Category Archives: Healthy Options

Gluten Free Taco Pasta Toss

Inspired by Rachael Ray, but with a gluten-free twist. This is a quick and easy recipe the whole family will enjoy!

Start to Finish: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 pd gluten free penne pasta
1 Tbs olive oil
1 pd ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
4 gloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs chili powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbs ground coriander
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 (12oz) bottle gluten free beer or 1 1/2 cups gluten free chicken stock
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped (optional)
1/4 head lettuce, chopped (optional)

Directions
1. In large saucepan, bring large pot of water with a dash of salt to a boil. Add noodles and cook until done, about 10 min. Drain and return to pot.
2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-heat. Add turkey to oil; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion, jalapeno, garlic, chili powder, coriander and cumin. Cook for 6-7 min. Stir in tomato paste for 1 min, then stir in beer.
3. In large saucepan, add sauce to the noodles, mix well. Top with cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. Serve and enjoy!

Gluten Free Mexican Lasagna
Mix up your typical taco dinner with this tasty southwestern style lasagna.

Supreme Gluten Free Chicken Fajitas
These phenomenal chicken fajitas include onion, peppers, zucchini and more.

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Fajita Soup

Prep Time: 25 min
Start to Finish: 45 min
Serves 4

Ingredients
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 lg onion, chopped
1 (14oz) can chicken broth
1 dash hot sauce
1 (1.27oz) packet fajita seasoning
1 pd skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 (14.5oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15oz) can seasoned black beans
1 cup corn (optional)
Monterey Jack Cheese, topping (optional)
sour cream, topping (optional)
cilantro, garnish (optional)

Directions
1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add chicken to hot oil; cook, stirring occasionally until brown, about 10 min. Add fajita seasoning over browned chicken and stir well to coat.
2. Add red and green pepper, jalapeno and onion to seasoned chicken. Stir and cook over medium heat until vegetables are soft, about 10 min. Pour fire roasted tomatoes, black beans and chicken broth into pot with chicken and vegetables.
3. Bring soup to boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 20 min, stirring occasionally.
4. Season soup with hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

This gluten free recipe saves great! Double this batch and freeze the leftovers for a busy day in an airtight container.

Supreme Gluten Free Chicken Fajitas
These phenomenal gluten free chicken fajitas include onions, green peppers, zucchini and more.

Cajun Gluten Free Pasta Toss with Chicken
Check out this zesty, creamy pasta recipe topped with grilled chicken.

Perfect Gluten Free Guacamole

After spending a summer in Mexico, I fell in love with fresh, homemade guacamole. After trying many different variations, this recipe has become our family’s favorite.

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients
2 ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 Tbs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1-2 jalapenos, chopped (optional)
1 Tbs of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp  removed, chopped
1/2 tsp course salt
1 bag corn tortilla chips

Directions
1. Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from peel and put in mixing bowl. Mash avocado with fork.
2. Add chopped onion, cilantro, lime or lemon, salt and mix together. Keep tomatoes separate until ready to serve. Add salt to taste.
3. Drizzle with olive oil if desired and serve with tortilla chips. Serve immediately or cover surface with plastic wrap and chill up to 2 hours.

Feel free to adjust the amount of ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust according to your taste.

Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza
This meal is one of my favorites, and has always been a real crowd pleaser.

Flavorful Gluten Free Mexican Bean Salad
This gluten free recipe makes a great side dish to share  or a fulfilling, healthy lunch.

Chunky Gluten Free Vegetable Soup

Prep Time: 15 min
Heat on stove 20 min
Serves 6-8

Ingredients
2 Tbs olive oil
1 med yellow onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 med green bell pepper, chopped
1 med red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbs chili powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 (28oz) can diced tomotoes, w/ liquid
2 (15oz) cans red kidney beans, drained
1 (15oz) can black beans, drained
1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
1 cup corn (optional)
2 sm zucchinis, chopped (optional)
1 lg carrot, chopped (optional)
sour cream, topping (optional)
Monterary cheddar cheese, topping (optional)

Directions
1. Heat oil in large sauce pan over medium heat.
2. Chop the onions, carrots, celery, peppers and garlic, cook for 10-12 min. Add jalapenos oregano, cumin, chili powder and salt. Stir to blend.
3. Add tomatoes and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil then gently simmer over low heat, uncovered, for 10 min.
4. Add beans and simmer an additional 10 min.
5. Garnish bowls with sour cream and cheese if desired.

This gluten free recipe is a healthy, fulfilling meal the whole family will enjoy. You won’t have to fight with your kids over eating their vegetables tonight. Pair your delicious soup with Grandma’s Homemade Gluten Free Corn Bread to complete your meal. Enjoy!

Grandma’s Homemade Gluten Free Corn Bread
This delicious, moist gluten free cornbread recipe is one of my all time favorite comfort foods.

Gluten Free Bisquick
Check out other Gluten Free Bisquick recipes.

Flavorful Gluten Free Mexican Bean Salad

This gluten free recipe makes a great side dish to share  or a fulfilling, healthy lunch.

Start to Finish: 10 min
Serves 8

Ingredients
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 cup sweet corn, drained or thawed if frozen
2 (15oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16oz) Newman Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Directions
1. Mix all the vegetables and beans into a bowl.
2. Add about 3/4 of the bottle of dressing to the salad and mix.
3. Serve and  keep chilled.

I enjoy using recipe for a side dish at BBQ’s, and saving the leftovers for a healthy, fulfilling lunch. This recipe is easy to make and is very inexpensive in the summer when the vegetables are in season. Enjoy!

Creamy Gluten Free Pink Fluff Salad
This nontraditional salad is easy to make and terribly addicting.

Extremely Cheesy Gluten Free Potatoes
This recipe is a favorite for any occasion, especially if you don’t want to bring home any leftovers.

Wholesome Gluten Free White Chicken Chili


Prep Time: 15 min
Cook on stove for 20 min
Serves 4

Ingredients
3 Tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 (4oz) chopped green chiles, drained
3 Tbs gluten-free flour
2 tsp ground cumin
2 (16oz) great northern beans, no need to drain
1 (14.5oz) can chicken broth*
1 1/2  cups chicken breast, finely chopped

Toppings
sour cream (optional)
shredded monetary jack cheese (optional)
salsa (optional)

Directions
1. In large skillet, cook onion in oil for 4 min or until transparent.
2. Add chiles, flour and cumin, cook and stir for 2 min. Add beans and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 min or until thickened.
3. Add chicken; cook until hot.
4. Garnish with sour cream, shredded monetary jack cheese and salsa, if desired.

This gluten free recipe saves well. Double your recipe and put half in the freezer for another time.

Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden Soup
This gluten free recipe taste just like the Zuppa Toscana soup served at the Olive Garden.

Classic Gluten Free Beef Stew
This comfort food is a complete meal in one simple dish.