Eight Easy Gluten Free Dinner Options

There’s a lot of buzz words floating around about nutrition lately, it seems. Gluten free, dairy free, whole 30, 21 day fix approved, paleo, clean, and the list goes on! My family has recently gone gluten free  for health reasons (you can read about that here) and I’ve had to adapt how I cook to accommodate our diet. Below are eight easy gluten-free dinner options to try – many are also dairy free, paleo, whole 30, 21DF approved, clean, or {insert another buzz word}.

Orange Chicken

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Gluten Free Orange Chicken uses cornstarch to ‘bread’ the chicken to add that crunch that makes orange chicken delicious. Pair it with some stir-fried vegetables and (GF) brown rice. Yum.

Caprese Balsamic Chicken

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A shortcut for this balsamic glaze is to buy a pre-made one. I love Trader Joe’s version!

 Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet

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I make this skillet at least once every two weeks. I’m 50/50 on the cheese- sometimes I add it, sometimes I don’t. I think it’s delicious both ways. My only tip for this recipe is to have a very heavy hand on the spices.

Chicken Enchiladas

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You have two options for the tortillas – you can use either corn tortillas (which are naturally gluten free, as long as the label says so) or gluten free flour tortillas. I prefer the flour, and my husband prefers the corn.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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This recipe calls for corn based pasta, but I think you can use whichever gluten free option is your favorite – brown rice, quinoa, garbanzo bean, etc.

Oven Baked Meatballs and Marinara

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These meatballs don’t use any binding like breadcrumbs or Panko. Sometimes I follow this recipe, and other times I will use gf oat bran as a binder. They both come out great! This recipe is paleo to boot, but feel free to add a pasta of your choice.

One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

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Let me say this loud and clear – just because something is classified as ‘Gluten Free’ does not mean it is healthy! This one isn’t awful, as it uses skim milk and omits butter, but still. Mac and Cheese.

Trout (or Salmon) with Caper Garlic Butter Sauce

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This is, hands down, my favorite way to prepare fish. Be sure to choose wild caught seafood! 🙂

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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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