Firstly what is gluten? Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten provides no essential nutrients. By avoiding wheat, rye, barley, and other grains that contain gluten eliminate the key sources of complex carbohydrates needed in a balanced diet. People with medical conditions like celiac, dermatitis Herpetiformis, and gluten sensitivity have been prescribed by their doctors to avoid gluten as it triggers their medical condition. Food items like pasta, noodles, bread, pastries, crackers, cereal are some of the examples of food items that contain gluten. A lot of gluten-free and sugar-free products are available in the market but people usually crave something that is cooked in their kitchen. Let’s look at some gluten-free recipes in detail.
Gluten-Free Cooking Recipes
Consuming gluten-free food doesn’t include packaged gluten-free foods like chips, pretzels, crispy parmesan, hot buffalo wings, etc. Vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, kale, potatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, reddish, green beans, carrots, corn, and squash can be used to prepare gluten-free recipes.
Some healthy gluten-free recipes are as follows:-
Gluten-Free Cooking Recipes – Vegan Chilli
Start making this recipe by adding some olive oil, onions, and celery to a pan. Once it softens add garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and sauté them for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, beer and cook until it’s reduced by half. After 10 minutes add sweet potato, black beans, tomato, and vegetable broth. Stir it and bring to boil, reduce the heat and cook it for 40 minutes. Your vegan chili is ready.
Gluten-Free Cooking Recipes – Jerk Chicken
This is a Caribbean dish. Start by blending green onions, lime juice, cinnamon, thyme, brown sugar, jalapenos, and 2 tablespoons of water. Marinate your chicken and keep it for at least 2 hours. Then grill the chicken until it’s charred in spots. For the final step cool the chicken and brush it with leftover marination, cover it and grill it for 15 minutes.
Gluten-Free Cooking Recipes – Eggplant Lasagne
Prepare your eggplant by cutting its ends and lay them on a cooling rack. After letting it sit for 20 minutes pat them dry with paper towels. The next step is to sauté garlic and onions in a pan. Add pepper, oregano, and salt for flavor. Cook the onions until they are translucent. Add marinara sauce and cook until warmed through. Take a bowl combining ricotta, Parmesan, egg, parsley and season them with salt and pepper. For the final step in the casserole dish spread the layer of eggplant, a layer of mozzarella, and repeat the layers. For the top layer add marinara sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan and bake it for 35 minutes.
These were some of the healthy gluten-free recipes. A lot of healthy recipes are also available online that helps you stay healthy and fit. The above recipes are best for people who have been prescribed a gluten-free diet. The next time you’re planning to have something really healthy you might want to exclude gluten from the dishes and we might have some interesting suggestions and recipe ideas for you to do so.