Being gluten free means abstaining from foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Being gluten free means eating a wide array of nutritious and delicious foods. Foods that are naturally gluten free include fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, seafood, and eggs. Gluten free grains include amaranth, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, and rice. Oats are gluten free but may be contaminated with wheat in the growing and processing so it’s important to look for gluten free oats. Health benefits of being gluten free include increased energy, weight loss, improved digestion and better overall health. Going gluten free can be challenging, but definitely worth the effort to feel better, look better, and perform better!
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
1/2 pound gluten-free rice noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 (13.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon curry paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup fresh or frozen bell peppers, diced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen broccoli florets
1/2 cup fresh or frozen carrots, diced
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon coconut sugar, optional
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, smoked paprika, cinnamon, cumin, curry paste, and coconut milk and stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, carrots, peas, red curry paste, soy sauce, orange juice, and sugar (if using). Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
5. Add the cooked noodles to the curry and stir to combine. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. Serve topped with cilantro. Enjoy!