3 Easy Gluten-Free Recipes That Will Help with Your Weight Loss Goals

As soon as most people find out they have gluten-sensitivity, they start making a list of all the tasty foods they will have to sacrifice in the name of healthy living.

Pastas, crackers, bread, pudding, ice cream, egg substitutes, mayonnaise – gluten seems to be everywhere, in all kind of delicious foods you are so grateful to have in your life.
Well, we would like to break this myth right away!

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Yes, gluten is present in most of the foods you eat on a daily basis but being gluten-intolerant doesn’t mean you will have to eliminate taste and flavour altogether from your diet.

In fact, we have some gluten-free recipes that will help you cut the gluten and keep the flavour while staying true to your weight loss regimen.

So, here we go!

Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

We bet you name a recipe as luscious as this raspberry smoothie which you can make with just four ingredients. With the soothing flavour of coconut and goodness of tart raspberries, this smoothie is a perfect drink to start your day.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Cucumber-salmon sandwich

Cut out the gluten but keep the healthy fats, protein and vitamins with this easy-to-make salmon sandwich.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice smoked salmon (diced into small pieces)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, finely sliced
  • 1 gluten-free multigrain roll, halved and toasted
  • ¼ small onion, sliced

Instructions:

Combine salmon and Greek yogurt in a bowl until well- mixed.

Open the two halves of the toasted multigrain roll then top one half with the salmon mixture and the other half with avocado, cucumber and onion slices.

Combine both the halves and serve.

Watermelon-Avocado Salad

Keep this antioxidant and vitamin-rich salad ready for a quick gluten-free bite whenever your hunger pangs kick in.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 small seedless watermelon cut into small pieces
  • 1 avocado, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss gently. Serve chilled.

Besides these recipes, you can swap your healthy home-made meals for safe options like gluten free muesli occasionally to avoid getting bored of regular foods. Gluten-free quinoa bars, chia bars and nut bars are some other snacks you can grab on-the-go which won’t hurt your weight loss goals.

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Tempting Sugar Cravings? Here’s How To Win Your War With Sugar

We’ve all been there and some of us still are!

When you crave a sugary treat so bad and then eating one leaves you craving even more for another. Hours later you find yourself lying on your couch with a sleeve of chocolates and candies.

Guilt is all you can feel right after you finish that last heavenly bite especially when you’re committed to a stern weight management regime.

Fairly, no one is to blame here! Sugar cravings are hard to suppress.

The good news is there are some effective ways to tame those cravings and prevent the guilt and a multitude of consequences that come as a result of a diet high sugar.

A little at a time

Take in a small proportion of whatever you crave. It can be anything from a small cookie or a single serve gluten free muffin. This way you can steer clear of the sense of guilty for indulging too much as well as avoid feeling denied altogether.

Pair it up

If it seems impossible to be satisfied with a small portion of your craving, try combining the craved treat with a healthy food.

For example, if you crave chocolate muffin, add a layer of peanut butter on your muffin. Also, you can combine your trail mix pack with chia snacks.

chia snacks

This a great idea to calm your craving while supplying your body with a dose of nutrients.

Chew chew chew

Studies have revealed that chewing gum can lessen food cravings a great extent.

So, next time you’re craving bad for something you don’t want your body to take in, grab a stick of gum.

Be wise with your choices

Turn your cravings into a healthy practice.


If you yearn for chocolate, opt for a quinoa bar that contains cacao nibs as an ingredient instead of picking a pure chocolate treat. Alternatively, you can look for gluten free chocolate snacks that can satisfy your sweet tooth while providing good nutrition.

Artificial sweeteners are no good

It may sound contradictory as artificial sweeteners are generally recommended when controlling sugar but we would suggest skipping this one.

Not only are artificial sweeteners ineffective in taming sugar cravings but they also seem to have no positive effect on your weight loss practice.

Try these tips and you will sure to get a handle on your sweet cravings. Not to mention, your fight against sugar will not be easy. It may take time to adapt to a low sugar diet or sugar-free lifestyle.

Don’t be too easy or too hard on yourself, keep the balance and you’re good to go!

Your Favourite Yet Unhealthy Snacks and Their Healthier Alternatives

There is no denying that snacking is an inevitable part of our diet. However, most of us have a knack for turning it into an unhealthy part of our diet with our indispensable snack and junk food choices.

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But, are we really to be blamed here? We mean, given those pleasantly-flavoured, scrumptious foods that happen to soothe our snack cravings and late night yearnings, it is almost irresistible to eschew snacking.

Well, you don’t even have to. All you need is to do snacking the right way. And thus, we bring you a few healthy swaps to your favourite junk foods that will go a long way to satisfy your tastebuds as well as indulge in guilt-free snacking.

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Healthy Snacking Guide: Replace Your Unhealthy Food Cravings with Healthier Substitutes

Sometimes, food cravings can get you pick up really unhealthy options. And given the taste bud pleasing and hunger satisfying properties of snacks and junk foods, it’s only inevitable to surrender to your cravings.

While it may be a bit difficult to maintain a 100% healthy, balanced diet and get junk foods and snacks completely out of your life, tricking your food cravings are something you can easily pull off to combat binge-eating and unhealthy snacking.

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