Going gluten-free is currently one of the most popular diet trends. You’ve probably heard about it, but what does it really mean? Gluten is a protein found naturally in grains like wheat, barley and rye. It causes illness in people with Celiac disease and can also impact those with gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies. So going gluten-free mean removing those grains from your diet.
It may sound limiting, but the good news is whether you’re going gluten-free out of medical necessity or simply looking to cut back on the amount of gluten in your diet, there are still plenty of recipe options out there for you, including many that contain whole grains. There are actually a large number of whole grains available that are naturally gluten-free, including choices such as buckwheat, quinoa, rice and oats. Our Roasted Roots Power Bowl is a great one to try using quinoa. It is, however, important to note that some grains like oats are often processed in facilities that also process wheat. So in some cases, especially for those with Celiac disease, it’s important to look for certified gluten-free oats to avoid becoming ill due to cross-contamination.
If you’re looking to replace traditional wheat-based products in your diet with gluten-free options you have several choices. Things like wheat pasta noodles can be replaced with this highly popular zoodles or other spiralized veggie noodles. This is actually an easy way to add some extra vegetables to your diet. There are also several brands of gluten-free pasta available. Try this delicious Skinny Zucchini Casserole!
In baked goods, wheat flour can often easily be replaced with gluten-free options like almond flour, oat flour, coconut flour, etc. You can use choices like almond meal or other finely chopped nuts to replace breadcrumbs. Riced cauliflower is a wildly popular option for making gluten-free pizza crust and remember that dairy products are naturally gluten-free as well!
No matter your reason for searching for gluten-free recipes, we’re confident you’ll find our collection of recipes to be flavorful and delicious!