Going gluten-free might not be a bad idea for better health. Gluten is a natural wheat by-product, but people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, skin conditions, can have nasty reactions if they eat it.
Also, do you ever feel tired after eating pizza, spaghetti, and other heavy based wheat products? Could be some gluten intolerance affecting you.
Without a doubt, you’ve heard many health experts speak about going gluten free. Do you have the slightest clue what gluten is? If you are like most people -especially middle aged and older, old habits are hard to change.
Being Gluten Free – Medical Conditions And Recipes
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats., and you most certainly grew up with wheat products around your home, such as bread and pastries, flour and snacks, and you grew up just fine, right? Well… let’s just say things have changed, and our ancestors wheat is not the same as we are eating today!
The fact is, going gluten free really is beneficial to our health, and more people really should adopt to this lifestyle.
This also means adapting your cooking style to the new ingredients. However, before we delve into some great gluten free meal ideas, let’s have a quick look at the dangers of gluten in our diet.
This is a serious disease resulting from the immune system responding to gluten as a foreign body. The result is a breakdown in the lining of the intestinal system, making for bloody stools, poor absorption and excruciating pain.
This is related to the immune system developing a response to gluten and causing inflammation of surrounding organs. This can predispose the individual to serious neurological conditions like epilepsy.
Related to sensitizing autoimmune system. The result is damage to the cells of the skin and inflammatory rashes
The pattern developing is that most of the effects of gluten are related to having a sensitive immune reaction to its consumption. Though originally thought of as rare to encounter this sensitivity, it is now known that more than a third of all people are gluten insensitive.
Removing gluten from the diet may be beneficial to anyone, as gluten is not considered an essential source protein.
Ready to make delicious gluten free meals? Try these out as soon as you can!
Always try to go with organic, or non GMO foods. Buy Organic, cage-free eggs. And consider going meat-free as often as possible.
Also feel free to substitute dairy with soy milk, almond milk etc., and consider using dairy free cheeses. Try using sweeteners such as stevia instead of sugar.
Yes, all these may cost a bit more, but what is the price of your health? Do you want to pay out big dollars for prescriptions that don’t repair anything, or would you like to fix many of your physical problems with better eating habits?
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Almond Flour Pancakes
These pancakes are the go to substitute for wheaten pancakes, as they are extremely filling and completely gluten free. They are also low in carbs, perfect for losing weight of if following a low carb lifestyle. Best of all? It takes just 20 minutes to complete!
You will need the following ingredients, so be sure to pick them up when going shopping:
• One cup of almond flour
• One- quarter of a cup water
• 2 eggs
• One tablespoon of maple syrup
• One teaspoon oil
• A sprinkle of salt
Keep in mind this recipe makes 4 pancakes, so be sure to adjust upwards if you need more.
1. Mix all ingredients except oil, and whisk until fluffy and smooth.
2. Heat a skillet over medium heat, then drop a large spoon of batter into the pan.
3. Let cook on each side for 3-5 minutes, being sure to flip once one side is browned.
4. Repeat for other pancakes, then enjoy!
Egg And Cheese Breakfast Quiche
Quiches have been, and will always remain a classic. This one is unique, however, as it does not require any flour at all. It is a high protein, high fat breakfast choice and is extremely filling.
To make you’ll need:
• 6 veggie bacon strips finely chopped
• 4 eggs
• 5 ounces Swiss cheese
• 3 ounces Parmesan cheese
• One cup half and half cream
• Half of a cup chopped onions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Mix dry ingredients and pour into muffin pans or 9-inch pie dish.
3. Mix eggs and cream, then pour over the dry ingredients in the pan of your choice.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350F and bake for another 35 minutes.
5. Enjoy for breakfast, snack, or whenever you desire this delicious quiche!
Kale, Cranberry, and Pistachio Salad
A filling, healthy lunch option that is quick to make and delicious to boot. Not all fats are bad for you, as evidenced by the benefits avocado has on health.
You’ll need the following ingredients:
1 Package Baby Kale and Greens
2 Pears ripe, firm, halved, cored, and sliced
1/2 Cup Red Onion thinly sliced
1/4 Cup Cranberries dried
1/4 Cup Pistachios chopped
1/4 Cup olive oil
1/4 Cup Dole Pineapple Juice
1 Teaspoon garlic minced
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger ground
Salt & Pepper to taste
Combine salad blend, pears, red onion, cranberries and pistachios in a large bowl.
Whisk together olive oil, pineapple juice, garlic, and ginger in small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad mixture; toss to evenly coat
This is a great recipe when running late for lunch, as it takes just 20 minutes from start to finish!
Incorporating the unique flavor of goat cheese and the leanness of ground turkey, it makes a perfect complement to sweet potatoes or on a bed of veggies. Perfect for dinner.
1 14 Ounce Package Tofu firm or extra firm
2 Cups Green Beans roughly chopped
1 Cup Carrots diced, or red pepper
2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil toasted, or peanut or coconut oil
1/4 Cup San-J Reduced Sodium Tamari Sauce
1 Tablespoon Ginger fresh, grated
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup or maple syrup or honey
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
Preheat oven to 400°.
Drain tofu and place between two thick towels. Place a plate or bowl on top, followed with a heavy book or skillet.
Let tofu dry for about 15 minutes, changing towels if too moist.
Chop tofu into roughly 1-inch cubes or rectangles (see photo). Arrange on baking sheet; cook 30-35 minutes, flipping once after 15 minutes.
When tofu is golden brown and firm, remove from oven and let sit at least 45 minutes.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients and set aside.
To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and vegetables; swirl to coat. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
When vegetables have softened a bit, add sauce and stir. Allow sauce to bubble and thicken. Add tofu and stir to coat.
Cook mixture for 3-5 minutes, stirring often.
When vegetables are cooked to preferred doneness, remove from heat.
Serve over rice.
Gluten free recipes and meal ideas are everywhere. The few suggestions here are merely the begging of a new journey for you. You can modify recipes you always make, by educating yourself to what foods have gluten and excluding them.
Go gluten free for a few weeks or a month, then start eating gluten based foods again and see how you feel.
Try going gluten free and your health will thank you!