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Enjoy this guest post 10 easy gluten free recipes from Danielle at Mostly Clean Eats! Her blog is amazing with so many great recipes! Enjoy!
Hi, Danielle here from the Mostly Clean Eats blog. My blog is all about simple meals that anybody can make, made from real food.
Food made from food as I like to say!
I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition several years ago and after going to doctor to doctor and trying medicine after medicine with no avail, I decided to turn to food for a cure.
My journey has not been a perfect one, hence why I called it Mostly Clean Eats, not 100% Clean Eating. I’ve made mistakes, had failures and successes, researched until my head nearly exploded, and so now I am able to share all of that information with all of you!
A few years ago my now fiance, was doing a round of Whole 30 of them and as a result his skin issues had completely gone away, when he introduced gluten back in, just like that they were back, but worse. After following up with the doctor, he found out he had a gluten allergy that affected the skin not the gut as it typically presents itself. Since then he’s been 100% gluten free.
I love cooking, but not enough to cook separate meals for myself just to add gluten in. So all of my recipes on the blog are completely gluten-free. All are also made with minimally processed ingredients. I try to incorporate as many whole foods as I can. Free from refined sugar nasty ingredients and loaded with hidden veggies. Below are my Best Freezer Friendly Meals. I hope you enjoy 🙂
My Favorite Gluten Pantry Essentials
Almond Meal – This is my go to flour. Typical Almond flour is ground almonds that have the skins removed. Almond meal is ground almonds with the skin left on, this gives it a better consistency for replacing bread crumbs. Bonus it’s cheaper than almond flour!
Oat, Coconut, Almond Flours – These are the flours that I typically keep in the pantry for baking. Most recipes require some combination of these three.
Tapicoa Startch/flour & Arrowroot – I use these flours to replace wheat flour as a thickener. For instance if you were cooking a roast and wanted to turn the gravy into a sauce, before you might have used regular flour now you can use Tapioca or Arrowroot. The important thing to know when working with this as a thickening agent you need to dissolve in water first, just a few tablespoons of water is enough to keep it from clumping up and ruining your meal.
Coconut Aminos or Tamari– Both of these can be used as gluten free soy sauce alternatives. That nasty stuff MSG aka Monosodium GLUTINate often triggers people who are gluten sensitive, so you want to avoid it. Coconut aminos are also soy free, so they are acceptable for Paleo & Whole 30 as well.
Gluten Free Pasta – I try and get the fresh ones from the refrigerated section if I can. I find them to be the tastiest. When I need to go boxed I usually find chickpea pasta this one to be my favorite texture of all the options.
Broth– Just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean you can’t eat with flavor. Broth is the perfect addition to add flavor to your rice or pasta dishes.
Gluten Free Bread – You are going to want to find a gluten free bread that you like and stick with it. Personally my go-tos are udis, which are great because they are freezer friendly and you can stock up when they are on sale! I’m also a fan of Canyon Bakehouse and love their bagels 🙂
Gluten Free Crackers– A simple and delicious snack to have on hand, I always have some on hand for a savory treat. My favorite is Simple Mills, and Hu Kitchen Paleo crackers.
Cauliflower Pizza– There is always Cauliflower pizza in my freezer, some nights when I just can’t cook. There are other gluten free pizzas out there, but I’ve grown to love the texture of cauliflower pizza and love that there are extra veggies in there. Just be careful and check the label, because some also contain gluten!
BEST FREEZER FRIENDLY MEALS
This 10 Minute Shredded Chicken is the ultimate freezer friendly meal, because it can be made from frozen chicken, just add 2 minutes to the instantpot, but once it’s cooked it can also be frozen for up to three months and then ready whenever you need it! Does it get any better than that?!
I love Bone Broth, I find it to be super healing. It does wonders for gut health, and improving collagen. I usually make a big batch of these, and freeze most of it so I always have bone broth ready to go whenever I need it for a recipe.
Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
This made it to my list of the Best Freezer Friendly Meals not because it freezes well, but because you can make it with a bunch of ingredients you likely already have in your freezer. Frozen veggies, frozen cauliflower rice, that frozen shredded chicken we just talked about earlier 🙂
Healthier Homemade Hamburger Helper
Hamburger helper was one of my favorites growing up! Then when I was in college I would eat it all the time because it was cheap and all that grease was great for nursing a bad hangover. As I got older I still wanted to enjoy my childhood favorite, but have you looked at the ingredients list? It’s like a throwback to my organic chemistry class naming compounds configured in a lab. Not this version, just a few minimally processed ingredients. I always double the batch so I can freeze more for later!
Doesn’t exactly make you think of freezer friendly meal, right? But applesauce is another favorite of mine. A low calorie healthy snack, loaded with fiber and easy to digest. When I wanted to find one that was sugar free, I couldn’t find one that I liked. So I decided to make my own. The best part. Double the batch and freeze for up to 3 months!
Frozen PB & Banana Bites
Hands down my favorite no-bake dessert! Three ingredients, and a freezer. That’s it! Perfect for summer when you want give into your sweet tooth but can’t imagine turning the oven on 🙂
Pineapple Shredded Chicken
Whip up a double batch of this delicious Pineapple Shredded Chicken and save it in the freezer for another weeknight meal. So easy and delicious. You can also use frozen chicken, the same way you can frozen shredded chicken above. Simply add 2 minutes to the instantpot timer.
Easy Breakfast Egg Cups
These egg cups can be meal prepped in batches and kept in the freezer, when you’re ready heat them up in the microwave and you’re good to go. You can even toss it between an english muffin and now you have a full egg sandwich breakfast in under 2 minutes!
Cauliflower Gnocchi with Spinach and Lemon
If you ever come to my house, you will undoubtedly find at least one bag of Trader Joes Cauliflower Gnocchi in my freezer! It’s just a fact of life. It’s the best! As long as you don’t cook it according to the instructions. The best way in my opinion is to cook it in the air fryer, or you can also roast it. Then dress it up with fresh ingredients like lemon and spinach.
Pantry Staple Turkey Chili
Chili is a great freezer friendly meal. This one is no different. It’s great because it’s made with pantry staple ingredients that you probably have on hand right now. Whip up a batch for tonight, and freeze a second one for a meal next week or the week after.
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