Being on a free from diet is a challenge and If you’re intolerant to everything as I am, you’ll understand the daily struggle and constant jealousy over everyone else’s food! For years I tried out different recipes and attempted to adapt them to cater for vegan, gluten free etc, and either ended up with something nothing like what I was trying to replicate or just no way of knowing where to begin.
Fortunately over the last few years the development in the free from food industry has been incredible and I find myself able to eat more and more of the treats I used to enjoy, without even really needing to hunt around. I’m lucky enough to live near a farm shop that has a lot of free from options in terms of sweet treats, but even in your local supermarket and mainstream stores there are now hundreds of alternative options and the free from section is constantly becoming better and better and more widely available.
In the lead up to Christmas this year I’ve done my research and made sure that I have alternatives for all my festive favourites to see me through until the new year, (I mean, I make sure I have a snack with me for a 5 minute car journey, you just know I’m going to be well stocked for an entire month of festive face stuffing)!!
Here are my favourite free from alternatives that will keep you more stuffed than the turkey (or nut roast), over the festive season!