When it comes to living a gluten-free lifestyle, it means making sure that all the food you eat is free from any wheat, barley, or rye products, which contain gluten. Luckily, there are an incredible amount of naturally gluten-free foods out there. Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, poultry, fish, and eggs are all naturally gluten-free and make great sources of protein. Meat and other animal products are also naturally gluten-free, just be sure to select plain, unseasoned cuts. Eating gluten-free can also be beneficial to your health in the long run. It can help promote digestive health, balance energy levels, and reduce inflammation and headaches. Just remember, if you are considering a gluten-free diet, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor first to be sure it is right for you.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup fat-free coconut milk
2 cups cooked gluten-free quinoa
Salt and black pepper to taste
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the curry powder, cumin, tomatoes, chickpeas, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Stir in the coconut milk and cooked quinoa and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
4. Season with salt and black pepper and serve hot. Enjoy!