I have written several posts in the past about naturally gluten-free foods. Sure, there is a place for gluten-free specialty food items, but there is nothing simpler than a food that doesn’t contain gluten to begin with. Whole, unprocessed foods are the healthiest foods for us, especially if they are naturally gluten-free.
I have to avoid several other foods in addition to gluten. Some I am slightly sensitive to, others I have violent gastrointestinal reactions to. Fun, huh? Other times I am not sure what is making me sick or feel poorly, so I go back-to-basics and eat mostly whole, unprocessed, naturally gluten-free foods.
Just because I am go back-to-basics doesn’t mean my meals are tasteless. No, in fact, quite the opposite is true. I tend to focus more on what food tastes complement each other and are on my “safe” foods list while being filled with the right nutrients to fuel my body for everyday activity and running.
One of my favorite meals is a burger made from grass fed ground beef with sautéed mushrooms on top. I made this the other night and added some fresh, sautéed asparagus to the plate and topped my burger with sliced avocado. Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt and fresh ground pepper and you have a nice, naturally gluten-free meal.
When I sautéed my mushrooms I added in a bit of white wine to add some extra flavor. This meal was very tasty and filling. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything, as I often skip the bun so I don’t feel overly stuffed when I am done.