FOMG –>That’s an abbreviation for Fear of Missing Gluten. Yep, I am pretty sure it’s real phobia for those who are just diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. But here’s the thing, there are SOOOOOOO many foods that are naturally gluten free. In fact, most people don’t even realize how simple it can be to prepare gluten free meals. We tend to focus on what we can’t have versus what we ALREADY do HAVE that is NATURALLY gluten free.
So today, let’s switch that focus. Let’s get real, I mean FOOD real, REAL FOOD.
Naturally Gluten Free Foods:
No marinades or additives. Just foods in natural form.
- Red Meat
- Oils (olive, coconut, grapeseed, sesame, truffle)
- Organic Dairy (plain)
- Wine (unless stored in wheat barrels, so check that!)
- Vinegar (Red, White, Balsamic, Apple Cider)
- Sprouted Tofu/Plain Tempeh (fermented)
See, that’s a big list, and I could go on. But I’d rather just jump to the recipes and meal ideas, sound good?
Here a few of my favorite NATURALLY gluten free meal ideas and my favorite REAL FOOD recipe!
The above meal is pretty simple- Roasted Chicken or Turkey (no added sauces, just olive oil with sea salt/pepper), Baked potato with red pepper hummus, and steamed veggies with garlic.
Next up, Light Fish Dishes!
This is one has ginger Lime tamari fish on top. . But all I did was marinate the fish for 30 minutes then grill or bake it. I love summery/spring dished because you can throw everything on the grill. If you are sharing a grill with other gluten foods, be sure to use foil to cook all your food, this keeps the cross contamination away.
Need a side for that?
How about roasted sliced sweet potato? Slice, toss in oil, season with fresh herbs and pepper, roast in oven at 400F for about 20-25 minutes. I like to add parmesan the last minute and then broil.
And last but not least, SPICY lettuce wraps! You can make these paleo or vegan as well.
- 2 cups Ground meat or tempeh (I used beef)
- .5 cups onion and carrots combined, chopped
- ¼ cup diced banana peppers or green chili peppers
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 cup steamed white rice (optional filling)
- 1 teaspoon paprika or red chili pepper
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2-3 tablespoons gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
- 2 teaspoon balsamic glaze or vinegar
- 1-2 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 1.5 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- Full Fat organic sour cream to top (optional)
- 1 medium head iceberg lettuce
In a large skillet cook your meat or tempeh with onion and carrot mix. When beef is almost all the way cooked, add in your almonds and your seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic, and red chili pepper or paprika). Cook for a few more minutes on medium low. Next, mix together (in separate bowl) your srirachi, tamari, balsamic glaze, and oil. Pour over beef mix and stir skillet. In a small bowl, mix together sesame oil, soy sauce, water, honey, and Sriracha. Arrange your washed lettuce leaves on a plate. Fill each with a few spoonful’s of steamed rice and your spicy skillet mix. Top with sour cream and cilantro and any extra Srirachi you’d like!
Recipe makes around 4-6 Large wraps with the rice included, might be less if you don’t add rice.
Okay, so tell me. If you are gluten free, did you ever suffer from the FOMG? I did (almost 6 years ago), but then I learned how to get creative and cook!
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Still in need of a GF bread fix? Don’t forget to check out this gluten free and dairy free sweet bread! You can also do what I do, use Costco size Udis bread and make your own bruschetta!
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