Gluten Free Goodness to Get You Started

Not sure how to get started on your gluten free journey? These recipes will give you a little tasty inspiration.

Kickin’ Kale Salad
1.5 lb of green curly kale, stemmed and chopped
5 Tbsp lemon juice, divided
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 shallot, minced
10 green grapes, halved
1 C roasted pecans, chopped
1/2 C pitted dates, chopped

Directions
Combine kale with 3 Tbsp lemon juice and use salt to “massage”- this will help make the kale more tender.
Combine 2 Tbsp lemon juice, olive oil, honey and shallot in a small bowl. Stir until well combined.
Put kale into large bowl and add grapes, pecans and dates. Stir until well mixed.
Pour dressing mix on top and stir again to coat the salad.

Note: This makes approximately 20 servings, so you it’s perfect for large get-togethers. You could also make a smaller batch and separate out for lunch each day.

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Quinoa Stuffing
1 lb ground turkey
2  C quinoa
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
2.5 C cubed butternut squash
1 C roasted walnuts, chopped
1/4 C apple juice
1 C dried cranberries
4 C reduced sodium chicken broth
1 C flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 C chopped sage
2 tsp kosher salt

Directions
Cook quinoa and set aside
Cook ground turkey in 4-qt pot until lightly browned and then transfer to a bowl
Add onions and olive oil to pot, cooking until brown and tender
Add butternut squash and cook for 3 minutes
Add apple juice and continue to stir
Add kosher salt and stir in cranberries and walnuts
Stir in broth and bring to boiling, then reduce heat
Simmer for 20 minutes
Add in ground turkey and quinoa and simmer for another 20 minutes
Remove from heat and stir in parsley and sage

And there you have it- another warm and tasty side dish that won’t have you missing the gluten. This serves approximately 12 people, and the added protein and fiber from the quinoa mean you can skip out on the carb slump!

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