Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month? Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It affects nearly 1 in 100 people. Hy-Vee registered dietitians are in each store and are available to answer your questions related to gluten-free foods whether you have Celiac Disease, gluten-intolerance or are needing to limit gluten in your diet.
The Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Pick of the Month is Glutino gluten-free pretzel twists, sticks and chips. Glutino has been making gluten-free products for more than 30 years, and customers have come to love their great-tasting product lines, from baking mixes to cookies to even pizza. Glutino pretzel varieties are a great gluten-free snack option that can be dipped into hummus, made into nachos, complimented with veggies and even chopped up and added to energy bites.
Have you explored your Hy-Vee gluten-free section of the HealthMarket lately? If not, take a stroll down the aisles and see what is new. Due to advances in food technology, sensory evaluation and packaging, the quality of gluten-free baked goods has improved considerably over the past five years.
It is important to note that Hy-Vee also carries products throughout the store that are naturally gluten-free, including quinoa, rice, popcorn, potatoes, corn, beans, lentils, peas, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese and most yogurts, just to name a few. If you ever have questions, feel free to reach out to your local Hy-Vee dietitian.