Tis' the season to surround yourself with food and being gluten and dairy-free doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun. Jenna Farmer rounds up some of the best gluten and dairy-free Christmas foods to enjoy over the festive season.
TREK POWER CHOC ORANGE
Indulge your choc orange cravings with this Trek bar: consisting of a super fudgy base, gooey vegan caramel and zesty natural orange flavouring. Not only is it made of 100% plant-based ingredients but it's high in protein and gluten-free too.
Trek Chocolate Orange Power: £1.75, Sainsbury's
TRACKLEMENT'S FESTIVE FOUR GIFT PACK
We love Tracklements and their gluten-free chutneys. The good news is they've got a whole range of Christmas gift sets that go perfect with your dairy-free cheese boards. We love their festive four-pack: a combination of plum chutney, Christmas spice chutney, cranberry, port and orange sauce and sticky fig relish; perfect for livening up turkey sandwiches or with crackers for supper. For cheese lovers, try The Cheese Collection (which contains apricot and ginger chutney, apple and cider brandy chutney, caramelised onion marmalade and green tomato chutney.)
The Festive Four Gift Pack: £13.20, Tracklements
HECK CHICK'S IN BLANKETS
What's a Christmas dinner without pigs in a blanket? Heck's gluten-free sausages are a firm favourite in our household so we love their latest offering: Chicks in Blankets. A tasty twist on the traditional, these are made with Heck's gluten-free chicken sausages (so they're 70% less fat) and are wrapped in streaky bacon.
HECK Chicks in Blankets (£3 for 10) will be available between 28 November and 22 December from Morrisons and www.heckfood.co.uk,
BELVIOR MULLED WINE PUNCH
A healthier, non-alcoholic twist on the usual festive tipple; this mulled Winter Juice Punch is made with real fruit juices with extracts of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg for a delicious winter warmer.
Belvoir Mulled Winter Punch: £2, Ocado.
TESCO FINEST FREE FROM HONEYCOMB DOME,
Break through the decadent dark Belgian chocolate dome to uncover crunchy toffee coloured honeycomb and a chocolate biscuit. Decorated by hand with a chocolate drizzle and gold lustre. This dessert is gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free.
HOLY MOLY SMOKY RED PEPPER+ TOMATO SALSA
The ideal companion to crackers, tortilla chips and even turkey sandwiches, Holy Moly Smoky Red Pepper and Tomato Salsa is a spicy, juicy and vibrant salsa; packed with red pepper and tomatoes; as well as being 100% plant-based, free from gluten and in fully recyclable packaging.
Holy Moly Smoky Red Pepper & Tomato Salsa is Available from Sainsbury’s nationwide (RRP £2.00 for 170g )
HAPPI OAT MILK HOT CHOCOLATE SPOONS
Perfect for Christmas eve boxes, these chocolate spoons are plant-based, ethically sourced and use gluten-free oats. Simply stir in with your hot dairy-free milk and enjoy!
Happi Hot Chocolate Spoons: £10.00 (pack of 2), Happi Free From.
VEGAN LE ROND CAMEMBERT FLAVOURED CHEESE
Vegan camembert? Sign us up!! Vegan cheese brand Violife has launched its decadent new Le Rond Camembert Flavour. It melts beautifully, is super creamy and is the perfect partner for some gluten-free bread. Great for parties or just nights in front of the telly!
Violife Le Rond Camembert Flavour, Available in Waitrose from 15th November priced £3.00,
CHRISTMAS GLUTEN-FREE BAKING KIT
Baked well at home offers a range of gluten-free baking kits and their festive offering contain everything you will need to prepare your own cupcakes or cookies at home on Christmas eve; along with hot chocolate, marshmallows, candy canes and some festive colouring sheets to occupy your child mid-bake. You just need to add egg (or egg replacement), your choice of butter and milk.
Christmas Gluten Free Kits, available at Etsy.
DRINK WELL WINE CLUB
Drink Well offers a selection of organic, gluten-free, low-calorie wines delivered to your door throughout the year. You’ll receive 6 cases of wine throughout the year with each case containing 6 bottles of our finest reduced-calorie wines. You can also shop wines specifically by your dietary requirement-whether that's organic, gluten-free, keto or vegan.
Drink Well Wine Club: £60 every two months, Drink Well.
GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE CHRISTMAS CAKE
A gluten-free, dairy-free and no added sugar Christmas cake that is rich and fruity, without being too sweet.
Christmas cake: £18, Meera's Made from Scratch.
HUNTER&GATHER THE BESTSELLER GIFT SET
Looking for gluten-free, dairy-free condiments that aren't packed with sugar or preservatives? This new Christmas Gift Set from Hunter & Gather features all their bestselling condiments in one recyclable gift box! The box contains their avocado oil mayo (full of healthy fats), their garlic mayo and unsweetened barbeque sauce. All Hunter & Gather sauces and mayos are made with healthy ingredients and are 100% natural and free from sugar, gluten and dairy.
Christmas gift set:£12.57. www.hunterandgatherfoods.com
POSITIVE BAKES FESTIVE TREATS STOCKING FILLER
Positive Bakes make all their gluten free, dairy free and vegan bakes by hand in Leicester using a team of artisian bakers. If you're craving a luxury cake this christmas that's also gluten and dairy free, then these are for you. Postive Bakes have a range of Christmas gifts and bakes avaliable but their festive treats stocking filler is a great place to start. Each box contains 75% pure dark chocolate buttons to make a creamy hot cocoa; 4 supersize chocolate shortbread fingers (perfect with a cup of festive tea) and their super indulgent chocolate mint brownies made with dark chocolate. Christmas in a box.
Vegan Festive Treats Stocking Filler: £19.95, Postive Bakes.
MELTY SHEESY BAKE WITH SPRING ONION AND GARLIC
Another dairy-free cheese option (is there ever too many) is this super melty bake from Sheese. Just pop in the oven, watch it melt (notoriously difficult for dairy-free cheese!) and then dunk in your favourite crusty gluten-free loaf.
Melting Sheesy Bake with Spring Onion & Garlic (150g, £3.75) from Sainsbury’s