Whether you’re gluten-intolerant, have celiac disease or prefer to avoid it for other health reasons, you know how hard it can be to shop for unique gluten-free foods. The good news is that Sprouts is dedicated to helping you find all your favorite gluten-free items, and many more! With options like decadent cupcakes, frozen pizza pockets and protein-packed chickpea pasta, we’re proud to help make your gluten-free journey as easy (and delicious!) and possible.
Making the switchGluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt and kamut. It’s part of what gives certain foods their structure and texture. Think about chewy bread or pizza dough—gluten is what creates that texture! If you’re looking to cut gluten from your diet, it doesn’t need to feel restrictive. There are so many amazing brands and products out there that are creating innovative gluten-free versions of your favorite foods … and Sprouts has ‘em!
A simple way to know if an item is gluten-free is by learning to read your food labels and ingredient lists. Start by choosing foods that have a gluten-free certification on them and avoid ingredients like barley, malt and wheat flour. When you’re shopping at Sprouts, either online or in-store, we conveniently label items with a “gluten-free” icon or shelf tag so you can easily spot the products you need.
Tips for shopping gluten-freePreparing a grocery list for your gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul! You might already have a variety of items in your kitchen that are gluten-free like fresh produce, meat, eggs or dairy products, brown rice and corn. However, you may need to swap out your other staples like bread, oats, cereals, crackers, some dressings/sauces and other items with gluten. Sometimes, gluten can be used as a stabilizer, emulsifier and thickening agent in unexpected places like flavoring and spice mixes, frozen foods, candy, sauces and more. So be sure to check your labels to ensure they’re free from these additives!
Here’s a quick (and clean) list to kickstart your next trip:
- Any fresh fruit and vegetables. (Nature’s gluten-free treat!)
- Brown and white rice
- Lentil or chickpea pasta
- Gluten-free waffle and pancake mix
- Grain-free tortilla chips
- Gluten-free crackers
- Any unseasoned meat and seafood
- Oils and nut butters