Dec 05, 2016
With an increasing number of people opting for a gluten-free diet in recent years, the need for gluten-free food substitutes has been on the rise. And with those who have a genuine allergy, finding substitutes for wheat-based products isn’t really an option. So, if you are planning to follow a gluten-free diet, here are a few ingredients with which you can make your own gluten-free treats.
Almond Flour/ Corn Flour
During festive seasons, it’s a little difficult to stay away from flour, considering festive treats like cakes and cookies are made with it. But if you are into a gluten-free diet, almond flour or corn flour will do the trick. Just replace these in the recipe in the same amount and your set.
Who doesn’t love noodles? But for someone on a strict gluten-free diet, they are a complete no-no. Thin strips or ribbons of vegetables like zucchini or eggplant make for great noodle substitutes and taste amazing too.
If you are on a gluten-free diet, oats is your saviour. Use it instead of breadcrumbs, make cookies with it or have it as a meal, it’s the one thing you absolutely need to have in your kitchen.
Soy milk/ Almond milk
Soy milk and almond milk are great substitutes for dairy milk. Now make all your gluten and dairy-free delights and gobble them without any guilt.
Nuts are a great way to add a little crunch to your soups, salads and desserts. They are very healthy and contain no gluten making them the perfect substitute for things like bread croutons. Slightly toast them and add them to your favourite salad.
A great way to substitute pasta, bread or rice in a meal, quinoa is completely gluten free and very healthy. A superfood packed with protein and nutrients, quinoa adds great texture to any dish.
The healthier cousin of the famous potato, sweet potato can be used to make chips, pizza base and a lot more so if you are planning to go gluten free, make sure to stock up on it.