Going gluten-free can be an incredibly liberating experience, especially if you are dealing with digestive issues or food allergies. It means eliminating a variety of common, wheat-based foods – bread, pasta, and most bakery goods – from your day-to-day diet. But it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious meals. There are so many healthy and delicious gluten-free options from grains and starches (such as quinoa, buckwheat, rice, millet, amaranth, and potato, sweet potato or tapioca flour for baking), fruits, veggies, beans, legumes and nuts! You can also find a variety of gluten-free breads and pastas available. Going gluten-free often means fewer digestive issues, reduced inflammation, boosted energy and improved overall wellbeing. Taking the time to find new recipes, seek out healthier alternatives, and plan meals can have a huge impact on health and well-being. If you’re feeling inspired to give it a try, know that you are not alone!
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
-1 cup cooked quinoa
-1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, cubed
-1/2 cup shredded kale
-1/4 cup chopped onion
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
-1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
-Salt and pepper, to taste
1. In a medium bowl, combine the quinoa, sweet potato, kale, and onion.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper.
3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine.
4. Divide the quinoa bowl among four bowls and top with sliced avocado. Serve immediately.