Before I even get started on this post, I want to make it clear that I’m not telling everyone they should run off and live a gluten free life. It’s not easy to go gluten free (the stuff is in everything from bread and some cheese products to soy sauce and salad dressing) and if you don’t have an issue digesting it, there’s no reason to go crazy and remove it completely.
That said, going gluten free does remove a lot of crap from your diet—but mostly because you eat more clean. Most of the recipes I’ve included here don’t require you to go out and buy expensive gluten free substitutes (which are sometimes loaded with sugar). It’s a lot of real, whole foods that will fill your belly without feeling bad about what you eat.
1. Portabello pizza
2. Bacon and egg stuffed avocados
3. Hummus crusted chicken
4. Shrimp, avocado and roasted corn salad
5. Sweet potato cauliflower soup
6. Quinoa stuffed avocados
7. Greek quinoa burgers
8. Roasted cauliflower and chickpea tacos
9. 5 ingredient chicken pesto soup
10. Hummus and bacon zucchini pasta
11. Chicken meatballs
12. Brown rice salad
13. Black bean, sweet potato, & quinoa stuffed bell peppers
14. Spinach, onion, and swiss frittata
15. Caprese chicken
16. Sweet potato banana pancakes
17. Chicken enchilada casserole
18. Stuffed butternut squash
19. Sweet potato and black bean Mexican salad
20. Honey spiced glazed chicken
21. Spicy kale and coconut stir fry
22. Quinoa salad with pineapple mojito chicken
23. Sweet potato cakes
24. Almond encrusted tilapia
25. Zucchini pizza boats
26. Mini turkey meatball vegetable soup
27. Sweet potato crusted spinach quiche
28. Spanakopita bites
29. Homemade hummus on a corn tortilla with spinach and onion
30. Spiralized raw zucchini salad with avocado and edamame
That’s a whole month’s worth of ideas for you, my friends. While you might not consider some of them full meals, all you need to do is add some sides. Veggies, rice and potatoes are all naturally gluten free (and delicious).
My husband and I are big into roasted veggies right now (think broccoli and sweet potatoes and butternut squash) and brown rice is a regular feature on our dinner plates. I also like to check out some of my favorite healthy-living Instagram accounts to see what they’ve been cooking up. I’ve gotten tons of inspiration for ways to shake up my lunches that way.
OK, now it’s your turn. What have you been eating?