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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4 Signs You Might Want to Go Gluten Free

The gluten-free eating has become a fitness trend as more and more people are willing to sacrifice their morning bagels, midnight cookies and customary snacks like pies, pretzels, doughnuts etc. to maintain a good physique and live a healthy life.

Even so, gluten sensitivity is commonly misunderstood, and many people still fail to realise they are gluten intolerant and thus continue to live with the symptoms, affecting their overall health in the long-term.

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Listed below are common symptoms of gluten sensitivity that are be easily ignored. Remember that not everyone with these symptoms may have a gluten allergy but they are worth considering if your GP can’t find any potential reasons for your condition.

  • Improper Digestion

Digestive issues including the likes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, gas, bloating and cramping are often associated with gluten sensitivity. Experiencing nausea or foul-smelling faeces after eating food containing gluten may also be your body trying to tell you might want to avoid gluten.

  • Skin Problems

Gluten sensitivity may manifest itself in different forms of skin conditions such as small rashes, hard bumps, redness, blistering and itchiness appearing or experienced particularly on the arms and the face.

Keratosis pilaris, dermatitis herpetiformis, eczema and psoriasis are some other skin conditions that are linked to gluten sensitivity and have been shown to improve when on a gluten-free diet.

  • Headaches

Though headaches are a common ailment that may result from a number of conditions, people with gluten intolerance are more prone to pounding headaches and even migraines.

  • Fatigue

Feeling tired occasionally isn’t uncommon. However, if you find yourself constantly tired and exhausted, gluten in your diet may be to blame. Studies have shown that gluten-intolerant individuals are more prone to chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Moreover, gluten allergy can also cause iron deficiency anaemia, which may result in exhaustion, lack of energy and tiredness.

Bottom line

These were some common conditions that may indicate it’s time to cut gluten out of your diet. Furthermore, a foggy brain, anxiety, joint and muscle pain and unexplained weight loss are some other symptoms that you may likely experience if you are intolerant to gluten.

The treatment for gluten sensitivity is to follow a strict gluten-free diet. However, going gluten-free may not be easy and requires a great deal of consideration and commitment. Though there are varied foods you can incorporate in your gluten-free diets such as beans, potato, soy, gluten free cereal, oats and muesli bars, it is important that you do proper research and testing to make sure that your diet is completely gluten-free.

Delicious Titbits You Can Make With Simple Gluten-Free Snacks Around You

With almost every other health-conscious individual switching to a gluten-free diet, it comes as no surprise that gluten free snacks are quite taking over the world.

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Though there are endless wholesome options to get through this healthy eating venture, some couldn’t just help but think that their days of eating appetising food are over. Yes, cutting gluten out of your diet altogether isn’t an easy feat and some people have a hard time sticking to the plan.

What if we were to tell you that you can still enjoy tasty filling meals or you don’t have to contain yourself when a dessert craving strikes?

Yes, you would be amazed to know how you can combine your standalone gluten-free snacks with some basic ingredients to create simply irresistible recipes. Continue reading

Here is What’s Wrong With Your Gluten free Approach

Gluten free eating has taken over the world. Some are clinically intolerant while others adopt it as a healthy way to living.

Unfortunately, many who embark on this journey toward better health, fail to reap the benefits of gluten free living.

Considering the common mistakes most people make due to their lack of knowledge about gluten, we have offered a piece of information and advice on the gluten free approach. Continue reading

Dietary Advice to Boost Your Cardio Training and Fitness

So you’re into intense cardio training?

Cardio workouts are a great way to blast body fat and get in good shape. While many people believe in this training system to improve overall fitness, not all are able to benefit from the system even after investing a significant amount of their time in the training.

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Nutritional Facts about Muesli that Will Make You Want to Rethink Your Diet

Muesli has gained much popularity as a wholesome food to kick off your day. Typically started as a dry breakfast cereal made from toasted whole oats, wheat flakes, fruit and nuts, it is today available in different versions including gluten free muesli, toasted or untoasted muesli, muesli bars and more.

 

Addition of healthy ingredients to conventional muesli has only upgraded it from a regular breakfast cereal to a proven healthy food that can be consumed for breakfast, lunch, dinner and on the go.  Continue reading

3 Snacks Your Kids Would Love to Eat at School

Snacking for kids is not just a habit but a means to fuel their body with nutrition and energy to get through the day. Make your kid’s snack time fun and healthy at school with these three healthy munchies.

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There would hardly be a kid who wouldn’t show the fondness for snacking. Kids of all ages just love to munch on tasty treats.

The best part about their munching love is that parents can use treats to boost their kids’ energy, health, and nutritional intake.

How?

By simply swapping random, unhealthy snacks for healthier treats.

Mentioned below are some creative picks you can go for when it comes to packing munchies for your kids to enjoy at school.

Muesli Bars

Can’t interest your child in Gluten free muesli? Try healthy muesli bars.

The grab-and-go snack is a mild amalgamation of goodness of raw rolled oats and taste and nutrition of dried fruits. Alternatively, you can also use no-bake granola health bars that are an energy bite with gluten-free grains, honey and nuts stuffed in.

Trail Mix

Sweet and crunchy mix of essential nuts, seeds and grains is a perfect treat for your child to munch on during school hours. What’ more, the kids couldn’t love this finger snack more if you serve them in paper cups.

However, it is important to make sure the trail mix you buy contains no added sugar and preservatives.

Gluten-free Popcorn

Ditch those trans-fat rich popcorn to prepare your kid their own bag of corn flavoured with choco chips, dried fruits and cinnamon.

Not only is this popcorn treat drizzled with nuts, raising and chocolate wholesome and nutritious but it also makes a fun snack when packed in little pouches that your kid can grab on the go.

Swaying kids away from junk food and unhealthy snacks to get them to eat healthy is not an easy feat.

But with these nutrition-packed snack alternatives, you can ensure that your child indulges in healthy munching without having to guilt trip them into eating.

Kuranda Wholefoods for Happy Mornings: Our Top Picks for a Healthy Breakfast

No matter how bad you want to lose weight and vanish your unsightly belly flab, you just can’t chuck out breakfast from your daily meals.Recall, your fitness instructor, GP and of course, your mum keep insisting on never skipping those morning meals as they get you prepared for the day ahead.

Well, we completely agree with them and we acknowledge your weight maintenance goals as well.

And that is why we at Kuranda Wholefoods have come up with our best breakfast picks that are definitely going to be your favourites.

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Stay Healthy, Live Longer: Breakfast Secrets to Dropping Weight

Just when you yield to your snack craving and ready your taste buds to take a huge bite of an irresistibly luscious cheeseburger in your hands, a swaying sound “Stop It” coming from nowhere, strikes your ear. What next? You let go of your appetising burger, controlling your craving and emotions at the same time.

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