How Lo-Dough is Perfect for your Gluten Free Diet
Lo-Dough is a gluten-free bread and pastry alternative which allows people who are gluten intolerant to enjoy freedom with food. Gluten free pizzas, pies, quiches and wraps are just some of the things you can make with this unique food product. Gluten intolerance no longer has to mean miserable restrictions, because frankly, life is too short.
If you have coeliac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis you have to avoid gluten for life. Screening studies suggest that 1 in 100 people has coeliac disease; however, only 24% of people with the condition are documented on paper.
It is estimated around half a million people in the UK are currently undiagnosed.
There are a lot of different foods which you can eat freely when you are avoiding gluten, including potatoes, meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and rice.
Obvious sources of gluten include foods that contain traditional flour such as, bread, pasta, cereal, cakes and biscuits. These days, gluten is included in our typical favourite foods on our shopping lists such as sausages and various sauces (even stock cubes), making it more important than ever to check the packaging before you buy.
Lo-Dough contains wheat fibre - how can it be gluten free?
A commonly asked question is “how can Lo-Dough contain wheat fibre and also be a gluten free product.” The answer is simple. Lo-Dough uses a dietary fibre which is made from the wheat plant, and has been certified gluten-free in line with the UK and European legislation. This means it has been officially certified to contain less than 20mg/kg of gluten. The wheat fibre that actually gets used falls below a gluten level of 10mg/kg.
Lo-Dough as a finished product is sent to a UKAS accredited laboratory to verify that it is gluten-free. However, we are yet to apply for (and therefore receive) an official accreditation of gluten-free status.
Lo-Dough is made in a facility where sometimes other ingredients containing gluten are used. We make extra sure that all storage and production activity is kept separate and implement policies to avoid cross-contamination.
Important: If you have a severe wheat allergy we do not recommend using Lo-Dough as some of the other wheat-based allergens may still be present.
How Lo-Dough works on a gluten free diet
Lo-Dough has changed the lives of people on a gluten-free diet, because it opens the door towards foods which are usually on the menu. It's high in fibre and protein as well as being gluten free, dairy free, and virtually carb-free (2.2g per piece). This not only means that you can put pizza back on the menu (Lo-Dough makes a fantastic pizza base) - you can make some wonderful gluten-free desserts, quiche dishes, wraps and toasties to name a few. Check out the how to use Lo-Dough guide for more info.
Gluten free recipe 1. Chorizo Pizza
There are a number of gluten-free pizzas you can make with Lo-Dough, but this one has been a particular favourite, not least because it's also super low carb and low calorie.
It's easy to rustle up and is likely to be a winner for any gluten-free friend coming over to dinner. Pizza is a winner in general, but introducing it back onto the menu for those who usually can't eat it? That's pretty impressive.
Gluten Free Recipe 2. Spinach & Goats Cheese Quiche
Gluten-free quiche! - once again Lo-Dough makes the impossible possible. This spinach and goats cheese creation is just one example of how to make a gluten-free quiche, but it's been a big hit so far so we thought we'd shout about it some more. Quiche is easy make so long as you have a baking tin, and let's face it, they are generally a hit on the dinner table. Give it a try today.
Gluten Free Recipe 3. Chocolate Protein Brownies
Thanks to Lo-Dough's low carbohydrate and high fibre - these will fit your macro's perfectly, not spiking the carbs but giving you enough fibre to satiate your hunger when you are reaching out for a sweet treat. The mix is made with 40g of melted, high-quality dark chocolate and some added cocoa, so you know it's going to hit the spot taste-wise.
For more info, check out the how to use Lo-Dough guide