Recipe Roundup: Gluten-Free Options

| 2 min read

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:
Chocolate easter treats
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.
Peach salad in a bowl.
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 salad in a dish.
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.
Grilled chicken on a plate with 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.
Have you tried these recipes? What did you think?
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like:
Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

A Healthier Michigan is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
No Personal Healthcare Advice or Other Advice
This Web site provides general educational information on health-related issues and provides access to health-related resources for the convenience of our users. This site and its health-related information and resources are not a substitute for professional medical advice or for the care that patients receive from their physicians or other health care providers.
This site and its health-related information resources are not meant to be the practice of medicine, the practice of nursing, or to carry out any professional health care advice or service in the state where you live. Nothing in this Web site is to be used for medical or nursing diagnosis or professional treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other licensed health care provider. Always consult your health care provider before beginning any new treatment, or if you have any questions regarding a health condition. You should not disregard medical advice, or delay seeking medical advice, because of something you read in this site.