If I had to grab lunch from Walgreens, what would I get? After asking this question, I perused the food aisles to find out. My primary stipulation: the food has to be real – in its pure, natural state with no adulterations.
I also follow a grain-free, sugar-free regimen which makes Walgreens a tough sell. Not that I’m complaining about my diet. I’m grateful to have found a way to nourish myself after years of following a low-fat, highly-refined diet.
Here were my specifications:
- No pasteurized dairy. If I had found plain yogurt cultured after pasteurization, I would have added it to my cart.
- No eggs from chickens raised in CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation.)
- No nitrates
- No refined sugar
- No artificial dyes, artificial sweeteners, or any other chemical additive.
- No vegetable oils
I found two foods that made the cut:
I would prefer to soak and sprout the almonds for easier digestibility, and would love it if they were organic, but with raw almonds as the only ingredient I vote this as the #1 real food at Walgreens.
Is this all the real food at Walgreens? I can’t say for sure.
Postscript: Since the publication of this post, the Walgreens in our area now offers a Fresh and Fast display with fresh fruit and salads!