Being gluten free means avoiding food containing the protein gluten, which is found in grain-based foods like wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Making the switch to a gluten free diet can seem overwhelming, but by turning to naturally gluten free foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, dairy, and specific gluten free grains like quinoa, brown rice, and oatmeal, anyone can easily incorporate a gluten free diet into their lifestyle. Not only can it be delicious and satisfying, but there are many health benefits to going gluten free. Many people report an increase in energy levels, improved digestion, lower blood sugar, and overall feeling better when ditching gluten from their diets. It’s important to note that, while it is recommended to those with celiac disease and other food sensitivities, gluten free foods may not be healthier than their gluten containing equivalents. Nevertheless, gluten free diets can be a great way to support overall health and wellbeing.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 cups cooked quinoa
– 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
– 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
– 2 eggs, lightly beaten
– 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
– Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 1 minute, until fragrant.
Add the quinoa and mixed vegetables and stir-fry for 3 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through.
2. Add the soy sauce, eggs, and sesame oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until the eggs are cooked and scramble throughout the quinoa. Serve hot.