Going gluten-free has become a popular way to follow a healthier lifestyle and reduce symptoms of GI issues – and for some, it can really make a difference! To be gluten-free means that you must eliminate wheat, rye, and barley from your daily diet. Common gluten-free foods include fruits and vegetables, grains like sorghum, quinoa, rice and amaranth, and some dairy products like yogurt and cheese. Some yummy snacks and meals that you can enjoy are gluten-free pizza, burritos, pancakes, brownies and more! Having a gluten-free diet can result in some incredible health benefits. Many people report having improve digestive health, improved mental clarity and more energy when eliminating wheat from their daily diet. Taking this step can also help to reduce bloating and other common GI issues. Overall, going gluten-free can be a great way to improve your overall health and well-being.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 1 cup cooked quinoa
– 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
– 1 red bell pepper, chopped
– 2 carrots, finely chopped
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– Juice of 1 lemon
– 2 tablespoons gluten-free Tamari or soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Optional: 2 handfuls of spinach or other greens
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, chickpeas, bell pepper, carrots, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, Tamari, chilli flakes, and cumin.
3. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
5. Divide the cooked quinoa and vegetables evenly between two bowls.
6. Optional: Top the bowls with spinach or other greens of your choice.