8 Ways to Meet Your Dietary Needs at the Hy-Vee HealthMarket

8 Ways to Meet Your Dietary Needs at the Hy-Vee HealthMarket

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December 20 2021


The Hy-Vee HealthMarket is here to help you meet your dietary requirements or address any health-related food preferences. Whether you’re gluten-free or vegan, we’ve got products for you. The best part? Each category has a designated aisle, making shopping easy.

  1. Paleo

    This diet is based on foods that can be hunted and gathered and are not genetically modified, similar to what humans may have eaten in the Paleolithic era. Look for fruits, veggies, nuts, and meats, and avoid dairy and refined sugar. We recommend trying Primal Kitchen Dressing & Sauces. They’re certified paleo, and come in flavors like steak sauce and green goddess.

  2. Diabetes

    Those that follow a diabetes-friendly diet need to monitor their food intake to maintain their blood sugar levels. Try to balance non-starchy vegetables and lean protein with limited amounts of added sugar and high carbohydrates. We recommend trying Lily’s Semi-Sweet Style Baking Chips. They add the sweetness of chocolate without the added sugar.

  3. Gluten-Free

    People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity need to watch for products that contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains. Avoid varieties of wheat like kamut, spelt, emmer, and einkorn. We recommend trying Good Graces Pasta, made from a corn and rice blend.

  4. Keto

    Instead of carbohydrates, a ketogenic diet uses ketone bodies the liver produces from stored fat for energy. Look for foods high in fat like nuts, seeds, avocado, and butter, and limit carbs to no more than 20 to 50 grams per day. We recommend trying Rebel Ice Cream, a keto-friendly brand that has no sugar added. Try flavors like orange cream, cookie dough, vanilla, and more.

  5. Allergen-Free

    Following an allergen-free diet can be difficult, as more than 170 foods can cause an allergic reaction. However, 90 percent are caused by the top 9: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, sesame and wheat.  While recommendations vary based on what a person is allergic to, we recommend trying Enjoy Life Chocolate Protein Bites. They’re free of 14 of the major food allergens, making them a good choice.

  6. Vegan

    This diet focuses on plant-based products and avoids all animal products. Look for nutrient-rich foods like beans, coconut milk, and kale. Avoid animal products like meats, eggs, and dairy. We recommend trying a wide assortment of vegan products, like Cheddar-style shreds, vegan eggs, and more.

  7. Low Cholesterol

    To lower cholesterol, look for foods with soluble fiber that binds to cholesterol and carries it out of the body. Think oats, whole grains, nuts, apples, and fatty fish like tuna and salmon. We recommend trying Full Circle Organic Quick Oats — they’re certified organic and a source of heart-healthy fiber.

  8. Mediterranean

    The Mediterranean diet is more of a lifestyle. This heart-healthy eating style focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, and fish. There’s no red meat, and sweets are limited. We recommend trying garbanzo beans, crushed tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and more.