It's definitely getting colder now and starting to feel wintery. I discussed the need for nice warm casseroles last week, well now we need to think about the most important meal of the day and that's breakfast.
You can have porridge at any time of the day really but I do like a bowl to start my day off and personally it isn't just for winter really, I've been porridging right through summer - I know, what a rebel. Oats are another food that is really down to personal preference, some people can eat oats with no problem at all, some can't. The main issue with oats is contamination and that other grains such as wheat, barley and rye which may get mixed with it. I've stuck to the gluten free varieties and haven't had any problem with these at all. It is a case of try and see which is not always a preferred option especially as it means feeling unwell.
I have used the Foodie Market Free From Organic Oats which were purchased at Aldi and the Quaker Oats So Simple which I picked up at Tesco. these are a little more pricey at £2.99 for 10 sachets (350g) compare to £1.79 (500g) for the Aldi product. The sachets are handy to take away on a holiday if you need to and as they contain 40g of oats in each sachet this makes it so easy if you are following Slimming World as it's your Healthy Extra right there in one pack.
I know, stop being lazy Sue from the Brew and just weight the Aldi stuff out! I do honestly but sometimes there is nothing like ripping open a packet and job done!. It's so easy to make up as well with the sachets, you pour the oats into a bowl, fill the sachet up with milk, pour over the oats and microwave for approx 2 minutes. I pop a bit of fruit on and that's it, super fast breakfast.
There are of course many more gluten free oats available on the market and it's a good idea to download the Coeliac UK Gluten Free Food Checker App as you can search products and even scan products to get all the information you need. It is really good. If you would like more information about oats, here is some information from the Coeliac UK website:
I hope this helps a little, Generally I think us 'gluten free'ers' tend to find a product that suits us and stick with it or we know to just stay away from others altogether. I can recommend the Coeliac UK website as it has so much information and if you need to know more just enquire and they will advise you on everything you need to know. You don't have to be diagnosed as a Coeliac to use it, I'm not, just tends to be an intolerance for me and I use it all the time.
Thanks for reading and please feel free to join me for Autism Support Saturday tomorrow.
Take care for now.