Archive for the ‘Lunch’ Category

 

Healthy Take on Tuna Salad – Avocados!

February 4th, 2012 by Kimberly Bouldin


Kim Bouldin Gluten Free Works

I am always looking for a way to make my current meal choices healthier. This not only helps my body, but it helps me to get out of a rut that I sometimes seem to fall in with foods.  I find something that I like and I like to eat it a lot.  Sometimes daily.  Tuna melts are one of those favorites.  In addition to limiting tuna to 2-3 times per week, I don’t know that I need melted cheese & mayo on a regular basis.

Avocados were on sale this week when I went grocery shopping – 5 for $5.00.  They were the big ones, too, not the tiny ones.  I wanted to incorporate avocado into my lunch, but knew I needed more protein, so the avocado tuna salad was born.

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Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe

January 31st, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

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Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe 2010 (c) Teri Lee Gruss

A good gluten free lasagna recipe can be challenging for gluten free cooks because several of the usual ingredients may contain gluten. Italian sausage, processed marinara or tomato sauce and packaged seasonings may contain gluten as an additive. And of course, the majority of lasagna noodle products are made from wheat flour.This recipe is an adaptation of a Tyler Florence recipe called “Drop-Dead Lasagna” featured in his book Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen. Serve this rich, herb-laden gluten free version of lasagna to anyone, anytime, anywhere and comments will include “This is the best lasagna I have ever had!”

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes (more…)

Gluten Free Recipe: Warm Millet Salad

November 27th, 2011 by Paul

Paul Gluten Free Works

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About one month ago, I put out my Breakfast Millet article to rave reviews. I had gotten so many emails thanking me for putting out the article and most of them requesting that I put out another one for a savory millet dish. As I am not one to disappoint may I just say…..the millet saga continues.

I seriously never get tired of talking about millet. Delicious, healthy and versatile millet is a lot like rice and can be the vehicle to transform even the most mundane dish into something exciting. To get the scoop on the health aspects and back story of millet, (more…)

Squash and Turkey Bacon Hash Recipe

November 20th, 2011 by Sarica Cernohous

 

 

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Squash and Turkey Bacon Hash on Arugula and Mixed Greens

 

Squash and turkey bacon hash takes a savory-sweet spin on many of the usual Thanksgiving ingredients – a spin that is tasty and very nutritious! The secret to the development of the flavors is being patient and allowing the ingredie (more…)

Gluten Free Recipe: Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich

November 19th, 2011 by Kimberly Bouldin

 

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich (c) 2011 Kimberly Bouldin

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching,I have been itching to find ways to eat the leftover turkey. I know this may seem odd,as there is no leftover turkey yet,but I am anticipating leftovers,as we have never not had them. I wanted to get creative this year and mix things up. Yeah,turkey soup and mashed potato bowls are great,but I wanted to create a unique turkey sandwich. I didn’t want anything complicated,just a different way to enjoy the (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Gluten-Free Round Up…Seasonal Pumpkin Recipes

October 13th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

Gluten Free Works Jennifer Harris

gluten-free-pumpkin-recipesFall is here and that means pumpkins are starting to appear on your neighbor's door step and in grocery stores, which is the universal signal to start carving and cooking pumpkin. Why is it most of us tend to cook with pumpkin only around Halloween and Thanksgiving?  Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, fiber and it is low in calories, so we should find ways to work it into our diet throughout the year.

Pumpkin is very versatile to cook with, so it can be used in both sweet and savory recipes.  This Examiner did a little research for gluten-free pumpkin recipes and was amazed at all of the drool-worthy recipes we found.  Listed below are just a fraction of the gluten-free pumpkin recipes available online.

What is your favorite way to cook with pumpkin?

Pumpkin - General Recipes

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There are lots of ways to pack a healthy gluten-free school lunch. Start by including your gluten-free child in the weekly menu planning process- this will increase the odds that he or she will actually eat what you pack for them!

Good quality proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats are key to improving your child's diet. These tips and resources will help you plan and pack healthier gluten-free school lunches for your gluten-free child.

Suggested Reading:

Gluten-Free School Lunch Recipes and Tips School Lunchbox Safety

Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Varies - Plan ahead to save time!

Here's How:

  1. Start with a healthy protein
    • High quality gluten-free deli meats (See tips for product links)
    • Gluten-free cheeses and cheese spreads
    • Chicken and turkey salads
    • Left-overs (homemade chicken gluten-free noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, lasagna, tacos, fried rice with eggs, etc.)
    • Nut butters and jam sandwiches (more…)

It’s blueberry season!!!  Blueberries always make me think of my Aunt Pat, and I just returned from California where she and I enjoyed several fistfuls of blueberries together.  I was jumping for joy when I found out that the key ingredient for this month’s SOS Kitchen Challenge was blueberries!  If you haven’t heard of this event, it’s a monthly challenge hosted by Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs and Kim of Affairs of Living.

But back to this SOS Kitchen Challenge. Blueberries!! (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Healthy Gluten Free Tacos Recipe

June 14th, 2011 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten Free Tacos

Gluten-free tacos with avocado. © 2010 Teri Lee Gruss

Packaged taco seasonings and taco shells can be a source of added gluten. This gluten-free taco recipe uses a homemade taco seasoning mix and organic gluten-free taco shells. Shredded baby spinach, red onions and avocado add vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids add vibrant color to this healthy version of a classic favorite.

Ingredients: •6 gluten-free hard taco shells (See tip) •1 pound lean ground beef •1 tablespoon olive oil (more…)

Jen Cafferty Gluten Free Works Author

Gluten free pesto pizzaThis is the other pizza that my husband made for our dinner tonight.  This is my personal favorite.  There is something very comforting about the italian sausage and roasted veggies.  The other pizza he made was a Spinach, Pancetta and Goat Cheese Pizza.  We use Udi’s frozen GF pizza crust, but any GF crust will work.

Ingredients:

3 mild Italian sausage links,  casing removed 1 1/2 cups fire roasted peppers and onions (I use the frozen Trader Joe’s version)* (more…)