Tis the season to stuff your face and thankfully those of us who are gluten and dairy-free don't need to miss out either. Here's our pick of the best gluten and dairy-free festive treats to try this month.
CHRISTMAS DAY ESSENTIALS
COOMBE FARM ORGANIC PIGS AND BLANKET
Coombe Farm Organic's pigs in blankets are made with gluten-free chipolatas, wrapped in streaky bacon, and packed in 6's ready for your Christmas table. They also have homemade stuffing- choose from pork and cranberry stuffing or pork, sage and onion stuffing, both are gluten-free.
Organic Pigs in Blankets - 8 x 55g, Serves 4 at £6.95 and Homemade Gluten-Free Stuffing. £4.99, 400g. (both delivered frozen) from Coombe Farm Organic
GOOD IT'S GLUTEN-FREE CHRISTMAS BUFFET SELECTION
All we want for Christmas is a gluten-free sausage roll and it turns out Christmas miracles exists. This ultimate party buffet from Good It's Gluten Free has gluten-free versions of all the buffet classics-from samosas to sausage rolls to spring rolls and battered sauges!
Christmas Buffet Selection, £9.99 for one, Good It's Gluten Free
HECK GLUTEN FREE STUFFING
Stuffing is traditionally gluten-free but thankfully there are now lots of options. This Christmas edition seasoned pork stuffing with sage and onion is perfect for Christmas day and those leftover sandwiches.
Pork Sage and Onion Stuffing, £3.50, Heck
FESTIVE NUT ROAST BOX
Pollen + Grace’s Festive Nut Roast Box is a plant-based twist on the Christmas classics, including squash + sage nut roast, maple roasted carrots, glazed Brussels sprouts, curly kale, parsnip + butter bean mash and a cranberry sauce dressing.
The 250g meal box will retail at £3.50 in Co-op and £3.99 in Whole Foods
MASH DIRECT VEGAN MASH POTATO
For the ultimate lazy Christmas dinner, this mash is ready in minutes and is vegan and free from dairy. Ideal if you've also got a dairy-free dinner guest and don't want to cook two different versions of mash potato.
CRANES CRANBERRY CIDER
It's the season of cranberries so why not drink them too? Cranes cider is the perfect refreshing gluten-free tipple; handcrafted using the finest cranberries, alongside British apples, in Cambridgeshire. Perfect for those who want something sweet but don't like the sugar rush: since both are gluten-free, vegan, and contain 40% less sugar than most on the market.
Available in three flavours: Blueberries & Apples; Cranberries & Limes and Raspberries & Pomegranate cranes cider is avaliable from Ocado, Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, East of England Co-op, Amazon and www.drinkcranes.co.uk.
MUMMY MEAGZ WHAT'S O-STIRRING HOT CHOCOLATE
Fancy a creamy cup of hot chocolate without the milk? This stirrer from Mummy Meagz is the first vegan alternative we've found after hunting for ages. It even comes with marshmallows and can we talk about how genius the name of it is?
Mummy Meagz Vegan What's O'Stiring Hot Chocolate: £1.99, Holland and Barretts
SNACKS AND DESERTS
COCONUT ORGANICS CHOCOLATE ORANGE SWIRL ICE CREAM
We can't have Terry's chocolate orange but we can have the next best thing-coconut organics dairy-free choc orange swirl ice cream. Made with coconut cream and unrefined coconut sugar and just a few other natural ingredients to this base, it’s certified organic and officially vegan.
Coconut organics ice cream, £5.95, https://coconutsorganic.com/
WE LOVE CAKE MINCE PIES
Baked in small batches by skilled bakers on the edge of the Lake District these mince pies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
We Love Cakes Mince Pies: £2 in Booths and Iceland
CACAO ORANGE SHARER BAG 80G - SQUIRREL SISTERS
Another twist on the chocolate orange trend is these sharer bags, which are both gluten-free and plant-based.
BUTTERMILK DAIRY FREE MINCE PIE FUDGE
New for Christmas 2020, Buttermilk has a Dairy-free mince pie flavour fudge available which comes as part of a bundle on the Buttermilk website and is also available at farm shops and delis.
Buttermilk mince pie fudge, £2.50 at Conscious Candy
MINI MINCE PIES
Looking for an indulgent treat. Meera's made from scratch range is handmade, gluten-free, dairy-free, and made from organic ingredients. What's more, the flour is made from organic almonds and tiger nut flour and sweetened with orange juice, maple syrup, and fruit.
Mini Mince Pies: £5, Meera's made from Scratch