Seven (plus a bonus) EASY Gluten Free Recipes we rely on to stay healthy! The new year is here, stay healthy and eat well with these tried and tested easy gluten free recipes. Vegan, paleo, and Vegetarian options. We love them all and use them all for overall health and wellness.
It’s 2016!!!! Did you party like it’s 1999? I’m kidding. But I do remember 1999, and that was a fun party! Okay, I digress. If you are like me, you’re ready for a healthy FRESH POWER start. In ALL areas. Sigh.. feel that? That’s the feeling of a clean slate and clear mind.
Speaking of clean and healthy, I have my 7 easy gluten free recipes that are clean and healthy. But you might already guessed that, right? Actually, these recipes are more than that, to us at least. You see, these are ACTUAL recipes we USE to stay healthy. Not just a one time recipe which we then forget about it till next year. Nope, easy gluten free recipes that we rely on. We rely on these recipes for so many reasons, and all of these reasons tie into our overall health.
mmmm k. You ready? Let’s relive the 2015 GO -TO gluten free recipes so that we can start off 2016 with a stay healthy plan.
Crock Pot Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos
Super easy light meal. This is usually our go to post workout recovery meal because we adjust the carb intake or make it paleo. Protein packed = happy muscles!
Spicy Rice Noodle Salad with or without Beef
Cold rice noodles are a great resistant starch. Great for feeding the gut with healthy bacteria. Plus it’s delicious. We love any rice noodles with beef or veggies or chicken!
Gluten Free Breakfast Power Bowls
Tired from all the late night NYE partying? —> EAT THIS! These types of breakfast bowls are our go -to for when we are feeling blah. Maybe tired or underweather. It’s loaded with antioxidants, fiber, omegas, vitamin C. Yes, just about everything!
Ginger Lime Tamari Baked Cod
A whole 30 approved gluten free recipe (minus the quinoa of course)! Yes, simple and healthy and wholesome. Plus it takes 10 minutes to make. Our go to for when we come back from a weekend of traveling –> hence the ginger for settle stomach. Plus Cod is loaded with Vitamin B-12 and Omegas!
Paleo Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Add this to the list of post travel foods! This is our go to smoothie for when our digestive system needs a little reboot. It’s made with “KEY” ingredients, just for that.
Surf and Turf Flat Bread Pizza
Another great recovery meal to keep your muscles and body healthy! But actually, I make this a lot for a movie night. It’s a great way to use leftovers plus it’s loaded with Vitamin D and Iron.
Herbed Chicken and Biscuit Bake
Talk about a breakfast or brinner life saver!! Seriously, these little bakes make eating a balanced meal easy. Healthy fats, carbs, and protein are all in there! I make 4-5 at a time and keep them in fridge. Love using leftover gluten free biscuits or paleo bread with the eggs/chicken too! Heavenly.
Okay I lied, I’m going to throw in a bonus recipe to make the GREAT 8! But this one is rather new, yet I’m already obsessed!
BONUS RECIPE –> Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili
You know when you’re congested and your allergies are killing you? Well, add some spice! This paleo chili does wonders for that. It’s our go to gluten free recipe during cedar fever months. Ugh.. cedar.
Seven (plus one bonus) easy gluten free recipes for a GOOD LUCK start in 2016! Keep them handy and let me know if they become as reliable to you as they are to us! Corny Cotter moment.
Okay, now here’s the fun part! I asked a few other RELIABLE resource to share their GO TO gluten free recipes (all types) they keep making. The ones that KEEP them healthy. Here’s what they shared.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Food Faith Fit)
No Bake Superfoods Breakfast Bars (The Big Man’s World)
Apple Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal (The Lemon Bowl)
Blueberry Green Smoothie Bowl (The Healthy Maven)
NO Sugar added Chocolate Maca Truffles (The Healthy Aperture)
Vanilla Green Protein Smoothie (Healthy Seasonal)
Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Bars (Ambitious Kitchen)
Every Day Lentil Salad (Food, Pleasure, Health)
Sriracha Almond Crust Salmon (Peas and Crayons)
Cranberry Kale Salad with Roasted Pecans and Feta (the Roasted Root)
Curried Chickpea Salad (Hummusapien)
Greek Cucumber Noodles (Two Peas in their Pod)
Crockpot Curry Chicken (Aris Menu)
Maple Mustard Chicken Skillet (The Lean Green Bean)
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowls (Spoonful of Flavor)
Paleo Pad Thai with Carrot and Sweet Potato Noodles (Nosh and Nourish)
Vibrant Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Smoky Waffled Tofu (Spabettie)
Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes (Culinary Hill)
Paleo Chicken Parmesan Casserole (Plaid and Paleo)
Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats (it’s Yummi)
Baked Chicken and Artichoke (Diethood)
Waldorf Quinoa Chicken Salad (Cupcakes and Kale Chips)
Okay, you are OFFICIALLY prepared for a healthy start in 2016! Cheers!
What’s your go to healthy recipe?
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Thank you for sharing these delicious recipes with your readers. Preparing gluten free meals can be challenging when you are looking to stay healthy and enjoy something that tastes good. I would love to add that doing a little local research may yield you some surprising results when it comes to your favorite restaurants. In order to cater to those with special dietary needs, many restaurants have stepped up and started offering gluten free options for those nights you just don’t feel like cooking. Thanks again for sharing!
That’s wonderful! Glad to hear
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
What a great list at the end of this post! Lots I would love to try. I rely on millet and quinoa when I need more carbs– and sweet potatoes! Easy to prepare and mix with veggies and protein.
oh you just reminded me i need millet. Love it! miss it! and miss you! xxoo
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
Dear Lindsay, these are a fabulous collection. That Key Lime Pie Smoothie caught my attention for sure. Among other things. Look forward to trying some of these unique gluten-free options! Have a fabulous New Year!
pretty sure that’s my fav smoothie ever! you’ll love!!
heather @french press
I love that clean slate feeling you get every January! and these meals look delicious, even for gluten lovers 🙂
yay! love that clean slate feeling too. and so fresh!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
All of these recipes look incredible! I think I am going to add those shrimp tacos to my menu for the week. Thank you so much for including my recipe too!
Everything looks amazing!! Great round up!
Helen @ Scrummy Lane
I love the slant you gave this post, Lindsay … asking for go-to recipes. We all need a few of those in our lives and some new ideas never go amiss.
Personally, I’m voting for the sweet potato chipotle chili …. looks so colourful and delicious!
Oh helen, i think you’d LOVE IT!!! thanks for the vote! hehe
I cant wait to try some of these!! I will have to add to the grocery list for the next few weeks
perfect! keep me posted, ok?
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
That smoothie bowl looks like a work of ART! I love all the recipes you listed. Plus your photos are amazzzzzzing which basically makes me want them all right NOW!
you are too kind. Come over for dinner ANYTIME! xxoo
Flatbread pizza is so good – love the idea of making it surf and turf 🙂 and nowww I miss summer…even though it kinda feels like it with all of the warm weather we’ve been having! P.S. sorry if you haven’t been getting e-mails when I reply to your comments on my blog…JUST downloaded the plug-in. Should work now!!
haha, no worries. I did that for like the first 2 years when I had my blog. xxoo i’m an old blogger now and learned. bahaha
The Hubs and I will be in Baytown, TX in a few weeks. I think I need to take a detour on the way and stop for some shrimp tacos!! They look A-MAZING!
Alysia at slim sanity
Aah making me hungry!! I need to make that smoothie stat!
You’d love! green is so pretty too, right?
Madeline @ Foodfitandfam
That herbed chicken bake looks BOMB!
it’s one of my favs!
Jenn @ Peas and crayons
LOVE you and love this post! Pinning like crazy! <3
I love you more! wishing you amazings things this year! YOU DESERVE!!!
Becki @ Fighting for Wellness
Every single one of these sounds amazing! I need to keep this handy and add a few of these to my weekly staples.
yes! let me know if you do friend
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Happy New Year, my Brother!!! May there never be shortage of good food (or balls).
Gosh, I love your recipes! I still need to make those crock pot fire roasted shrimp…they’ve been on my list for ages. Thanks for the reminder!!
you’re my crock pot guru! let’s have a crock pot party!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Love this roundup – your recipes always look so incredible!
thanks friend. Can’t wait to try some of yours! YUM!
Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
I love that power bowl! It’s too beautiful to eat :-).
I’m currently eating it now! haha, you’d love!
Susie @ SuzLyfe
Freaking yum! One of my go-to gluten free recipes is my GF chicken parm, which I stopped making because Alex was getting so much quinoa in during his inpatient months! But I definitely feel like it is time for me to bring that sucker back out. It is just good, and so easy! Happy New Year, LC!
dude, i need that! stat! happy new year friend!
MeGan @ skinny fitaliciouS
So much good food! I need that crockpot shrimp soon. Happy new year!
Becca from ItsYummi
Oh my goodness, what a wonderful lineup of gluten-free, healthy recipes to start 2016 with! It’s an arsenal of deliciousness!!
Thanks so much for including my recipe, Lindsay. Here’s to a healthy 2016 for us both!
of course! i must try them! YUM!