows:
Kinder Surprise Egg 20g
Kinder Surprise Maxi 150g
Kinder T2 Chick 40g
Kinder T9 Mix 81g
Kinder T4 Basket, 80g
Kinder Hollow Bunny with surprise, 110g
Kinder Surprise Uovo, 100g
Kinder Mix with Plush, 116g
Kinder T6 Mini Hollow Easter Figures (Egg Hunt), 90g
Kinder Mini Eggs, 85g
Kinder Mini Eggs, 182gKinder Chocolate Bar, 21g
Kinder Chocolate Bars, 6 pack 126g (6x21g)
Kinder Chocolate T16 Mini Treats, 200g (16×12.5g)
Why Should We Eat More Fiber?
Eating fiber has been shown to have great health benefits. Foods that are high in fiber can help with constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis (the inflammation of pouches in the digestive tract) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These are also symptoms of Gluten Intolerance (Celiacs Disease) but aren’t the main symptoms. Dietary fiber may also help lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, gallstones, colon cancer and varicose veins.
Eating fiber-rich foods also helps with the digestion and the absorption of nutrients. It also helps you to feel more full after eating, which can help curb over
eating and weight gain. It also helps for people who are gluten intolerant and celiacs.
The way you can get more fiber in your diet?
I’ve been asked at what age should we eat more fiber… I say every age… Fiber should be in your diet every day but depending on your age and sex should be increased more. Asked your family doctor and or consult with a nutritionist.
Below you will find a list of some healthy tips on increasing fiber in your diet for people with Gluten Intolerance or Celiacs. Once you have read this you will see why this article was titled Fibre Myth: Gluten Free Diets Are Lacking Fibre.
Eat at least 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber include:
Beans such as:
Navy (1/2 cup = 9.5 grams),
Lupini Bean (1/2 cup = 16.grams),
Kidney Bean (1/2 cup = 8.2 grams),
Pinto Bean (1/2 cup = 7.7 grams),
Black Bean (1/2 cup = 7.5),Lima (1/2 = 6.6 grams),White (1/2 cup = 6.3 grams)
Great Northern Bean (1/2 cup = 6.2 grams).
Artichokes (1 artichoke = 6.5 grams)
Sweet Potatoes (1 medium sweet potato = 4.8 grams)
Pears (I small pear = 4.4 grams)
Green peas (1/2 cup = 4.4 grams)
Berries such as raspberries (1/2 cup = 4.0 grams) and blackberries (1/2 cup = 3.8 grams)
Prunes (1/2 cup = 3.8 grams)
Figs and dates (1/4 cup = 3.6 grams)
Spinach (1/2 cup = 3.5 grams)
Apples (1 medium apple = 3.3 grams)
Oranges (I medium orange = 3.1 grams)
Peanuts, dry roasted (1 cup = 11.7 g)
Eat brown rice instead of white rice.
These are just some of the foods that contain fiber that are gluten free.
When eating store-bought foods, check the nutrition information labels for the amounts of dietary fiber in each product. This will help you make a better fiber choice. Eat beans every week.
“Beans, beans, good for your heart
The more you eat the more you fart.
The more you fart the better you feel
So eat beans with every meal.”
*Be sure to drink more fluids when you increase the amount of fiber you eat. Liquids help your body digest fiber. Try to drink 8, 8 oz glasses water each day.
Now heres the myth of Gluten free people lacking fiber. If you know anyone who is gluten intolerant or celiacs you will know that the above mentioned list is basically all we eat. Fruits, vegetables, brown rice or rice, beans, corn, berries and so on… So whom ever is writing these articles that Gluten Free Diets Are Lacking Fibre, don’t know what they are talking about.
Here is the exact mean of fiber from a dictionary:
fiber |ˈfībər| ( Brit. fibre)noun1 a thread or filament from which a vegetable tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed :tropical elements like coconut fibers and branches.• a substance formed of such threads or filaments : ordinary synthetics don’t breathe as well as natural fibers | high strength carbon fiber.• a threadlike structure forming part of the muscular, nervous, connective, or other tissue in the human or animal body : there were degenerative changes in muscle fibers |figurative she wanted him with every fiber of her being.• figurative strength of character : a weak person with no moral fiber.2 dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, lignin, and pectin, which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes :cereals high in fiber.
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Hurray… Major brand name products are becoming gluten free. This will make many GF people very happy including myself.
1.Regular & Reduce Sodium Soy Sauce by VH are gluten free. YES GF Soy Sauce…. You heard it hear first. Click Here to view source.
2.All Hellmann’s mayonnaise products are gluten free. Click Here to view source.
3.Bisquik is now Gluten free but be sure to only use if it states it is. To find out where all Bisquik Gluten Free product can be purchased Click Here. This product can only be purchased in the United States right now and is not in Canada, Click Here to view source.
4.All Kettle Brand® Potato Chips (including our Kettle Brand® Baked, Reduced Fat, Organic, and Krinkle Cut™ Potato Chips) are gluten free and processed in a gluten free environment. Click Here to view source.
5. Chex Cereal is gluten free and there are 5 different flavours and they all taste so good. My favourite is the Cinnamon. Click Here to view source.
6. Renée’s Gourmet Dressing are mostly all GF. They also indicate that the are Gluten Free. Click Here to view source.
7. French’s Mustard is GF. Click here to view source.
8. Schneider Country Naturals Wieners (hot dogs) are gluten free from what is in the labels. I have yet to find them stating this but you can always call them. I have eaten them and they have not bothered me. Click Here for ingredients. Click Here for other resources.
9.One of my favourite jams Bonne Maman. YES! All Bonne Maman Preserves and Jellies are gluten-free. They are so delicious and taste just like grandma made. Click Here to view source.
10. Wow, making Rice Krispies squares and sitting by an open camp fire is going to be a reunion I will be looking forward to. Kraft Jet-Puffeed Marshmallows are gluten free. Click Here for Ingredients and Click Here for source information on gluten free.
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