Going gluten-free is a lifestyle choice that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. For those who are gluten-free, it means avoiding any food that contains wheat, barley, rye or triticale. Instead, you replace these foods with ones that are naturally free of gluten like vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, dairy, eggs, fish, and meat. When followed accurately, gluten-free eating can have a positive impact on one’s health. For instance, studies have shown that going gluten-free can help reduce inflammation, a major cause of many physical and mental health issues. Additionally, the natural foods you eat while gluten-free are filled with nutrients like vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for health and wellness. All in all, being gluten-free is a beneficial way to improve mental and physical health if done properly.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 8 ounces gluten-free flat rice noodles
– 2 tablespoons peanut oil
– 1 tablespoon sesame oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
– 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons raw honey
– 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
– 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
– 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
– 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
– 1/2 cup snow peas
– 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles for 5-7 minutes, or until al dente.
2. In a large saucepan, heat the peanut and sesame oil over medium heat and add the minced garlic and grated ginger. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
3. Add the tamari, honey, and rice vinegar and stir to combine.
4. Add the peanuts, carrots, red pepper, and snow peas. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Add the cooked noodles and stir until the noodles are fully coated in the sauce.
6. Serve the noodles in bowls and top with freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy!