Favorite Finds Friday – Chex Cereal

My favorite find for this week is TJ’s second real cereal, Rice Chex. Like I have posted many times, because of TJ’s multiple food allergies, finding breakfast foods that he can and WILL eat has been the most challenging.  While it continues to be his least favorite meal, Rice Chex has given us another option to offer.

Like usual, before introducing every new food or product, there are steps that we take to try to ensure TJ’s utmost safety. So once again we play detective …


Step 1) We did our own initial research about the ingredients. After reading the label, it appeared that it did not contain anything he was allergic to.


Step 2) Back in May, we checked with both our pediatrician and allergist and asked if it was a safe food for him. Both approved!


Step 3) Spoke to other parents who have kids with multiple food allergies.   Many of their children were able to eat Rice Chex and some of the other gluten-free varieties. Knowing every person is different, like usual, we introduced slowly and cautiously.

Step 4) When my son first turned 13 months, we had him try the cereal.   However, he has always been sensitive to new textures.  After giving him a couple small pieces, he gagged it up.   So we took a break from this, feeling like he wasn’t ready yet.

Over four months later…

Step 5) Since we believed that spitting the Chex up was initially due to a texture sensitivity, we decided to try it again four month later.  So, we introduced slowly, being optimistically cautious. The first day I gave TJ four of the Rice Chex.  Then, watched him.   Then, we continued this introduction for a total of five days.  It was a success!


To conclude, thank you General Mills for your creating  Gluten Free Rice Chex. Because I know God is working within TJ and guiding our steps, we are beyond thankful for this product and continue to smile on…

9 thoughts on “Favorite Finds Friday – Chex Cereal

    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      We have tried their Buckwheat with Berries waffles. My son would not eat them; however, you reminded me about them. Maybe we will try them again this weekend and check out their other products. Thank you for the suggestion! Have a great weekend! =)


      1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

        I ate the cookie dough one when I was nursing and on the elimination diet. However, that was before his coconut allergy was confirmed. Booo coconut allergy! Maybe he will outgrow it soon. =) Thank you for thinking of us and the suggestion.


  1. Uncle Mel

    So Delicious also makes Yogurt, Whole Foods sells the one made w/o coconut. Also check out gluten free Bisquick – makes good pancakes. and there is Nature’s Promise gluten free pasta made from corn and rice. A coworker has the same allergies as your son. Her mom makes her bread using potato and tapioca flour. Waiting for the recipe and then I’ll share.

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Thank you so much! We love the suggestions and are always looking for new products to introduce especially recommended by others with food allergies. =)



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