Recipe Roundup: Gluten-Free Options
According to Mayo Clinic, a gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease. Some people who don’t have celiac disease also may have symptoms when they eat gluten, however. This is called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Those with gluten sensitivities may experience inflammation and extreme drowsiness.
Eating gluten-free isn’t as tricky as you might think. It also doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. Here are some delicious options if you’re trying to go gluten-free:
- Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Energy Bites: These dark chocolate and peanut butter energy bites are a great way to make sure you’ve got a healthy snack on hand. This recipe is great because it doesn’t have many ingredients and there’s no cooking or baking involved.
- Zucchini-Carrot Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies: This recipe is especially great if you have picky eaters in your family. Kids will love eating vegetables that look and taste like a cookie. The carrots are excellent for eye health because they are rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin A. The zucchini helps boost immunity, while fighting cardiovascular disease. These vegetables, along with the dark chocolate and oatmeal, add fiber, antioxidants and vitamins all packaged into a delicious cookie treat
- Roasted Peach Salad: Peaches are a good source of vitamin C, which helps maintain a healthy immune system. Peaches also provide protective elements for the skin against UV radiation. With this recipe, you’ll make your own homemade peach vinaigrette, which is a great swap if you normally buy it. Store-bought salad dressings are often high in calories, fat, refined sugars and chemicals to extend shelf life. And, of course, it’s gluten-free.
- Red Quinoa Bean Salad: Quinoa is often mistaken for a grain, but it is a seed. It is one of the only plant foods that supplies complete proteins, offering all essential amino acids in a healthy balance.
- Grilled Curry Chicken with Mango Canteloupe Slaw: Turmeric, a major ingredient in curry powder, has played an important role in India’s Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as a treatment for inflammatory conditions. Since turmeric helps to fight off chronic inflammation, it’s a great dietary addition to help prevent conditions such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
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