25 Dinners That Won’t Make You Miss Gluten
Whether you’re looking to cut back on carbs| or you’re dealing with a more serious allergy| going gluten-free does not have to feel like a foodie sacrifice u2014 especially with these recipes in your arsenal! One of these gluten-free| health-conscious dinners will fit the bill and curb any craving. You’ll be glad to know they all make delicious leftovers| so you can pack up a portion for work the next day.
| Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili
Butternut squash| kidney beans| and quinoa lay the base for this hearty gluten-free and vegetarian chili that offers more than 20 grams of protein and 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber in one spicy bowl.
| Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash
While traditional spaghetti and meatballs won’t be making an appearance on a gluten-free menu| this creative riff on the classic will become your new favorite go-to when you’re craving Italian. Gluten-free almond meal stands in strong for classic breadcrumbs| and the addition of red pepper flakes brings just the right boost of flavor and spice.
| Black Bean and Mango Salad
After a hard workout| this gluten-free bean salad is the perfect protein-packed meal. It has more than 13 grams of fiber and nearly 17 grams to fill you up and help your muscles recover.
| Indian-Spiced Curry
A bowl of this Indian-spiced tofu and chard has the protein and fiber to keep you satisfied. Even better| the combination of turmeric and ginger gives this recipe both metabolism-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s one of my favorite gluten-free ways to refuel my body after a challenging yoga class.
| Paleo Stuffed Peppers
For a warming| quick supper| look to these Italian-style stuffed peppers for inspiration. With just a few ingredients and less than 30 minutes| you can create a fresh| clean| and gluten-free meal with more than 30 grams of protein.
| Chirashi Bowl
A light| refreshing meal is perfect for hot days. Try this chirashi bowl| made with fresh vegetables| gluten-free brown rice| and sushi-grade tuna| to cool off in the heat.
| Red Pepper and Lentil Bake
High in vitamin A| vitamin C| and fiber| red bell peppers make a perfect accompaniment to protein-rich lentils in this low-calorie recipe. Even better news? You’ll be surprised at how large an under-250-calorie portion of this cheesy red pepper and lentil bake really is.
| Paleo Pad Thai
No need for takeout; this low-calorie| noodle-free Paleo pad thai is waistline-friendly and just as tasty. This gluten-free riff on the classic noodle dish has over 300 percent of your recommended vitamin C and vitamin A for the day| more than 50 percent of your calcium| and over 30 percent of your iron.
| Spicy Shakshuka
With more than 20 grams of protein and nearly 40 percent of your recommended fiber for the day| this 350-calorie meal consists of perfectly poached eggs swimming in a fragrant and spicy tomato sauce bath. Both the cinnamon and red pepper flakes bring some serious fat-fighting spice to your plate.
| Sweet Potato Pizza
Cut the carbs and gluten but not the comfort with this high-protein| vitamin-A-rich sweet-potato-crust pizza.
| Chickpea Curry
When you’re craving Indian food at home| cook up this nutrient-dense chickpea and sweet potato curry instead of picking up takeout. This vegan-friendly| gluten-free recipe is rich in protein| fiber| and flavor.
| Roasted Shrimp With Spaghetti Squash
This roasted shrimp supper is reminiscent of the comforting flavors of traditional scampi but takes the gluten and pasta out of the equation.
| Polenta and Beans
If you’re ready to get creative at dinner| let gluten-free polenta and beans come to the rescue. It’s a filling and spicy meal that offers more than 10 grams of vegan-approved protein for under 300 calories.
| Thai Peanut Soba Noodles
Make this Thai-inspired soba noodle salad for dinner| and enjoy it for lunch the next day. The flavors develop with time| making this protein-rich and fiber-full cold dish perfect as leftovers. Just make sure you purchase certified gluten-free| 100-percent buckwheat soba noodles!
| No-Mac and Cheese
What’s the secret to making a pasta-less mac and cheese just as irresistible as the classic? Cauliflower| the perfect vehicle for a cheesy| creamy sauce made from cheese| coconut milk| butter| and coconut flour. While this gluten-free no-mac and cheese is under 400 calories| note that it’s high in saturated fat| so enjoy this comforting dish in moderation.
| Spicy Sweet Potato Salad
High-fiber sweet potatoes in this spicy salad recipe can regulate blood sugar and help you lose weight| while a spicy| antioxidant-rich red pepper and jalapeu00f1o dressing ties everything together. This naturally gluten-free recipe is also vegan and Paleo-friendly.
| Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese
Skip the wheat noodles| and opt for this twist on tradition that amps up the nutritional value as it cuts back on calories and carbs. Versatile and nutrient-rich spaghetti squash lays the base to this recipe| while broccoli adds more vitamin A.
| Cauliflower-Crust Pizza
Yes| you can eat half a pizza without any guilt. This cauliflower-crust pizza features a gluten-free crust and fresh tomatoes| skim mozzarella cheese| and basil leaves for a healthy take on a classic.
| Sausage| Apple| and Butternut Squash Stuffing
Who says stuffing has to be saved for Thanksgiving? This gluten-free sausage| apple| and butternut squash stuffing makes for a protein- and nutrient-rich dinner any cool night. Just be sure to use sausage that is made without any bread in the mixture.
| Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf
This turmeric-spiced mushroom pilaf is made with a generous dose of turmeric added to a brown rice and mushroom mixture. The result is a mildly spicy| satisfying one-pot meal that helps you feel your best.
| Gluten-Free Veggie Pasta Bake
Using a mix of veggies like zucchini| spaghetti squash| and others instead of penne means you can load on the cheese and still enjoy a low-calorie| ooey-gooey| cheesy bowl of steamy pasta. Even better? This veggie pasta bake is gluten-free.
| Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Versatile cauliflower stands in for the majority of the potatoes in this loaded baked potato soup| which dramatically slashes the carb count without sacrificing texture or flavor. Top it off with your favorite classic gluten-free baked potato garnishes| and prepare to be wowed.
| Broccoli Slaw Stir-Fry
If you are looking to lighten things up| try cooking up this veggie-packed dish where prepackaged broccoli slaw stands in for noodles. High in fiber| protein| and vitamin C| this 345-calorie nutrient-rich stir-fry can be prepped| cooked| and served in just 15 minutes.
| Salmon With Crispy Cabbage and Kale
This easy salmon recipe is fresh| flavorful| and a naturally gluten-free supper that’s perfect for Spring.
| Chicken Quinoa Bowl
If you’ve been on the hunt for that perfect gluten-free post-workout meal| it’s time to try this chicken and veggie quinoa bowl. Offering 40 percent of your recommended fiber and over 20 grams of protein| this dish has become my go-to recipe for nights when I’m cooking for just one.