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Simple Gluten Free Meals

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We’ve recently had an opportunity to serve a family in our church who follow a gluten free diet. It can be intimidating to prepare a meal for someone with a dietary restriction but there is no need to stock your cupboards with unusual flours or buy expensive prepared foods. Here are ten ideas I came up with, all around 30 minutes and $10 to prepare.

Rotisserie chicken, fresh orange slices, bagged salad mix
With this one you could just pick it up on your way, no prep required.

Chili or taco soup, tortilla chips, sliced pineapple
As easy as cans of corn, beans and tomatoes, ground beef and season.

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green salad
Substitute rice chex for the bread crumbs or leave them out altogether.

Chicken curry, rice, steamed broccoli
Chicken thighs, cooked with veggies in coconut milk and curry paste…yum.

Rice pasta or spaghetti squash with marinara sauce, green salad, apple slices
Trader Joe’s sells a very good brown rice pasta for about $2/bag.

Crockpot pork roast, rice, green salad
Here is a great rub recipe.

Pulled pork, baked potatoes, grapes
I’ve heard the Lloyd’s brand is gluten free and already prepared

Baked salmon, green salad, carrot sticks
Any fish could be great, whatever is on sale.

Crustless quiche, fruit salad
We really like this quiche recipe, just don’t make the crust. 

Hummus with chopped raw veggies
I think most brands are gluten free but check the ingredients.

If you enjoy bringing a sweet treat, here are a few ideas. Again, no special ingredients required!

Cocoa Powder Brownies
So good! You can leave out the flour altogether or sub in a little almond flour.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Made with items already in your cupboards.

Ice cream or pudding
Most brands are gluten free or make your own.

Thanks for your desire to serve one another.  May others see Jesus’  goodness in our love for one another.

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