If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, one of the things that you may want to consider doing is learning how to prepare gluten-free breakfast recipes. The thing is, there are a lot of foods that are considered “gluten-free” that taste great! If you are able to learn to make these foods on your own, you can set yourself up for a world of good health, as well as a new way of eating! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
First, if you make your own muffins, you will find that they are always better than the ones that you buy at the store. Muffins not only have the benefit of being healthier and more filling than bagels or bread but they are also known to provide an extra level of protein. Gluten-free muffins are made by mixing flaxseed meal, ground flax seeds, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt in a food processor until it becomes a smooth paste. You then heat this mix to make sure that it is heated through, which makes for a delicious and healthy gluten-free breakfast food.
Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes
Second, instead of having an expensive dinner for breakfast, why not pick up some Greek yogurt and some fresh berries? I used to buy a pack of frozen Greek yogurt at the grocery store once a month, but you can also buy Greek yogurt in a variety of flavors, depending on what your particular needs may be. Blueberry muffins are great for breakfast and can be mixed with little blueberries to cut down on sugar and unhealthy fats. Then, sprinkle some gourmet blueberries on top and enjoy your healthy gluten-free breakfast. This morning breakfast is something that I can appreciate even more now that I know that I don’t have to spend a lot of money to go out to eat!
Third, when I was in the mood for a nice breakfast, rather than having a fast food meal, I would sometimes make some banana bread and use my gluten-free brownie mix to make a delicious breakfast. These banana muffins that I made were so delicious and will be the food that I typically grab in the morning if I am heading off to work. If you want a healthy alternative to fast food, you can easily substitute a banana bread muffin for some of your other favorite breakfast foods.
Fourth, this quick and easy quinoa breakfast is something that I can make in a matter of minutes and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Instead of using regular old white sugar, which has tons of empty calories, I decided to use coconut oil for the cooking. It gave me a healthier alternative to my old standby of white sugar and still gave me plenty of flavors thanks to the French toast mix that I put on top.
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Fifth, there are a couple of things you should know about quinoa before we move on. First, it is actually another name for junky corn, but it is also a good source of protein, iron, and a host of other vitamins and nutrients. Second, quinoa is high in the antioxidant glutathione that fighting off free radicals that cause damage to our cells and our bodies. Last, quinoa can actually help heal your liver if you eat enough of it, as well as provide you with plenty of other health benefits.
My final quick and easy gluten-free breakfast idea for you is this. Instead of all the unhealthy fried foods that you get every morning, why not spice things up a little bit? You could make a delicious quiche for breakfast, or you could bake up some fresh blueberries or some yogurt to go with it. Blueberry muffins are always a crowd-pleasing treat, and they also make a nice addition to your fruit omelet if you are trying to stay on track with your diet. Either way, I know you will be happy with the end result.
Remember, the key to having a successful gluten-free diet is to keep it simple. You don’t have to be boring and dull. Keep your menu options interesting and varied, and you will never go hungry again. Eat a diverse menu each day and you will never again wonder if your next meal is the right one for you. Good luck, and may the gluten-free win!