Life without the "Top 6 Allergens" can be difficult. T offers recipes, product and restaurant reviews as well as shopping guides to take some of the bite out of grabbing a bite on a restrictive diet.
Whole foods is much like your typical grocery store… except snootier with a wider variety of crunchy labels that you won’t typically find at Pathmark. Whole Foods may have the market cornered on wholesome, nutritional, GMO free products but they aren’t socialistic hippies looking for hugs. This store looks for you to spend $$$ and while it may be one of your only options for purchasing allergy safe products, it’s also a place you need to be financially prepared for.
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To be fair, Whole Foods has more to offer and we typically come home with more food but it is still exponentially more expensive and the wallet-shock can be pretty appalling.
One of the nice things about Whole Foods is their organization. You can go online, select your local store and print out a list of the Gluten/Casein Free products to get your plan in order. You’ll still need to check the labels once you are there but it will allow you to focus your shopping efforts and save time. Sadly, I’ve found that there are always MORE items that are safe to eat than make it onto the list, but it’s an excellent place to start.