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Gluten Free Family Meals


I am constantly asked about gluten free products and over the past few years, we have created more and more items to help our clients and their children with their diets. Whether they are Celiac, gluten intolerant or just feel better by omitting or limiting gluten from their diets, I think it is so important to diversify your whole grains! We use brown rice and quinoa a lot. Black rice has amazing nutritional properties too! I love to mix quinoa and rice together, it give such a different and interesting texture. So try mixing it up with these rice bowls! The veggies can be mixed up as well based on seasonality. The key is the yummy sauce and making sure you find a Gluten Free and LOW sodium soy sauce. Easy enough to omit the meat and make these 100% veggie also! Or try topping with some grilled shrimp!

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Gluten Free Chicken Rice Bowl
Yield: 1 Adult Portion

1 cup Brown Rice, cooked
¼ cup snap peas, steamed (whole pieces cut in half on diagonal)
¼ cup red pepper, 2” long thin strips
¼ cup yellow squash, ¼” thick half-moon slices
¼ cup eggplant, medium dice (with skin)
3 oz Chicken, poached, medium dice
2 Tbsp Ginger Soy Sauce (packaged separately in 2 oz container)


Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli Rice Bowl
Yield: 1 Adult Portion

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1 cup Brown Rice, cooked
¾ cup broccoli, blanched (small florets)
¼ cup red pepper, 2” long thin strips
3 oz Beef, sauteed, 2” long thin strips
2 Tbsp Ginger Soy Sauce (packaged separately in 2 oz container)

Gluten Free Ginger Soy Sauce
Yield: 7 Tbsp

2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced
2 Tbsp Gluten Free Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Turbinado Sugar
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp Orange Marmalade
¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper

Mix all ingredients until sugar dissolved.

I have never been a fan of meatloaf. I don't eat beef and generally the word "loaf" turns me off. But this recipe is AMAZING and has always sold very well for us. Moist and delicious! Great to entertain with or simply for your family. Freezes well too! Cauliflower mashed potatoes are so popular and I LOVE them, if you have not tried them yet, give them a try! This recipe could not be simpler! No butter added (although you can add a little or add roasted garlic to give them an added boost!) Cauliflower adds so many nutrients and lowers the calories.


Gluten Free Recipes for Dinner

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Turkey Meatloaf with Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and French Green Beans
Yield: 1 family of four meatloaf

1 lb Ground Turkey 93% Lean
¼ cup Chopped Italian Parsley
½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ cup Onion Puree
¼ cup Spinach Puree
1 cup Carrot Puree
1 cup Crushed Brown Rice Crispies (cereal we like Barbara's or Erewhorn)
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
½ tsp Kosher Salt

Mix all ingredients together. Gently press ingredients into 8" square Pyrex glass or metal baking pan.
Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.

*Serve with your favorite marinara or use Green Plate Kitchen tomato sauce on the side.

Gluten Free Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Yield: 7½ cups

2½ cups Cauliflower, cooked
1¼ cups Potato, cooked
1 tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
¼ cup of roasted garlic or ½ cup Parmesan cheese (optional)

Puree all ingredients and serve hot!

Happy and Healthy Cooking! Let me know your feedback if you try the recipes or have comments.

Healthy Regards,
Lisa

PS: Oh and if you are lucky enough to live in Houston, TX, and don't feel like cooking, we can make these items for you! www.greenplatekitchen.com