Being gluten free means that a person eliminates all trace amounts of gluten from their diet. Foods that are naturally gluten free include fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, dairy-free milks, vegan proteins such as quinoa and beans, gluten-free grains such as quinoa, rice and buckwheat, and most types of meats and fish. The main health benefit of being gluten free is that it can help to reduce inflammation and digestive issues like bloating and gas. It can also help with concentration and energy levels. Eating a gluten free diet can be a great way to detox your body and provide it with nutritious and delicious food. The good news is that there is plenty of variety on a gluten free diet, and many restaurants now offer gluten free options. With a bit of research and the right attitude, you can enjoy a healthier and happier life while being gluten free!
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
-1 cup uncooked quinoa
-2 cups vegetable broth
-1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
-1 yellow onion, diced
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 red bell pepper, diced
-1 cup diced mushrooms
-1 teaspoon ground cumin
-1 teaspoon ground chili powder
-1 teaspoon sugar
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
-1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
-6 gluten-free tortillas
-Optional toppings: avocado slices, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream
1. In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and vegetable broth to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15–20 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the bell pepper, mushrooms, cumin, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes more.
4. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, and cooked quinoa. Stir to combine.
5. Cook for 5–10 minutes more until heated through. Stir in the cilantro.
6. To assemble the burritos, spoon the quinoa chili onto a gluten-free tortilla. Top with desired toppings. Fold into a wrap and serve. Enjoy!