10 Simple Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas

Posted on January 1, 2016May 3, 2017Categories Gluten FreeTags , 1 Comment on 10 Simple Gluten Free Breakfast Ideas

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Does the idea of cooking a gluten free breakfast make you break out in a sweat? For many people it can when you first get starting cooking gluten free for breakfast. While it’s true that many traditional breakfasts have gluten in them, there are actually lots of simple gluten free breakfast ideas that you can make once you actually know what you are doing and get used to the idea of cooking gluten free. Here are ten of my favorites:

1. Eggs with broccoli. Egg omelets are one of the best, most simpler and quickest gluten free breakfasts. There are a lot of combinations that you can make but eggs and broccoli are one of my favorites.

2. Eggs with spinach. This is another favorite and spinach usually cooks quicker and so it can be faster to make an egg omelet with spinach.

3. Eggs with onions, peppers and mushrooms. This is another combination I really like and it provides variety when cooking omelets.

4. Chia seeds and coconut milk with stevia. This is another unique breakfast which can be really fast. However, it does help if you soak the chia seeds overnight. For more recipes with chia seeds, read my post at: Chia Seeds Recipes.

5. Gluten free oats with honey, cinnamon and coconut milk- This is another great combination. If you want you can also add a handful of nuts such as walnuts and or raisins to your cereal.

5. Green Smoothies. There are endless options for a gluten free breakfast that is simple but also really healthy and can help you to eat more vegetables. You can find more recipes for green smoothies by reading my post Green Smoothies with Essential Oils

6. Fruit Smoothies. This is another variation of green smoothies only with only fruit instead of both fruit and greens.

7. Flax seeds and coconut milk with stevia. This is another version similar to the chia seed puddings only you use flax seeds instead.

8. Gluten free bread with peanut or almond bread and banana. This is another quick and simple breakfast. You can also consider combining this recipe with a chia seed or flax seed pudding.

10. Rice, honey, cinnamon and coconut milk- You probably ate rice cereal as a baby so why not eat it now. Use the right combination and it can actually be really good.

What other gluten free breakfast ideas do you have? Share them below in the comments.

3 Easy Steps to Creating Easy and Delicious Gluten Free Meals

Posted on April 1, 2015June 22, 2020Categories Gluten FreeTags ,   Leave a comment on 3 Easy Steps to Creating Easy and Delicious Gluten Free Meals

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Do you struggle to make easy and delicious gluten free meals? Do you end up trying to find gluten free meals at restaurants, or eating the same gluten free foods over and over again because you just don’t know how to create simple and delicious tasting gluten free meals? Well the reality is that once you understand and know a few things, creating gluten free meals is not a hard task. Here are three easy steps you can follow to make this happen.

1. Shop ahead with a shopping list and make sure to have plenty of gluten free meals staples on hand at all times. For me this includes: olive oil, coconut oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, chicken, fish- various kinds but salmon and tuna are my favorites, quinoa, brown rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, peas, green beans, cabbage, Brussel sprouts and other greens as well as some fruits and coconut milk. By always keeping a nice selection of gluten free staples available and ready to cook with you will never have the excuse that you don’t have anything to cook with. Obviously, you can’t keep everything on hand all of the time but the idea is to always have at least some things available for cooking your gluten free meals.

2. Keep a recipe file for gluten free meals that you would like to try. I find a lot of recipes on pinterest but there are also blogs, or you can do an online search or there are lots of cookbooks with gluten free recipes available for free for reading on the Amazon Kindle. I just go to Amazon.com and look under best sellers, health and cooking and free and I find new ones there all the time. I personally have more gluten free meals ideas that I haven’t tried yet than I could ever find the time to try. Once you start looking, you will find tons of gluten free meals ideas.

3. Just get started and experiment.

What other tips do you have to share about creating gluten free meals that are easy to prepare and delicious? Share them in the comments below.

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How to prepare a week’s worth of gluten free and healthy meals in under 2 hours

Posted on February 12, 2015June 20, 2020Categories Gluten FreeTags ,   Leave a comment on How to prepare a week’s worth of gluten free and healthy meals in under 2 hours

One of the biggest problems that many people who are on a gluten free diet experience is that they feel like it can take too long to cook. However, from my experience there are ways to minimize cooking and avoid spending forever in your kitchen cooking your gluten free and healthy meals.

So here are some tips to help you prepare a week’s worth of gluten free and healthy meals in under 2 hours:

1. Use a rice cooker to cook a full batch of brown rice and a full batch of quinoa. It will take you the full 2 hours to cook both so you will need to cook one first and then put the grains into a tupperware container or containers and then rinse out the cooker to prepare the other one.

2. Get out all the vegetables you will need and put them out on your counter. Then wash and chop them all with a slicer tool. You will use a frying pan to saute them all while the rice and quinoa are cooking. If you really want to save even more time you can use frozen vegetables that are already chopped, however, these are not as good for you, so I recommend fresh vegetables.

3. Hard boil a dozen eggs in another pan so you will have them to grab and go for a snack or for breakfast.

4. Wash and prepare 5-7 servings of kale, spinach or other greens and place each serving in a plastic baggie. Add 1 banana and a serving of strawberries, blackberries, oranges, blueberries, raspberries or other fruit to each baggie and freeze to make it faster for you to prepare your green smoothies throughout the week.

5. Prepare 5-7 baggies of nuts, dates, dried fruits, gluten free crackers or other snacks to have on hand.

6. Saute 1 large package of chicken and or fish.

7. Add the chicken and fish to equal amounts of the sauted veggies and store them in tupperware containers for eating throughout the week.

8. Keep a few bags of salad on hand along with some canned olives, tomatoes and canned tuna or other fish as well as olive oil and humus to make quick salads.

There you go. A weeks’ worth of gluten free and healthy meals prepared or ready to go in under 2 hours.