When I used to be identified as a coeliac 10 years in the past, there was very (very) little in the way in which of coeliac choices. My mum and I needed to make our personal bread and used this gross corn pasta that may stick collectively in clumps. Appealing, proper?
Fast ahead to the current day, and I can stroll into just about any Italian restaurant and get one thing that isn’t lettuce-and-parmesan (our earlier go-to). Pizza and pasta, right here I come! Walking down the grocery store aisle I’m introduced with extra ‘GF’ indicators than I may dare to dream for. TBH, life’s fairly good as a modern-day coeliac.
So, when you’ve simply been identified, don’t panic. There are issues that style like actual meals. You simply have to seek out them. Here’s a helpful listing of my favorite issues available on the market.
*Please observe that I haven’t had gluten in 10 years, so I don’t bear in mind precisely what numerous regular meals style like. For this function my non-GF sister has additionally accredited this stuff*
Available from Woolworths, $7.99
First and foremost, GF wraps have been just about non-existent till the final 5 years. When they did are available in retailer, the primary prototypes would crumble and break when you wrapped them and disintegrate in your palms. Not precisely the ‘handy dandy’ lunch possibility they’re speculated to be. The BFree wrap vary is the exception. They style good, are nutritionally helpful and may even bend. Yep, you may wrap your wrap now and not using a care on the planet.
Butterfingers Gluten-free Shortbread Biscuits
Available from Coles, $5.06
It’s not precisely the healthiest possibility within the grocery store, however then once more, when is shortbread ever wholesome? Regardless of the sugar and fats content material, when you’re after a biscuit that’s moist and melt-in-your-mouth look no additional. Hey, typically you must deal with yo’self.
Coles Simply Gluten-free ANZAC biscuits
Available from Coles, $3.00
Heavily accredited of in my family (they appear to magically fly off the pantry cabinets) these ANZAC biscuits are delectable. Rich and chewy – you’d by no means know there aren’t any oats in these dangerous boys.
Abbott’s Gluten-Free Soy & Linseed Bread
Available from Coles and Woolworths, $7.00
As far as grocery store breads go, I can’t go previous the Abbott’s model. It truly tastes good with out toasting – which is a critical achievement within the GF market. At roughly $7 a loaf, it’s not low cost, however for my part it’s undoubtedly the stand out possibility.
Erawan Rice Noodle Sticks
Available from Coles and Woolworths, $1.50
As a gluten-free individual, thick Asian noodles are often a no-go. Coeliac’s had been counting on skinny vermicelli type noodles for years – which simply can’t do a Pad See Ew justice. These Erawan noodles are thick, scrumptious, genuine and a critical winner in my books.
Barilla Gluten-free Penne
Available from Coles, on particular for $3.50
It took me some time to seek out this pasta, because it’s within the regular pasta aisle with the remainder of the Barilla inventory, not the well being meals aisle. However, I can see why because it actually tastes like regular pasta. You prepare dinner it for a traditional time and it doesn’t stick collectively or get soggy with starch. Tick, tick, tick.
Amy’s Lentil and Veg Soup
Available from Coles, $4.28 and Woolworths, $3.89
If you take a look on the soup aisle, most Campbell’s and Heinz choices are thickened with the assistance of wheat flour (ew). The Amy’s soup is GF, natural, fast and scrumptious – and a go-to each time there’s nothing left within the cabinet or I can’t be bothered to prepare dinner.
Latina’s Gluten-free Ricotta and Spinach Agnolotti
Available from Coles, $8.25 and Woolworths, $7.55)
This ravioli-style pasta is the precise bomb. I’ve no different phrases to explain it. It takes round 4 minutes to prepare dinner in boiling water and comes out tasting higher than heaven. It’s nonetheless fairly not possible to get GF ravioli at most Italian eating places so it is a go-to for a Friday evening in.
Vegie Delights Gluten-Free Lentil Patties
Available from Coles, $7.15
As a Coeliac who can also be a pescatarian (AKA pesky) discovering vego choices which are additionally gluten-free is like looking for a needle in a haystack. However, these patties match each diets, are completely scrumptious, fast and straightforward to make each time everybody else is having meat.
The Good Meal Co. Gluten-free Vegetarian Lentil and Veg Cottage Pie
Available from coles, $7.70
Just think about, I’ve had a giant week and all I need is a frozen meal. Previously I’d need to trudge into the kitchen and whip up a ‘whatever’s left within the cabinet’ dish. Now, I merely microwave considered one of these dangerous boys and go about my lazy existence in piece. If you’ve got a peek on the substances listing, it’s all stuff you already know – carrots, lentils, tomato, celery – and it’s 97 per cent fats free. Can’t complain.
The Protein Bread Co. Protein Pancakes
$13.00 on-line additionally accessible at numerous suppliers
Holy moly, this new discovery of mine is recreation altering. These excessive protein pancakes have 75% much less carbs and sugar than regular pancakes. They’re so, so scrumptious, not overly sweetened and fairly good for you so far as pancakes go. Can’t get higher than that.
The Protein Bread Co. Protein Bread Mix
$12.00 accessible on-line
I at all times complain that many gluten-free breads are crammed with easy carbohydrates that simply don’t do a lot in your physique. This bread – albeit gluten-free tasting – is so significantly better for you. 1 serve (2 slices or 85g) has simply 1.5g of carbs and 15 g of protein. Compare that to the Abbott’s bread which for 1 serve (2 slices or 83g) has 36.1g of carbohydrates and 5.4g of protein, and also you’ll be wow-ed. Those astonishing numbers are the rationale this guilt-free GF possibility is solidly on my listing (and it’s straightforward to bake).
Melinda’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
Available from Coles, $6.59
These gluten-free brownies dwell as much as the slogan on the field, ‘great tasting gluten-free food’. Although not significantly wholesome, they’re an incredible indulgent deal with or birthday party-go to. They’re additionally actually fudgy and moist and by no means ‘sawdust’-like as most GF meals are. Seriously would suggest when you’re dropping religion in GF choices.
To spherical up this listing, it’s essential to notice that gluten-free choices are nonetheless very costly. The Abbott’s bread is twice the price of a non-GF Abbott’s loaf. Same goes for the Barilla pasta.
This is the facet of dwelling with coeliac illness that deserves essentially the most consciousness – it’s a luxury-cost eating regimen that not everybody can afford (coeliac illness doesn’t pick-and-choose its victims primarily based on revenue).
This might be one of many greatest issues within the gluten-free trade in the present day; nonetheless with extra choices available on the market, there’s hope that costs will steadily decrease.
The greatest assortment of Gluten Free meals suppliers, gluten free meals vans, specialists and celebrities will collect on the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 7th and 8th to rejoice all issues GF. Head to the web site for extra particulars on how one can attend.
A heavenly hybrid of a brownie and a cookie, a brookie has all the convenience of a soften and blend brownie recipe, with the crunch of a cookie. These ones are additionally flourless, so gluten free.