Quick one skillet breakfast. Naturally gluten free, no subs needed.
1) Sauté spinach, tomato and mushrooms in some olive oil
2) “Pan poach” an egg in the middle with a tablespoon of water and cover until yolk turns light pink
3) Sprinkle lovingly with everything but the bagel seasoning
4) Enjoy 😋
Some who think they’re gluten intolerant are actually sensitive to fructans.
People certainly have strong opinions about gluten, as a sensitivity or intolerance to the substance is blamed for a variety of health problems.
Gluten has serious adverse effects for some people. However, many cases of “gluten intolerance” may actually be something else, and it’s possible that some people should be more worried about a group of sugars called fructans.
Why do people avoid gluten?
Celiac disease is a severe immune response to gluten that has been known for over a century. However, it only occurs in less than 1% of the population.
Wheat allergies are another severe response to gluten and other proteins present in wheat. These are even rarer, occurring in ~0.2% of the population.
These conditions are very serious and can be life-threatening, and so naturally, people with these conditions avoid gluten out of necessity.
But these conditions only account for a small portion of reported gluten intolerance. These diseases are relatively easy to definitively diagnose, and people with these conditions probably would not benefit from excluding fructans.
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There is a big misconception that gluten-free diets are by nature healthier than gluten-containing diets.
This may be true in the sense that you aren't as tempted to eat things because you literally can't, but gluten-free foods often contain starchy and unhealthy flours, and additional sugar and butter to make up for taste or texture. Eating like this every day increases our health risks and affects us mentally and physically.
To save our health, I have created a gluten free whole grain flour blend to be used 1 to 1 for whole wheat flour!
Imagine, all this freedom🍞🍩🎂🍪😊!
Pictured is a 100% whole wheat bread recipe (linked in the post) that I made with my flour blend (called buck-o flour) instead.
This flour blend is based off whole grain brown rice and buckwheat (buckwheat is gluten-free!) flours, with flaxseeds for structure, and some starch and baking soda for texture and lift. Because it is buckwheat based, i've named this buck-o flour (so much more fun than "my 1 to 1 blend"😜)
In the post you can learn the best places to buy flour for your money, the nutritional benefits of this blend, and the recipe.
Here's the link:
I’ve got no time this morning to be cooking breakfast as I’m off to Liverpool but if I did have time I would be making this, baked seedy banana oats topped with @kokodairyfree coconut yogurt and almond butter 💛
One Pot. So many possibilities. This @bettycrocker Chicken Tetrazzini is the perfect gluten-free dinner option for those busy school nights and relaxing weekends. Get the recipe at the link in out bio! #madewithchex
Tuna melt on a sweet potato “toast” - we made a his and hers version. I like lots of celery and capers and crunchy bits in my tuna with less cheese and Nate likes his really simple - tuna salad with cheese and more cheese. Great comforting and filling meal for a Sunday at home!
Slice sweet potato into “toasts” and coat in coconut oil- I find coconut oil works great for crisping things up in the oven. -bake for 20 minutes flipping halfway through. You can broil it for a few minutes at the very end if you want it more crispy. -top with tuna salad mix (we did some vegan mayo, celery, lemon juice, salt/pepper, capers, and parsley)
-top with cheese -broil for about 5 minutes to warm tuna and melt cheese!
The sweet potato toasts turned out great, they were sturdy enough to pick up, which I loved! 🙌🏼
Once upon a time I did an elimination Diet all by myself.
When it was time to reintroduce the foods I decided I would get all fancy and try new dishes... like this vegan nacho cheese made with cashews to spice up our nachos. Nachos are a fav around here for date night 👩🏻🦰💕👨🏼🦰
What I DIDN’T know, was that when reintroducing foods (to see what symptoms show up after eliminating them for 3 weeks) you should eat them independently of ANY other foods that you think may be effecting you so you can more easily pin point a connection between the food AND possible symptom.
If you have been thinking of trying an elimination diet because you feel like you might have a food sensitivity... I’m here to SUPPORT you so you don’t make the same mistakes that I did! I want you to have the best experience possible while doing an elimination diet and to see the best results. I’m here to guide you, answer your questions, cheer you on and keep you accountable 👏🏼
If you want to know a bit more and see if this is the best fit for you, let’s chat! Send me a DM and we can we can figure out a time to talk 💕
Ps I don’t know what kind of Super Bowl watcher you are... but I’m all about the food 🤗 check out my blog for this vegan nacho cheese recipe.. because nachos are a must! Link in bio ✨
It’s a fried rice frenzy! Seriously though, lately we have found ways to have fried rice for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner 😂
What makes fried rice so easy (and less expensive) is that most of the ingredients can come from the freezer (shrimp, peas, broccoli). Leftover rice, plenty of sesame oil, and some scallions round out this dish perfectly. Fast, filling, any time of day kind of meal.
As someone who not only enjoys eating healthy and realizes my body NEEDS the nutrients to function properly (trust me this took a while!).... I still like to make QUICK meals!
Even though I love cooking... spending hours in the kitchen on every meal can get old. FAST.
....Like sometimes I wish I lived at home where my mom could make me dinner sometimes🤪
Now, I understand that not everyone loves cooking as much as I do, but they want to improve their diet while still eating yummy food! Aka the perfect example would be this chicken & broccoli slaw with peanut sauce ❤️
This is why I put together quick & easy recipes to help support you during your elimination diet - cause I know you gals got stuff to DO!
What is your go to for a quick meal? 👇🏼tell me!
When I first found out I had food sensitivities I was so scared of what people thought of me. 💭
I felt like people thought I was faking it because being gluten free was a fad. ✖️🌾
I felt like I was an inconvenience to people because they had to make “special” food for me. 👩🏼🍳
I would tell myself - “maybe it’s all in your head.” 🤷🏼♀️
But those times when I listened to what people said and thought screw it - I’ll just eat that sauce that has soy sauce in it, or I’ll just eat that chicken that was cooked in the same pan as a pita - a couple crumbs won’t be that bad. But it was that bad! 🤒
I remember going on a date and eating a dish with soy sauce telling myself ‘its just in my head’ but then coming home looking like I was 6 months pregnant and in serious pain. 🤰🏼
It’s hard to be able to stand up for yourself and be different but I can promise you - it’s worth it! ❤️
I’ve learned the importance of educating the people around you so they can help you instead of being against you. 👭
I want to help you learn to say NO - to feel confident in your food allergy and learn to navigate these situations and educate your friends and family so your process can be smoother than mine. 😘
Wow! Here is a wholesome👏 gluten-free👏 thick crust👏 pizza crust that only takes 30 minutes to make!!! This recipe uses buck-o flour which is my wholegrain, multigrain, four ingredient flour blend. Buck-o flour has amazing health benefits to help you get your whole grains in in a gluten-free diet, and in a delicious way!
Time to get back into my routine & I’m super about happy it 😬 give me all the veggies - I can’t handle all the holidays treats! Lol. This is definitely my go-to if I don’t know what else to have for lunch. It’s super easy & my favorite! •
Sauté some veggies - I have asparagus, red pepper, carrots, zucchini & spinach.
Cook gluten free brown rice pasta.
Add some organic basil pesto sauce.
& top with an avocado, sesame seeds & pumpkin seeds 💚
WHAT IS GLUTEN? 😱⠀
So, it's become a highlighted enemy and many people have chosen to go 'gluten free' but unless you have a diagnosed intolerance to gluten or are celiac then you may not need to avoid it completely.⠀
Gluten is a protein present in most grains, including wheat, barley, rye, spelt, couscous and bulger. It has a ‘glue like’ consistency which is difficult to digest. Since the agricultural revolution more than 25,000 strains of wheat have been developed and over the last 500 years the gluten content of foods containing wheat has increased.⠀
⏰The timeline - The end of the 19th Century saw the invention of commercial yeast. Rather than relying on a multi-strain bacteria, lactic acid and Co2 to make bread rise - a single strain of yeast was developed accelerating the fermentation process and masking the beneficial effects of lactic acid. ⠀
😄Key takeaways - If you’re curious to find out if you’d benefit from going gluten-free, eliminating all gluten from your diet for 30 days should see an improvement in any symptoms, in those with true sensitivity, and improve general well-being. ⠀