When I think of summer, the first few things that come to mind is sun, fun and food! Being from Chicago, there are festivals all summer long that celebrate all three of these things. However, living gluten and dairy free makes it a little more challenging to eat at any of the outdoor food festivities. Well, not at the Taste of Chicago this year!
Reflecting changing dietary preferences and a trend toward healthier eating, for the first time this year, the Humana Healthier Choices listing includes gluten free, wheat free and vegetarian foods that are available at Taste of Chicago starting today July 8 through July 12.
Twenty-four restaurants offer many appetizers, entrees and desserts – 34 of which are vegetarian and meet Humana Healthier Choice’s healthier calorie, sodium and saturated fat criteria. Six gluten-free options are also available for those of us that are gluten-free at the Taste of Chicago.
The healthier items, which were approved by a panel of physicians, can be easily identified by a green apple on the menu boards at the participating restaurant booths. The gluten-free items include:
- Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale
- Taste Portion of Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale
- Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale (V)
- Taste Portion of Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale (V)
- Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Tamale
- Roasted Pepper Goat Cheese Tamale (V)
Thank you Humana for supporting the community with healthier choices especially gluten free, wheat free and vegetarian foods. I think it’s great to finally be able to eat gluten free food at the Taste with my friends!
If you live or are visiting Chicago this weekend for the Taste of Chicago,
look for the green apple and enjoy the healthier gluten free and vegetarian options!