Gluten Free For A Day

by in Gluten-Free, August 24, 2010
Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

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.

Breakfast

Pair up creamy, high-protein yogurt with fiber and vitamin-rich fruit for a power-packed breakfast.

RECIPE: Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt

Lunch
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

Snack

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

Dinner

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.

RECIPE: Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash

Dessert

Made with gluten-free flour alternatives, Alton’s chocolaty cookies are a dynamite sweet treat.

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Beverage and Cocktail Tips
Beverages like beer and other spirits distilled with wheat contain gluten. Wine, sparkling water, lemonade, and iced tea are typically safe bets.

TELL US: Have you tried a gluten-free diet? What are your favorite gluten-free recipes?

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 »

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