If you or a loved one is following a gluten-free diet, you’ll likely have to make some adjustments to your homemade meals. Luckily, there are several recipe suggestions you can incorporate into your meals so you can still enjoy your favorite foods without gluten. Here are some delicious recipes you can add to your family’s menu today.
Gluten-Free Fried Chicken
If you’re planning a summer picnic or you’re in the mood for soul food, you’ll definitely want to try this delicious gluten-free fried chicken. Using gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour is an easy swap, and you can soak the chicken in buttermilk to make it tender before coating it with flour and frying.
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If you love cornbread with your soul food or chili, you can make an easy gluten-free version with a flour blend and cornmeal. Top the cornbread with butter and honey for a tasty side dish to make your meal complete.
Chicken and Falafel Waffles
This gluten-free version of chicken and waffles is both tasty and nutritious. Chickpeas are filled with protein and fiber and the herbs and spices in the waffle add the perfect falafel flavor. Top the waffles with seasoned shredded chicken or use a gluten-free meat substitute to make your dinner or brunch complete.
Gluten-Free Honey Nuts and Oats Pancakes
If you love waking up to a plate of fluffy pancakes, you don’t have to give up your favorite breakfast if you’re going gluten-free. These tasty pancakes are made with almond flour and topped with honey and slivered almonds for a delicious breakfast that is packed with protein.
Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese with Kale
Add kale to mac and cheese for a complete and nutritious meal. Pasta made with corn or rice flour makes this tasty meal gluten-free, and you can stir fresh kale into the pasta to get a serving of veggies in with your favorite comfort food.
Start your day with a warm bowl of gluten-free oatmeal. Purchase oats that are labeled as “gluten-free” to ensure the oats are not contaminated with gluten. Cook the oats with hot water, milk (or a dairy-free alternative), sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Top the oatmeal with fresh berries and honey for a sweet and hearty breakfast.
You don’t have to miss out on pizza night with your family if you’re eating gluten-free. Use a gluten-free flour mix to make the crust and add yeast to make the dough rise and give the crust a chewy consistency. Psyllium husk adds a healthy element to the meal by adding more fiber. Top the pizza with your favorite gluten-free pizza for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Pesto Portabello Pizzas
Enjoy all the flavors of your favorite pizza with this delicious plant-based entree. Instead of pizza crust, use large portabello caps and top with pesto, cheese, tomatoes, and all the pizza toppings you like. You can make these pizzas on the grill or in the oven for a quick and delicious gluten-free lunch or dinner.
Gluten-Free Chili Beef Pasta
You don’t have to miss out on pasta dishes if you’re eating gluten-free. You can find tasty pasta made with corn, chickpea, or rice flour to make this entree. Add ground beef and kidney beans for more protein, or use ground turkey or gluten-free veggie grounds for a meal that fits your dietary preferences.
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
Fill these peppers will all the veggies and gluten-free protein you love for a quick and tasty dinner. Peppers are an excellent source of lycopene and vitamin C, and you can top the peppers with cheese and gluten-free breadcrumbs for a tasty finishing touch.
Apple and Sweet Potato Quinoa
If you’re looking for a meal that is free of meat and gluten, try this sweet and savory quinoa dish. Black beans add more protein to the dish, and the sweet taste of apples complements the sweet potato nicely.
Sheet-Pan Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Bake
If you love seafood, this shrimp bake is a perfect choice. Add asparagus and broccolini to this entree for more nutrition, and cubed potatoes make the meal more filling.