May is Celiac Awareness Month. While anyone can eat gluten-free, it is especially important for those who suffer from celiac disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine by the ingestion of gluten-containing foods. Changes in diet are essential for a healthy life with celiac, including switching to a gluten-free diet indefinitely.
With an increasing amount of people living a gluten-free lifestyle has come an increase in products to choose from. Gluten-free eating has not always been palatable, accessible or affordable. However, we are changing the gluten-free eating landscape with our Good Graces gluten-free line. Several nutritious options are available, including instant oatmeal, seasoning mixes like taco, chili and guacamole, as well as high-protein and fiber pastas perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
Reasons to Choose Good Graces®
- Affordable - The budget-friendly offerings provide high-quality, gluten-free products at an affordable price, which helps make a gluten-free diet more attainable for customers.
- Accessible - With a selection of more than 90 gluten-free products, this expansive product line ensures gluten-free eating is accessible and affordable for everyone.
- Family Friendly - Products include family favorites like pizza, breaded chicken nuggets, pasta, soups, oatmeal and baking mixes that make incorporating gluten-free eating easy (and tasty!) for everyone in the family.
While there are so many products to choose from, we recommend starting with the chickpea or lentil pastas with this delicious recipe:
All you need:
2 (8- to 10-oz.) bunches red radishes with tops
2½ tsp plus 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
½ tsp fine sea salt, plus additional to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (12-oz.) pkg Good Graces gluten-free penne pasta
2 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbps chopped fresh dill
1 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
½ cup walnut halves, toasted and slightly chopped
1/3 cup Soiree crumbled traditional feta cheese
All you do:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Trim tops from radishes. Roughly chop leaves; set aside. Discard stems.
- Cut radishes into quarters. Toss radishes with 2½ teaspoons olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt; transfer to prepared baking pan. Roast for 18 minutes. Sprinkle with minced garlic; roast for 2 minutes more or until garlic is golden.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large Dutch oven for 11 to 13 minutes. Drain pasta. Return hot pasta to Dutch oven. Add chopped radish leaves; toss until slightly wilted.
- Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, dill and lemon-pepper seasoning in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in remaining 1/3 cup olive oil.
- Add lemon mixture, roasted radishes, walnuts and feta cheese to pasta mixture; toss until combined. Serve at room temperature.
For more information about our gluten-free dietitian services such as virtual nutrition tours or meal planning, connect with our Hy-Vee Dietitian team!
*The blog articles, recipes and recommendations found on this site are not intended as medical advice and should not replace consulting with your medical provider. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.