These gluten free healthy recipes are too delicious to pass up! You won’t have to feel sorry about your gluten sensitivity anymore. Today’s menu guide has you covered with gluten free main dishes, drinks, and desserts.
Gluten Free Healthy Recipes You Can Make
Start off the meal with an appetizer or two. Choose from a refreshing salad or a savory mushroom dish. You could even decide to make them both, especially if you think your guests will feel peckish before dinner.
1. Watermelon, Olive, Caper, & Feta Salad
The secret to getting this salad right is choosing ingredients at their prime. Make sure you get a sweet watermelon. It’ll serve as a great contrast to the capers, olives, and feta cheese.
2. Baked Squash
Don’t wait until the last minute to make your baked squash. It’ll need about 2 hours to slow roast in the oven. The wait will be worth it though. A good 2 hours in the oven will give you a softer and more flavorful appetizer.
3. Mediterranean Roasted Mushrooms
It’s so easy to make this mushroom dish. The mixture alone consists of ricotta, shallots, zucchini, tomatoes, basil, olives, pine nuts, and an egg. These might even be ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
A good hearty bowl of soup can help set the tone for dinner. It’s bound to be a pleasant surprise for everyone when it’s served on a rainy celebration night.
4. Spiced Cauliflower and Tahini Soup
The best part about this soup is you can make a big pot ahead and save it for up to 2 days. Just remember to store it in an airtight container and place in the fridge. That way, you get to satiate your cravings even on a rainy day.
5. Lentil, Sweet Potato, and Pancetta Soup
This lentil, sweet potato, and pancetta soup is easy on the eyes, taste buds, and even on the pocket. You can get the ingredients for a steal at your local farmer’s market. This means you won’t have to worry if your guests ask for a second bowl of soup.
An entree is a meal’s main event. It’s the dish everyone waits for the most. This menu guide has varied options, whether you’re a pescatarian or a carnivore. A word of warning, you may start drooling in the next few scrolls.
6. Seared Salmon with Sugar Snap-Fennel Slaw
Salmon lovers unite! Try your hand at making this seared salmon with sugar snap-fennel slaw for your next dinner party. Your guests will love the slight licorice taste from the fennel fronds.
7. Rib-Eye Steak
There’s nothing more epic than a good rib-eye steak. Are you watching your weight? Don’t worry. You can still have your slice of meat. Just remember to remove all the fat trimmings from your steak.
8. Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms
The best way to serve this creamy chicken and mushrooms dish is to use mushrooms from your local farmer’s market. You don’t even have to stick to one kind of mushroom. Grab a handful of maitake, portobello, or shiitake. The choice is yours.
9. Crab and Asparagus Risotto
Are you a seafood lover? Get your spoon ready for a bowl of crab and asparagus risotto. Don’t forget to finish off the dish with an extra helping of grated parmesan cheese on the top for that final touch.
These tempting side dishes will have you wishing you had an appetite big enough for all three recipes on the table. These side dishes will go with any of the main entrees mentioned above. All you have to do is check which among your friends have a strict diet.
10. Chickpea and Quinoa Buddha Bowl
Make a classic Buddha bowl everyone will enjoy. Remember, when cooking quinoa, it’s important to take note of the ratio. Add 2 cups of liquid for each cup of uncooked quinoa.
11. Broccoli with Balsamic Mushrooms
This broccoli with balsamic mushrooms recipe will be a favorite at your dinner party. Prevent your broccoli florets from being overcooked by blanching them in ice after boiling. After all, no one likes soggy broccoli pieces.
12. Wilted Spinach with Yogurt and Raisins
You can choose to use either frozen or fresh spinach in this dish. Just be mindful of using a bigger bunch of spinach if you’re opting for the fresh kind. They tend to wilt down fast.
Prep your snacks in advance. It’s one of the best ways to ensure you’ll grab something (relatively) healthy and gluten free whenever you’re waiting for your next meal.
13. Cauliflower Pizza
Savor your pizza sans gluten with this recipe. This cauliflower pizza definitely won’t disappoint with its crunch. The secret lies in roasting the cauliflower crumbs in the oven for 15 minutes. It’ll help give a crisper base as opposed to steaming or boiling the cauliflower.
14. Crunchy Potato Wedges with Chili and Lime Salt
Give your ordinary potato wedges a new spin with some chili and lime salt. Don’t forget to make sure your wedges are the same size with one another. That way, they’ll cook evenly in the oven.
15. Chewy Blackberry Oat Bars
These chewy blackberry oat bars can be a snack to munch on while on the road. Wrap them up in a sheet of parchment paper or tote them along in an airtight container. You’ll never have to go hungry while stuck in a traffic jam again.
16. Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie! But not everyone can make a delicious batch that’s gluten free. Fortunately, this recipe has you covered. Don’t forget to get a tub of cream cheese in the supermarket. It’ll be your secret ingredient for these delectable cookies.
This menu guide comes complete with a gluten free drink guide. Whether you’re making a toast or simply looking for something fresh to drink, you’ll find something to your liking in the choices below.
17. Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
This strawberries and cream smoothie only takes a minute to make. It’s the perfect pick me up for any bad day. Feeling sneaky? Add a dash of rum to the drink.
18. Homemade Lemonade
Homemade lemonade is a popular thirst quencher during the warmer months. By the way, you can make your lemonade syrup in advance and keep it in the fridge. It’ll last for 2-3 weeks when stored correctly.
19. Virgin Sangria
Fancy a cocktail without the alcohol? This virgin sangria is right up your alley. Swap the wine with grape juice — you can use white grape juice as well. Then, mix in pomegranate juice and orange juice. You can also add a few maraschino cherries, frozen grapes, and other fruit slices as well.
20. Pomegranate Spritzers
Bring out the booze with these pomegranate spritzers. You can opt to add either a dash of vodka or swap the soda water for some dry champagne instead.
A meal is never complete without something sweet to end with it. The three choices below is proof that you can have something chocolatey, fruity, or cinnamon before leaving the dinner table.
21. Strawberries and Cream Cake
Have your gluten free cake and eat it too! This strawberries and cream cake is practically heaven on a plate. It’s delicate, lightly sweetened, and looks amazing in photos.
Tip: Opt to use fresh berries and not frozen ones for this recipe.
22. Mini Smores Pies
These Smore’s pies are so good. You’ll want to make them every week, with or without a campfire. The best part is, this recipe features both a bake and a no bake option. Now, there’s no reason for you not to try this dessert out.
23. Baked Snickerdoodle Donut Holes
These snickerdoodles are baked, saving you a ton of calories and saturated fat from entering your body. By the way, you’ll have an easier time with this recipe if you’ve got a cake pop maker stored in the pantry. You’ll end up with almost identical snickerdoodle donut holes too.
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Gluten free healthy recipes are no longer hard to come by. Now, there are more ways to get your tastebuds on something tasty, without triggering your gluten sensitivity. It’s all a matter of listening to your body and adapting to its needs. The better you treat your body, the healthier it’ll make you feel.
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