Since it’s Coeliac Awareness Week, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start blogging again – my last blog post was in December!
To be perfectly honest, I’ve not been very well. I’ve blogged about it on a few occasions, and don’t really want to go in great detail in this particular blog post, but I will explain all in another post really soon. To cut the long story very short. I have been diagnosed with Endometriosis. It’s a debilitating disease which affects women and causes me unbearable chronic pain which at times leaves me so exhausted that I don’t have the energy to do anything, let alone blog!
Like I said, I’ll go into more details at a later date. I feel talking about it may help other women who suffer as well as help spread awareness. If you’re reading this and you too have endometriosis, please feel free to contact me. I’m more than happy to offer advice and support!
So back to the blog post….
Gluten Free Wraps!
This week I have been so excited to come across so many places offering us pre packed gluten free wrap sandwiches, that I thought I would review them! Bear in mind that there are plenty more wraps out there – I just haven’t had the chance to find them all! You’ll find most of them in places like Tesco, Sainsburys, Costa, Starbucks, Boots and WH Smiths!
COSTA COFFEE: British Chicken & Basil Salad (4/5)
Roast chicken breast and basil mayonnaise with tomato and wild rocket
This was very, very tasty! Usually I’m not a huge fan of rocket but this wasn’t overbearing and I found it really complimented the chicken and the basil mayo! You had a good, decent amount of chicken which wasn’t swamped by the dressing. What’ s more, you can also buy their gluten free brownie to go with it which is amazing!
URBAN EAT BETTER: Lemon Chicken Wrap / Egg and Slow Roast Tomato Wrap (5/5)
I found these wraps in WH Smiths and Sainsburys! They’re my absolute favourites, especially the Egg and Slow Roast Tomato wrap! The Egg wrap is like a posh ‘egg mayo’ sandwich and tastes amazing with the tomato and rocket. The Chicken wrap is also delicious and comes with a delicious lemon mayo dressing!
On another note, I’m so glad WH Smiths are now selling gluten free wraps in their shops! I couldn’t believe it when I went in to buy my Eat Natural Breakfast Bar to eat on the train journey home that I actually, and rather embarrassingly, squealed with delight! – much to Mikes embarrassment
STARBUCKS: Gluten Free Falafel (5/5)
Sweet potato falafel, houmous, carrot, spinach, harrisa chickpeas, pomegranate kernels and yoghurt and mint dressing
This was another favourite of mine! I absolutely adore falafel and because of the other ingredients in the wrap, this seemed like the healthiest of the wraps! Unlike the other wraps, this wrap was a fully packed wrap! Plus I would never think to add pomegranate kernels in anything but a fruit salad, but it tasted amazing when you got a burst of pomegranate! It’s inspired me to add it to other things like salads and rice dishes!
But the one thing that all these wraps had in common was that they all used the same seeded wrap which in my opinion stole the show. And what wrap did they use I hear you say? *cue drum roll*
WARBURTONS SEEDED GLUTEN FREE WRAPS!
They are simply the greatest things ever! Unlike some gluten free bread, these wraps don’t go soggy if you pre roll them which is perfect if you fancy making some wraps for lunch to take to school, college, uni or work! They aren’t ‘stale’ tasting and taste just like a ‘normal’ wraps! They don’t have to be ‘refreshed’ either and can be eaten straight out of the pack. What’s more, not only are they gluten free they’re also egg free too!