5 Delicious Gluten-Free Meals

Gluten-free eating eliminates foods that contain wheat, rye and barley. These grains contain a protein called gluten, which can cause a host of symptoms in people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Others find that getting rid of gluten helps with digestive symptoms, weight loss, fatigue, headaches and depression. Whatever your reason for exploring a gluten-free lifestyle, get started with these five inspired meal ideas.

Grilled Chicken With Pineapple

Grilled Chicken

This simple meal offers quick clean-up with the help of foil packets. You'll need:

  • 20-ounce can of pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 bell peppers
  • Salt to taste

First, combine the juice from the canned pineapple with the soy sauce and brown sugar. Set the mixture aside and cut the chicken and pineapple into 2-inch cubes. Divide the ingredients among four sheets of tin foil and add salt if desired. Fold up the edges to make a secure seal and pop the packets on the grill. Cook at six minutes on medium heat with the grill covered, then flip and cook uncovered for an additional 12 minutes. Switch up this versatile dish with your favorite veggies.

Mahi-Mahi With Lemon Butter

Mahi mahi

Take a trip to the islands with succulent grilled fish. Ingredients include:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Four 4-ounce mahi-mahi filets, or substitute another firm white fish such as halibut
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • Fresh parsley to taste
2 Minute Ritual

In a large pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Season the fish with salt and pepper and cook for four to five minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for another four to five minutes until it flakes easily with a fork. Remove the fish and add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Then, saute the asparagus for four to five minutes. Remove the veggies and add the last tablespoon of butter. Let it melt, then saute garlic and red pepper for one minute. Finally, add lemon slices, lemon juice and parsley to complete the sauce, which you can use to top the mahi and asparagus for a restaurant-quality meal.

Salsa Chicken Con Queso With Rice

Salsa con queso chicken

This five-ingredient recipe will be a winner with the whole family. You'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite brand of gluten-free salsa (or make your own!)
  • 1 cup long-grained rice
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces shredded pepper jack or Monterey jack cheese

In a 3-quart saucepan with a tight lid, cook the broth, salsa and rice on high heat, uncovered. When the mixture begins to boil, add the chicken chunks, which you can season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture come back to a boil, then cover the pot and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 12 minutes, then take off the heat and let stand for five minutes before fluffing the rice, stirring in the cheese and serving.

Avocado Tuna Salad

Sliced Avocado

This lunch idea is a breeze. You'll need:

  • One avocado
  • One 5-ounce can of tuna
  • 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • Lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste

Slice the avocado lengthwise and scoop out half the flesh. Mix it with the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Scoop the tuna salad back into the avocado for a fun way to serve.

Watermelon Mint Feta Salad


This recipe makes an ideal light lunch or side. The short ingredient list includes:

  • One watermelon
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • Chopped fresh mint
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chop the watermelon in cubes or scoop it out of the rind with a melon baller. Sprinkle the fruit with the rest of the ingredients, then chill in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

5 Replies to “5 Delicious Gluten-Free Meals”

  1. Thanks very much,, but i already have these fish type meals.. and rarely have gluten, i don’t mind giving those of yours the look over but cant promise you will change my life.. i do like potatoes too and when my husband cooks, which is great and he does it regularly, so you cant tell him what to use.. except the things i flat refuse to eat like mushrooms, ( due to Candida Albicans) ,
    bacon and sausage, sugar where possible, and most pork , except the occasional spare ribs. I cant take grapefruit , tea and coffee of anytype, except tea in my home made Kombucha. and dandelion coffee sometimes. thanks Jill M Peer

  2. These recipes look really great. I can hardly wait to begin making them but I’d like you to know that I don’t eat gluten, table salt, or regular table sugar. I certainly do appreciate you. Thanks alot!!!🌹🌹🌹

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