Blogger and passionate runner Beth Heddle knows a thing or two about staying fit on a gluten free diet. To help us celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week, she’s put together some brilliant tips on how to balance your diet with fitness or training…
Beth Heddle on Staying Fit while Gluten Free
As a coeliac, there aren’t really any reasons why you shouldn’t be able to exercise like anyone else. Coeliacs do however often suffer from a weakened immune system which increases your susceptibility to catching viruses and generally feeing unwell. A few ways I love to keep fit include jogging, walking, spinning classes and cycling outdoors. They’re all relatively cheap and don’t require much expertise – especially as a student these are appealing methods of exercise.
One thing I struggle with being a coeliac is the small range of ‘healthy’ snack bars available for coeliacs. After exercise I often have to drive home or go on somewhere else and therefore having a snack bar would be so convenient. There are a few that I have come across that have a great protein and carbohydrate ratio post-workout but you can so simply make your own! A simple mix of mashed dates, oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and honey baked for 10 minutes or so work perfectly!
Beth is an award-winning blogger who has a passion for running, fitness, food and travel. When she’s not baking up a storm or pounding the pavements, she’s a student at the University of Birmingham. Make sure you check out Beth’s blog here, and follow her on Instagram for some serious fitness/foodie #goals!
Coeliac Awareness Week
This week, 8-14 May, is Coeliac Awareness Week. This annual week-long event is run by the fantastic charity Coeliac UK, and this year focuses on eating out and eating on the go. Find out more here and join the #glutenfreevolution! We’re celebrating with a new blog or recipe every day.
Back in October 2016, Delicious Alchemy’s annual Gluten Free Magic Bake Off competition was drawing to a close. The final was closely fought, with some truly showstopping entries to choose between. After a lot of deliberation, we decided upon Carly Talbot’s Autumn Spice Showstopper as 2016’s winning bake!
Carly won a trip to Sheffield, where she had a gluten free afternoon tea at the beautiful Chatsworth House, and a professional photoshoot of the winning cake. She decided to put a springtime twist on her creation this time around – and we hope you’ll agree that the results came out beautifully! Carly runs the blogs Gluten Free B and Windsor B – you can read her account of the day here. Scroll down for the recipe for this masterpiece if you’d like to create your own!
For Day 2 of our Coeliac Awareness Week celebrations, we’re showing you just how easy it is to make delicious dairy free milk alternatives at home, that also don’t contain gluten, nuts, or any other major allergen.
More and more of us are choosing dairy free milks, and they are now easier than ever to find in your local supermarket – but they’re not always cheap. Here’s how you can make your own in minutes for less than 90p a litre.
Rice milk has a deliciously subtle nutty flavour and is perfect on cereal. We love using Delicious Alchemy Rice Flakes in this recipe as there is no previous soaking or cooking necessary – you’re ready to go in seconds. Add a touch of vanilla extract for a sophisticated taste.
Oat milk has a stronger, oaty taste and is also delicious with the addition of vanilla or cinnamon.
Summer is finally on the horizon, and that means many of us will soon be heading abroad. If you’re travelling, whether it’s for work or play, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is gluten making its way into your food. We’ve put together some of our favourite tips on how to travel gluten free, so you can get on with the more important things.
We often get asked why the price of gluten free food is higher than their gluten-containing equivalents. This difference in price can be frustrating for a lot of people with coeliac disease and other intolerances, so we wanted to explain what it is that goes into our products that makes them more expensive than what you’d find in the main aisle of your supermarket.