Being gluten free means eliminating most grain-based products and any foods made with wheat, barley, and rye from the diet. Gluten is most commonly found in foods such as bread, cereal, pasta, baked goods and some other processed foods. Gluten-free options include quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth, as well as some plant-based foods such as beans, fruits, and vegetables. There are many health benefits associated with being gluten free. Eating gluten-free can help manage symptoms of Celiac disease and improve overall digestive health. It can also reduce inflammation, improve nutrient absorption, and provide more energy overall. Eating gluten-free can also be beneficial for general health, as cutting out processed foods can help reduce your intake of additives, preservatives, and unhealthy fats.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
-1/2 lb lean ground beef -1/4 cup gluten-free teriyaki sauce -1 tablespoon gluten-free canola or vegetable oil -1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced -1/2 cup sliced mushrooms -3 cloves garlic, minced -1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger -1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste -1 cup matchstick-cut carrots -3 green onions, thinly sliced -1/2 cup snap peas -1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef and teriyaki sauce. Stir to combine and set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger. Saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. 3. Add the beef and teriyaki sauce and cook until the meat is browned and cooked through. 4. Add the red pepper flakes, carrots, onion, and snap peas. Saute for another 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. 5. Serve the stir-fry over cooked gluten-free rice, if desired, and top with the chopped peanuts. Enjoy!