Whether you have celiac disease, a gluten sensitivity or just want to cut it out of your diet for other health-related reasons, there are many ways to prepare delicious meals free of gluten. Here are 18 recipes that will be sure to give you the food-spiration you need to successfully lead (or continue) a gluten-free lifestyle.
Peanut Butter Cookies (With Just Four Ingredients)
These crumbly peanut butter cookies are gluten-free friendly and only require four ingredients -- peanut butter, maple syrup, non-dairy milk and oat flour. Even if you are not abstaining from gluten, you won't miss it with these delicious treats.
Sweet Potato Chipotle Quinoa Cakes With Cilantro Lime Crema
For a pleasantly spiced and flavorful meal option, try out these sweet potato chipotle quinoa cakes with cilantro lime crema. The patties are made from quinoa bound together with sweet potato when cooked. Top it off with some zesty lime crema for a delightfully fresh Mexican-inspired meal.
Goji Berry and Cacao Nib Oat Bars
If you're looking for a nutritious breakfast bar, these goji berry and cacao nib oat bars are for you. They are oat and nut-based bars and make perfect snacks to enjoy on-the-go. For those with celiac disease or an extreme sensitivity to gluten, it's recommended that you use "gluten-free oats" (check the label) since oats could be contaminated with gluten during processing.
Herb and Zucchini Frittata
This recipe, inspired by the Persian dish kuku sabzi, incorporates green herbs and aromatic spices to produce a bright yellow herb and zucchini frittata. Combine eggs, fresh herbs and turmeric in a medium skillet and cook until the frittata is golden on both sides.
Spicy Garbanzo Waffles With Mint Cilantro Chutney
These spicy garbanzo waffles are a take on the traditional Indian chilla -- a delectable crepe made with chickpea flour, onions and spices. You can add more leafy greens to the batter or top with a homemade mint cilantro chutney for a savory breakfast or snack.
Smoky Chickpea and Eggplant Stew
This vegetable and chickpea-based stew includes a smoky and fragrant blend of spices. The eggplant, carrots and diced tomatoes tossed with chickpeas provide a robust stew that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushrooms
Enjoy some fun vegan and gluten-free baked stuffed mushrooms with your next family meal. The individual servings of large white button mushrooms are stuffed with a mash of flax seeds, shredded cheese, garlic, parsley and peppers, and make for a filling finger food.
Spicy White Bean and Zucchini Spaghetti
You'll hardly miss the gluten in this stellar white bean and zucchini spaghetti dish. Gluten-free pasta combined with white beans, zucchini, red pepper flakes and a tangy sauce are what make this a hearty and scrumptious pasta meal.
Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
Who knew eggs baked in tomatoes could be so delicious? It's an easy, low-carb breakfast food that can be enjoyed by those with a gluten intolerance.
Coconut Cinnamon Millet Cereal
This coconut cinnamon millet cereal is a creamy twist on the traditional boxed cereal and oatmeal. The main ingredient is millet, a gluten-free grain, which gives the cereal its gritty texture.
These bacon-wrapped scallops are an impressive finger food that require minimal effort. With just five ingredients, you can create these sinfully succulent treats in a matter of minutes. (Be sure to check the packaging on the bacon to make sure that brand is gluten-free.)
Stuffed salmon is always a nutritious meal choice because it's chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Instead of grilling or cooking the fillet on a stove, this recipe opts for baking it to keep the meat moist and seal in the flavor.