Tagged gluten-free

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For many of us, hot dogs and hamburgers go hand and hand with Fourth of July celebrations, but sometimes gluten-free friends miss out because — let’s face it — most gluten-free buns just aren’t very good. Fortunately, with these amazing paleo, gluten-free pigs in a blanket, no one will mss out on the fun! This is another of my favorite recipes from Super Paleo Snacks. They are so tasty, easy, and fun to make. Even better: They never disappoint company, even if your guests don’t tend to follow a paleo diet. These fun little protein-filled snacks will be devoured by even the finickiest eater.

You’ll never guess they’re gluten-free >>

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These cinnamon bun biscuits are one of our family’s favorite snacks from my book. We sometimes even enjoy them as a breakfast treat. I’m crazy about good texture in my gluten-free backed goods, and these are awesome in that department! Really. Have you tried the psyllium husk powder yet? Did I mention that psyllium husk is a great soluble fiber that increases satiety and can also aid in weight loss (some articles about that). It is so worth the purchase if you do a decent amount of gluten-free cooking using whole real (low-glycemic) foods. Be sure to get NOW brand (Amazon, Vitacost.com or Whole Foods) though, as I’ve heard some other brands can give your baked goods an odd color.

On to the good stuff… >>

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share with you another recipe from my book that includes the best tasting paleo cupcakes you will ever eat, bar none. No one will know these are gluten-free, paleo, and low glycemic. Oh, and they’re nut-free too, so they’re safe for any school. With the addition of the psyllium husk powder, the texture, taste, and consistency are to-die-for, and the frosting is super easy to make but not so easy to stop eating. These would make a great Valentine’s Day treat… or even a sweet Valentine’s Day breakfast (like to donuts but way better for you).  Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day! >>

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I typically only make things when I can’t purchase them in stores, so it’s a good thing for me (and for my husband) that they don’t sell reasonably priced paleo muffins or other paleo treats around Atlanta. Otherwise, I’m sure I’d spend a small a fortune weekly. Yes, you can find gluten-free granola, but there are not many that are also grain-free. I recently saw that Whole Foods carried a grain-free granola, but it was $10 for a mere 7.5 ounces! Wow. Not only am I not going to pay $10 for granola, but I can assure you, there really is no better granola than the recipe in my (shameless self promotion ahead) Super Paleo Snacks book — buttery, crispy, crunchy, sweet, and a touch salty. But, don’t just take my word for it. Give it a try. I hope you enjoy it.
Here’s the recipe >>

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Alrighty, people. Our kids are about to be home all day, every day for TWO weeks. Do you know how much eating that is? My precise calculations tell me it’s A LOT. I put nearly all of my “food energy” into planning healthy (or mostly healthy) meals, so snacks are usually where it falls apart for me. It’s not as if there aren’t a ton of great paleo sites that offer suggestions for kids, but the snack options are very often things like nuts and jerky. I don’t know about your toddlers, but my gummy babies aren’t about to Vitamix those foods in their mouths, and to be honest, my older kids aren’t that excited about eating jerky. So, by this time in the year, pre-packaged snacks find their way into our house far more often than I’d prefer. Landria’s recipes to the rescue! >>

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Years ago, if you were not down with gluten, you weren’t going to be ordering the pizza or a sandwich when eating out, but my, how times have changed. These days, folks with gluten sensitivities can get their fill of waffles, biscuits and gravy, muffins, and more at Atlanta restaurants. From wheat-free pizza on the cheap to fancy dishes at some of the city’s finest dining establishments, these 15 restaurants are great destinations for gluten-free dining. Gluten-free goodness, this way >>

Powerhouse Pancake
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While many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (and I totally agree), I think that needs a bit of clarification. I believe that it’s not just breakfast that’s crucial, it’s a protein-filled breakfast. After all, your brain needs fuel to enhance concentration and focus for the school or work day. Would you put water or oil in your gas tank if you were about to take a road trip? No. Well, sugar and processed carbohydrates certainly aren’t your premium gas.  The recipe and instructions >>