Let’s Eat – Shopping for Unique Dietary Needs

Shopping your unique diet needs is made easy with Food City’s Pick Well program, so whether you are shopping in store or online you can find items tagged Dietitian’s Pick, Heart Healthy or even gluten free. While a gluten free diet might not be right for everyone, if you have celiac disease it is important to eat gluten free food choices, and since it is Celiac Disease awareness month, let’s spotlight a few gluten free picks.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and when a person with celiac disease eats gluten, their body mounts an immune response, damaging the small intestine and decreasing nutrient absorption. Luckily, there are so many gluten free choices available today. A favorite of mine is Full Circle Market Red Lentil Pasta which is not only free of gluten, but also offers 2 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein and more than 10% of your daily iron intake.

When it comes to gluten free snack time try to find flavor and crunch you crave with Blue Diamond Nut Thins. Since most crackers are made of fat, this brand uses brown rice flour, almonds and flax seed adding more fiber, healthy fats and protein compared to gluten free alternatives.

When it comes to comfort foods, look for cauliflower pizza like this one. It is not only gluten free, but also provides an extra serving of vegetables in every slice with the cauliflower crust and there are a variety of flavors like margherita, pepperoni or buffalo chicken.

When shopping at Food City either in store or online you can easily find gluten free choices like these using Pick Well Gluten free shelf tags. For more information visit foodcity.com/pickwell.

  • Nicole Pazdziorko, Food City Dietitian
Categories: Health