Struggling as a Gluten Free Vegetarian? Look no further! Try my top 10 GF Veggie convenience foods.
When I first became GF I really struggled to find food out there that were both veggie and GF and that I could buy rather than make from scratch. I do tend to make most food from scratch but I also like to have things in the fridge or freezer that I can stick in the oven every now and then.
These alternative to meatballs are absolutely delicious with GF spaghetti and a homemade tomato sauce. They have quite a smoky flavour and are really tasty and filling. You’ll find them in the frozen aisle in Asda. https://groceries.asda.com/product/12-vegan-tomato-halloumi-alternative-balls/asda-plant-based-12-vegan-tomato-halloumi-alternative-balls/1000185650158
I used to eat a lot of quorn by unfortunately a lot of it contains wheat so I’m limited. I really love these Quorn peppered steaks. They are a lovely texture, I tend to overcook the as I prefer them a bit crispier! They are great if you are looking for a high protein meal replacement and are great in the frying pan or on a bbq. You can find these in most supermarkets. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.quern.co.uk/amp/products/peppered-steaks
If you haven’t tried Gluten Free Pieminister pies, then you absolutely must! Honestly, they are gorgeous! The pastry is nicer than any I have ever tried. I think you can only buy these in Sainsbury’s, I’ve not seen them anywhere else yet. https://pieminister.co.uk/pies/gluten-free-olivia/
When I first became GF I was obsessed with these cheese and onion bakes! They were one of the only foods that I could find that was vegetarian too. They are lush with a salad and new potatoes, or even as a replacement burger in a GF bun. The breadcrumbs do not taste GF and the filling is super moorish. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/285027095
I’ve just recently discovered this Courgette, feta and spinach pie from Sainsbury’s. I had it with some mashed potato and some veggies, but it would be lovely with a salad or if you were having a picnic. The pastry is a lovely texture and the filling is very fresh and light. https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/ready-meals-272761-44/b-freefrom-courgette–feta—spinach-pie-170g
Another Sainsbury’s product! These Mexican bean burgers are a great accompaniment with a salad, as a burger in a bread roll or you could even have it as part of a Mexican night! It would be lovely chopped up with some rice, gluten free wraps and some refried beans. Also if you were having a Nando’s takeaway, this is very similar to the Nando’s Spicy Bean Burger. https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/gluten-free-frozen/sainsburys-deliciously-free-from-spiced-mexican-bean-burgers-x2-227g
Amy’s kitchen have a fab range of Gluten Free convenience foods. They are all natural ingredients and taste absolutely lush! Give them a try. This vegetable lasagne is so tasty and perfect if you are in a rush and you can just pop it in the microwave. I really enjoy this with wedges or jacket potato and salad. You can find Amy’a kitchen in most supermarkets like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Morrison’s. https://www.amyskitchen.co.uk/our-foods/vegetable-lasagne-gluten-free-dairy-free
If you’re missing Greggs try these M&S Without Wheat Cheese and Onion rolls…..they are delicious and if you’re like me and missing cheese pastys, then they are a good substitute!! You will not be disappointed! https://www.ocado.com/products/m-s-made-without-cheese-onion-rolls-515433011
The co-op normally have some lush GF frozen party food in at Christmas time! They are perfect if you are entertaining or even for a Saturday night in! The pasty is absolutely devine and I’d highly recommend you go and try them! They also do the most amazing GF Mince Pies!!! Save some for me though! https://www.coop.co.uk/products/co-op-indian-style-sharing-selection-220g-gluten-free
Being GF you will know how bad GF pizzas normally are. Cardboard springs to mind!! Well, I have found some hidden gems for you. These Schar pizzas are really lovely. The base is nice and crispy and I normally add some extra topping to jazz it up a bit! Really worth a try. They are also lacto free too. https://groceries.asda.com/product/free-from-frozen-food/schar-gluten-free-pizza-margherita/1000228556278
Do let me know what you think of my top 10 and if you have foods that you can recommend , please leave me a comment below.