Gluten Free For A Day

Everybody’s talking about gluten free versions of their favorite foods. Many folks forget that a big part of gluten free foods is simple, fresh, and minimally processed ingredients. Here’s a day’s worth of delicious and nutritious recipes that also happen to be free of gluten.
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Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Chelsea Clinton are all touting the virtues of a gluten-free diet. But many folks forget that a big part of gluten-free cooking is simple, fresh, and minimally-processed ingredients. Here’s a day’s worth of delicious and nutritious recipes that also happen to be free of gluten, including a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe!

A Word to the Wise

All of these recipes are gluten-free, but if you have a gluten allergy, check labels on all ingredients to make sure that a particular brand doesn’t contain gluten or wasn’t processed in a facility that also processes wheat products. Learn more about gluten-free living from our recent interview with gluten-free expert Marlisa Brown.

Breakfast

Pair up creamy, high-protein yogurt with fiber and vitamin-rich fruit for a power-packed breakfast.

Lunch

Fresh vegetables and omega-3-rich tuna makes for a tasty and satisfying lunch. Potatoes are a good starch choice when you’re steering clear of gluten.

Snack

Soy sauce contains gluten, but the deep and richer version called tamari doesn’t. These simple spiced nuts are filled with healthy fats to help curb mid-afternoon hunger.

Dinner

This mouthwatering new recipe from the September issue of Food Network Magazine is a fabulous and healthy way to wind down your gluten free day.

Dessert

Made with gluten-free flour alternatives, Alton's chocolaty cookies are a dynamite sweet treat.

Beverage and Cocktail Tips

Beverages like beer and other spirits distilled with wheat contain gluten. Wine, sparkling water, lemonade, and iced tea are typically safe bets.

TELL US: Have you tried a gluten-free diet? What are your favorite gluten-free recipes?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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