We all love this time of year: nights in, presents galore and, of course, the food. But if you’ve got coeliac disease or are intolerant to gluten, you’ll know things become harder.
Rather than thinking about what to eat, it seems like we’re always reminded of everything wecan’t eat.
And gluten is a tricky beast: lurking in everything from the gravy to our beloved mince pies.
Luckily, there are tonnes of options out there. Here’s our guide for a complete gluten-free Christmas. Whether it’s a full roast or stocking filler snacks, we’ve got you covered.
You’d think meat would be automatically gluten-free, but things like seasonings, stuffing and sauces all cause problems.
Here are a few of the best meat options:
Gourmet Meat Club Christmas Box
Gourmet Meat Club do completely gluten-free meat boxes; all grass-fed and delivered to your door.
The Christmas box – which includes cranberry stuffed turkey, pigs in blankets, bacon and gammon – is perfect for getting all your Christmas shopping sorted in one move.
You can also build your own Christmas box depending on your preferences.
Morrisons The Best Hampshire Pork Belly & Tenderloin Roulade
If there’s only a few of you, then this porky belly roulade, which is also gluten-free, could be a great choice.
This gluten-free gravy from Tideford Organics is also vegan and is made with Miso – a fermented food that is good for your gut.
Another option from Tidefords that is perfect for jazzing up your turkey dinner.
For many, stuffing is a Christmas dinner staple and this gluten-free option means you don’t have to miss out.
Carluccio’s Gluten Free Panettone
Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas dessert. Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s have created their own gluten-free take on it.
Tesco Free From Doughnuts
These gluten-free doughnuts from Tesco are perfect to pop in the freezer. Who needs a Christmas pudding?
Elizabeth Bakes Gluten-Free Stollen
This cranberry pistachio and orange stollen by Elizabeth D Bakes is gluten-free and handmade.
Boxing Day Snacks
Ten Acre Crisps
For post-Christmas munchies, Ten Acre crisps are gluten free and vegan. We love their inventive flavours, such as chicken soup and ‘when bombay got spicy’.
Despite being free from gluten and dairy, these millionaire bites from Livia’s Kitchen are completely moreish, and taste just like shortbread too.
Why do we need energy bars when we’re spending the day on the sofa? We don’t, but this cacao orange bar from Squirrel Sisters is almost exactly like a chocolate orange brownie.
Vegans, rejoice: Dairy-free Baileys, made with almond milk, is now a thing – and it tastes as amazing as we thought it would.
There’s lots of gluten-free beer on the market, but Skinny beer is low-cal too. At only 89 calories a bottle it leaves plenty of room for the plate of pigs in blankets your bound to demolish. It’s available at Tesco.
Teapigs Spiced Winter Tea
If you’re off the alcohol, this spiced winter tea from Teapigs is the perfect festive alternative.