Being gluten free means avoiding foods that contain gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten-free foods include fresh fruits and vegetables, rice, potatoes, beans, nuts, soy products, dairy products, eggs, and gluten-free grains like quinoa, millet and buckwheat. Gluten-free diets can have a number of health benefits, including improved digestion, increased energy, increased mental clarity, and better overall health. People who suffer from gluten-sensitivity and celiac disease—in which gluten causes severe allergic reactions—can prevent recurring health issues by avoiding foods that contain gluten. Furthermore, those hoping to lose weight may also benefit from a gluten-free diet as gluten-containing foods are often high in calories and are difficult to digest. Whether you are dealing with an allergy or just looking to improve your overall health, going gluten-free can be an effective dietary choice.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 2 wild caught salmon fillets – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 4 cloves garlic, minced – 1 teaspoon dried thyme – 1 teaspoon dried oregano – 1/2 teaspoon paprika – 1/4 teaspoon sea salt – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper – 2 cups baby carrots – 2 cups broccoli florets – 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Place salmon fillets on a parchment lined baking sheet. 3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, thyme, oregano, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper. 4. Brush salmon evenly with the garlic herb mixture. 5. Arrange carrots and broccoli florets around the salmon and brush with the garlic herb mixture. 6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and vegetables are tender. 7. Squeeze lemon juice over the finished dish and serve. Enjoy!