Being gluten free means following a diet that excludes gluten, which is a type of protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Some people may choose to follow a gluten free diet due to an allergy or sensitivity to gluten, while others may do so for the health benefits. Being gluten free means avoiding all foods that contain gluten, but there are still plenty of delicious, nutritious foods to choose from. Gluten free foods typically include fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds, milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, meat, fish, and most grain products that are labeled gluten free; including, oats, brown rice, sorghum, quinoa and cornmeal. There are also a variety of gluten free products now available on the market, including pizza crust, pasta, bread and crackers. Going gluten free may help improve overall health and may be beneficial for people with celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, autoimmune conditions and sensory issues.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 1 lb ground turkey – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 package gluten-free taco seasoning – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 2 Roma tomatoes, diced – 2 avocados, diced – 1/4 cup diced red onion – 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped – Juice from 1/2 lime – Salt and pepper, to taste – 1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until it’s no longer pink, breaking the meat up into small crumbles. 2. Stir in the taco seasoning and minced garlic, and cook for an additional five minutes. 3. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the tomatoes, avocados, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. 4. Divide the mixture evenly among the lettuce leaves and serve.