It’s becoming more and more popular to follow a gluten-free lifestyle, and it can be a great way to increase your health and well-being. First of all, let’s define what gluten is: Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye that aids in the fermentation process. Gluten is also found in products made with these grains, such as made from flour or even beer. To live a gluten-free lifestyle, you would exclude these foods from your diet and instead focus on foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry that do not contain gluten. Eating a gluten-free diet can provide a variety of health benefits, including improved digestion, improved energy levels and even improved mental clarity. Furthermore, it can also help to reduce inflammation, which is linked to a number of health issues. If you think a gluten-free lifestyle might be for you, do your research and talk to your doctor to make sure this is the right choice for you.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
-1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
-2 tablespoons neutral oil
-1 tablespoon cauliflower florets
-1 red bell pepper, finely diced
-3 cups sliced white mushrooms
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 inch ginger, minced
-2 tablespoons water
-1 tablespoon tamari or coconut aminos
-1 teaspoon sesame oil
-1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the tofu on a baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
2. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and red bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, ginger, water, tamari (or coconut aminos), sesame oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
4. Add the tofu and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.