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.
- 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!