Special diets

If you or someone in your family has special dietary needs, whether it’s an allergy or intolerance, or you’re following a vegetarian or vegan diet, Healthy Food Guide is here to help. All of our recipes are tagged and categorised for you, so you can find recipes that you can eat. Plus there’s loads of advice to help – here’s a small taster of what you can find here.

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Smart swaps: Gluten free

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Your guide to going meat free

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Smart swaps: Low-FODMAP

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Iron and protein values of common vegetarian foods

Here's a handy quick-reference guide to the amount of protein...

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Gluten free? Here’s your fibre fix

Getting enough fibre when you’ve eliminated gluten from your diet...

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Plant-based doesn’t mean plant-only

We’re seeing a lot about ‘plant-based’ eating right now. It’s...

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Gluten-free Christmas cake

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How to make any recipe gluten free, dairy...

Niki Bezzant has a practical guide to substituting in recipes...

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The facts on going gluten free

If you or someone in your family has cut out...

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Weight loss when you're eating gluten free

Gluten-free eating can pose a few problems to those actively...

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10 of the best diabetes-friendly snacks

1.  One fresh pear and one slice of Kraft Singles...

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Ask the experts: Dairy allergy and lactose intolerance

What is the difference between a dairy allergy and lactose...

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Allergies: Myths and facts

Everyone's talking about food allergies. We explain the myths and...

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Step-by-step food allergy diagnosis

Food allergies are on the rise, for reasons not fully...

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What’s really causing your IBS?

Dietitian Anna Richards — who specialises in food allergies and...

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The allergy epidemic

About one in 10 New Zealand children has a food...

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Eating out with allergies

Having a food allergy can make eating out seem impossible...

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How to be a healthy vegetarian

Is a vegetarian diet a healthy way of eating? HFG...

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Love your heart

Simple lifestyle changes could halt the progression of heart disease...

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Ask the experts: Saturated fat and heart disease

Q: "I've heard people say there's no evidence that saturated...

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Are you intolerant to common foods?

Uncomfortable bloating after eating may not be just the result...

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10 of the best IBS-friendly snacks

These snacks are all suitable for people on a low-FODMAP...

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Food, FODMAPs and IBS: What to eat and...

Scientific studies have shown that a low-FODMAP diet can significantly...

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