Sufferers of Coeliac disease or gluten intolerance are recommended to follow this Gluten-free plan. It will help you follow a healthy and varied diet while cutting out all sources of gluten from your diet.
The foods contained are naturally free from gluten and will help you to avoid the symptoms associated with both Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. A recipe-based or combination plan is recommended for a greater variety of meals.
Such a diet is essential for those who suffer from coeliac disease or those who have dermatitis herpetiformis (a gluten triggered skin sensitivity).
Many gluten free foods like pasta, bread, bread mix, biscuits, crispbread, cakes and flour are available on prescription under the NHS. Certain sections of the population are exempt from paying prescription charges, for example, children, pensioners and pregnant women. Should you not be exempt, it is economical if you purchase a "season ticket" type of prescription.
Should you be diagnosed with coeliac disease, it is advisable to remain on a gluten free diet for life.
Vegetarian Gluten Free Diet
For those you wish to adopt a vegetarian diet or wish to remain on a vegetarian diet, there is no need to eat meat.
|Food||Gluten Free Food||Food with Gluten|
Flour, cereals, cakes, biscuits
|Rice, rice flour, rice bran, tapioca, sago, corn/maize, buckwheat, arrowroot, soya, soya flour, soya bran||Wheat, wheat bran, wholewheat, & wholemeal flour, barley, pasta, semolina, noodles, rye, rye flour. Any baked food which has wheat, semolina, rye, barley or pearl barley as an ingredient|
|Dairy Produce & Eggs||Butter, milk, cheese, cream, eggs, curd chees, soya products and coffee whiteners||Certain yoghurts as well as specific yoghurts|
|Puddings||Custard, tapioca, rice, sago||Pastries, wafers, sponge pudding, semolina, pies|
|Beverages||Coffee, tea, herbal teas, fruit squash, fizzy drinks, cocoa, alcoholic drinks and marmite|
|Fruit and Vegetables||Every fruit and vegetable, bar those which have been cooked with certain sauces or with foods that have gluten in them|
|Nuts, Pulses & Seeds||All nuts, seeds and pulses, other than beans and baked beans cooked in a gluten containing sauce|
Daily Meal Plan
- Breakfast: Gluten-free cereal with banana & berry smoothie
- Lunch: Tomato & lentil soup with rice cakes
- Snack: Fruit salad with mint
- Dinner: Grilled chicken with baked potato, cheese & broccoli
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