Being gluten free means avoiding eating food containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Eating food without gluten can be beneficial for people with celiac disease and those with gluten sensitivities. There are so many delicious foods you can still enjoy if you’re gluten free! Fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, eggs, and some dairy products like cheese and butter are naturally gluten-free. You can also find a wide variety of delicious gluten-free grains like rice, corn, quinoa, and millet. With so many options, it’s easy to stick to a gluten-free diet! Eating gluten free can improve gut health, reduce inflammation, and can help you maintain a healthy weight. Plus, it’s a great way to increase your intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, which provides a wide range of vitamins and minerals that are essential for overall health.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
• 4 large portobello mushrooms
• 1 zucchini, chopped
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
• 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• 2 tablespoons freshly-grated parmesan cheese
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth and remove stems.
3. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, bell pepper, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Place mushrooms on a lightly greased baking sheet.
5. Stuff each mushroom with vegetable mixture, then top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and vegetables are tender.
7. Sprinkle with fresh basil before serving. Enjoy!