Gluten-free/Dairy-free Recipe Ideas

A friend has recently had to find gluten-free/dairy-free recipes for her daughter, and I’ve come up with a few.  Maybe you know more…feel free to share!  Thanks.

I try to avoid flours altogether because I haven’t found too many recipes that I like that include gluten-free flours, and I don’t seem to do well with any grains, although some flours are grain-free, such as chick pea flour, almond flour or coconut flour.  Gluten-free still allows most people to use rice flour, quinoa flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, cornstarch, corn flour, etc.

Always read ingredient labels – companies have been known to switch ingredients.

MAIN COURSE IDEAS

  • meat:  such as pork (roast pork, sausages – check ingredients, ham, bacon), beef (roast beef, hamburger, steak), chicken (leg, breast, wing, minced), turkey, venison, etc.
  • starch: such as potatoes (baked, boiled, or mashed with vegan margarine, fries, home fries) or rice
  • vegetables:  cooked or raw
  • spaghetti sauce on rice noodles
  • chili and rice or tortilla chips
  • stew (thickened with corn flour or tapioca starch, and spice as desired – with stew beef, meatballs or chicken and vegetables)
  • soups
  • hamburger steak smothered in homemade gravy (drippings thickened with corn flour or tapioca starch, and spiced as desired) and fried mushrooms/onions/peppers
  • hamburger with desired toppings wrapped in a lettuce leaf
  • eggs (boiled, fried, omelette, omelette with veggies, scrambled (with water instead of milk))
  • lettuce wrap sandwiches (chopped egg with mayo, canned ham and mustard, tuna and mayo, cold cuts – check ingredients)
  • taco in lettuce wrap (check seasoning ingredients – or you can make your own)
  • salad (if you add meat, eggs or nuts you can make it a meal in itself)
  • taco salad (I will post a recipe soon!)

BREAKFAST IDEAS 

  • eggs
  • bacon, ham or sausages
  • home fries
  • porridge (make sure they are gluten free oats!)
  • fruit
  • any main course idea – you can eat any food for breakfast!
  • pancakes made with coconut flour (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • fruit smoothie (made with juice or water and fruit with a frozen banana base)
  • apple slices with peanut butter

SNACK IDEAS

  • raw veggies and hummus
  • tortilla chips and salsa
  • popcorn made with vegan margarine
  • caramel popcorn made with vegan margarine
  • Chapman’s sorbet
  • popsicles/ freezies
  • fruit
  • apple sauce
  • fruit cups
  • nuts
  • dried fruit (raisins, dates)
  • fruit smoothie
  • apple slices with peanut butter

DESSERT IDEAS

  • baked apples
  • vegan fudge (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • peanut butter cookies/squares (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • chocolate brownies (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • chocolate bark (I will post a recipe soon!)
  • fruit
  • Chapman’s sorbet
  • apple sauce
  • fruit salad
  • fruit smoothie

There are so many more ideas!  These are just a few to get you going.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Sue

    You have to be careful with canned soup as most of them contain wheat. Same goes for spices and bacon, weinees etc. thats why i sell epicure because i know all the products are gluten free. Read all labels on packaged or canned food. visit the celiac website of a list of foods that contain gluten. You might be surprised

  2. Good point Sue. Homemade is always best if possible. Always read labels. And I love Epicure!

  3. felicia198911

    Reblogged this on felicia198911.

    • Thanks Felicia! I can’t wait to read more of your posts.

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