Being gluten-free means enjoying meals without consuming any foods that contain the protein called gluten. Common foods that contain gluten are wheat, barley, rye, and some oats. Being gluten free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice delicious and flavourful food! There are actually many delicious and healthy alternatives: fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, beans, rice, quinoa, nuts, and seeds are all naturally gluten-free. On top of that, there are a ton of gluten-free breads, crackers, cereals, pastas, and other snacks that can easily be found at most grocery stores. Not only can being gluten free be delicious, but the health benefits that come with it are rewarding too! For some people, a gluten-free diet may help with digestive issues, reduce inflammation, improve energy levels, and support overall health. Whether gluten-free is a lifestyle choice or medically-necessary, it’s important to incorporate nutrient-dense foods and vitamins into one’s everyday meals to stay healthy and strong.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
1/3 cup almond milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.
3. Add diced bell peppers, onion, and mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, almond milk, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, and black pepper.
5. Add cooked vegetables and shredded chicken to the bowl and mix until well combined.
6. Grease an 8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
7. Pour egg mixture into the baking dish and sprinkle the top with shredded cheese.
8. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top is golden and set.
9. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!