Welcome To Single Ingredient Groceries
This website is for anybody following a special diet or a diet free from any ingredients.
This includes Low Sodium, Low Fat, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Corn Free, Soy Free No Added Sugar, Free from preservatives & additives, diets for allergies and food sensitivities, elimination diets including LEAP/MRT and any type of diet where individual foods and ingredients are critical for success and safety.
On this website, you’ll get help figuring out which foods fit in your INDIVIDUAL diet, which groceries will make your life easier, and how to make grocery shopping less stressful. And while this is definitely NOT a website about discount grocery shopping, I’ll share strategies that can make shopping for special diets more affordable.
On a personal note, the idea for Single Ingredient Groceries came to me while shopping for my little son who was being treated for food sensitivities. He was three years old and suffering from hives, itching, and all types of skin rashes.
It was a really challenging time. Not only was he uncomfortable all the time, but I had to spend so much time going from grocery store to specialty store trying to find the foods he could eat. It was costly, tiring, and time-consuming. I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it just be easier to order everything I need online? And why can’t I find more information on specific ingredients, and how to use them?”
A little bit of CLARIFICATION
There are lots of ways to define diets and ways of eating.
For this website the words “diet” and “special diet” will be used to mean any style of eating where specific ingredients are critical for health, comfort, wellness, success, safety, and symptom control. And while body weight is associated with nutrition, this website does not specifically address weight loss diets.
Most groceries featured on this website contain only a SINGLE INGREDIENT with no preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, flavor enhancers or a combination of ingredients. Some products may also include salt. So, while these don’t technically contain ONE ingredient, they are still included because salt is generally non-reactive for those with food allergies and sensitivities.
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Official Bio – Lisa Hugh
Lisa Hugh is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She holds a Masters of Science in Health Science from TUI University. She has completed coursework as a doctorate student in the Business Administration program at William Howard Taft University.
She has worked in diverse clinical settings including doctors offices, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted livings, and hospices. Throughout her career she specialized in working with clients who have complex medical issues. She currently works full time in her private practice, Southern Maryland Dietitian.
Lisa believes that nutrition is never one-size-fits-all and that nutrition care can help just about everyone feel better and improve their health. She became a Certified Leap Therapist to better understand food sensitivities and how individual ingredients interact with the body. Single Ingredient Groceries was born after Lisa realized just how much work grocery shopping is when you are shopping for a special diet.