Somewhere during the day I need to have a crisp salad. Whether it’s at lunch or a between meal snack or at dinner, a salad is a major part of my gluten-free diet. The bold flavor of raw kale goes well with the sweet and tangy flavors of carrot, tomato, onion and more, for a pick-me-up to even the most ordinary day.
Holidays can be especially stressful for those of us with conditions causing gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity because of the difficulties associated with the needs of maintaining a gluten-free diet and environment amid the avalanche of gluten-filled barbecues, parties and cookouts.
And, I’m going to talk about one thing that you and I can do about that but first, I’d like to share what I believe is the true meaning of Memorial Day and what it means….
A salad with napa cabbage has a more tender texture and a milder, sweeter flavor than most types of American cabbage. And, to make it even better, its vitamins and minerals make it a healthy addition to a gluten-free diet.
For a fast and filling salad, quinoa provides lots of gluten-free nutrition. Although it is quick and easy to cook, like rice or pasta, quinoa is actually the seeds of a plant which is not really in the cereal family.
When I make quinoa, I often make a double recipe so I’ll have the leftover to make this salad the next day. It’s so easy!
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