Sneaky Places Gluten Hides
With the explosion of ‘Free From’ foods you’d think gluten would be easy to avoid. But despite supermarkets brimming with rice spaghetti and millet bread, gluten can still sneak into unlikely substances. Here are some surprising places it hides.
Sandwiches are not the only off-limits area if you’re gluten intolerant. Ready-made salad dressings often contain a form of gluten, which is used as a thickener. To ensure you skip it – and the attendant sugar – bring your own. Try this Roast Tomato & Orange Balsamic Dressing.
Thou shalt take the Holy Communion with caution if you suffer from coeliac disease. The wafers are typically made with wheat flour, shortening, salt and water. It is now possible to buy gluten-free ‘hosts,’ so ask at your local church if you’re concerned.
Rice-based dishes, including sushi, might seem an obvious choice if you follow a gluten-free diet, but beware of soy sauce as it contains wheat. Instead, choose Tamari a fermented, gluten-free version. It pairs well with ginger, garlic and mushrooms – ingredients in this delicious Asian Noodle Soup.
This popular maki is not gluten free. Even more surprising? The red and white crab-stick contains no crab. It’s actually made from ground up fish and combined with starch (gluten) artificial flavours and sometimes MSG. Looking for a healthier version? Try this alkalizing Open Nori Sandwich.
As the temperature drops a cup of warm cocoa is oh so appealing. But beware premade drinking chocolate as it can contain wheat. Instead, opt for this Warm Protein Smoothie with banana, gluten-free oats and raw cacao. A hug in a cup.
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