If you or someone you love has been recently diagnosed with coeliac disease, you could be eligible to receive gluten free foods on prescription. Simply select your country of residence, and, if you live in England, fill in your postcode to check if your area is prescribing.
Your country is prescribing gluten free foods*. Request your Glutafin Taster Box by clicking the button below to sign up.
* Please note: local policies are constantly updated, and issuing a prescription is at the discretion of your GP.
Christmas is a time for celebration, for families and friends to come together. 2020 may be a little different, but here at Glutafin we’re still hoping to meet up with loved ones, and we’re here to help make your gluten free Christmas special.
When you have coeliac disease, Christmas can pose some challenges, especially if you’re meeting people who might not be quite as familiar with the gluten free diet. But whether you’re visiting family for Christmas dinner, or tucking into Christmas party food, it’s so important to make sure you adhere to your gluten free diet.
Planning in advance is key, if you’ll be visiting family or friends who haven’t cooked for you before, letting them know what is and isn’t safe for you eat will help ensure they are prepared.
If it’s your first Christmas following a gluten free diet, don’t panic! We have lots of easy swaps, top tips and fabulously festive gluten free recipes that will help to ensure you have a magical gluten free Christmas.
We have lots of fabulous festive recipes to help you prepare for Christmas. If you are going to see friends or relatives, why not send them the link to this section to help inspire them for the big day!
Looking for a classic Christmas cake? A sumptuous gluten free Christmas pudding? Or perhaps some Mince Pies to nibble on in the lead up to Christmas? We have you covered, all gluten free of course!
Buffets can be particularly tricky for someone with coeliac disease, but we have a range of delicious gluten free suggestions!
Glutafin has a range of bread and rolls, perfect for your turkey sandwiches!
And check out our sister brand, Schär, their products are available in the supermarkets, and they have some great snacks, biscuits and crackers, ideal if you don’t fancy cooking!
Ready, set, CHRISTMAS BAKE! It’s so nice to spend some time baking over Christmas, and following a gluten free diet shouldn’t hold you back! We have some lovely ideas for Christmas place settings, decorations to hang on the tree and for Christmas gifting.
To browse all of our gluten free recipes, please visit the Christmas recipes section on our website
If you are cooking for family and friends who are diagnosed with coeliac disease, it’s important to take special care when preparing meals. Ensuring everything you cook is gluten free is essential, but you also need to consider how you prepare food to avoid any cross contamination.
Coeliac disease is a lifelong condition that is managed by following a gluten free diet. Gluten is a protein, found in wheat, rye and barley. Gluten is most frequently found in baked goods such as bread, cakes, biscuits and pastry, but it is also present in some foods you might not expect.
If you’re cooking a gluten-free Christmas dinner there are some things to check:
Catering for gluten free guests can be challenging when preparing a buffet or party food. The tradition of sandwiches, sausage rolls, and crackers with cheese are all things that someone with coeliac disease would need to avoid (unless they are gluten free variants). If you have a variety of guests, you may need to have a mixture of gluten containing and gluten free foods on your buffet table. If this is the case, we would advise;
Take a look at the section above for some gluten free party food inspiration!
A gluten free Christmas cake made with fruit will last for up to 6 weeks if stored in an airtight container. We recommend feeding with a tablespoon of brandy every few weeks to keep it moist and add extra flavour.
Most elements of a Christmas dinner are naturally gluten free (turkey, vegetables, potatoes), however, it is important to check gravy, stuffing, sausages and Yorkshire puddings. These items can easily be replaced with gluten free equivalents.
If you are unsure of which ingredients contain gluten, it is always best to speak to your guest to understand what to look out for. We would recommend checking if your guest has any other allergies.