Gluten-FreeMain DishRecipes

EASY Balsamic Chicken and Glazed Vegetables

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The selling point of this chicken is the balsamic sauce—it’s savory and sweet and delicious! You will love the way it flavors the chicken and veggies, but you will also love dipping some crusty bread in the drizzle left over on your plate. This recipe is an adaptation from Better Homes and Gardens at bhg.com. I tweaked a few things in order to make it fit the needs of my family. EASY Balsamic Chicken and Glazed Vegetables 2 Pounds chicken breasts tenders2 Tablespoons olive oilDressing:1/3 Cup Italian bottled dressing1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar2 Tablespoons honeyVeggies:4 medium Carrots (julienned)2 Cups Green Beans

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BreakfastGluten-FreeRecipes

Hot Cinnamon Rice Cereal

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I made too much rice for last night’s dinner. But I had a plan for it, so I left the rice in the saucepan and put the whole thing in the fridge to chill. In the morning, back onto the stove the rice went and just minutes later, I had hot rice cereal. You will love the way this fills your kitchen with the aroma of cinnamon! Hot Cinnamon Rice Cereal 2 Cups cooked rice (my favorite is Brown Jasmine)1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk1 teaspoon cinnamon2 teaspoons honeyToppings:1 Cup Fresh peaches (optional)1/2 Cup pecans (optional)3/4 Cup Raisins (optional)1

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Gluten-FreeMain DishRecipes

Lazy Day Beans and Rice

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When it’s the end of a long, busy day, sometimes it is impossible to muster the energy to make an elaborate meal. The cure? Beans and rice. I promise this is not a punishment for my family, though. They LOVE beans and rice—especially when topped with guacamole or fresh mango salsa. By the time your rice is cooked, dinner is ready and on the table. Enjoy! Lazy Day Beans and Rice The healthiest of cheap meals in my repitoire! Beans2- 15 oz. Cans Pinto Beans (drained)8 oz. Tomato Sauce1 teaspoon Garlic salt1/4 teaspoon CuminRice1 Cup Brown Jasmine Rice2 cups waterGuacamole2

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BreakfastGluten-FreeRecipesSmoothies

Mango Banana Flax Smoothie

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This smoothie is not only refreshing, but it is packed with protein. You see, I am hypoglycemic, and eating foods high in sugar make my blood glucose spike and then fall drastically. The flax seed in this smoothie adds enough protein and fat to help my body slowly metabolize the sugar. Enjoy!   Mango Banana Flax Smoothie 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk 1 Banana, peeled 1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks 1 Tablespoon Ground Flax seed Add all ingredients to blender in the order shown. Blend until smooth and serve immediately. Serves 2.

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Gluten-FreeRecipesSaladsSides

Cucumber Caprese Salad

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Is anyone else drowning in cucumbers this summer? I planted about four too many plants this year, and we are having a hard time eating them all. It’s a good problem to have… This salad is helping us enjoy our cucumbers in a new way. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and needs no time to marinate. The best part is that the kids love it! My son said, “Hey! I actually like this salad. I ate all of it!” Need I say more? Cucumber Caprese Salad 5 Medium Cucumbers (cut in rounds)5 Medium Vine-ripe tomatoes (sliced in

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Main DishMeals for OneRecipes

Chili Beans over Corn Waffles

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This is a kid-friendly, time-saving, budget-loving meal! It just so happens to be pretty healthy too! Fire up the waffle maker and enjoy this fun twist to a typical taco. Chili Beans over Corn Waffles Corn Waffles: 1 Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 1 Egg 2/3 Cup Milk Chili Beans: 1 can Kidney beans 8 oz. can Tomato sauce 1/4 teaspoon Cumin 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt Toppings: Shredded cheddar Avocado, chopped Tomatoes, chopped Lettuce, chopped Green onions, chopped fine Directions: 1. Prepare the Corn Muffin Mix. Instead of pouring the batter into muffin tins, pour into waffle maker. Make sure your

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Gluten-FreeMain DishMeals for OneRecipes

Hearty Chili Cheese Baked Potato

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In a hurry? Need a healthy meal for just one or two people? Look no further. You will be able to whip up this Hearty dinner in under 20 minutes, and all the fiber will leave you feeling satisfied for hours. Enjoy! Hearty Chili Cheese Baked Potato A quick, balanced meal for you and a friend. 2 Russet Potatoes (cooked)Chili Beans:1 can Kidney beans (drained)15 ounces Tomato sauce1/4 teaspoon Cumin1/2 teaspoon Garlic SaltToppings:Sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)Avocado (chopped)Tomatoes (chopped)Green onions (chopped fine)Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt Wash and dry the potatoes. Poke the potatoes 3 times and wrap in a paper towel.

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BreakfastGluten-FreeRecipes

Hearty Vegetable Ranch Eggs

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Most ranch eggs have a little bit of vegetables and a lot of eggs. My hearty recipe has a little bit of eggs and a LOT of vegetables, providing plenty of fiber to keep you fuller, longer. It is recommended that we consume less than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. Because one egg contains about 190 mg of cholesterol, I recommend sticking to just one in a day so there is room for other cholesterol-containing foods in the rest of your day. So, when I make this dish for my family, I use one egg per family member and

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Nutrition Education

What I learned about Nutrition on the Wyoming Plains

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I just returned from the coolest experience with the youth of my church. I am a Latter-day Saint—sometimes more commonly referred to as a Mormon. The Church was established in 1830. Shortly after, members of the Church became victims of persecution.  To escape the persecution and settle a new area,  they began a great exodus from the eastern United States to Utah. They hoped for a better life where they could worship freely as they pleased. http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormonism-pictures-pioneers-trek-west Many Mormon Pioneers made the long journey west by pulling handcarts. One particular handcart company had a fateful journey to Utah in 1856.

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Baked GoodsBreakfastRecipes

Hearty Zucchini Muffins

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Are you swimming in zucchini this time of year? What’s a poor gardener to do with so much zucchini?! The answer for me is to shred and freeze as much as possible so I can bake my favorite zucchini muffins all winter long. As with most of my recipes, this is a "healthified" version of a classic favorite. They are whole wheat, full of fiber, oil-free, refined sugar-free and have the option to be cholesterol-free (see notes for details). Best of all, they are soft, moist, and delicious. Enjoy! Hearty Zucchini Muffins Delicious whole wheat, and whole ingredient zucchini muffins

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