Naturally Gluten-Free: Back-to-Basics
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Mar 25 2015

Naturally Gluten-Free: Back-to-Basics

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.

Going 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.

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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.

Perfection!

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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