Recipe Roundup: Gluten-Free Options
According to Mayo Clinic, a gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease. However, many people have adverse reactions when eating gluten. This is called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. They may also choose to adopt a gluten-free diet.
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:
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 simple because it doesn’t have many ingredients and there’s no cooking or baking involved.
Zucchini is a flavorful alternative to noodles (with the help of a spiralizer). One cup of zucchini has about 25 calories and about 5-7 grams of carbs. One cup of pasta, on the other hand, can have as many as 200 calories and 45 grams of carbs. This simple recipe is easy to make for a week night family-friendly meal that everyone will love. Zucchinis are packed with vitamin A, C and B, as well as potassium and fiber to help keep you full longer.
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 dressings. 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.
Quinoa is often mistaken for a grain, but it is in fact a seed. It is one of the only plant foods that supplies complete proteins, offering all essential amino acids in healthy balance.
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.
Have you tried these recipes? What did you think?
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