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Best Gluten-Free Recipes in Honor of Celiac Awareness Month

More than ever, people are focusing a renewed energy on getting healthier. Along their health journey, many people are finding new sensitivities or allergies that they didn’t have to worry about before. Some of those newfound issues are related to gluten sensitivity, or even celiac disease. 

May is Celiac Awareness Month, and we support those that suffer from celiac disease. Click here to learn more about celiac disease symptoms and treatment

Whether just learning how to adopt a gluten free diet, or a seasoned pro that regularly enjoys cooking gluten free meals, we have a full selection of healthy gluten free recipes for you and your family to enjoy.

Gluten Free Food List

When starting out on your gluten free journey, check to see what you already have in your fridge or pantry. Here is a list of gluten free foods that you may already have around, or that you can stock up on: 

Fruits & vegetables (at every meal, fill half of your plate with these nutrient-dense superfoods)
Meat & poultry (choose pasture-raised and grass-fed whenever possible)
Dairy (choose pasture-raised and grass-fed whenever possible)
Fish & seafood (this is a great article about choosing seafood and finding sustainable, responsible, healthy options - along with some delicious gluten free recipes)
Beans, legumes, and nuts (soaking beans can help aid in digestion, especially if you already have a sensitive system)
Certain grains, such as: Brown rice, Millet, Buckwheat groats (also known as kasha), Gluten-free oats*, Corn.
Other starches or seeds, such as: Potato, Cassava, Tapioca, Arrowroot, Amaranth, Yucca, Teff, Sorghum, Quinoa or Flax 

*It is important to remember that food labels can be misleading, so look for a label that says “gluten-free” and double-check the ingredients list. Also, packaged food that says “wheat-free” on the label may still contain gluten.

Easy Gluten Free Recipe Ideas

True Lime Fish Tacos

This recipe is so easy to throw together on a weeknight, or when you feel like cooking some delicious seafood on the grill. Be sure to use gluten free corn tortillas, and warm them up ahead of time so that they’re nice and soft.

Truly Fresh Chicken & Rice Salad

Have a lot of leftover vegetables in the fridge that you need to use up? This is a perfect gluten free recipe to make! Throw in whatever veggies you have on hand, and remember to use brown rice to maximize nutritional value. 

Gluten-Free True Lemon Blueberry Chia Muffins

Some mornings you just want a sweet treat. This gluten free muffin recipe has a magnificent zing from natural, fresh-squeezed True Lemon.

Spicy Mexican Chicken Soup
This recipe is easy to adapt to other dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or vegan. Just swap out the chicken for an additional can of beans, and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Top with fresh sliced avocados, cilantro, and thinly sliced radishes. Yum!

Grilled Chicken Salad

Fantastic for leftover chicken, this easy gluten free dinner recipe will delight the whole family. Perfect to bring to an outdoor gathering, or enjoy on a relaxing spring evening. 

Pecan True Lemon Basil Meatballs

So delicious and simple! Be sure to swap out regular breadcrumbs for the gluten free variety, and serve with a big, leafy green salad on the side.

True Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

Someone in the family feeling under the weather? This gluten free chicken soup recipe will have them healthy again in no time. It’s the ultimate gluten free comfort food. 

Shrimp & Broccoli Scampi
This is a gluten free recipe that anyone can easily make. For a heartier meal, serve over brown rice or quinoa. 

An added bonus of cooking gluten free foods is that often these are also recipes low in salt and sugar, increasing overall nutritional value and nutrient absorption. At True Citrus, we also have a full selection of gluten free drink mixes that are free of other unnatural additives as well. You can be rest assured that when you enjoy these natural drink mixes, you’re getting the best quality for you and your family. 

Head over to our recipe page for more easy gluten free recipes! Simply select the drop-down menu labeled “Specialty Diets” and select gluten free. 

Sources: 
https://celiac.org/gluten-free-living/gluten-free-foods/ ;
https://therealfoodrds.com/how-to-choose-safer-seafood/