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Tips for Fabulous Gluten Free Cooking

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Cooking gluten free doesn’t have to be taste free or fun free! If you have recently been diagnosed with Celiac disease, cooking gluten free can seem like a daunting task. And if you are a seasoned gluten free cook, you know that finding tasty recipes is not always easy! Here are a few tips and tricks to get you on the right track, or to spice …

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Eating Gluten Free /Meat & Seafood /Nutrition /Produce

Follow me for Gluten Free at Festival!

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If you’re a gluten free shopper, you know the drill when you’re grocery shopping. You know which products to avoid, and which departments have gluten free offerings.

For even more details about great must-have gluten free products in our stores, our registered dietitians Stephanie Schultz and Lauren Lindsley appeared this week on WFRV’s Local 5 Live to talk about some quality options.

Even …

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Events /Mark Skogen /Nutrition

Racing (and fueling) with Festival Foods

With the warm weather finally here, plenty of road races are happening across Wisconsin.

Festival Foods is thrilled to be among the sponsors of many of these great events, including the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and the Eau Claire Marathon, which were both held in May. (You definitely know we’re there when you see our Big Cart nearby.)

Our company also is a big supporter of the Bellin Run, which is set for June 13, …

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Gluten Free Nutrition GPS

Maybe you’ve heard that eliminating gluten in the diet promotes weight loss. It seems as if many are beginning to associate the gluten free diet with weight loss rather than the medical condition, like celiac disease, for which it’s prescribed. While several naturally gluten free foods are very good for us, like fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts, lean meats and dairy, many gluten free products have the same, if not more calories than products with …

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Join us for Celiac Awareness Month 2015!

We are excited to announce the kick-off of Celiac Awareness Month at Festival Foods! Whether you are a newly diagnosed celiac, a seasoned gluten free shopper, or even if you’re just looking out for a celiac friend or family member, we want to celebrate our valued gluten free guests. Keep an eye out for product giveaways, sales on gluten free items, and gluten free fun facts all month long! Here’s how you can make sure …

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20 Minute Meals /Eat Well Wednesday Blog /Nutrition /Wine & Spirits

Cinco de Mayo any day-o

It’s almost here — that magical time of year when drinking a margarita or a Corona Light on a school night isn’t totally frowned upon!

That’s right, Cinco de Mayo is almost here and we’ve got an all-star lineup of food and drink to help you mark the occasion appropriately.

Check out our lineup of knock-your-socks off margarita recipes from our very own Wine & Spirits Director Mark Kadlec.

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20 Minute Meals /Events /Nutrition

Beans … not just the magical fruit

OK, we’ve all heard the jokes — and that song — about beans.

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Beans are usually pretty boring, right? That is when you’re not singing tooting-related songs about them.

That’s definitely what I thought until the lovely Chef Julie Andrews made me chocolate and peanut butter brownies for my birthday. And what I didn’t know until I had already downed my first was that …

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Events /Nutrition

Use NuVal? You can win!

This is probably a bad thing to admit considering I work for a grocer: I get easily overwhelmed doing the grocery shopping.

That’s for two reasons: 1. I am always afraid I am going to forget something and 2. I’m going to get the wrong thing. Those — and my husband’s incredible ability to know our grocery needs based on a very accurate mental picture of the items in our refrigerator and pantry — keep …

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Grocery GPS

GPS devices tell us how fast we’re going or which way to go to get to our destination. That same kind of navigation system also exists for the products in our stores. They’re those little white and blue double hexagon labels near products on our shelves. Those tabs are part of the NuVal program, which provides easy-to-understand nutrition information.

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The NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System …

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No gluten in your Easter meal? No problem.

Gluten allergies or preferences for gluten free food don’t take a break for the holidays.

And Festival Foods’ registered dietitians have information on products that will allow you to still enjoy many Easter table favorites without gluten.

Festival Foods registered dietitian Brittany Nikolich, who works with guests on the west side of state, notes that some of the most prominent – and tasty – parts of the Easter meal (and dessert), including corn syrup, corn …

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