03 May Gluten Free Meal Ideas
There is an increasing requirement for gluten-free options in aged care facilities for residents with allergies, intolerances or preferences. This has led to facilities having to reconsider menu items and start looking to expand choices to accommodate gluten-free diets.
What foods are suitable for a gluten-free diet?
Food items that are naturally gluten-free:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Fresh meats and eggs
- Nuts and legumes
- Milk and oils
- Gluten-free grains including rice and corn
Today there are more alternatives for gluten-free diets than ever. We’ve got replacements for bread, pasta, flour, cereal, etc. and you could probably find a ‘gluten-free’ substitute for almost everything! However, it’s often difficult to create sustainable meals options with just these ingredients.
Due to the increasing demand for gluten-free options; SoupedUp has included some of our favourite gluten-free dishes as found in the SoupedUp recipe library. We hope you enjoy!
Health Direct 2018, ‘Gluten-free diet’, Health Direct, retrieved April 11 2018, https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/gluten-free-diet
Leading Nutrition 2018, ‘Gluten Free Diets: Be Confident In Catering For Residents With Coeliac Disease’ Leading Nutrition, retrieved April 11 2018, https://www.leadingnutrition.com.au/glutenfreediets/
Morin, K 2017, ‘15 Foods You Miss When You’re Gluten-Free—and What to Eat Instead’ Greatist, retrieved April 11 2018, https://greatist.com/health/27-gluten-free-recipe-substitutions