Going gluten-free means avoiding any food that contains gluten, a protein commonly found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten-free foods include fruits, vegetables, eggs, beans, legumes, nuts, dairy products, fish and meat, and certain grains such as quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and millet. Going gluten-free has some potential health benefits like improved digestion, reduced inflammation and an increased energy level. However, it is important to fill the void of lost gluten-containing foods with healthy options filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Without the right replacements, a gluten-free diet may lack essential nutrients.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 2 cups cooked quinoa – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 2 cups mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, mushrooms, etc) – 1/3 cup tamari or gluten-free soy sauce – 2 teaspoons sesame oil – Salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. 2. Add the vegetables and cook until they’re wilted and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. 3. Add the cooked quinoa, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Continue cooking until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. 4. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve hot or cold. Enjoy!