If you’re looking for healthy, tasty, and easy meal ideas that are gluten-free and dairy free, then you’re in the right place!
I understand the challenges of planning meals and finding recipes that cater to your dietary restrictions without sacrificing flavour and nutrition. That’s why I’ve created this blog to share my favourite dairy-free, gluten-free recipes, and cooking tips with you.
All of them straight from my kitchen to yours!
What is a Gluten and Dairy-free Diet?
Going gluten and dairy-free means saying “See ya later” to anything with gluten or dairy in it. It might be a bit tricky for some folks, but don’t worry– we’ve got this! Gluten, found in wheat, barley, and rye, can cause gut troubles for those with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. And then there’s dairy, which has lactose, a type of sugar, and casein, a difficult-to-break-down protein – that can cause some people to feel pretty… yucky! – with symptoms like bloating, gas, and diarrhea. And for some, dairy proteins can cause even more extreme reactions.
So, let’s steer clear of gluten and dairy and keep those tummies feeling fab!
Why are Gluten and Dairy-free Recipes Important?
If you’re one of those people with gluten sensitivities, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or dairy allergies, then you know how important it is to find the right recipes to keep your diet healthy and balanced. And let’s be real– it’s not always easy to come up with creative meal ideas when you’re trying to avoid certain ingredients.
But fear not! Gluten and dairy-free recipes are not only nutritious but also delicious and full of variety. So try out some new recipes and enjoy a healthy and happy tummy!
Whether you’re dealing with gluten or dairy intolerance, celiac disease, or simply looking for a healthier lifestyle, we’ve got you covered. It’s time to take control! My recipes are not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients that will help you maintain a balanced and healthy diet. From breakfast to dinner, snacks, and desserts, we have something for everyone.
Rise and shine, sleepyhead! Just because you’re going gluten and dairy-free for breakfast doesn’t mean you have to settle for a bland bowl of oats– No, thank you! With some creative magic and a bit of experimenting in the kitchen, you can whip up a breakfast that’s both satisfying and packed with important nutrients to fuel your day. From yummy smoothies to egg-cellent dishes and more, the possibilities are endless. So go ahead, break out that apron, and let’s get cookin’!
1. Light and Fluffy pancake
This Light and Fluffy Pancake recipe will help you create the perfect breakfast treat that is both delicious and easy to make. Using simple ingredients and a few basic techniques, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of pancakes that are soft, airy, and ooohhh melts-in-your-mouth.
- ½ Cup Coconut Flour
- 6 Eggs
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Vanilla
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ¾ Cup Sparkling water
- Stevia Drops (optional)
Whisk together eggs, coconut oil, vanilla and sparkling water. Mix coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Combine wet and dry mixtures. Heat can and cook pancakes coconut el. Top with fresh berries and coconut yoghurt. Serve them with your favourite toppings, such as maple syrup or berries, and enjoy a satisfying and comforting breakfast that will start your day off right.
2. Cherry bomb protein smoothie
Looking for a quick and easy way to refuel after a workout or fuel up for the day ahead? Packed with protein and bursting with fruity flavour, this smoothie is the perfect way to nourish your body and satisfy your taste buds. Made with cherries, bananas, almond milk, and protein powder, this smoothie is a tasty and nutritious option for any time of day. With just a few minutes of prep time, you can have a delicious and satisfying drink that will leave you feeling energised and ready to take on whatever comes your way.
- 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries
- 1 Small Greenish Banana
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 150-200 ml Coconut or Almond Milk
- 3 Tbsp Protein Powder (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Collagen Powder (optional)
Place all Ingredients Into the Nutribullet and blend. A well-rounded breakfast smoothie should always Include a source of protein, so I do recommend adding a pea protein powder.
3. Chia pudding
This recipe is made with chia seeds, almond milk, and a touch of honey, and is loaded with fibre, protein, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Top with your favourite fruit, nuts, or granola for added flavour and texture. This Chia Pudding is a versatile and nutritious option that will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long.
What you’ll need:
- 100ml Coconut Milk
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1⁄4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Pea Protein Powder (optional)
Combine ingredients and set in the fridge overnight. You’ll have a creamy and satisfying pudding that is perfect for any time of day. To serve, top with fresh berries. One of the perfectly delicious gluten-free, dairy-free vegetarian recipes.
4. Shakshuka Eggs
Shakshuka is a popular dish in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, and is a great way to enjoy eggs in a new and exciting way. It’s easy to make and perfect for sharing, making it a great option for weekend brunches or family meals.
What you’ll need:
- 1.5 Bottles Tomato Passata
- 1 Onion, Diced
- 2 Tbsp Grass Fed Butter, Tallow or Lard
- 1 Red Capsicum, Diced
- 1 Chorizo Sausage or Bacon, Diced
- 5 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
- 5 Tbsp Coconut Aminos or Tamari
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- Handful Fresh Basil Leaves
Add the butter (or tallow or lard) to a large frypan and cook onions until clear. Add spices and mix well. Add the capsicum and chorizo and brown. Pour in the passata and aminos and stir. Reduce to medium heat and simmer.
The KEY to a super tasty Shakshuka is to let it reduce! You want the tomato sauce nice and thick and a little caramelised. Make small hollows with a wooden spoon, crack the eggs in gently and turn the heat to low. Watch them closely no one wants solid yolks! Once the whites are only just cooked but the yolks are still runny, remove and cool a little. Top with fresh basil leaves and black pepper.
5. Chorizo Egg Muffins
These muffins are portable, making them great for busy mornings or on-the-go breakfasts. They are also low-carb and gluten-free vegan recipes, making them a healthy option that will keep you feeling full and satisfied. Serve with a side of fresh fruit or avocado for a complete and nutritious breakfast.
- 1 good quality chorizo sausage, chopped
- 12 pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
- 6 eggs, whisked
- 12 basil leaves
- 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp milk of choice
Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil and preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Dice the chorizo, olives, and basil. Whisk the eggs with the milk (I use coconut) and add salt. Evenly distribute the mixture into the muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
Hey there, snack-a-holics! Snacks are essential for keeping us fueled and feeling fabulous throughout the day, and just because you’re avoiding gluten and dairy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor and fun. Oh no, no, no!
There are loads of gluten and dairy-free snack recipes out there that are so tasty, you’ll forget they’re healthy! These snacks are made with all sorts of alternative ingredients, like nut flour, gluten-free grains, and plant-based dairy substitutes, so you can snack to your heart’s content without worry. Plus, they’re easy peasy to make, so you can whip them up in a jiffy whenever those cravings hit. So go ahead, snack away, my friends!
1. Sweet Potato Toasts
This recipe is gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and packed with nutrients, making it a perfect snack option for anyone looking to eat healthier. It’s also easy to make and can be customised to your taste preferences.
- 1/2 Medium Sweet Potato, Cut Length Ways into “Surfboards”
- Coconut Yoghurt and Blueberries Or
- Nut Butter and Coconut Flakes Or
- Avocado Smash Or
- Smoked Salmon and Hummus
These are so easy to make! You simply toast them in the toaster, just like you would with normal toast. It might take a few rounds! Then top with any of the above.
2. Gluten-Free Apple Muffins
Made with almond flour and sweetened with honey, these muffins are packed with fresh apples and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. They are light, fluffy, and have a tender crumb, making them a perfect breakfast or snack option. This recipe is easy to make and can be customised by adding additional ingredients such as chopped nuts or dried fruit. Serve warm or at room temperature for a satisfying and nutritious treat.
What you’ll need:
- 3 apples, chopped
- 2 handfuls sultanas
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 cup quality organic gluten free flour
- 1 two baking powder
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or olive oil
- Cinnamon Nutmeg (Optional)
- 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup Salt
Whisk the eggs and wet ingredients together. Fold in the almond meal, flour, baking powder, spices, and salt, and mix well. Stir through apples and sultanas. Bake in a greased muffin tin at 170 for 20 mins.
3. Sweet Potato and Zucchini Fish Cakes
My Sweet Potato and Zucchini Fish Cake recipe is a healthy and flavorful twist on traditional fish cakes. These fish cakes are made with fresh fish, grated sweet potato, and zucchini, mixed with herbs and seasonings, and pan-fried until golden brown. They are packed with nutrients, low in calories, and gluten-free, making them a great option for anyone looking to eat healthier.
- 2 Fillets White Fish (Snapper)
- 1 Sweet Potato, Grated
- 1 Zucchini, Grated
- 2 Stalks Spring Onion, Chopped
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Dried Basil
- 3-4 Eggs, Whisked
- 2 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
- SIDES (Optional)
- Steamed Greens
Squeeze and drain all excess moisture from the zucchini and sweet potato. Whisk the eggs with a little coconut milk, tapioca and herbs. Finely dice the fish and spring onions. Combine whole batter together and then shallow fry in pan in even sized portions. These are great for quick dairy and gluten free lunch ideas, and will keep for 2 days in the fridge! Serve with a side salad or some roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a quick and healthy dinner option.
Lunchtime heroes! It’s time to refuel and reignite that energy for the rest of the day, and just because you’re gluten and dairy-free doesn’t mean you have to settle for a boring brown bag lunch. No way, my friend!
Gluten and dairy-free lunch recipes are here to save the day with a whole bunch of mouth-watering options, from crunchy salads and tasty sandwiches to comforting soups and stews. These recipes are packed with all the nutrients you need to keep crushing it throughout the day, and they taste amazing too! So go ahead, get creative, and enjoy a lunch that’s both satisfying and scrumptious.
1. Zucchini, Pea and Mint Salad
This is a fresh and healthy dish that is perfect for the warmer months. This salad features sliced zucchini, sweet green peas, and fresh mint, all tossed in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing. It’s light, refreshing, and packed with nutrients, making it a great side dish or light lunch option.
The flavours are bright and refreshing, making it a perfect match for grilled meats or seafood. This recipe is easy to make and can be customised to your taste preferences, adding in additional ingredients such as feta cheese, toasted almonds, or grilled chicken.
- 2 Zucchinis, ribboned with a peeler
- 1/2 Cup Baby Peas
- 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves
- 1/2 Cup Dill
- 6 Macadamia Nuts, finely chopped
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice, Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Caraway Seeds (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds (optional)
Combine all ingredients and dress with the olive oil, lemon juice and a splash of vinegar. Add a serving of protein if you like. This salad goes beautifully with lamb. Ta-da quick and easy!
2. Salmon and Sweet Potato Fish Cakes
Made with fresh salmon and nutrient-rich sweet potatoes, these fish cakes are packed with flavour and essential nutrients. The salmon is mixed with sweet potatoes, fresh herbs, and seasonings, then formed into patties and pan-fried until golden brown.
This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a quick and healthy meal. Serve with a side salad or some roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.
- 400g Tinned Salmon
- 2 Sweet Potatoes, Roasted
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
- Fresh Herbs
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Shallow fry in coconut oil until lightly browned and crispy!
3. Easy Fish Curry
This recipe uses a fish of your choice, cooked in a fragrant curry sauce made with coconut milk, spices, and fresh herbs. The curry is packed with flavour and is perfect for those who love spicy and aromatic dishes. This recipe is also customizable, as you can adjust the level of spiciness and add in your favourite vegetables or seafood to make it even more delicious. Serve with steamed rice or naan bread for a complete and satisfying meal.
What you’ll need:
- 2 Portions Mackerel or Other Fish
- 2 Shallots, Chopped
- 1 Stalk Lemongrass, Crushed
- 1 Tsp Capers
- 1 Tsp Turmeric
- 1 Tsp Fish Sauce
- Fresh Coriander
- 1 400ml Can Coconut Milk
- 2 Cups Cauliflower, Chopped
- 2 Cups Pumpkin, Cubed
Add the shallots to a frypan with a little coconut oil and cook until clear. Then, add the lemon-grass, turmeric, fish sauce and veggies and cook for 2 minutes. Next, add in the coconut milk over medium heat, and once warm, add the fish cubes. Remove when fish is cooked and serve with fresh coriander and extra lime. If you like a sweeter curry, add 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar.
Hey there, dinner champions! It’s time to feast like kings and queens and fill our bellies with all the good stuff. And guess what? Going gluten and dairy-free doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite hearty meals.
Gluten and dairy-free dinner recipes are the bomb dot com, offering up all sorts of tasty options, from savoury soups and stews to zesty stir-fries and roasted veggies that’ll have your taste buds doing the happy dance. Plus, they’re chock-full of all the nutrients you need to keep slaying the day. Get cookin’ and enjoy a dinner that’s both delicious and nutritious!
1. Low Carb Minestrone Soup
This soup is packed with fresh vegetables like zucchini, celery, and carrots, and is seasoned with herbs like basil and oregano. The recipe uses low-carb alternatives to traditional pasta, such as chickpea pasta or zucchini noodles, making it a great option for those watching their carbohydrate intake.
This recipe is easy to make and can be customised by adding in your favourite vegetables or protein sources such as chicken or beans. Serve with a side salad or crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal.
- 250g Diced Bacon
- 2 Tbsp Olive
- 1 Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 Large Carrot
- 2 Stalks Celery
- 1 Medium Zucchini
- 1 Medium Pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- ½ Red Capsicum
- 1 Cup Green Beans
- 1 Cup Mushrooms
- 2 Cups Spinach
- 4 Cups Chicken Broth or Stock
- 400g Tinned Tomatoes
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 1 Tbsp Basil
- 150g Shredded Chicken (optional)
Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add in the diced bacon and fry until cooked. Meanwhile, dice all vegetables. Transfer cooked bacon to a plate. Heat olive oil in a pot. Add onion, carrot, and celery, and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, zucchini, pumpkin, and capsicum, and cook for 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir until combined. Slowly add chicken broth, stirring constantly until combined.
Add tinned tomatoes, oregano, basil, and salt and pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Add green beans and mushrooms, and cook for 15 minutes or until flavours are combined. Add cooked bacon, spinach, and chicken (if using) and cook for 2 minutes. To serve, garnish with fresh herbs.
2. Sheppard’s pie with Cauliflower Mash
My Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash recipe is a healthy and delicious twist on classic comfort food. This recipe swaps traditional mashed potatoes with a creamy and flavorful cauliflower mash, which is packed with nutrients and low in calories. The filling creates a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for gluten and dairy-free recipes for dinner. With just a little bit of preparation and assembly, you’ll have a warm and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. Try my Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash recipe today for a healthy and satisfying meal that the whole family will love!
What you’ll need:
- 500g Pork, Veal, or Beef Mince
- 1 Large Onion
- 1 Tbsp Garlic
- 2 Cups Veggies (your choice)
- 1.5 400g Tins Tomatoes
- 100g Tomato Paste
- 50ml Tamari (Soy) or Coconut Aminos
- 2 Large Handfuls Basil
- 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Whole Cauliflowers
- 4 Tbsp Ghee
- 50ml Coconut or Almond Milk
Heat a large frypan and add coconut oil or ghee, onion, and garlic for 2 minutes, and then add the mince and veggies and brown. In a mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, paste, yeast, and tamari or amino. Chop the basil.
Add in the tomato mixture and cook for 10 minutes. Stir through the basil and transfer to a casserole dish. Steam the cauliflowers until only just cooked. Add the ghee and milk, season with salt, and blend with a stick blender until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly over the mince. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes.
3. Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings
These wings are coated in a homemade BBQ sauce that is made with ingredients that gives them a deep, rich flavour. They are baked in the oven until crispy and juicy, making them a healthier alternative to fried chicken wings. This recipe is perfect for game day, picnics, or any casual gathering with friends and family. Serve with a side of vegetables or a salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Try our Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings recipe today for a tasty and crowd-pleasing dish!
What you’ll need:
- 500g Chicken Wings
- 1 Cup Smokey BBQ Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Paprika
- Chilli (optional)
SMOKEY BBQ SAUCE:
- 100g Tomato Paste
- 3 Tbsp ACV
- 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1⁄2 Cup Honey
- 1⁄2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1⁄2 Cup Tamari (Soy) or Coconut Aminos
- 1 Tbsp Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp Ground Cloves
To make BBQ sauce, add all ingredients to the saucepan, mix well & simmer for 10 minutes. Baste the chicken wings liberally with BBQ sauce, paprika, and chili and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until sticky and browned. Perfect for Friday night footy, picnic lunch, or any easy dinner with slaw.
Listen up, sweet tooths! Desserts are the cherry on top of any meal, and they’re the perfect treat for when you need a little pick-me-up. But for those of us who are gluten or dairy intolerant, finding scrumptious dessert options can be a real head-scratcher.
Fear not! Gluten and dairy-free dessert recipes are here to save the day and satisfy those sugar cravings. These recipes are a breeze to make and taste just as amazing as the traditional desserts we know and love– the possibilities are endless! Indulge guilt-free, and enjoy all the deliciousness that gluten and dairy-free desserts have to offer.
KETO Flourless Chocolate Cake
My KETO Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe is the perfect dessert for those following a low-carb or gluten-free diet. This cake is made without any flour or added sugar. It is rich, fudgy, and packed with chocolate flavour, making it a perfect treat for any chocolate lover. It’s easy to make and can be topped with whipped cream, berries, or nuts for added flavour and texture. This cake is also great for special occasions or as a decadent dessert option. Try our KETO Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe today for a delicious and guilt-free treat!
- 250g dark chocolate (70% or higher)
- 1.5 cups fine almond meal
- 1/4 cup raw cacao
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 6 eggs
- 80g melted butter or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce
Frosting: Fresh raw cream or coconut cream
Preparing delicious and nutritious gluten and dairy-free recipe meals don’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. By using fresh, whole ingredients and simple cooking techniques, it is possible to create a wide variety of flavorful and healthy dishes that are suitable for a range of dietary needs.
Whether you’re looking for breakfast options, lunch or gluten and dairy-free dinner recipes, or sweet treats, there are plenty of delicious and satisfying options available that will nourish your body and tantalise your taste buds. With a little creativity and experimentation, you can discover a whole new world of gluten-free, dairy-free recipes that is both nutritious and delicious. So, why not give it a try and start enjoying the many benefits of a healthy and tasty diet today!
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why do people eat gluten and dairy-free?
People may eat gluten and dairy-free for a variety of reasons, including food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities, celiac disease, and personal dietary preferences or beliefs. For instance, some may have celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that causes an adverse reaction to gluten. Others may have lactose intolerance or a milk allergy may cause adverse reactions to dairy products. Some individuals may also choose to avoid gluten and dairy as part of a health or weight loss plan.
2. Why is gluten-free diet important?
A gluten-free diet is important for individuals with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy to avoid adverse reactions and promote intestinal healing. Consuming gluten-containing foods can lead to inflammation, damage to the small intestine, and malabsorption of nutrients in individuals with these conditions. A gluten-free diet can also benefit individuals with other autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, as it may reduce inflammation in the body.
3. What is the purpose of a dairy-free diet?
The purpose of a dairy-free diet is to avoid consuming dairy products, which contain lactose, a sugar that some individuals cannot digest properly due to lactose intolerance. Additionally, dairy products can also cause allergic reactions in some people. Some individuals may also choose to avoid dairy products for personal dietary preferences or beliefs, such as a vegan or plant-based diet. Overall, the purpose of a dairy-free diet varies depending on the individual’s health needs, dietary restrictions, and personal preferences.
4. What is the diet called gluten and dairy-free?
The gluten and dairy-free diet is a dietary approach that involves avoiding foods that contain gluten and dairy. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, while dairy refers to any products made from cow’s milk. This diet is often recommended for individuals with gluten or dairy intolerance, celiac disease, or other autoimmune conditions.