Do you have a gluten intolerance or does gluten cause you gas and bloating? If so, you don’t need to settle with another bland gluten-free spaghetti meal or grilled vegetables and chicken breast for the zillionth time in a row. If you are fed up with gluten-free recipes like these, here are 5 fresh and new recipes that you’ll love. Besides being gluten-intolerant, they are also filled with several nutrients and so you won’t just get empty calories. Here they are:

Detox salad with quinoa and fruits. A lovely refreshing and detoxing salad that combines sweet, sour and savory flavors with a bit of crunch. If you don’t want something heavy for lunch but still want to get your daily nutrients, this is a great recipe to try out.To make it: combine 1 1/2 cup of mixed red and green lettuce (roughly chopped) with 1 cup of cooked white quinoa, 1 small avocado (sliced), 1 handful of almonds, 1 green apple (roughly chopped) and one small mandarin (roughly chopped). Drizzle with a bit of orange juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil, add a bit of salt and pepper and toss to enjoy.

Mushroom risotto. A filling and delicious risotto recipe that is full of protein and complex carbs to keep your energy staple throughout the day. Here is how you can prepare it: Combine ⅔ of a cup of brown rice with 3 cups of boiling water and gluten-free vegetable stock (tip: add each cup gradually to achieve a creamier texture). Meanwhile, saute ½ cup of white mushrooms with 1 clove of garlic and 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Once the rice is cooked, combine the mushrooms with the garlic in a hot bowl with the cooked rice. Add ⅓ cup of cooked black beans, 1 tbsp of tahini and 1 tbsp of lemon and stir well. Enjoy hot or cold.

Stuffed Sweet Potato Jacket. A delicious and healthier variation of the ordinary potato jacket that is also under 300 calories. To make it, take 1-2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, cut them in half (lengthwise) and bake in the oven with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper in 320F for around 15 minutes. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, take a spoon and scoop out half of the flesh inside, leaving around ½ inch of flesh around the sides. In a separate bowl, combine ½ cup of cooked chicken, ⅓ cup of sauteed spinach (in 1 tbsp of olive oil), 1 tbsp of bacon bits and 1 tbsp of cream cheese. Toss in the reserved sweet potato flesh and scoop the mixture back to the sweet potato halves.  

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