Being Gluten Free means choosing food that is made with ingredients or components that do not contain the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, triticale and other related grains. It often shows up as an ingredient in pastries, breads, sauces and processed food products. To live Gluten Free requires some diligence. When shopping for food, carefully read product labels and look for any hidden sources of gluten. There are lots of great foods that are naturally gluten free, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, dairy products, fresh meat, fish, beans, legumes, rice, corn, quinoa, amaranth, flax, buckwheat and a variety of gluten free grains. In addition to being aware of what to avoid, living Gluten Free has other positive benefits. A gluten free diet can reduce inflammation in the body, promote better digestion and absorption of nutrition, improve energy, mental clarity and improve overall health.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 2 boneless chicken breasts
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
– 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
– 2 tablespoons gluten-free Caesar salad dressing
1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and black pepper.
3. Rub the chicken breasts with the olive oil marinade.
4. Grill the chicken for 8 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
5. Transfer the chicken to a plate, let cool, and then cut into cubes.
6. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and dressing.
7. Add the grilled chicken cubes to the salad and mix to combine.
8. Serve the salad immediately. Enjoy!