Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Chelsea Clinton are all touting the virtues of a gluten-free diet. But many folks forget that a big part of gluten-free cooking is simple, fresh, and minimally-processed ingredients. Here’s a day’s worth of delicious and nutritious recipes that also happen to be free of gluten, including a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe!
A Word to the Wise
All of these recipes are gluten-free, but if you have a gluten allergy, check labels on all ingredients to make sure that a particular brand doesn’t contain gluten or wasn’t processed in a facility that also processes wheat products. Learn more about gluten-free living from our recent interview with gluten-free expert Marlisa Brown.
Pair up creamy, high-protein yogurt with fiber and vitamin-rich fruit for a power-packed breakfast.
Fresh vegetables and omega-3-rich tuna makes for a tasty and satisfying lunch. Potatoes are a good starch choice when you’re steering clear of gluten.
RECIPE: Chopped Nicoise Salad
Soy sauce contains gluten, but the deep and richer version called tamari doesn’t. These simple spiced nuts are filled with healthy fats to help curb mid-afternoon hunger.
RECIPE: Tamari Pecans
This mouthwatering new recipe from the September issue of Food Network Magazine is a fabulous and healthy way to wind down your gluten free day.
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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »