Gluten-free has grown to become more widely known and accepted than ever before. Chances are you know someone who follows a gluten-free diet, if you don’t yourself. If you’re just starting out on a gluten-free diet you may be a bit overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out some great substitutes for all the foods that you enjoy currently. Fortunately, becomes gluten-free is much more widely known now there are more substitutes available than in the past. Even more exciting for you is that we’re sharing some of our favorite gluten-free substitutes that will make your tummy and face happy.
Oatmeal is such a great go to for breakfast for so many people. It’s easy and quick, allowing you to get out the door pretty quickly in the morning and stay full until lunch time. But if you’re gluten-free it can be tricky to find a great substitute for the beloved oatmeal breakfast. That is, until now! Quinoa has been found to be one of the great substitutes to something like oatmeal. It’s going to give you a similar texture and it’s just as versatile (actually more so) than traditional oatmeal. You can make it ahead, too! Cooked pretty much the same way as oats, you’ll have a great boost of protein and a filling breakfast.
You may have seen a rise in recipes and videos using veggies in place of noodles to create pasta dishes. The reason it’s become so popular is because it’s one of the best gluten-free substitutes for pasta! You can use a variety of different veggies to create the ‘noodles.’ Carrots and zucchini tend to be the best texture wise. All you need to do is peel the veggies into noodle-like shapes, you’ll boil them just like you do with traditional pasta. The best part is you’re getting an extra helping of veggies into your meal, which is going to be incredible for your tummy and face!
We had to include cauliflower all on its own, because it’s one of the all-time best gluten-free substitutes for countless foods. Pretty much anything that you can think of that’s a grain, from pizza crust to rice to nachos, can be substituted using cauliflower. There are quite a few different cauliflower recipes floating around online that show you just how easy it is to turn cauliflower into a gluten-free substitute. Truthfully, you won’t even miss the gluten-filled options because cauliflower tastes so similar!
Make It a Wrap
Think you have to miss out because bread is filled with gluten? One of our favorite bread substitutes is going to the trusty lettuce sub. Using iceberg lettuce to wrap up your favorite sandwich fillings is the perfect alternative. Actually, you probably won’t even miss the gluten filled bread because you’re getting a little extra crunch with the iceberg lettuce.
Do you have any favorite gluten-free substitutes you’ve tried and love?