November 24, 2019
Hey guys! Long story short, I found out that I have celiac (gluten free) about 6 weeks ago. I took 30 days to cleanse my gut and only eat lean proteins and veggies. Side note: I never felt better! 30 days later I’m done with my cleanse and ready to hop on the gluten free train. To transition from how clean I was eating to Gluten free, I will eat Paleo meaning no grains and no dairy. I really wanted to follow Paleo as much as possible this Thanksgiving so I tried tweaking some family recipes. Some ended up being Paleo, some just gluten free and some ended up disgusting haha – we’re still learning over here lol.
Anyways, I hope these recipes help you out if you’re in the same boat this Thanksgiving and please let me know if you love anything once you make it!
I was fully committed to making my own bread crumbs from scratch out of Simple Mills Artisan Bread but then I found this Gluten Free mix from Aleia’s and was like ehhh why not lol. The mix is basically just a box of gluten free croutons and then you have to buy and add the other ingredients.
The nutrition difference between the two is that the gluten free bread crumbs are made of rice flour, which is a grain. Simple Mills Artisan Bread mix is made of almond found meaning it is grain free aka Paleo. Other than the bread crumb difference the recipes are basically the same. I really loved how Aleia’s tasted! If you want to try it, the recipe is on the back of the box. If you want to make a Paleo recipe with Simple Mills bread mix, the recipe is below!
For this stuffing recipe, you’ll need 2 and 1/2 cups of bread cubes. You can use any kind of paleo bread for the bread cubes. I ordered Simple Mills Artisan bread mix from Amazon and will use that to make my stuffing and dinner rolls! Another tip – I purchased a pre-cut container of onion, celery and carrot from Trader Joes which made the recipe even easier!
These were super good! I’m not going to say that my dad’s 2 sticks of butter potatoes aren’t better, but if you’re looking for a dairy free recipe this is hella good and pretty easy. Instead of boiling the potatoes I scrubbed and then wrapped them in a damp paper towel. Placed them in the microwave for 5-7 minutes each and they were soft enough to beat. I halved the recipe since I was going to be the only one eating them.
Not even going to share this recipe lol! I attempted to take a traditional Pinterest broccoli and cauliflower recipe and use substitutions like greek yogurt, avocado mayo and vegan cheese. Don’t ask why I used vegan cheese but still used greek yogurt – I really wasn’t thinking about the yogurt being dairy lol. It looked delicious but tasted weird. Oh well, we live and we learn. The crackers tasted amazing though!
Okay, okay so I was debating on sharing these because I feel like they could be better but I also keep eating them lol. They are a little dry and bland but then again the ingredients are pretty bland. If I were to make them again I would add some type of low cal sweetener or real chocolate or make some type of low cal frosting for the top. If you’re trying to keep your diet pretty clean or are eating Paleo, these are a good option!
Ding, ding we have a winner! These are amazing! I’m obsessed with chocolate chip cookies so I’m pretty excited to have found a Gluten free + Paleo recipe that I love. Heads up that these are super soft cookies, so if you like crunchy cookies these may not be for you. I doubled the recipe and used sugar-free chocolate chips from Whole Foods. The cookie dough was yummy to eat too!