Giving advice on multiple allergies isn’t easy.
Just now I was chatting with someone whose baby has dairy, wheat and soya allergies. Understandably, she was desperate to find foods she could feed her daughter.
Free-from shopping isn’t easy
It’s a real challenge whoever you are. Most free-from foods will rule out one allergen, but the more allergies or intolerances you have, the more difficult it is to find suitable ingredients.
To make matters worse, foods which cut out lots of allergens tend to taste either bland or full of sugar.
But a new food trend is helping to revolutionise the free-from food market. The Paleo or caveman diet rules out dairy, grains, processed foods, sugars, starches and beans and focuses on fruits, vegetables, nut, seeds, fish and grass-fed meat. While this doesn’t avoid all potential allergens, it is helping the food industry approach the issue from a different perspective. Paleo foods should naturally be gluten-free, dairy-free and soya-free but they also tend to taste better because of their primary focus on basic, healthy foods.
This is where the a Paleo baking company like Ugg Foods comes in.
PALEO BAKES FROM UGG FOODS
Aptly named for the caveman diet, Ugg Foods specialise in guilt free natural treats. They offer bun and muffin mixes without any gluten or soya and yet their mixes are still additive free, a great source of Omega 3 and low in carbs. Most importantly, Ugg Foods are high in taste.
I can vouch personally for the flavour factor. When I was at a food show with Ugg recently, their stand was very popular and all their cakes, especially the fruit and seed loaf, were succulent and fabulously moreish. Also, their Chia Seed & Nut Bread recently came top in the Free From Awards which makes it the best thing since… sliced bread.
The cake and bread mixes Ugg Foods offer include:
For natural treats you can eat
■ Fruit & Seed Loaf
■ Chia Seed & Nut Loaf
■ Chia Muffins
■ Chocolate Chia Muffins
■ Coconut Chia Muffins
One cake mix will make 18 cupcakes and they take only 5 minutes to prepare before you pop them in the oven. After all, everyone needs a treat now and again, even your modern cavemen.
Give Ugg’s paleo bakes a try and see what you think.