Are you gluten free? I know well the struggle to find good wheat free products, and great recipes to build meals out of when you are trying to avoid gluten. The positive news is that there are a lot of products and recipes out there than there ever were before. Here is a roundup of 20 Gluten Free Recipes you will want to save.
Do you know someone who is on a gluten free diet? Are you on a gluten free diet? I read something recently in market trends that indicated what I already suspected. Gluten free eating is a way of life. In fact, gluten free eating is a lifestyle for as many as 44 million people.
So what is gluten? Many people actually still don’t know what gluten is, so don’t feel bad if you fumble for the words to explain what gluten is. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat. Many people cut gluten out of their diet to test the idea that gluten has impact on behaviour and energy. This is the fastest growing segment of people on a gluten free diet. Roughly one percent of those who are gluten free have celiac disease. For that group of people gluten actually harms the intestinal lining of their digestive tracts and that causes illness.
Some people are gluten intolerant, but the biggest group avoiding gluten is health conscious consumers worried that grains have been modified. That group is striving for a healthier diet. Although many might have thought this a passing fad it’s clear gluten free eating is here to stay.
I was gluten free way back in my 20s for a significant period of time. I avoided a lot of foods then, at a time when my Crohn’s Disease was very acute. Back then inflammatory responses were common with a lot of foods in my diet. Right now, my health is much better and my diet is broader than in my twenties. However, I have been giving some thought to this again. Several of my readers are gluten free and that works for them. I know that finding fantastic gluten free recipes can be tricky so I thought I would round up 20 fantastic gluten free recipes for you. Hope you enjoy some of these. Thanks to the bloggers who contributed their recipes here. You might also enjoy the gluten free holiday treats post I wrote in December. And although this giveaway has ended, I also shared some new gluten free products with scrumptious baked goods here.
What is your biggest dietary challenge? Are you gluten free?
Twenty Fantastic Gluten Free Recipes:
Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans from Ann’s Entitled Life
Cheese Crispies from Little House Living
Bean and Cheese Tostadas with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa from Hello Little Home
Tropical Mango Muffins from Snappy Gourmet
Zuppa Toscana from Tastes of Lizzy T
Lettuce Tacos from Our Small Hours
Gluten Free Maple Pecan Muffins from Grace and Good Eats
Best Ever Gluten Free Brownie Recipe from One Creative Mommy
Chocolate Coconut Bars from Vegetarian Gourmet
Maple Glazed Chicken from Living on a Dime
Healthy Mexican Quinoa Casserole from Hello Little Home
Gluten Free Banana Bread from Minimalist Baker
Super Easy Gluten Free Monkey Bread from Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Savory Chicken Casserole from He and She Eat Clean
Here’s hoping you find something here that works for you.