Low-Carb Gluten Free Pizza with Chicken Breast Crust

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Gluten free pizza crust usually contains many more carbs than traditional pizza crust. Joy Bauer discovered a way around this vicious circle, using chicken breasts as a crust. I once considered using egg and ground beef as a crust, but chicken is so much more healthier, as well as aesthetic in appearance. You could even make mini versions and serve them as appetizers. For dairy-free dieters, use Daiya vegan cheese (contains soy). Enjoy! Continue reading “Low-Carb Gluten Free Pizza with Chicken Breast Crust”

Gluten Free Southwestern Black Bean Dip

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To achieve this gluten free bean dip all you need to do is ensure that your beans and sour cream are free from gluten. La Preferida brand bean, among others, are gluten free. Light or Lite sour creams may contain gluten, therefore read labels no matter which type you use. No matter what brands you use, this bean dip is an excellent choice for low fat, low calorie, yet full flavor. Thank you, Joy Baurer, for contributing this wonderful treat. I absolutely loved the sweetness of the red bell peppers! (The photo below shows half of the recipe.) Continue reading “Gluten Free Southwestern Black Bean Dip”

Healthy Gluten Free Super Salad with Chicken

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Today I provide you with another healthy recipe from Joy Bauer. With only 380 calories, I must say, this gluten free salad is more than a meal! It made me really think how much one can eat, not go hungry, and still lose weight. I skipped the tomatoes due to allergies, but definitely add them if you can. Though you only use 2 tablespoons of her light balsamic vinegiarette dressing, this salad is packed with flavor. And isn’t that what we miss when we’re dieting? If you’re trying to lose weight or just health conscience, this salad is a must for your gluten free recipe list. And perhaps after consuming some goodies on Father’s Day, it may be just the right fit! Continue reading “Healthy Gluten Free Super Salad with Chicken”

Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Joy Bauer‘s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is just ingenious! I’ve always added water to my No Tomato Thousand Island Dressing to cut back on calories, but Joy does this to vinaigrette dressing, which is wonderful. As usual, it’s low sodium, lower in calories and carbs, etc. I just never thought of adding water to a vinaigrette! I have tried adding additional vinegar which makes my lips pursed. Now I have the key! And this dressing is full of flavor with my favorite ingredients: mustard and honey. And the serving size of 2 tablespoons is perfect for a large bowl of salad for an individual. And of course this is a gluten free dressing, as balsamic is naturally gluten free. You’ll love this dressing and so will your waistline. Enjoy! And thank you Joy! Continue reading “Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing”

Healthy Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes made from Oats

This gluten free pancakes recipe was contributed by Joy Bauer, nutritionist for NBC’s The Today Show. Joy is well known for her healthy recipes. I love that these are made with lots of egg white, though you’d never know. I didn’t have any gluten free quick cooking oats on hand so I soaked regular gluten free oats in the egg whites for about 10 minutes and used agave instead of granulated sugar. I also chose to cover the pan to ensure they cooked all of the way through. Usually with regular oats you need a tad bit more liquid. I think I’ll add a bit of water, too next time, or perhaps some of my homemade almond milk. I topped my pancake off with some pure organic maple syrup. They were very yummy gluten free pancakes for being so very healthy! Enjoy! Continue reading “Healthy Gluten Free Pancakes”

Almond Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa

Yet another healthy recipe from Joy Bauer! I took her amazing almond hot cocoa recipe and used dairy-free chocolate chips to make this hot cocoa not only gluten-free, but completely dairy-free. This not only a guilt-free treat, but healthier, as well, especially for those with gluten intolerance that require a dairy-free diet as well as gluten-free. Adding some shaved almonds is a nice touch, as well (though adds additional calories), as does whipped cream. Enjoy!

Curl up on the couch with this healthy take on hot cocoa. My slim-style hot chocolate, made with unsweetened almond milk and dark chocolate chips, has about half the calories of a standard mug of cocoa. Gotta love a guilt-free indulgence! Continue reading “Almond Hot Cocoa”

Gluten Free Whole Grains: Recipes and Health Benefits

A big topic lately in connection to the the gluten-free diet is how one can obtain whole grains without consuming the usual wheat flour. Joy Bauers explains the different gluten and gluten free whole grains and why whole grains are so healthy and beneficial. Below I have included the portions of her article which relate to the gluten-free diet and have added recipes from this site and another I found online, as well as a few gluten-free products, that will help you increase whole grains and whole-seeds in your diet. In addition to Joy’s list, I have added three gluten-free grains that are nutritious and very flavorful! Continue reading “Gluten Free Whole Grains: Recipes and Health Benefits”