Gluten Free Recipe Round Up
Finding delicious, slimming friendly meals that are suitable for a gluten free diet isn’t always easy.
With foods like bread, pasta and cereals all containing gluten, there are lots of recipes you might think you have to avoid.
But you may be surprised how many of your favourite recipes are already gluten free, or have the potential to be made gluten free with a simple swap.
The Free From section of most supermarkets has grown hugely over recent years, making it much easier to find gluten free ingredients.
This means that many of our recipes that aren’t already gluten free can easily be adapted.
Our Gluten Free Collection page features all of our recipes that are already gluten free or can be made gluten free.
To make it even easier to get started, we’ve rounded up our favourite recipes below for each meal of the day.
Eating gluten free never tasted so good!
If you’re cooking for someone with a gluten intolerance please make sure to double check all your ingredients before you get started to make sure they’re all free from gluten.
When you have a gluten intolerance, breakfast can be a tricky meal.
With toast and cereals off the menu (unless you buy gluten free versions) you may find yourself eating the same few things every day.
But there are lots of delicious, easy breakfast recipes that are gluten free.
Egg based breakfasts are great when you need to avoid gluten.
Full of protein, eggs are really good at keeping you full until lunchtime.
These Breakfast Muffins can be made with any vegetables that you like, and they’re easy to prepare in advance.
They’ll last around three days if you store them in an airtight container in the fridge, so you can batch cook them and have breakfast sorted for a few days at a time.
If you like your eggs with a runny yolk, you should try these Breakfast Bakes.
Completely gluten free, this recipe brings together all your favourite elements of a full English breakfast into one, cheesy delicious dish.
We think it’s the perfect slimming friendly, Sunday morning brunch!
If you’re someone who prefers a sweet breakfast to a savoury option, how about some waffles?
Our Strawberry and Vanilla Waffles can easily be made gluten free as long as you make them with gluten free oats.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can add in any fruit that you like.
Try it with strawberries one day and then blueberries or raspberries the next!
When you’re packing up lunches for work or school, gluten free options can be limited.
You could use gluten free bread to make the usual sandwiches, but we think the day goes so much faster when you have something really yummy to look forward to at lunch!
These Low Carb Lettuce and Ham Wraps are great if you’re not a big fan of gluten free bread – or if you’re just trying to eat fewer carbs.
You won’t miss the bread at all, and the protein rich chicken and ham will fuel you right through to dinnertime.
A salad is always a good option for lunch – it’ll get you on your way to your 5 a day!
Naturally gluten free, quinoa is a great addition to any salad.
We’ve paired it with fresh, fruity flavours in this Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad.
Or why not try this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad? With slices of juicy steak it feels like such a treat for lunch.
Just remember to switch out the Worcestershire sauce for Henderson’s Relish.
You can serve it hot or cold, so it can easily be packed up and enjoyed later if you’re out and about during the day.
For a weekend lunch idea, how about this Mulligatawny Soup?
It’s total comfort food, packed with veg and filling rice.
You’ll just need to make sure you use a gluten free stock cube.
A gluten free dinner never needs to be boring.
From Fakeaways to super quick evening meals that the whole family will love, we have so many recipes that are gluten free or easy to adapt.
Get your weekend off to a great start with this Fish and Chip Pie – it’s perfect for a Friday night dinner.
It might be a lighter option, but this dish delivers all the flavours of your favourite fish and chip shop.
Unlike a trip to the chippy, there’s no batter on this fish, making it gluten free and much more slimming friendly!
If you’re busy during the week and fancy something you can stick in the slow cooker, how about Slow Cooker Lamb Moussaka?
A moussaka uses slices of aubergine in a similar way to how a lasagne uses sheets of pasta.
You can cook the filling in the slow cooker during the day, then layer it in an oven dish and bake in the oven right before serving.
For a vegetarian option, our Salt and Pepper Tofu recipe is also gluten free.
Just as tasty as anything you could get from the takeaway, this is only 135 calories per serving and you won’t need to swap any of the ingredients.
Eating gluten free doesn’t have to mean skipping pudding!
We have so many slimming friendly sweet treats that either don’t contain gluten or could easily be made gluten free.
This White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis is seriously easy to make and tastes totally indulgent.
Creamy and delicious, it’s hard to believe it comes in at less than 150 calories per serving.
For something warm and comforting that’ll finish off your meal perfectly, how about Chai Rice Pudding?
It’s sweet and delicately spiced, without a hint of gluten in sight!
For a pud that’ll put a smile on anyone’s face, you can’t beat Trifle.
Our version doesn’t have the fingers of cake that you might find in a shop bought trifle, so there’s no gluten to worry about.
It’s really easy to make and you can try different combinations of jelly and fruit – we think lime jelly and banana is delicious!
If you have some gluten free bread that needs using up, you need to try these Summer Puddings.
They’re bursting with summer fruits and the bread soaks up all those vivid juices to create a dessert that looks just as good as it tastes.
Handy gluten free swaps
With a few gluten free staple ingredients in your cupboards, you can make any of our Gluten Free Collection.
Some key ingredients to make sure you have in your kitchen are:
- Gluten free oats
- Gluten free stock cubes and stock pots
- Gluten free soy sauce
- Gluten free Worcestershire sauce (Henderson’s relish is gluten free and also works well in recipes that call for Worcestershire sauce)
With gluten free bread, wraps, pastry, flour and pasta all readily available in the supermarkets, there’s no reason to miss out on any recipe that catches your eye.
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