Tagged: food choices

Love Clean Eating Taco Night

Clean Eating Gluten-free Taco Night! Well who doesn’t do taco night at their house.  Around here we have to keep it gluten-free and of course try to “healthify” this fave comfort food.  And making sure it is a clean eating gluten-free taco night. I really love using ground bison more than ground beef in recipes.  It’s leaner and doesn’t contain added hormones or antibiotics.  I...

salad with mango, black beans, wild rice, avocado, tomato, and more veggies

Mango Black Beans Wild Rice Salad

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad We eat a lot of salads.   There really is no better way to get all that dietary fiber to feed those gut bugs, good fat, vitamins, minerals and all things good for you in a satisfying meal.   And since mangos are in season right now – we must eat them!  Why not make a mango, black...

Clean “Healthified” Fried Chicken Salad

This is a healthier version of fried chicken on a salad with veggies and lots of dietary fiber. The dressing is made from goat’s milk yogurt and organic Ranch seasonings. Fried Chicken Salad with Ranch Dressing I think it might be one of my very favorite things. Fried chicken on a salad with ranch dressing was one of my go-to orders at Whataburger. I don’t...

Easy Roasted Mesquite Smoked Asparagus

Grilled Smoked Asparagus One of our favorite restaurants, District Kitchen + Cocktails, serves the most delicious seasonal and locally sourced food.  And so much of it can be made gluten-free.   Right now asparagus is plentiful and in season and of course on their menu.   I love asparagus because it is a detoxifier (glutathione), feeds the gut bacteria (inulin) and contains lots of vitamins...

Healthy Stuffed Peppers with rice, turkey, veggies and lentils

Healthified Stuffed Peppers with Lentils

Healthifying A Classic Comfort Food – Stuffed Peppers Today’s recipe is a healthier version of a classic comfort food staple – stuffed peppers.   Along with details of the things we change to clean it up.  Where the food comes from and what may be lurking along plays a role.   But first, let’s talk about the gut microbiome and lentils.  Because we are adding...

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese I’m not re-inventing the wheel here by making twice-baked potatoes.   I just wanted to keep track of this particular combo of ingredients because they turned out really well.  Instead of milk or sour cream, I wanted to use my new favorite ingredient – Trader Joe’s goat’s milk creamy cheese. We had some nitrate-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free thick cut bacon in...

Cajun Bison Dirty Rice

This is an easy recipe for one-pot, homemade, quick and easy, delicious bison dirty rice. Plus it is naturally gluten and dairy-free! Bison Dirty Rice I love Cajun dirty rice.   In the old days before I had to clean up my diet, I lived off of Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Mix.  Loved it so much!   And although it is gluten-free, it...

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad

I love to mix up textures in salads but also get as much color as I can for the variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber.  Eat the rainbow indeed! Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad One of my favorite dinners is Apple Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin.  It is so lean and clean and flavorful.   I make an apple cider from organic apple juice...

The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu Plan 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 Well the holiday season is here.  This week will focus on our gluten-free Thanksgiving menu plan. Do you have your menu plan ready? I’m super excited about Thanksgiving this year because I’ve finally worked out the kinks to making some of our traditional favorites both gluten and dairy free. Turkey We ordered a veg-fed, organic, antibiotic free bone-in turkey breast from the Wheatsville...

The Weekly Menu Nov. 13, 2017

Weekly Menu Time Again! Hello friends.  Well this week is going to be nice and quiet.  The calm before Thanksgiving and celebrating my husband’s birthday.  I’m getting excited about pulling out all the Christmas decor and getting festive, too. But man does time seem to be flying by.  It’s been almost two years since we adopted Lizzy dog.  Seven years since going gluten free.  Over...