You may have noticed in recent years that an increasing amount of gluten-free products are appearing on grocery store shelves. That’s because an increasing number of people are adopting a reduced gluten or gluten-free diet. If you’re one of these people, you may be finding it difficult to find high-quality recipes and meal ideas that are gluten-free!
Gluten refers to the composite protein present in wheat, rye, and barley. This particular protein gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise, keep its shape, and giving the final product a chewy texture. Gluten is found in a wide range of foods and beverages including bread and baked goods, pasta, cereal, many dressings and sauces, and beer.
There are many reasons someone may choose to eliminate gluten from their diet. Some choosing to adopt a gluten-free diet are affected by celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which gluten triggers an immune response that causes damage to the intestine, leaving those affected unable to absorb the required vitamins and nutrients in food. Others have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a food sensitivity which causes those affected to experience negative symptoms after consuming foods containing gluten. Others may be following a paleo diet—which recommends eliminating gluten—or simply feel better when avoiding foods that contain gluten.
If you’ve adopted a gluten-free diet, whether as a result of a medical condition or a personal choice, you’ve come to the right place! We know that it can be difficult and sometimes be confusing to make smart decisions where your health is concerned when so many common foods and products are off limits. With our help, it doesn’t have to be complicated. We want to help you make healthier choices by developing and sharing recipes that are as fast, healthy, and as simple as possible.
All of these LowFatLowCarb’s recipes are free of gluten and can be modified to suit any meal plan or personal preference. Every recipe we create contains a minimum of two cups of vegetables and five to eight ounces of protein, which helps to ensure you’re getting the nutrients your body needs. There’s no need to peruse grocery store shelves for gluten-free bread and baked goods when you can whip up one of our simple and delicious recipes just as easily!