Being gluten free is a daily struggle with deliciousness like pizza and baguettes that used to simply waft pass your nostrils now linger underneath them like you’re a starving man in a desert right as you see the mirage of an oasis in the distance. So close, but so far away. Luckily, you can actually indulge in that supposedly forbidden fruit with these gluten free hacks that will make a celiac’s lifestyle actually look appealing.
1. Strawberry Kale Salad With Nutty Granola Croutons
We understand why you’d be hesitant to try this salad – it’s as if a salad and a yogurt got together and made a love child that looks very odd, but fascinating as well. The contrast between the nutty and sweet granola with strawberries and leafy kale is a surprising crowd pleaser filled with super foods, and easy to throw together.
2. Chocolate Avocado Pudding Bowls
This luxurious pudding has the creamy mousse-like texture of avocado, sweetened with maple syrup and cacao powder, made even creamier by almond butter. Add fresh chopped strawberries and you’ll have a light whipped summer dish that you’ll be downing by the bowlful once you pin the recipe down. Healthy pudding 4ever.
3. Oatmeal with Cacao Nibs and Figs
Figs are an underrated dish, and in this chocolatey oatmeal dish, they really shine. Earthy, sweet flavors marinate with almond milk for a healthy breakfast that tastes divine. Make ahead of time – the longer it sits the tastier it is.
4. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Sweet potato and black bean makes for the best veggie burger base – fluffy yet meaty, and better than any restaurant veggie burger that the author has ever tried. Chili powder and cumin add a kick that will be delicious with pico de gallo and a good gluten-free bun.
5. West African Peanut Soup
While the ingredients in this soup sound like a drunken and desperate late night gone bad, the result is a heart-warming food that will make even the most homesick of individuals feel extremely content. .
6. Gluten-Free Shells with Beets, Ricotta, and Pistachios
Yes, it’s a strange combination of ingredients, but one that you’ll definitely be asking for again. The roasted flavor of pistachios along with sweet beets and creamy ricotta all snuggle up in some gluten-free shells. Yummy!
7. Paleo Strawberry Lemon Crepe Cake with Coconut Cream
Cake made with healthy almond milk, coconut and tapioca flour tastes no less than if it came from a French bakery. The pictures of this cake definitely do it justice – not as quick as some of the other recipes on here, but worth it for the end result.
8. Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Risotto
White wine, parm, and arugula add the finishing touches to this creamy butternut risotto. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, and it’s nutritious and filling! Restaurant quality risotto at your fingertips.
9. Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers
Thinking about ordering Mexican for takeout? Do yourself one better and make this healthy Mexican casserole dotted with flavorful peppers and succulent corn. Welcome to cheesy, veggie perfection. Add a dollop of guacamole and it’ll start being Mexican night every night.
10. Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
Gluten-free Mac and Cheese? Heaven for celiacs does exist. Puffed rice crisps are the secret ingredient in this crunchy, cheesy comfort food that we want to devour right now. Treat yourself to a warm forkful after a long day, because this rivals mom’s cooking for sure.
11. Healthy Strawberry Donuts
Healthy donuts are a priority on our to-do list. Especially these glazed pastel beauties that look like they were made by a fairy. And they’re blender baked donuts? A no-effort recipe that is a way better idea than begging out with a box of stale Dunkin’ Donuts goods.
12. Quinoa Crusted Pizza
Say goodbye to all the boring cauliflower crust pizzas that you’ve tried and have fallen apart in sad home attempts. This is for true pizza lovers who appreciate a good quality thin crust. Even gluten-free haters won’t be able to tell that the crust is made with quinoa.
13. Thai Green Veggie Curry
Coconut curry is the bomb in any season – so this coconut-based tastiness is filled with crisp asparagus, carrots, and creamy spinach. Dairy and egg free as well – if you’re in the mood for a Thai stew but don’t want to go to your local Thai joint, this homemade version is healthier for you, and flavor-packed.
14. Banana Bread
Banana bread is the perfect gift, or one-person Saturday night serving for a bored, single girl with three extra bananas lying around. This moist and nutty fruit bread will fill you up with your daily serving of fiber.
These pancakes are made with instant oatmeal mix and whole wheat flour, so you can even eat them before or after a workout. The end result is light and fluffy, and just begging to be topped with fresh berries