Basic meal and food swaps for new coeliacs

May 17, 2018 6:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Perhaps you’re one of the half a million people out there who Coeliac UK hope to reach this week? That’s how many people the charity estimates are in need of a proper diagnosis of coeliac disease – and who’ll need a change of diet afterwards. Over the next few days, during Coeliac Disease Awareness Week, we thought we’d concentrate on people who’ve just been diagnosed with this auto-immune disorder. It can be a little daunting to start with – and all rather overwhelming.

We've got some basic food swaps for new coeliacs

Swap this for that – we show you how!

There’s a world of gluten-free cooking out there, but if you’re recently diagnosed, you may well be less concerned with making some of the fancy dishes on Instagram, and more interested in some basic swaps to let you continue eating the food you like. (If you’re a parent catering for a child who’s just been diagnosed as coeliac, we think this more basic approach may be especially useful.)

Basic meal swaps for coeliacs

Naturally Good Food is a leading online provider of gluten-free food in the UK and in Europe. We supply UK pharmacies with the gluten-free products you can receive on prescription. We’re the British stockist of the Orgran range of gluten-free products: with over 50 products currently in this range, there’s a gluten-free equivalent for everything we can think of.

We’re therefore a good place to start your gluten-free journey. As well as Orgran, we stock gluten-free ranges from many other specialist brands, seeking out products that rate highly for nutrition as well as for taste (many are also organic). You can see our full gluten-free range here.

Looking at our entire range, we’ve come up with some very simple gluten-free ‘swap’ ideas, to get you started on your new diet straight away.

Pasta and noodles

We've got lovely gluten-free pasta and noodles.

Yes, you can still eat pasta!

You don’t have to stop eating pasta and noodles. You just have to stop eating pasta and noodles made with gluten-containing flour. We sell a huge range of gluten-free pasta and gluten-free noodles, in all shapes and sizes.

Pizza

You don’t have to stop eating pizza either! We sell gluten-free pizza mix, gluten-free pizza bases and gluten-free pizza flour for making your own bases.

Bread

We sell a couple of gluten-free loaves, as well as gluten-free bread mixes and lots of gluten-free bread flours.

Cakes

We've got a full range of gluten-free baking ingredients

The very best brownies are gluten-free – we’ve got all you need to make them

What would life be without cake?! Make your own gluten-free cakes, brownies, pancakes and muffins using these quick and easy mixes. We’ve also got all the gluten-free flours and other (often weird and wonderful ingredients) you’ll find listed in gluten-free recipe books. The most amazing cakes are again within your reach!

Biscuits

We’ve got a great array of gluten-free biscuits in our range – all of them extremely popular with the staff.

Soy sauce

Standard soy sauce contains gluten. But the tamari variety doesn’t and tastes identical. See our tamari here.

Gravy

We sell gluten-free gravy mixes here – or of course, you can use our gluten-free flour to make your own.

Breakfast cereals

We stock so many gluten-free breakfast cereals that it’s hard to know where to start! Click here to see them all.

Oats

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but are frequently contaminated with gluten during harvesting, transportation and processing. Fortunately, we can supply you with guaranteed gluten-free oats, porridge and jumbo, organic and standard. We can also suggest a range of other, naturally gluten-free flakes, which many customers like to use in porridge.

Other ideas

Don't forget to check out naturally gluten-free foods too

Quinoa is a naturally gluten-free grain

Fish, meat, fresh vegetables and fruit are obviously gluten-free. So is rice, opening up a wealth of dishes. And have you tried quinoa? This naturally gluten-free grain cooks in the same way as rice, but is deliciously crunchy, making it a good alternative to couscous, for instance.

Whatever stage of the gluten-free journey you’re on, we’re on it with you!

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