I’m back, as promised! To share a few of the recipes we’ve enjoyed over the last month as we ate gluten free.
On the weekends we typically take the time to make breakfast & eat together as a family. That used to mean waffles or pancakes with our bacon & eggs. Well now I’ve discovered veggies with my eggs! And I’m actually digging it! This is a random Saturday morning, but I just added in the veggies I had in the fridge & then cracked my egg into the middle of the skillet. This particular morning I had kale, shredded sweet potatoes, red onion & green pepper. And of course topped with a little cheddar & some avocado. We pretty much put avocados on everything. Cause they’re the best.
Here are a few of the recipes I’ve found around the web…please pin from the original source:
Overnight oats. Have you guys tried any overnight oat recipes, yet? I know they are kind of a sensation on social media right now…I, per usual, was a little late to the ballgame, but I am now a believer! These have become our go to breakfast! The great part is they take us about 10 minutes Sunday, and then we have breakfast ready to grab and go for the whole week!! And you can totally customize them to your taste! Use fruit, nuts, peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, flavored yogurts, whatever your heart desires! (or diet allows ;)) This peanut butter & chocolate recipe is what we’ve been eating! Warm them up for about 45 seconds & you can almost believe you’re eating a Reese’s for breakfast…think on that for a minute…
I found Danielle Walker & her blog Against All Grain, and let me tell you, I want to try every one of her recipes! They all sound (and look!!) delicious! The first one of her recipes I made was this Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa. It was so simple and yet felt so fancy. Give it a try!!
Mexican food is really easy to adapt to be gluten free…which is a good thing, since I could eat tacos & guacamole every day of the week! Seriously. I think Josh is probably sick of tacos…but I can’t stop. I won’t stop. But for a little variation I found this taco bowl. I made this twice in the first week of January. Ha! It was so good.
And those sweet potatoes…totally make the dish! I have since made them as a side for a few other meals. They are so good. And this coming from a girl who would’ve told you two months ago that I didn’t even like sweet potatoes! So even if you don’t like tacos, which by the way, who are you?? I’m not sure we can be friends. At least not ones that eat together. But even if…you’ve gotta try the sweet potatoes!
We also like to eat quite a few Asian inspired recipes in our house. I found two new ones that are total winners! This beef & snow pea recipe was delicious! We eat a lot of chicken when it comes to rice/stir fry type recipes so it’s always nice to find a good beef recipe.
And then there’s this Kung Pao Chicken. You guys. I didn’t even serve it with rice. That’s how good it is. You don’t even miss the rice. Well maybe you would, but I don’t think so. And I bought a spiralizer to try making some veggies into noodles, etc. and this was the first recipe I made with it. Super fun! I want to spiralize all the things!! But you can just slice the onions however you’d like if you don’t have a spiralizer. It won’t change how it tastes, I promise!
That reminds me…we tried spaghetti squash for the first time last week! Josh cut it in half, sprayed some olive oil on each half, sprinkled a little seasoning and then put them cut side down on a baking sheet for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Once they’ve cooled for a couple minutes you just use a fork to shred the insides & it literally looks like spaghetti noodles. I just used my usual meat & spaghetti sauce and topped the squash with it. Really good! Like I could eat spaghetti like that all the time. Now to go look up all the benefits of spaghetti squash… 😉
One of the things you really miss when you’re avoiding gluten is chocolate chip cookies. Haha. How can you go a whole month without one? You must be stronger than me & Josh! We used this gluten free flour & tried a new recipe…a “healthy” recipe 😉 And we were pleasantly surprised! Jaclyn even said she’d never know they didn’t have butter in them if I hadn’t told her. You’ll need to use gluten free flour if you want them to be gluten free. But if you don’t care about that these are a great “healthier” chocolate chip cookie option as is!
So there you go, just a few of the things we’ve been munching on recently. I would love to hear if you have any great recipes your family loves! Gluten free or not.