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”

Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

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Legumes are known to be one of the highest fiber foods, which curbs your appetite. Instead of reaching for high-fat snacks, make yourself some crispy roasted chickpeas. Joy Bauer‘s gluten free recipe contribution this month is perfect to keep in mind for New Year’s resolutions for weight loss and better health. Season them as you please. I coated mine in extra virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and salt; and baked them a bit longer than suggested below, as I wanted a good crunch. They were delicious! Next time I think I’ll try adding a bit of stevia. Which spices will you use? Enjoy. Continue reading “Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas”

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”

Gluten Free Apple and Oat Cobbler

Gluten Free Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

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Because the bottom line to weight loss is calorie intake, I love Joy Bauer‘s recipes! And she has a selection of celiac disease recipes, and is also great for those with gluten intolerance or egluten sensitivity, or anyone on a gluten free diet. Not only are her recipes good for weight loss, but are labeled appropriately for heart health and much more. Thanks so much to Joy for this month’s gluten free oatmeal recipe! It was so yummy and easy and quick to make. Continue reading “Gluten Free Apple and Oat Cobbler”

Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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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

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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

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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”

Sauteed Swiss Chard (Naturally Gluten Free)

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This sauteed Swiss Chard recipe, is another healthy Joy Bauer recipes. It is wonderful, and naturally gluten-free. Not only is it healthy, but is very flavorful. And if you have any leftovers you may add it to an omelette for a nutritious breakfast. I used it in a gluten free crepe recipe, which I post shortly. This sauteed Swiss chard is great with something as simple as scrambled eggs, and you can make it healthier by using some additional egg whites instead of all whole eggs; or  eat it plain. I only had 3/4 pound of Swiss chard on hand. As you can see in the photo, it made about 2-3 servings. Joy believes 2 pounds is 2 servings. I really have to get with it on the veggie portions. Don’t I? It was perfect for me and the hubby, though, if there’s any left by the time he gets home. Enjoy! And thank you once again, Joy, for this delicious, healthy gluten free recipe! Continue reading “Sauteed Swiss Chard (Naturally Gluten Free)”

Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipe: Dark Chocolate Oats

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Joy Bauer is known for her healthy recipes. In this gluten free oatmeal recipe (actually whole oats, in this case), Joy has combined healthy, high soluble fiber (keeps you feeling full) oats, or steel-cut oats, with one of my favorite staples, chocolate, making a wonderful gluten free breakfast. And we all keep hearing how dark chocolate is a healthy choice. Simply by adding unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar or sugar substitute (I used xylitol), and some fruit, makes for a healthy, hearty breakfast. Using berries is ideal. (I just didn’t have any one hand.) As berries are also high in fiber, and lower in carbs than bananas. So, if you’re on a gluten free diet or not, give this gluten free oatmeal recipe (oats) a try for your next breakfast meal, and get your New Year’s resolutions off to a great start, as well as you day! Continue reading “Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipe: Dark Chocolate Oats”