Everyone has a soft spot for warm freshly-baked BREAD and as increasing numbers of people are opting for gluten free options, FOMO towards regular bread products can set in. But I’m here to tell you not to worry!
The health food industry has experienced continued growth in recent years meaning the range of gluten-free bread options available at supermarkets is becoming overwhelming and we are here to help point you in the right direction!
Gluten free diets are 100% crucial for anyone diagnosed with coeliac disease and eliminating gluten can also be of benefit for anyone suffering from digestive issues, such as bloating, abdominal discomfort or irritable bowel syndrome - although gluten isn’t always to blame for these symptoms. It is important for anyone who removes gluten from their diet to ensure they source the nutrients found in wheat bread elsewhere. For example, one nutrient to watch out for is folic acid. As an industry standard, wheat flour is fortified with folic acid, whereas gluten-free flour isn’t.
Whether you’re a diagnosed coeliac or just keen to try the best gluten free choices available, read on to discover our top picks of 7 gluten-free breads available at the supermarket.
The amazing thing about Naturis is their use of organic wholegrain flour. Its high in fibre with 3g per slice which is a double win, helping you stay fuller for longer and is also beneficial in reducing cholesterol levels. The certified organic bakery offer 6 gluten-free breads consisting of both sweet and savoury flavours and the bread has no thickening/rising agents, sugar, yeast or dairy products. Naturis breads are best eaten when toasted or grilled due to their density. This is a must try for your next peanut butter on toast fix.
Venerdi is the greatest thing since sliced bread… LITERALLY
Venerdi strives to provide its customers with “complete freedom to enjoy food occasions” with their unrecognizably gluten free variety. This is a massive claim due to the notorious speculation of breads being too heavy and flavourless. When selecting from the sourdough (there’s even sweet potato sourdough...hello!) or paleo bread, even their heavenly pizza bases you are guaranteed products with light and fluffy textures making Venerdi quite unique compared to other gluten-free brands. Unlike other brands Venerdi allows you to enjoy pizza. Their pizza base has no artificial taste (like cardboard) and can hold many yummy toppings without taking away the taste from the cheesy goodness on top.
Pure Life Bakery
Are you sick of feeling heavy and bloated after eating your salad sandwich at lunchtime?
Pure Life Bakery now offers an organic sprouted 6 seed loaf. The company recommend toasting the loaf to enhance the natural seed flavour (almost achieving a roasted nut taste sensation). The flavoursome loaf is perfectly accompanied with avocado and alfalfa for a delicious at home brunch. The certified organic loaf uses locally sourced ingredients and is an excellent source of plant-based protein and is equally high in fibre.
Grab your girlfriends for a Mexican fiesta…
La Tortilleria offers an amazing gluten-free range of Corn Tortillas, Totopas (tortilla chips), Tostadas and Blue Tortillas. Whether it’s nachos or tacos, you are definitely set for your next Mexican feast with La Tortilleria. The company believe in creating a healthier version of the delicious tasting Mexican food we all know and LOVE. So go dice that salsa and smash that fresh guac because nachos are for dinner tonight.
BFree’s soft wrap range are all free from gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, and soy. You can be creative and bake them turning it into a DIY pizza base or my personal fav… make a ‘healthy’ kebab by filling the wrap with falafel, hummus and tabbouleh. These are best eaten after being toasted and warmed creating a tortilla texture.
This Nutritionist created bake at home gluten-free bread mix is perfect for breakfast or lunch. With a whopping 10g fibre per serve, it’ll keep you fuller for longer and is beneficial for your gut and heart health. The nuts and seeds in this mix boost intake of health fats omega 3 and omega 6 and if you want that bakery fresh smell straight from the oven, this is the bread for you.
Self-described as ‘next level bread with top shelf nutrients’ and I couldn’t agree more. This nutrient dense gluten-free bread contains everything from zucchini to buckwheat to mungbeans and not only that, one serving provides roughly 20% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium, the ultimate relaxation mineral. Their Banana & Buckwheat Sprouted Seed Bread also sounds pretty divine!
There are so many great options to choose from, meaning you can enjoy gluten-free bread nearly as much as its whole wheat counterpart. The ingredients in gluten-free bread can really vary from brand to brand and commercially packaged gluten-free products can be much higher in fats and sugar. A lot of gluten-free breads contain tapioca flour which offers much less in the way of nutrition compared to other gluten-free flours such as buckwheat or rice flour. And remember when it comes to reading the ingredients label, less is always more! Is there a gluten free bread you love that hasn’t been featured? We’d love to hear from you if there is!