Never have I realised more than now, just how hard it is for people who cannot eat gluten.
I have always wondered what it would be like to have to say no to favourite foods when you have an allergy, but until I recently found out that gluten didn't agree with me, I didn't realise just how hard a simple shopping trip could be...
Luckily, in this day and age there are many "free from" ranges in supermarkets which cater for a wide range of people with allergies. Usually being only one aisle of these foods in a supermarket however, drastically reduces your choices.
I have been trying to eat clean for the last couple of months now and pack protein and fibre into my meals as much as possible, I have felt much better and healthier inside and out since starting this sort of diet.
The only problem is.. when you know you can't have something.. you want it ten times more than you ever would have before. The thing I seem to miss, despite hardly ever eating it before, is cake.
Muffins, cupcakes, pastries, you name it.
Unfortunately, gluten free ranges for cakes and pastries in supermarkets do not look appetising and are expensive. So, what is the answer for someone who wants to eat healthily, gluten free and still pack protein and fibre into a sweet and satisfying snack?
Bake some Banana Coconut Mini Muffins of course?!