5 Healthy, Gluten-Free Recipes For The New Year

Now that we are five days into the New Year, I wanted to check in with you on your New Year’s resolutions. Did you make any (like one of these 4 gluten-free resolutions we suggested)? Have you kept them so far? One of my personal resolutions is to focus on finding healthier gluten-free options that can help fuel my half-marathon training schedule for the next four months.

Gluten-free does not necessarily mean low calorie or fat free, so I have scoured the internet to find five healthy, gluten-free recipes that you can feel good about eating.

1. Stuffed Peppers
The more colorful a dish is on my plate, the healthier it seems. Ok, so maybe this isn’t ALWAYS true. I mean, Cheetos are bright orange and they are definitely not in my “healthy” or “gluten free” category. However, this recipe for Stuffed Peppers from Elana’s Pantry is a bright and healthy dish that goes great with rice. I usually pick red or orange bell peppers, because I digest them easier, but you can use whichever kind of pepper stirs your taste buds. Bonus: This dish is also dairy-free!

2. Zucchini Noodles and Thai-Inspired Chicken Curry

Zucchini Noodles

Photo Courtesy of Alta at Tasty Eats At Home

Have you ever heard of zucchini noodles? Me neither! Alta from Tasty Eats at home created this inventive dish after going grain free. I love thai food…the flavors, the textures, the smells. This healthy option is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or make it ahead of time for an exotic lunch at work.



3. Salmon, Fresh Blueberries and Lemon Salad with Chive Vinaigrette

Blueberry Salmon Salad

(Photo and recipe courtesy of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association Media Center. © 2010)

Salads are a staple in every health-minded woman’s (or man’s) mind, but not all salads are healthy. (Cobb anyone?). This recipe posted by Anne-Marie at This Mama Cooks! incorporates one of nature’s super foods: blueberries.




4. Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Red Pepper Soup

Photo courtesy of Sommer at A Spicy Perspective

When cold weather hits, I’m all about the soup. Sommer, from A Spicy Perspective, shows how to make this delicious bowl of warmth from scratch. According to her, “This roasted red pepper soup is gluten free, dairy free, low carb, low calorie and oh so delightful.” After checking out the photos she posted, I have to agree it does look deliciously gluten-free!


5. Flourless Honey Almond Cake
Each of us needs a little something sweet occasionally. This recipe for Flourless Honey Almond Cake from Eating Well is the perfect weekend treat.

What are your favorite healthy, gluten-free meals? Comment below!

One response to “5 Healthy, Gluten-Free Recipes For The New Year”

  1. Thanks for the recipes. I learned this year that I was gluten and lactose intolerant. I don’t think I am really missing much, but, it is difficult to live in a house with 4 other people who have no problem and gluten things are calling me from the cupboard.

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