Being gluten free means that you are avoiding foods that contain gluten, which is a type of protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other related grains. Gluten free food options include fresh fruits and vegetables, most dairy products, all types of Seafood, unprocessed meats, nuts, beans, and legumes. Many gluten free grains, such as quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, and flax, are also widely available. The health benefits of being gluten free include improved digestion and an overall increase in energy. Following a gluten-free diet can help you better manage the symptoms of conditions such as celiac disease or gluten intolerance, as well as aid in the maintenance of long-term digestive health.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced -2 cups fresh broccoli, cut into small florets -1 teaspoon garlic powder -1/2 teaspoon sea salt -1/4 teaspoon black pepper -1 tablespoon olive oil -1/2 cup cooked quinoa
Directions: 1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. 2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 3. Place the diced chicken on the baking sheet, and season with garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. 4. Drizzle with olive oil and mix until the chicken is evenly coated. 5. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked throughout. 6. In a medium pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. 7. Add the broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the broccoli is just tender. 8. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked chicken, quinoa, and cooked broccoli. 9. Mix until evenly combined and serve. Enjoy!