Show and Tell: My Go-To Naturally Gluten Free Breakfasts & Snacks

Recently my 15 year old cousin found out she had to eat gluten free.  Her doctor recommended she do a food allergy test to see which foods her body was unable to process.  Gluten and eggs were at the top of the list.  When I asked what she was finding the most difficult as she adjusted to a gluten free lifestyle, she said breakfast and snacks were really hard.  I wanted to help her out so I invited her over for a gluten free and egg free buffet.  Ahead of time I made a few of my staple snack foods and then I showed her how to make some delicious breakfast dishes.

These are some of my favourite, go-to naturally gluten free breakfast and snack foods.

Breakfast:

  • Steel cut oats served with banana slices, almonds, cinnamon, honey, shelled flaxseed and some milk.  (Make sure they are certified gluten free uncontaminated oats – I love Bob’s Red Mill).
  • Plain Greek yogurt topped with diced apples, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds and shelled flaxseeds.
  • Overnight Banana Almond Pudding from Healthful Pursuit
  • Smoothies!  I like to mix them up, but most of them are water based with frozen and fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and shelled flaxseed.  *Tip: when the bananas on your counter start to brown, peel them, break into pieces and freeze.  That way they don’t go to waste and they are quick to throw in a smoothie in the morning!

Snacks:

  • Peanut Butter Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven
  • Zucchini Pizza from Jillian Harris
  • Quinoa chickpea salad with diced tomatoes and cucumber served with olive oil and lemon juice
  • Bananas with chunky peanut butter
  • Sliced apples with peanut butter and raisins
  • Veggie sticks with hummus
Delicious, quick & easy zucchini pizzas

Delicious, quick & easy zucchini pizzas

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