Are you making gluten free meals for yourself or others? Do some family members eat gluten free, but others don't? In my house, this is the case. Because of my colitis, I've had to go gluten free. But my husband and kids aren't. Today I'm bringing you a collection of mouthwatering recipes that are easy to make and require minimal ingredients.
From breakfast to dinner and even dessert, I'll provide a wide range of tasty gluten-free options that won't break the bank or leave you spending hours in the kitchen.
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Main Course Meals
When it comes to main course meals, simplicity is key at our house. Here are three gluten-free recipes that require just 5 ingredients:
1. Simple Chicken Stir-fry
Ingredients: Chicken breast, Bell peppers, Onion, Soy sauce, Garlic
This easy chicken stir-fry is packed with flavor and protein. Simply sauté the chicken breast, bell peppers, and onion in a pan with soy sauce and garlic. Serve it over a bed of rice or quinoa for a complete meal.
2. Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Ingredients: Spaghetti squash, Bacon, Eggs, Parmesan cheese, Parsley
A gluten-free twist on the classic carbonara, this recipe replaces pasta with spaghetti squash. Roast the spaghetti squash in the oven, cook the bacon, and mix it all together with beaten eggs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. It's a comforting and satisfying dish that will leave you wanting more. If you are wanting a variation on this meal, try gluten free cacio de pepe. It's also nice on hot summer days!
3. Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Ingredients: Bell peppers, Quinoa, Black beans, Salsa, Cheddar cheese
These stuffed peppers are a nutritious and filling option. Cook the quinoa and mix it with black beans, salsa, and cheddar cheese. Stuff the mixture into bell peppers and bake them until they're tender and the cheese is melted. It's a colorful and flavorful dish that's perfect for weeknight dinners.
Often forgotten when planning meals, side dishes are an important part of a meal too! They are important parts of your meal, especially if you need to add some extra fruits and vegetables to your day! Here are three gluten-free options that require just 5 ingredients:
1. Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, Olive oil, Garlic, Salt, Black pepper
Roasting Brussels sprouts brings out their natural sweetness and gives them a delicious crispy texture. Toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper, then roast them in the oven until they're golden brown. It's a simple and flavorful side dish that pairs well with any main course.
2. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, Olive oil, Paprika, Salt, Pepper
Sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative to regular fries, and they're just as delicious. Cut the sweet potatoes into fries, toss them with olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper, then bake them in the oven until they're crispy. Serve them as a side dish or as a snack. For a variation, try roasted okra fries.
3. Sautéed Kale with Lemon and Garlic
Ingredients: Kale, Olive oil, Lemon juice, Garlic, Salt
Kale is a nutrient-packed leafy green that makes a great side dish. Sauté the kale in olive oil with garlic until it's wilted, then squeeze fresh lemon juice over it and season with salt. It's a simple and healthy way to enjoy this superfood.
Appetizers are the perfect start to any meal. Sometimes, they are a perfect light meal all by themselves too! Try some of these easy and flavorful gluten-free appetizers:
Ingredients:, Cherry tomatoes, Fresh mozzarella balls, Fresh basil leaves, Balsamic glaze, Skewers
Caprese skewers are a classic favorite. Thread cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves onto skewers. Drizzle them with balsamic glaze for a burst of tangy sweetness. They're a colorful and refreshing appetizer that's perfect for any occasion.
2. Guacamole with Tortilla Chips
Ingredients:, Avocados, Lime juice, Red onion, Cilantro, Salt
Guacamole is a versatile and delicious dip that pairs well with tortilla chips. Mash ripe avocados with lime juice, diced red onion, chopped cilantro, and salt. Serve it with crispy tortilla chips for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
3. Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Ingredients: Frozen spinach, Artichoke hearts, Cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Garlic
This creamy and flavorful dip is a party favorite. Thaw frozen spinach and drain any excess liquid. Chop artichoke hearts into small pieces. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, spinach, and artichoke hearts. Bake it until it's bubbly and golden brown. Serve it with tortilla chips or toasted bread.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these gluten-free desserts that require just 5 ingredients:
1. Flourless Chocolate Cake
Ingredients: Dark chocolate, Butter, Eggs, Sugar, Cocoa powder
This rich and decadent flourless chocolate cake is a chocolate lover's dream. Melt dark chocolate and butter together, then mix in beaten eggs, sugar, and cocoa powder. Bake it until it's set and serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also try this simple chocolate cake for one.
2. Raspberry Coconut Macaroons
Ingredients: Shredded coconut, Sweetened condensed milk, Raspberry jam, Vanilla extract, Salt
These raspberry coconut macaroons are chewy, sweet, and bursting with flavor. Mix shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, raspberry jam, vanilla extract, and salt together. Shape the mixture into small mounds and bake them until they're golden brown. They're a delightful treat for any occasion.
3. Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients: Almond butter, Eggs, Honey, Almond flour, Chocolate chips
These almond butter chocolate chip cookies are a healthier alternative to traditional cookies. Mix almond butter, eggs, honey, almond flour, and chocolate chips together. Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet and bake until they're golden brown. They're soft, chewy, and packed with nutty flavor. For a no bake variation, try these peanut butter white chocolate no bake cookies!
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