Being gluten free simply means avoiding foods and drinks that contain the protein gluten. Gluten can be found in grains like wheat, barley and rye, but it can also be hiding in many processed foods like sauces, condiments and dressings too. So staying away from products made with these grains can be beneficial for your health, as eating too much gluten can cause gastrointestinal issues and skin problems. Instead, it’s best to fill up on nutritious gluten-free foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and dairy products. You can also add alternative grains like quinoa, oats and buckwheat which are naturally gluten-free but still have loads of fiber and other essential nutrients. Being gluten free can reduce inflammation and improve digestion, while also supplying your body with essential vitamins and minerals. So if you’re looking to get healthy and make a positive lifestyle change, going gluten free is worth considering.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 2 tablespoons olive oil – 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into ¼-inch cubes – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 teaspoon ground cumin – Salt and pepper – 1 cup cooked quinoa – 1/2 cup black beans, canned – 1/4 cup corn, fresh or frozen – 1/4 cup diced tomatoes – 1/4 cup chopped red onion – 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice – 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro – 2 tablespoons sliced olives – 2 tablespoons salsa – 4 gluten-free flour tortillas, heated
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and garlic and season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. 2. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, olives, and salsa. 3. To assemble each burrito bowl, spoon the chicken and quinoa mixture into each of four heated tortillas. Serve warm.