Gluten Free Diet | Foods you can eat
The Gluten free diet can be a minefield when it comes to which food are safe and which foods to avoid! Here at Aberdeenshire Larder we have a variety of Gluten free foods which are full of flavour and safe for you or your guests to eat, so you know when you take that first bite there will be no stomach pains, fatigue, brain fog or illness to follow afterwards!
Why follow a Gluten Free diet?
Many believe that the human body hasn’t adapted to breaking down modern day grains and processed foods, mainly gluten. This can cause many issues for people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and gluten allergies too. There are many benefits to eating a gluten free diet such as: easing digestive issues, reduce bloating, boost energy levels and can also aid inn weight loss! There has also been speculation that the diet can improve cardiovascular health
Trying to pick foods which you know are 100% gluten free and are not over processed can be hard especially when they can lack on both flavour and palatability.
Foods to avoid
The key foods that need to be avoided are; wheat, barley, triticale, rye, and malt. To stay healthy and avoid symptoms, a person with a gluten intolerance needs to avoid all foods that contain gluten, even in the smallest amounts.
Foods that contain gluten include:
- some candies
- many desserts
- cakes and pies
- french fries
- processed meats
- sauce mixes
- brown rice syrup
- malt derivatives, including malt loaf, malt vinegar, brewer’s yeast, and malt based beer and malted milk or milk shakes
- some types of soy sauce
Other items can contain hidden gluten, so be sure to read the label on products you aren’t 100% certain on to make sure and avoid any possible contamination. If a label reads that there is a possibility of cross contamination this means there is a risk that the same machinery or equipment used to make the product has been in contact with gluten, the same goes for eating out at restaurants. Here at the Larder we do our best to make sure that the risk of cross contamination is minimised, so you can eat happily and with your mind at ease.
Here at the Larder we have plenty of healthy foods that are naturally gluten-free, ranging from our quality meats to locally sourced vegetables other foods that are gluten free include:
- fish and seafood
- dairy products
- fats, such as oils and butter
Various Gluten free packs fit to feed a family, homemade goods perfect for the midweek treats and grocery products including locally baked gluten free bread, perfect for stocking up your cupboards. All of which are perfect for making up Gluten free hampers to gift to your loved ones! As a rule of thumb, it is better to choose naturally gluten-free food, rather than processed gluten-free products but we know this can be difficult and sometimes expensive.
Gluten Free Recipes | Weekly meal planner
To help you keep yourself creative in the kitchen and reduce the risk of your recipe book going stale we included a weeks worth of quick yet easy meal ideas, these can be adapted however you like to suit you!
All of these recipes are both healthy and wholesome, using local quality produce you can find on our website!
Our Gluten Free Products | Have you tried them?
Here at Aberdeenshire Larder we have a variety of both natural and Chef Prepared Gluten free Foods, so you have the freedom of choice when it comes to planning your meals! Our range of Gluten Free meat is endless from roast pork, beef steaks and even homemade sausages and burgers which contain only the good stuff meaning you won’t miss out on this years BBQ. Take a look at our website here to explore our range of Gluten Free foods which can be ordered online or over the phone and delivered nationwide!