Being gluten free means avoiding foods that contain the protein gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, and rye. Following a gluten free diet means making sure to avoid eating anything that contains these grains, including bread, pasta, cereal and baked goods. Gluten free foods are those that are naturally free of gluten, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, eggs, dairy, fish, and meat. Foods labeled “gluten free” have been specially processed and prepared to be free of gluten. Being gluten free can have beneficial health effects, such as improved digestion, increased energy and improved nutrient absorption. Some people with certain digestive disorders feel better and have fewer symptoms when they avoid gluten. Additionally, some people may experience weight loss by avoiding gluten containing foods.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – 2 tbsp olive oil – 4 cups of fresh baby spinach – 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes – 1 avocado, sliced – 1/2 cup cooked asparagus – 1 shallot, thinly sliced – 2 tbsp red wine vinegar – 2 tsp Dijon mustard – 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley – 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives – 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice – Salt and pepper
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. 2. Rub the chicken breasts with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 3. Grill the chicken for about 8 minutes, flipping halfway through, until cooked through. 4. Let the chicken cool and slice or shred it into smaller pieces. 5. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, avocado, asparagus, and shallot. 6. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, parsley, chives, and lemon juice. 7. Drizzle the salad with the vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper. 8. Add the chicken and toss to combine. 9. Serve chilled or at room temperature.