Many people these days are aware of gluten free diets, either through having to adopt new foods choices through changes in their own health or as a result of reading the benefits removing gluten from the diet, as some top athletes have prefer to do.
The market is now abundant with gluten free products, many of them processed foods, being less nutritious, extremely high in sugars with large quantities of starch triggering mayhem with your blood sugar levels along with promoting inflammation in the body, triggering cravings.
The best gluten free diet food to satisfy any gluten craving needs to be a healthy choice too
Making them yourself allows you full control of all the ingredients.
Oats are a great controversy when it comes to gluten free, as they are naturally free from gluten but may contain the protein through cross contamination.
A safe alternative is rice, for those winter mornings when you need a good warm filling breakfast to get you started brown rice porridge is perfect, mix in almond butter, coconut oil or cinnamon while cooking, all the normal choices of toppings can be added; fruit, nuts or honey.
Quinoa, another naturally gluten free product is becoming more popular, being a complete protein, it’s a great addition to any balanced diet as well as a gluten free or vegan regime. Quinoa can be used to replace white rice in a main meal or used as a breakfast substitute for oat porridge.
Pancakes are a must if you are craving a gluten carbohydrate fix, so why not try Quinoa pancakes, banana quinoa waffles or Quinoa egg muffins, to satisfy those gluten cravings.
Out of all the gluten free products and recipes that can now be found on the supermarkets shelves, in gluten free cook books and via the internet, maybe the one best food to satisfy the gluten craving would be a chocolate cookie to enjoy with your hot drink in the winter or just because you need to fulfill that craving, while wanting to still choose a healthy gluten free treat…
Vegan Nut Free Gluten Free Brownies (Elana’s Pantry)
– 2 small bananas
– 1 cup sunflower seed butter
– 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds, mixed with 3 tablespoons water to form a paste
– 2 tablespoons coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
– ¼ cup xylitol
– ⅛ teaspoon stevia
– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
– ½ cup cacao powder
– ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
– ½ teaspoon baking soda
1. In a food processor, combine bananas, sunflower butter and chia seed mixture
2. Pulse in coconut oil, honey, xylitol, stevia and vanilla until smooth
3. Pulse in cacao, salt and baking soda
4. Transfer batter into a well greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
5. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes
6. Serve. Makes16 brownies
Choosing a gluten free diet shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on all those wonderful food fixes that we sometimes crave, it just means a little more creativity, exploration and experiencing of foods until you find “The Best Gluten free Diet Food to Satisfy Any Gluten Craving” that suits you. Enjoy.