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best gluten free recipes

No matter why you’re going gluten-free, don’t assume that it means you have to settle for bland salads and dry chicken every day of the week. In fact, now that gluten-free diets are more widespread than ever before, there are a huge variety of delicious gluten-free recipes and products that can help you keep things fun and flavorful.

Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Whether you’re skipping gluten for health reasons, personal preferences, or because you’re starting a low-carb or keto diet, expanding your recipe rotation is one of the best ways to make sure you stick to it. Keep in mind that if you are gluten-free due to celiac disease or food allergies, it’s always important to double-check the ingredient labels on store-bought and packaged goods. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a rookie in the kitchen or a seasoned chef - with this roundup of quick and easy gluten-free meal ideas, you’ll be eating well every day of the week.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

Start your day off strong with one of these recipes for gluten-free breakfast. Here, you’ll find a little bit of everything: sweet, savory, filling, and light - so no matter what your favorite breakfasts are, you can enjoy them while going gluten-free.

Simple Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

There are plenty of recipes for gluten-free quiche that use alternative flours, but this one switches it up by using caramelized sweet potato as a base rather than a dough. You’ll have it prepped in less than 30 minutes, and then you can feel free to relax with a warm cup of coffee while it bakes. 

Gluten-Free Coconut Bread

Become a gluten-free pro with this recipe, which walks you through the process of making a customized blend of starches and gluten-free flours. It might sound like making your own flour will be complicated, but the task is quick and easy with a blender.

Gluten-Free Lunch Recipes

Don’t hit a midday slump with a boring lunch that leaves you wanting more - especially not when there are so many great ideas for gluten-free lunches out there! Whether you need something that’s grab-and-go or a relaxed weekend lunch, we have you covered.

Healthy(ish) Fried Chicken

A comfort food favorite goes gluten-free in this recipe for gluten-free fried chicken. It’s an ideal recipe for meal prepping, giving you a delicious meal to look forward to during a busy week. You might be surprised to discover that the breading blend (made with chickpea flour, cornstarch, shredded coconut, and a few other simple ingredients) tastes like the classic, crispy version many of us know and love.

Falafel Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Here’s another great meal prep idea to simplify your week, giving you more time to relax and snack on a zero-gluten dessert or two. The chickpeas used to make the falafel are an outstanding source of protein and fiber, while the salad serves up a generous helping of fresh vegetables. Portion out the homemade dressing, so you can drizzle it on top of your bowl right before eating.

Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes

At the end of the day, the last thing you need is a complicated and time-consuming dinner to make. But with these gluten-free dinner recipes, you can feed your entire family without spending hours in the kitchen. We’ve also included a few dinner ideas for gluten-free entertaining, with options that kids and adults alike will love.

Best-Ever Gluten-Free Pasta

It’s not too good to be true - you can have homemade gluten-free pasta! This easy recipe for fresh pasta requires just four ingredients, so even the most inexperienced home cooks can easily find what they need at their local grocery store. Because it’s fresh pasta, it’s best cooked and enjoyed immediately. However, the recipe offers quick instructions for how to dry pasta, so you can whip up a bowl whenever you want.

Weeknight Steak and Rice Noodle Salad

This unique salad recipe uses rice noodles for starchy, gluten-free goodness, adding in hearty steak, fresh vegetables, and even a little spiciness from Serrano chiles. It’s served cold, making it the perfect gluten-free dinner for a warm summer evening. If your weeknight meal repertoire is getting stale, this is one of our favorite dinner ideas for bringing fun back to the dinner table.

Rustic Ratatouille

This French-inspired dish is a one-pot wonder that will fool your family into thinking you were in the kitchen all day long. You can take full advantage of seasonal summer produce with zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and garlic, and even add chicken or stewed beef for an extra boost of protein. Olive oil and red pepper flakes are an ideal dairy-free topping, and if you have a great recipe for gluten-free bread, now’s the time to whip up a loaf.

Gluten-Free Snacks and Desserts

Of course, no collection of gluten-free meals would be complete without the mention of snacks and dessert. For many people who eat gluten-free, those “in-between” meals prove to be the most challenging. Consider both your snack cravings and sweet tooth satisfied with these ideas for gluten-free desserts and snacks.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles

While these chocolate waffles can definitely qualify as breakfast, we enjoy them topped with coconut milk ice cream and fresh fruit as a decadent dessert. Or, if you want to put a gourmet spin on this dessert, you can follow the recipe’s suggestion for a topping of whipped ricotta and a slightly sweetened crumble made from sesame seeds, flaxseeds, or buckwheat groats.

Grain-Free Tahini Granola

With a batch of this homemade gluten-free granola on hand, you’ll always have something to sprinkle on top of your favorite yogurt or afternoon bowl of cereal. It’s made with your choice of mixed raw nuts, as well as coconut, maple syrup, tahini, and a dash of cinnamon. If you’d like, you can substitute one cup of nuts for three-fourth of a cup of gluten-free rolled oats for a more traditional granola flavor and texture. 

Shop the Best Gluten-Free Selection at Gelson’s Supermarket

Whether you’re gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, or have any other special dietary preference, you can find a wide variety of healthy and delicious options at your local Gelson’s Supermarket. We’ve created a one-of-a-kind grocery store that carries everything you need for a life that’s full of flavor - and your shopping experience will be more convenient than ever.

If these recipe ideas have inspired you to start getting creative in the kitchen, all you need now are the ingredients for your easy-to-make recipe of choice. Head to your nearest Gelson’s Supermarket for all your gluten-free shopping needs today!

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