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October 11, 2010

Aldi

When it comes to grocery shopping I don't stick to just one store. I'll shop the standard Cub, Rainbow or Super Target and buy some things in bulk at Sam's Club. For the more specialty gluten-free items I'll go to Fresh and Natural Foods. Occasionally if I just need a few things I even shop at Aldi. I used to just get the basic produce and milk when I didn't want to run into a large store. As I looked at more labels I noticed there they carried more gluten-free items than I thought. I know a lot of people that say they can't shop at Aldi because they don't have much for a gluten-free diet. Let me show you that you actually can shop there.
Notice that standard produce and pantry items as well as some treats. Aldi is one of few places where I can find gluten-free meatballs and they are very reasonably priced.
It is difficult to see in this picture but this chipotle pepper hummus says "gluten-free" right on the lid! I love to have options and not be tied to one particular store.

On a side note: Today gluta-baby is 6 months old. I have also been eating gluten-free for 6 months now since I decided I would nurse him. Surprisingly it has been much easier than I have thought and I haven't felt deprived. I believe the combination of nursing and eating gluten-free have been major factors in helping loose the baby weight as well.

5 comments:

marylandceliac said...

Aldi just opened in my area last week, so I will have to check it out. What is the brand of the meatballs? I love Jennie-O turkey meatballs (only the red bag Italian style is gluten-free, labeled gf on website, but not on package). I love Jennie-O, but they have too much seasoning for my daughter, so need to find one she will eat too.

Stacey said...

They are the Fit & Active Turkey meatballs.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the fit and active turkey burgers or pre cooked chicken chunks are gluten free?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone provide a list of items that are gluten free at Aldi?

Stacey said...

I asked at Aldi if they have a gluten-free list and they do not at this time. I thought they might since Trader Joe's does and they are owned by the same company but no luck yet.