Gluten Free Low Fat Chicken Salad, Indian Style

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Dr. Oz recently shared a canned salmon salad recipe on his show. I do not eat salmon, but adapted his recipe to my liking and around my food allergies, used canned chicken breast instead; and added the mixture to my gluten-free bread roll. I love Indian food and the turmeric was a refreshing touch! If you like Indian food you will most likely enjoy this recipe. It contains Greek yogurt versus mayonnaise, making it a healthier choice, yet a real treat! Continue reading “Gluten Free Low Fat Chicken Salad, Indian Style”

Gluten Free Strawberry Chicken Salad

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I usually make this gluten free chicken salad recipe with apples, but did not have any, therefore, substituted the apples with strawberries. It turned out great. Strawberries are not quite sweet enough now due to the season, but in a few weeks they will be. By adding a little stevia, which I do even in my apple chicken salad recipe, it sweetens up just right. You can use this chicken salad atop a salad, in a sandwich, or on celery sticks or crackers for an appetizer. This recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free and low-cal if you use non-fat Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. A mixture of both is great, too! Continue reading “Gluten Free Strawberry Chicken Salad”

Vegan and Gluten Free Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

I have been craving an old recipe of mine that I no longer can have due to my tomato allergies, but created this one as a substitute. There a ton of variations to this recipe which is great because you’ll never tire of it. You can either keep it vegan or add meat, cheese, etc. You can use traditional shaped zucchini or round ones if you can get a hold of some. The one I used in the photo below is from my garden. Continue reading “Vegan and Gluten Free Stuffed Zucchini Recipe”

Gluten Free Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad

I love avocados and I thought, “Why not mix it up with chicken for an avocado chicken salad sandwich or atop a salad?” I allow myself a serving of avocado once a week, as a treat. Adding a little Greek yogurt makes this recipe even less in calories, or use mayonnaise for richness, or neither. This is a quick, easy avocado chicken salad recipe that anyone can make. And it’s great for using up leftover chicken. You’ll see the sandwich photo below which shows the dairy-free version, and the salad photo showing the dairy version Continue reading “Gluten Free Avocado Chicken Salad”

Low Fat Healthy Baked French Fries

Low Fat Baked French Fries

Let’s face it french fries that have been deep fried are high in calories. If you’d like a french fry lower in fat and calories just bake them. I’m all for low fat french fries! I recently purchased a Nonstick French Fry Baking Pan which allows the heat to rise form the bottom through holes in the pan, allowing browning to occur on both sides. A little olive oil spray makes them taste like regular french fries. UPDATE: I have successfully made these using a regular baking sheet. You may use russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, or golden or red potatoes. Guilt free French fries! What’s not to enjoy? Continue reading “Low Fat Healthy Baked French Fries”

The Secret to a Good Salad – Plus Chipotle Tex Mex Dressing

Chopped Salad and Tex Mex Salad Dressing

Summer time is almost here which calls for the need of multiple salad recipes. To make a successful chopped salad you want to use lots of color and make sure you use dry lettuce. You can use whatever you have on hand. I have listed some very colorful options below. I also included a very easy chipotle salad dressing (tex mex salad dressing, if you wish) to go with this chopped salad recipe, but of course you can use your favorite salad dressing. Enjoy! Continue reading “The Secret to a Good Salad – Plus Chipotle Tex Mex Dressing”

Parmesan Beef Burgers Recipe – Gluten Free – Delicious!

Gluten-Free Beef Burgers with Balsamic

Looking for a great beef burgers recipe? I have been eating dull hamburgers with or without cheese all of my life, 51 years, and thought it was time for a change! Okay, so I haven’t been eating them for a full 51 years, but that’s close enough. I’m not Celiac, therefore, cooking with gluten for my husband is not a problem. I was making him a gluten pizza tonight as an extra birthday present and did not want to really cook a big meal for myself. I knew I wanted to add some steak sauce or something. I decided to make a mini meatloaf with more of a steak sauce taste. I wanted something filing since I wasn’t going to be having bread or hamburger bun. I decided instead of adding gluten free oats, as some meatloaf recipes contain, but to hide the oatmeal by grinding into a flour first. I added just about anything I really liked with beef. Voila! – the best beef burgers recipe I have ever eaten! I ended up topping it off with a guacamole sauce. Yum! See both recipes below. Continue reading “Parmesan Beef Burgers Recipe – Gluten Free – Delicious!”

Low Sodium Gluten Free Tortilla Recipe

Gluten-Free Soft Corn Tortillas

I was just shocked to find that the gluten free tortilla mix I had purchased online was overloaded with sodium. I decided to create my own gluten free tortilla recipe. Making fajita sized tortilla from the mix had 640 mg of sodium. Are they trying to kill us? The low carb tortillas I used to purchase had over 300 mg and I found that too high. Using sea salt makes it healthier, but for myself, sea salt still causes me to retain water. The mix I had purchased also contained lard. I know that many people advocate cooking with natural animal fat, but I prefer to watch my fat intake as well as calories. I was determined to create a recipe similar to the mixture I had purchased and do so successfully today! Many people online seem to have a problem finding a decent recipe, therefore, I am pretty darn proud of myself, as this was my first attempt and it was an experimental recipe.

I NO LONGER USE THIS RECIPE. TRY ONE OF MY NEWER RECIPES IN THE GLUTEN FREE TORTILLA RECIPES CATEGORY.

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Chicken Tostada Over Rice Recipe

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A while back I had made some chicken, tostada style. My husband eats gluten and he had some tortillas, but I was out my homemade gluten free tortillas. I happened to have some left over rice in the frig and voila! – an easy gluten free dinner recipe. I wasn’t happy with the photo and never posted it, but thought it is best to share and you can make your dish look more attractive. I like to make this recipe nice and saucy, adding much more chicken broth than a regular tostada. You make your own broth when cooking the chicken, therefore, you save money, too! Continue reading “Chicken Tostada Over Rice Recipe”

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