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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, Corporate Dietitian at ALDI. 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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