5 Easy Gluten-Free Recipes that Taste Amazing

When you have an intolerance to gluten, some painful symptoms manifest like bloating and stomach pain. If you are out eating a nice dinner and eat gluten, the whole night can be ruined. One of the ways you can minimize the chances that you are going to experience a night like this is to invite friends over to the house and make sure that you have plenty of gluten-free options available for you. You can have options for your guests that are not gluten intolerant, but make sure that you have enough options that you can consume, so you don’t feel deprived.

Those that don’t understand gluten intolerance might not understand the importance of a gluten-free diet, but those that deal with the painful symptoms when they do accidentally consume gluten know exactly why it is important to stay away from this ingredient.

What Is Gluten?

It wasn’t until recently when people started finding out more about gluten and learning about gluten intolerance and Celiac disease. Who knew that gluten was the cause of so many problems and removing it from your diet could help you keep from experiencing those horrible symptoms?

According to celiac.org, “Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheat berries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley, and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together.”

There are three main carriers of gluten, and those big three are wheat, barley and rye. These big three are found in so many different products that you might think it is impossible to find something to eat that isn’t packed with gluten. The good news is that it not the case at all. Let’s go on to look at five easy gluten-free recipes that taste amazing.

1. Cleaned Up Creamy Butter Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

The reason this recipe title says “cleaned up” is because you don’t have all of the popular gluten-packed foods combining in this recipe, but instead, you have substitutes that prove to be better than the real thing. The lighter ingredients leave guests feeling full and satisfied without the guilt. Recipe here.

2. Perfect Baked Salmon with Lentils & Lemon Herb Sauce

If the title didn’t get you with the “perfect,” the photos on this recipe page would definitely pull you in. Some of the goodies you are going to find in this recipe are black lentils, red quinoa, chicken with vegetable broth, salmon, green beans and red cabbage. Yum!

3. One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken

One pan, no mess of dishes, yes, please! This one-pan honey garlic chicken allows you to cook the chicken, sweet potato, broccoli and your yummy sauce and seasonings all together. You can find this dinner delight here on this recipe page.

4. Easy Healthy Chicken Mole Poblano

This beautiful and delicious dish only takes about 30 minutes. You’re going to experience the fantastic tastes of chicken, garlic, brown onion, red chili and so much more. You don’t need any sugar and its definitely gluten-free.

5.  Mediterranean Fish Fillet Recipe, Shakshuka Style

Another delicious looking 30 minute, one skillet dinner, this fish fillet recipe hails to you from the sands of Egypt. The spiced fish fillets are cooked in a sauce of fresh peppers and tomatoes. You can read the full recipe here.

What Does a Gluten-Free Diet Mean to You?

If you are new to the gluten-free world, you might be worried that you are going to lose all of your favorite foods and forced to eat tasteless and bland food for the rest of your life. After you’ve read the above recipes or possibly tried a few, you are sure to see that is not the case.

Becoming someone that need to eat a gluten-free diet does mean that you are going to have to plan more than other people even though the world is becoming more gluten-free friendly. When you are going out, you need to make sure there are gluten-free options or that you are fine with a new crouton salad for dinner. Also planning out your meals will make things easier since you don’t have the option of pulling a frozen box of traditional gluten-packed pizza out to cook in the oven.

Learning how to prepare food to make it easier for you to have meals at your home is one of the key skills that you can learn. Gluten-free food is different from food with gluten and learning how to cook it properly is a must.

Conclusion

You aren’t alone when it comes to needing gluten-free recipes. Many people deal with the challenge of finding foods that are gluten-friendly. If you can find a support group of people that can swap recipes and talk about issues with gluten and ways to deal with common challenges, it will make things much better for you.

If you don’t have close friends or family members that have a gluten intolerance, you need to educate your family on why it is important that you remain gluten free. Most people don’t fully understand, but once they do, they are likely to support you and try to help out as much as possible. Living gluten-free isn’t as challenging as you might think once you get the hang of it.

If you have any delicious gluten-free recipes, share them in the comments section below.

Comments

  1. I am always so happy to find new gluten free recipes that sound yummy ( especially the salmon with lentils!). So often GF recipes are overly complicated! Thanks for helping with dinner!

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