Attempting to go wheat-free (and a step further – gluten-free) is certainly challenging. I wrote about my thoughts on the issue when I read Wheat Belly, and I still struggle with how to get the right balance, for myself, and for my husband and daughter. Gluten Free ebooks are widely available these days, but sometimes it’s hard to find the right one.
I’ve been following the blog Don’t Mess With Mama for awhile now, and really like the content. So when I saw that Tracey Black was listed as an author of one of the eBooks available in a bundle sale, I jumped. Gluten Free: Real Food Recipes for Kids is a collection of healthy gluten-free recipes Tracey developed and tested on her kids, though I definitely don’t think you need kids to enjoy this book! I really appreciate that she has a quick intro about “Real Food” nutrition that touches on a lot of topics I am not well-versed in, including:
- why fat is good
- soaking beans, nuts, grains and seeds
- bone-broth & gelatin
- fermented foods
These are topics that are also covered in The Eczema Cure, and I found it very helpful to get the information from different perspectives. She also has some great charts that act as cheat sheets for ingredients to avoid.
I haven’t had a chance to try any of the recipes yet, but at first glance, I’m impressed with how simple and realistic they seem. I am the type of person who gets overwhelmed with recipes when there are too many ingredients, and too many steps to follow. (This is why I have been sticking to my Peanut Butter Granola Bars lately – because they’re so simple and require no fancy equipment!) Some recipes I’m itching to try are:
- Fruit Gelatin (gummy snacks)
- Hummus with Fresh-Cut Vegetables
- Banana Bread
- Tropical Smoothie (can be made with water kefir)
- Chocolate Syrup (who doesn’t need a healthy version of this?)
- Asian Sesame Dressing
- Fresh Basil Pesto
- Zucchini Hash Browns
- Easy Crock Pot Chicken
I know that list is getting rather long. There are soooo many more recipes in the book, and I’m now hungry after flipping through it! I can’t wait to start trying some of them right away!
What are your favourite gluten-free recipes?
(Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.)