5 Recipes for a Wheat Free Diet

If you make the wise choice to stick with a wheat free diet as you start your journey towards better health and a slimmer waist line, you are probably going to need some new recipes.

By Isabel De Los Rios
Diet Contributor, HealthBuzz

Posted on 17, January 2016

Some things are easy to deal with, for example, switching to sprouted grain breads or opting for brown rice instead of noodles. Others are a bit more challenging, say a gluten free meatloaf that still tastes good.

Here are 5 recipes you can enjoy, wheat free.

Gluten Free Meatloaf

Since we brought it up, here is a recipe you can use.

1.5 pounds ground meat - choose grass fed beef, organically grown pork, turkey or chicken 
1 cup of raw or organic milk 
1 organic, whole egg 
.75 cups of finely cut whole oats 
1 onion, finely chopped 
1.5 tsp salt 
.25 tsp pepper 
.5 tsp oregano 
.5 tsp basil

Mix the ingredients well and put in a pre-greased loaf pan. Bake, covered with foil for 60 minutes at 350° then uncover and cook for 30 more minutes. You can top it with tomato paste if you like.

Quinoa Salad

Cook quinoa according to directions on packaging. You will need 4 cups of cooled grain to proceed.

1 bell pepper, cubed 
1 cup of broccoli florets, lightly steamed 
1 cup of green peas, cooked 
2 tomatoes, chopped 
1 clove garlic, minced 
.25 cups lemon juice 
.33 cup extra virgin olive oil 
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients and let them sit for at least an hour so all the flavors combine.

Gluten Free Hot Cereal

Hot cereal in the morning is a classic, and you can go with a single grain such as quinoa, steel cut oats or buckwheat groats. Even tastier is when mix a number of gluten free grains together and enjoy the complex flavor. This mixture will give you several breakfasts once the work is done.

Using a coffee mill, grind each of the grains separately, then mix them together in an airtight container and store in the fridge until you cook them.

1 cup of brown rice, preferably basmati or jasmine

.5 cup each of quinoa, buckwheat groats, millet, flax seeds, sesame seeds and amaranth.

Heat 4 cups of water to a boil. Add.25 tsp of sea salt. Pour in 1 cup of the grain mixture and lower heat to medium. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Garlic and Rosemary Flavored Chicken

Cut up a whole, organic chicken into 8 parts.

Mix.25 cups of olive oil with 4 crushed cloves of garlic,.25 cups of lemon juice, several sprigs of fresh rosemary and some sea salt and pepper. Put the mixture in a zip top bag and place the chicken in the bag. Cover all the parts with the mixture and let sit for 30 minutes.

After marinating, wipe off excess and place the chicken in an oven proof dish. Bake for approximately 50 minutes at 375° until juices run clear. Alternatively you can grill the chicken on a medium-high flame on a barbecue.

Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce

Salmon is not only rich in omega 3 fatty acids, a key ingredient in heart and brain health, it is easy to find and tasty in all sorts of recipes. This is a great dish for a light summer meal.

Poach a salmon fillet in vegetable broth or water. If you use water add a garnish of bay leaves, garlic cloves, sliced onions and a few sprigs of parsley and dill. It takes about 5 minutes in the simmering liquid for the fish to cook, so keep a close eye on it while it poaches.

Mix organic, plain yogurt with plenty of freshly chopped dill, and spoon it over the salmon after it has cooled.

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