Being gluten free means avoiding any food that contains gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten free foods include fruits and vegetables, dairy products, fish and meat, and most grains and starches like rice, quinoa, corn, and potatoes. Other gluten free products such as breads, pasta, and cereals are widely available and labeled as gluten free. Going gluten free can be beneficial for people with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that severely affects the digestive system and can cause serious health complications. Following a gluten free diet can help reduce inflammation, improve digestive health, and lead to better overall wellbeing and energy. Being gluten free can also help to reduce food sensitivities and allergies, as well as improve the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
-2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces -2 tablespoons olive oil -1 cup broccoli florets -1 red bell pepper, sliced -1 yellow onion, diced -1 clove garlic, minced -1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes -1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce -1 tablespoon honey -2 tablespoons sesame oil -1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Add chicken to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until chicken is almost cooked through. 3. Add broccoli, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes to the skillet and stir-fry for another two minutes. 4. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and honey. 5. Pour soy sauce mixture over chicken and vegetables and stir-fry until vegetables are cooked through and chicken is done. 6. Drizzle sesame oil over stir-fry and stir in toasted sesame seeds. 7. Serve over cooked rice or quinoa. Enjoy!