If you are choosing to eat gluten free, you are choosing to live a healthy lifestyle in many ways. Looking for gluten free recipes is the first step to being a healthier individual. Whether you are looking for main dish ideas, or snacks, there are plenty of gluten free recipes to choose from.
Gluten Free Granola Bar Recipes and Other Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Gluten Free Granola Bars
-all natural peanut butter
-Rice Krispies (or gluten free rice cereal to make it healthier)
-gluten free chocolate chips
-almonds, walnuts or cashews, or all of them
-gluten free oatmeal
The first thing you want to do is mix 3/4 cup of agave nectar with 3/4 cup of all natural peanut butter over medium heat on your stove. Once it is smooth and well mixed together, you can stop. Remove from heat. It is important to stir this constantly so the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom. Next, you can stir in a half cup of chocolate chips and your choice of nuts. You can add as many of as little nuts as you would like. The chocolate chips will begin to melt, and this is when you can add in 1 cup of gluten free oatmeal and 1 cup of the rice cereal. Continue to stir until the mixture is evenly mixed. You can now pour this mixture into a baking dish and allow it to cool before cutting them into granola bars. This recipe is easy to make, healthy and tastes great!
Gluten Free Pancakes
-white rice flour
Mix together 1 cup of tapioca flour, 1 cup of potato starch, 1 cup of white rice flour, 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 1 egg. You can add a little more milk if it needs to be thinned out, and another egg if it needs to be a bit thicker. Use your coconut oil to melt on your griddle to avoid the pancakes sticking to the pan. You can finish making these pancakes, just like you would making any other pancakes. Use your favorite all natural maple syrup on top.
Pumpkin Apple Soup
-cut up butternut squash
-cut up apples of your choice
-salt and pepper
Your first step to preparing this gluten free healthy lunch recipe is to preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once the oven is preheated, place cut apples and cut squash on a baking sheet. The amount that you decide to bake depends on how many people you will be serving. Keep the apples and squash in the oven to roast for about 20 minutes. Once they start to brown you know that they are done. Separate about half of your apples and squash and blend them thoroughly. Add the amount of chicken broth you desire to a pot and place on the stove on medium heat, adding your blended squash and apples with it. Season your soup with salt, pepper and basil. Once your broth has been simmering for about 10 minutes add the rest of your squash and apples and cook for another 10 minutes, or until warm. This makes a great gluten free healthy lunch all year round.
Gluten Free Mac and Cheese
-gluten free rice cereal
-cooked gluten free noodles
Put about a tablespoon of coconut oil in a saucepan and let it melt on medium heat. Add about a teaspoon of potato starch, 1/2 cup of coconut milk and let it heat until it starts to thicken. Cut up some green onion and allow it to saute in your thick mix. Add your cooked gluten free noodles and wait until it warms up. Add as much choose on top of it as you wish.
Fruits and vegetables are all gluten free and make a great snack for any age throughout the day. To make a delicious vegetable snack add some cut up cheese, tomato and avocado to a bowl and season it with salt and pepper. This is a great way to eat healthy.
Shrimp and Curried Rice
-your choice of precooked shrimp
First, you can heat a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil, sautéing your carrots and onion until desired. Next, add about 3 teaspoons of curry powder to your onion and carrots. You can now add 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil and let it cook for about 10 minutes, or until the water has evaporated. You can now add your shrimp on top of your rice and add the seasonings you wish. Enjoy this gluten free dinner recipe.
Recipes For Toddlers
There are many types of foods you are probably already giving your toddler that are gluten free. Bananas, avocados, potatoes, fruit, etc. are all gluten free. Another thing you can do is make a smoothie out fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh fruit for them. They will love this in the summer.
Gluten Free Applesauce
All kids love applesauce, and the gluten free kind is even better! All you need to make gluten free applesauce is apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. Simply core, peel and cut apples into small pieces and place them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Add the apples to some water and take them out when they are mushy. Use a potato masher to completely mash the apples and add some cinnamon and maple syrup to the top. This is a great recipe that not only toddlers love, but the whole family can enjoy.
Gluten free recipes are easy to find and most of the time they are easy to make and don’t require many ingredients. When deciding to go on a gluten free diet, you are making a wonderful decision for your body in both the short term and long term. This is a decision you won’t regret.Credit: Morgue File
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