Dietitian’s Corner: A Gluten-Free Guide for ALDI

May 3, 2017 – It’s Celiac Awareness Month, and we’re giving a little extra recognition to our gluten-free shoppers. Celiac Disease is a serious autoimmune disease triggered by eating gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley and rye). When people with Celiac Disease eat gluten (even in teeny tiny amounts) the body triggers an immune response attacking the small intestine. This can lead to an array of unpleasant symptoms and potentially be life-threatening. The only treatment for individuals with Celiac Disease is following a gluten-free diet. Which is why we love that those following a gluten-free diet can still enjoy their favorite foods with tasty gluten-free products from our exclusive liveGfree brand!

Whether you were just diagnosed with Celiac Disease, or an old pro at eating gluten-free, ALDI has what you need to simplify gluten-free shopping.  As a follower of a gluten-free diet myself, I’ve pulled together a list of my favorite ALDI products that are on my weekly shopping list. Start by stocking up on foods inherently free of gluten like fresh produce and fresh meat. Then, build in pantry staples and a variety of products from the liveGfree line to round out your shopping cart. Don’t forget to throw in a few treats, too!

Produce:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Multi-Colored Peppers
  • SimplyNature Organic Baby Spinach
  • SimplyNature Organic Kale
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Asparagus

Refrigerated:

  • SimplyNature Organic Grass-fed beef
  • Kirkwood Never Any! Uncured Black Forest Ham or Turkey
  • Kirkwood Never Any! Chicken Breasts or Thighs

Pantry/Snacks:

  • SimplyNature Vegetable Broth
  • Southern Grove California Raisins
  • SimplyNature Organic Black Beans
  • SimplyNature Tomato Basil or Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • SimplyNature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • SimplyNature Bluecorn or Multigrain Tortilla Chips
  • Specially Selected Salsas
  • liveGfree  Baking Mix
  • liveGfree Whole Grain Bread
  • liveGfree Sea Salt or Rosemary Crackers
  • liveGfree Gluten-free Spaghetti
  • liveGfree Gluten-free Elbow

Gluten-Free Treats:

  • liveGfree Baked Chewy Bars
  • liveGfree Soft Baked Cookies
  • Moser Roth 70% or 85%  Dark Chocolate Bar

The nutritional and special diet information provided on the site is intended to be a helpful educational resource. The information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice by a licensed health care professional.

Product information can change without notice, so if you have dietary restrictions and/or allergies it is critical to read all product labels carefully before purchasing and consuming a product.

 

Jessica joined the ALDI team as the Corporate Dietitian in January 2016. She completed her nutrition education at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science.

Jessica went on to complete her Dietetic Internship in Wellness at Bradley University, where she gained experience with retail, community and clinical nutrition.

Before coming to ALDI, Jessica worked at a health club and at one of the leading natural retailers.

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41 thoughts on “Dietitian’s Corner: A Gluten-Free Guide for ALDI

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Thanks for asking! Our liveGfree Gluten Free Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns are currently available in stores as a seasonal item.

      1. Dixie Hawkins

        I have never seen them at our store only the wraps and bread. Would love to try them. When do they usually come out as a seasonal item?

  1. Marie buchman

    We love your peaches in a jar and your cottage cheese. Also we enjoy trying new things and always find something to add to our list of favoritesome. Your prices are great and the value exceeds our expectations.

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi Bambi! For specific questions about ALDI products, please contact our customer service team at bitly.com/aldihelp.

  2. Lacey Wilkinson

    Will you ever bring back the gluten free cheesecake?! I miss it so much!!!!! I rely on your gluten free items as a celiac and desserts are such a rarity.

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi Lacey! Our liveGfree Gluten Free Cheesecake Sampler was on sale 5/3. ALDI Finds are only available for a limited time and may not be available in all stores. To find a specific product, visit bitly.com/aldihelp.

    1. Lynette

      Aldi carries gluten free cereals like Millgrill Rice Squares, like aRice Chex. I have a dairy problem so the cereal with plain Almond milk is so good!

  3. Patricia A. Berardesco

    Just another reason to LOVE ALDI”S !!!
    I am addicted to your store… if you ever put one nearer to me, I’m in BIG TROUBLE!!

  4. Dennis Miller

    Please STOP with the seasonal liveGfree items. My household eats Gluten Free Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns year round. It’s really hard to tell my boys they can’t have hot dogs in a bun or grass feed hamburgers in the middle of winter or spring, since Aldi’s does not carry a bun… Moreover, my family loves the liveGfree Cinnamon Raisin Bread – makes fantastic french toast. PLEASE carry these items year round. I’ve stood in the store and talked with other Gluten Free shoppers that wish the seasonal liveGfree items were permanent. These individuals are going to other stores with a T and J in the name, since they carry Buns and Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Aldi’s continue making shopping easy with a one stop shop for eating healthy all while saving money! Just carry the buns, please.

  5. Bonnie Spencer

    I was just at Aldi and did not see gluten free buns. Wish I had. So happy you have started carrying gluten free items. Thank you.

  6. Belynda Baker

    Why does Aldi make some things seasonal? For instance, the gluten free all purpose flour? The canned gluten free chicken and noodle soup? and the gluten free stuffing? I use these products year round as I’m sure a lot of people do. They are not seasonal to the consumer.

  7. Karyn lunsford

    We are gluten free all year !
    If you saw the comments on a gluten free group I belong to you would keep the cheese cake and chicken and ravioli all year . We love this stuff ! Aldis is the best !!!

  8. Joyce Eikenberry

    Doesn’t gluten-free also work well for diabetics? Or do you have a list of low-glycemic foods as well? Husband was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, and is now insulin-dependent.

  9. Shirley Martin

    Aldi’s GF brownie mix is better than “regular” brownie mixes and much cheaper than other brands of GF.

  10. Ginger Newingham

    Last year, Aldi sold pre-made GF pizza crusts. They were perfect for Friday night pizza nights for my family. We also used them to make breakfast pizzas. Is there any possibility they’ll sell those again? The frozen pizzas don’t work for us because of a dairy intolerance as well.

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi Ginger! Our liveGfree Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix will be featured as an ALDI Find starting the fall of 2017. ALDI Finds are only available for a limited time so hurry in while they last. Just a word to the wise, though, the dates we post here may change or vary by location.

  11. Alison Smolinski

    I wish Aldi would bring back the LiveGFree frozen pancakes! They were the best and my sister and I who both have Celiacs have not been able to find any as good.

  12. Marilyn Smolinský

    I love the chocolate covered gluten free pretzels you had. Any chance this could be a regular item instead of a special?

  13. Peggy

    Recently found GF bagels and Live G Free Cheese Cake in Lafayette In. The bagels are soft and tender and The cheese cake is to die for!

  14. Emily Smolinski

    Please bring back the live G free pancakes!! And the frozen microwave pastas!! Those things were seriously a lifesaver when I couldn’t find easy food anywhere else and perfect for work lunches.

  15. Jennifer Kahl

    I love the liveGfree products they offered this month for Celiac Awareness. I wish they would regularly stock General Tso Chicken, Raviolis and Cheesecake sampler. Can you tell me why these products are limited to May only? I also like the hamburger and hot dog buns and wondered why these are considered seasonal items when most people eat these meals year round? The liveGfree products are excellent and very affordable. Thank you for all you do!

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Thanks for your questions, Jennifer. Our Customer Service team would be more than happy to help at bitly.com/aldihelp.

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  17. Leslie

    Duetsche Kuche beer bratwurst is marked gluten free. However, there is beer in the ingredients. Can you confirm that it is gluten free?

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Thanks for your question, Leslie. Our Customer Service team would be more than happy to help at bitly.com/aldihelp.

  18. Cynthia Walker

    Dear ALDI,
    Being Gluten Free is NOT a Lifestyle Choice. It’s a choice for more and more, not about Healthy Living, but Rather staying ALIVE. Wheat, Gluten and the Grains that are glutinous IS DEADLY, severity on many levels for many individuals. As I too am NOW a newly Devoted FAN of ALDI am asking Please make your GF products Year Round as WE NEED to EAT Year Round, not Seasonally. The Dollar is Always the Bottom LINE in every Business, so when WE your Devoted CUSTOMERS have to find a Comparable Item at another store YOU as a COMPANY are losing out. You carry items year round for NON GF customers, PLEASE Consider US the Gluten Free CUSTOMER Need your items year round as in a Society that more and more are becoming GF because WE get SO SICK we have NO CHOICE but to EAT Gluten Free year round.
    Thank You for Your Wonderful Gluten Free Choices you offer. The voice of many is Always Strong as is the Pocket Book of Dollars of your Devoted ALDI Customers, so please consider US the GLUTEN FREE CUSTOMERS, WE Need your HELP. PLEASE KEEP your Gluten Free Foods YEAR ROUND.

    SINCERELY HOPEFUL,
    Cynthia Walker.

  19. Jeny

    Like everyone else has stated please make the Live G Free items that were special buy year round buys. We need these items and have to go elsewhere to purchase them when you don’t have them.
    I too sorely miss the gfree pancakes and the pizza crust mix!
    Please pleas bring these items back.
    I love your company but this is one of the things that makes it challenging and hard on my time and budgeting. Your prices are great! The seasonal nature of much needed gluten free foods is not so much.

  20. Nancy Houlding

    I am “anaphylactic shock” allergic to certain forms of gluten. I am loving most of ALDI’S products – BUT that cheesecake was sooooo good – PLEASE offer it again. Btw, it was low enough carb. for my diabetic husband to enjoy as well.

  21. Melanie Beasley

    My 15-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with Celiac disease and it’s been great finding so many useful LiveGFree products at my local Aldi. Everyone in our family enjoys the Deluxe Mac N Cheese, it’s so nice and creamy. And the gluten free brownies were a nice surprise– so rich and moist, like a dense chocolate cake. I made mine with a stick of margarine instead of butter and they still came out great. On my visit today I happened to notice gluten-free chicken nuggets and hot pocket sandwiches in the frozen section. I never even used to think about gluten, but now that my daughter’s health is on the line, I need all the help I can get, and it’s nice to see that Aldi is making a commitment to helping those who are gluten-intolerant. Just another reason to love Aldi!

  22. Michelle

    Please, please, please make the following Gfree products year round: cheese ravioli, spinach ravioli, cheesecake sampler, hamburger buns, cinnamon raisin bread, white bread ( hasn’t been available for months now in my area), chicken noodle soup and general tzo chicken. Please. They disappear within a day or two at my store in Rockwall, Texas and are wonderful products.

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