BONUS (2 week only) 25 Days of Gluten-Free Giveaways™: Whole Foods Gift Card!!

IMG_9939There is nothing quite like being able to grocery shop all in one place. For those of us with celiac disease, food allergies and intolerances and special dietary needs grocery shopping can be a very daunting task. Whole Foods has always been one of my favorite places to shop. In fact, I’ve joked with my husband that while most girls would want an unlimited gift card to a clothing or shoe store, I’d want mine to Whole Foods. ;) Funny I know but it’s true. Ever since I was a little girl, I LOVED grocery shopping. As I got older, my mom would “let” (as now I understand to her it was awesome that I wanted to AND thought she was being nice by letting me ;) ) go grocery shopping for her. Seriously, if you don’t know by now then you will by the end of this post know that I LOVE food!!

Last week I went to my local Whole Foods to get some things for the upcoming holiday season including our Thanksgiving dinner and stocking stuffers. I even surprised myself by looking down at my phone clock to see that nearly two hours had passed in what seemed like a matter of minutes. It’s a good thing my boys love the grocery store as much as their mama or else it would have made for a long two hours. It is just such a fun store to browse and get creative cooking ideas in. I remember in her first book, Shauna James Ahern said she would choose one or two new and unusual things to purchase per paycheck that weren’t typically on her grocery list. This fed her inner foodie without breaking the bank. It also got her to try many new things. I have since tried to adopt this philosophy and have enjoyed doing so. Here are some of the things we purchased this shopping trip.

Stocking Stuffers: Justins NEW White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Popcorn, Indiana’s Hot Cinnamon Popcorn and Kettle Brand Chips in two great flavors

Thanksgiving Day Needed Items: Sweet Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Vegenaise, Tamari Crackers, Garlic Stuffed Olives, Strauss Cream (the best!), Pacific Foods Chicken Broth & Cream of Chicken Soup and Sweetened Condensed Milk

After Thanksgiving Easy Dinner Items: Udi’s Rolls and Pizza

December Items: So Delicious Coconut Eggnog and Arrowhead Mills Quinoa and Rice Shine Cereal

After all that shopping I was getting a little hangry (hungry-angry ;)) and so were the boys so I picked them up some fruit leathers, popcorn and water bottles (which they ate entirely including the big bag of popcorn in the cart while riding around) and went over to the sushi counter to check and see if there were options for me. I was so grateful when the main sushi counter man talked to me about how they could safely prepare me a gluten-free roll. They use real crab which is rare and AWESOME for us. They also have tamari gluten-free soy sauce on hand to provide gluten-free guests with. I told him I had celiac disease so he said he would use clean tools to prepare. It turned out to be one awesome roll!! Please keep in mind, that all locations may not be able to do this. Always check thoroughly with yours before ordering.

I am lucky to have a Whole Foods not too far from my house. This is a store I will always shop at especially for those hard to find items like the NEW peppermint yogurt covered Glutino pretzels which they had! So are you ready to win a $50 Whole Foods gift card all for yourself?! Enter below…

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*These are my opinions and my opinions alone. I was provided with a gift card to purchase product but was not required to write a positive feature.

Comments

  1. I would like to try Udi’s Pizza…I’ve been reluctant to try GF Pizza and I do so miss Friday night pizza with the family.

  2. I would like to try the Justin’s brand peanut butter cups. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. the garlic stuffed olives.. mmmm!

  4. Danielle Fournier says:

    So Delicious Coconut Eggnog :) I also want to try Glutiono’s peppermint yogurt pretzels…yummy :)

  5. shauna price says:

    Coconut Eggnog sounds pretty good to try.

  6. I would most like to have Udi’s Pizza!

  7. I have never had Udi’s Pizza, I am sure that is pretty tasty!

  8. I love shopping at grocery stores I always take hours just looking and reading labels. I would love to buy Gluten free sushi if it’s available in my local WF and stock up on gluten free pasta, breads and snacks.

  9. Elizabeth McCarty says:

    The Eggnog sounds great!

  10. Denise Fedor says:

    udi’s pizza

  11. Would love to try out Udi’s rolls. Can’t seem to find a good one I like enough to buy again and again. Thanks!

  12. I would love to try Udi’s pizza

  13. Would love to try Udi’s Rolls!

  14. I would like to try So Delicious Coconut Eggnog

  15. lorraine r. says:

    My daugher just recently is gf, so we have alot of testing of foods to find what she likes, this would be an excellent help for us.

    • Lorraine,

      Please let me know if you have any specific questions. It can all be a lot especially at first. Hugs, Chandice

  16. Sharalyn Anderson says:

    I would love to try the Kettle Honey Dijon Chips.. They sound GOOD!!! :)

  17. Justin’s white chocolate peanut butter cups!! yummy

  18. I love whole foods. So much specialty items hard to find in local stores when you trying to eat gf and healthy

  19. Dana Coughlin says:

    I’ve only been to Whole Foods a couple of times; I would get gluten free snacks for lunches.

  20. coconut eggnog

  21. I’d luv to try So Delicious Coconut Eggnog!!!

  22. I would love to try the So Delicious Coconut Eggnog!

  23. The So Delicious Coconut Eggnog sounds awesome – I’d love to try it!

  24. i havent tried the hot cinnamon indiana popcorn, but I love their choc drizzle one

  25. I would love to win the Whole Foods Market giftcard from Gluten Free Frenzy. With it, I would be lots of yummy gluten-free things for the holidays including GF beer, goat cheese, and prosciutto to wrap some dates in!

  26. The hot cinnamon popcorn and egg nog sounds awesome! Very festive! Whole foods has such a great selection of GF products. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  27. So Delicious Coconut Eggnog!

  28. I would love to try Justins NEW White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! Those sound absolutely amazing :)

  29. Udis’ Pizza!

  30. The new Justin’s PB cups! Thanks!

  31. Coconut eggnog?! Sign me up, I want to try this!!!

  32. Coconut Eggnog sounds delicious!!

  33. Georgiana says:

    Udi’s Rolls for dinner would be lovely!

  34. Garlic Stuffed Olives get my pick!

  35. the udis pepperoni pizza sounds yum

  36. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to try their deli sushi

  37. Amanda T. says:

    So Delicious Coconut Eggnog

  38. I would love the Udi’s Pizza, sounds so good!

  39. I would like to try the Udi’s rolls.

  40. Susan Martin says:

    White Chocolate peanut butter……..OMG!

  41. The Justins NEW White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups sound interesting so maybe would try them

  42. Christopher Sorel says:

    Strauss Cream

  43. Oh my gosh! White chocolate peanut butter cups!

  44. Katie Schrimsher says:

    I would like the Udis Pizza crust!

  45. I’m using it to buy whatever LEE is baking!! :-) http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/site_search/gluten%20free

  46. Pizza!!!

  47. Love Udi’s, especially their rolls, whole grain bread, and bagels!

  48. Sheila K. says:

    I would buy nuts & seeds!

  49. Sheila K. says:

    The Garlic Stuffed Olives sound great to me!

  50. Zoe Vaden says:

    I would love to try garlic stuffed olives!

  51. i think the hot cinnamon popcorn!

  52. Indiana’s hot cinnamon popcorn!

  53. loved the coconut pumpkin eggnog. great flavor. what a treat

  54. Udi’s pizza!

  55. Deborah M. says:

    So delicious coconut egg nog

  56. Everything on this page looks delicious :)

  57. Coconut milk eggnog would make my coconut milk yogurt smoothies extra special!

  58. would love to try any and everyone of those products, sick of the same ol same ol

  59. I would love to try Justins new white peanute butter cups!

  60. Love the selection of GF products and the quality of produce and cheese!!

  61. th coconut eggnog…..sounds interesting

  62. New to Gluten Free so I would love to try Udi’s rolls and pizzas. Since going GF, we have only had 1 loaf of bread (gf) that I made from a mix. I would love to find a gf roll for Christmas so my non-gf family members can enjoy “normal” Christmas dinner.

  63. I haven’t found the Udi’s Pizzas yet and I really would like to try those!

  64. The Arrowhead Mills cereal sounds delish!

  65. I have been interested trying the vegenaise

  66. Laura Spoerl says:

    I would love to try the peppermint yogurt covered Glutino pretzels!! Those sound divine & to die for!

  67. I’d like to try Justins NEW White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups,

  68. White chocolate peanut butter cups sound amazing!

  69. EVERYTHInG! We love the udi’s pizza and eggnog…. The list could go on and on!

  70. I’d love to try Udi’s pizza.

  71. Bethany M. says:

    I would love to try the Udi’s pizza dough~

  72. Yum, that sushi is making me hungry! :) I love Whole Foods.

  73. Udi’s Rolls

  74. Popcorn Indians Hot Cinnamon popcorn looks yummuy.

  75. Mahdi Martin says:

    I would love to go to my nearest Whole foods and stock up on yummy frozen foods.

  76. Sara Anders says:

    Probably a GF Frozen Pizza. We miss just being able to throw a pizza in the oven and dinner is served!

  77. Erin Lane says:

    Such far fun place to shop!

  78. love following then on twitter as the have great recipe ideas.

  79. coconut eggnog!

  80. Tracy Huebner says:

    I have never been to Whole Foods but have heard wonderful things and hope to get there in the next couple of weeks. Gluten-free is still new to us since 6-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Celiac last month. This gift card would definitely come in handy for buying some basics for our kitchen – like broths and soups.

  81. LOVE WHOLE FOODS . wANT TO TRY MORE FLAVORS OF HAIL MARY MIRACLE TARTS

  82. The famous red velvet cake! I had it at a friend’s gathering one day and it has been a goal and dream to purchase one!

  83. Rebecca Trotta says:

    So many organic products I always want but can’t afford! This would be amazing!

  84. I’d love to try the coconut milk eggnog

  85. coconut eggnog sounds great!

  86. Dre Acosta says:

    I love Whole Foods!!!

  87. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would buy salmon!

  88. Udi’s Pizza would be my choice!

  89. Lisa Brown says:

    the Udi’s Rolls, i would like t try

  90. Whole Foods caters to us GF eaters so much. I call it Whole Paycheck but it’s worth it for being celiac and needing to find quality products!!

  91. The white chocolate peanut butter cups from Justin’s! sounds so yummy@

  92. Erin from Long Island says:

    always wanted to try their Frozen Pizza especially Against the Grain or Udi’s

  93. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Id love to try Udi’s rolls!

  94. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to try the Indiana’s Hot Cinnamon Popcorn

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