How to enjoy a BBQ with food intolerances

How to enjoy a BBQ with food intolerances
  • Burgers and sausages are always summer favourites, however for those with gluten or dairy intolerances these meats can become problematic. But, the supermarket comes to the rescue with egg and gluten free alternatives with products like The Black Farmer and Debbie and Andrews Harrogate 97% Pork Sausages.
  • Pre-made marinades are a great time saver but can sometimes contain dangerous trigger ingredients for those with gluten, dairy or yeast intolorances. Just because these pre-made sauces are off the menu, it doesn't mean that those with food intolerances have to go plain. Gluten, fish and yeast free marinades are available in the supermarket. Or if you're feeling particularly brave you can try making your own so that your summer barbecue is just as delicious. Try mixing together some honey, garlic and chilli to create your own marinade.
  • Having a food intolerance can encourage you to be more creative with your food preparation. And though it might seem like a hassle it can also be a blessing in disguise. It's the perfect opportunity to break away from convention and put your own unique spin on the summer barbecue. A great tip is replacing burger buns with fresh green like Romaine lettuce or Swiss chard. This way, your meal is healthier and you're less likely to fill up on buns or bread.
  • Another good tip is: Make it yourself. Yes you can buy gluten free burgers and sauces etc in the supermarket, but making our own burgers and marinades usually means that they taste much nicer, with fresher and a wider variety of ingredients. This also guarantees that nothing that would trigger food intolerance has wandered into your food. It's healthier too which is another great reason to create your own.

Tips from York Test.

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