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The 27 Healthiest Gluten-Free Alternatives to Wheat

  1. Gluten is off limits to many people.

  1. I've written articles about gluten-free diets before, and many of us have been forced to eliminate gluten from our lives forever.

  1. However, that is easier said than done. Gluten are everywhere.

  1. Nowadays everything is made from wheat flour. And even in products you would never expect, you can find small amounts of gluten.

  1. In short, by following a gluten-free diet you are usually forced to make everything yourself. There are several manufacturers that offer these products, but if the taste is right, the price is not.

  1. To make it as easy as possible for you, I've put together a list of the best alternatives to wheat products.

  2. To make it as easy as possible for you, I've compiled a list of the best alternatives to wheat products.

  1. In addition, almost all products in this list are:

  1. So read on and who knows, I might give you some ideas!

  2. So read on and who knows, maybe I'll give you some ideas!

27 tasty and healthy gluten-free alternatives

  1. For some it is a choice, but for others it is a necessity. Regardless of the reason, a gluten-free diet has become a huge trend in recent years.

  1. Please note before you get started in the kitchen: even if you use natural or special gluten-free products, you should check extra with the manufacturer whether there may be cross-contamination .

  1. And now the list of 27 gluten-free alternatives ...

Corn tortillas for a sandwich.

  1. Sausages or cheese simply don't taste the same if not squeezed in between. When gluten-free bread isn't an option (or you're trying to keep an eye on calories or carbohydrates), corn tortillas are an ideal alternative.

  1. In addition, they are available in most supermarkets and you don't squint, as is the case with gluten-free bread.

  2. Moreover, they are available in most supermarkets and you don't squint, as is the case with gluten-free bread.

Brown rice tortillas as an alternative to crackers.

  1. When you cut these tortillas into squares and place them in the oven, they become deliciously crunchy. Rice tortillas are a bit harder to find in supermarkets.

  1. Fortunately, you can easily make them yourself. Simply take a cup of rice flour with a pinch of salt, add hot water until it forms a malleable dough and divide the dough into pieces.

  1. Roll out the pieces and roast them in the pan. Note that these are gluten-free tortillas and so they lack the 'glue' of normal tortillas. So when you roll them out you have to be very careful not to tear them.

Oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs.

  1. By mixing them quickly in the food processor or blender, oatmeal becomes the perfect replacement for the traditional breadcrumbs. Add a pinch of herbs and some Parmesan cheese for an Italian flavor!

Ground linseed as an alternative to breadcrumbs.

  1. Mix the linseed and mix it with some spices for a low-salt substitute for traditional breadcrumbs. Moreover, linseed offers a crunchy layer and also an extra portion of health in the form of omega-3 fats!

  2. Mix the linseed and mix it with some spices for a low-salt substitute for traditional breadcrumbs. In addition, linseed offers a crunchy layer and also an extra portion of health in the form of omega-3 fats!

Mashed potatoes as pizza crust.

  1. Believe it or not, leftover mashed potatoes are a great alternative to a pizza crust.

  1. If you let the potatoes cool overnight, some of the starch will also turn into resistant starch - a kind of healthy fiber that also lowers the carbohydrate and calorie content!

  1. Mix a portion of puree with a few tablespoons of gluten-free flour (eg oatmeal or rice flour).

  1. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a greased baking tray and bake until crispy for a few minutes. Add your favorite traditional pizza toppings, put it back in the oven and enjoy!

Lettuce leaves as an alternative to wraps.

  1. Admittedly, it's not a perfect alternative, but it's a lot tastier than you think! In addition, you save a lot of carbohydrates that you can save for other tasty things.

  1. Plus, replacing bread, the dish will give you a healthy boost with added vitamins and folic acid.

Corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas.

  1. Of course you can also use corn tortillas as a wrap. In addition, they contain only half the calories and fat.

  1. Make sure to buy a gluten-free brand to avoid cross-contamination.

Oatmeal instead of semolina porridge.

  1. Do you crave a warm porridge for breakfast?

  1. By just mixing gluten-free oatmeal in the mixer, you have a perfect alternative to semolina porridge.

  1. Moreover, your breakfast will be ready even faster and contains more fiber, vitamins and minerals. Ideal!

Corn pancakes as an alternative to regular pancakes.

  1. Sometimes you just want a pancake in the morning. Replacing wheat flour with corn flour can be a perfect substitute.

Chopped nuts instead of muesli in yogurt.

  1. The muesli you find in supermarkets is usually processed with wheat or other gluten-containing grains, making them unsafe for people with gluten.

  1. Instead of opting for a bag of muesli, opt for some freshly roasted nuts for your yogurt or fruit instead.

A meringue instead of ready-made icing.

  1. Supermarket glaze often contains gluten-based thickeners.

  1. Made from only egg white and sugar, a meringue can be a tasty and low-calorie replacement for the traditional icing. Do you want to go one step further?

  1. Then take a burner and brown the edges for a caramelized flavor.

Nuts as an alternative to croutons.

  1. A salad is really tasty with croutons. To avoid gluten-rich croutons, try lightly roasted, shredded almonds, pecans, or walnuts.

  1. For a hearty salad you can also season well before adding them to the dish!

Gluten-free flour instead of wheat flour.

  1. Coconut flour, almond flour, rice flour, chickpea flour, oat flour or buckwheat flour PLUS corn starch, tapioca starch and potato starch.

  1. In addition to the classic wheat, there are dozens of other unique flours that are safe for anyone on a gluten-free diet.

  1. Moreover, many of these alternatives also contain a lot of flour nutrients than the white flour that is used in everything.

  1. There is one problem though: you cannot just take the same amount of another flour as a replacement for white flour because different flours are needed to get the same texture.

  1. Precisely because other types of flour do not contain gluten â € “and therefore lack that so-called 'glue' to keep your pastry together â €“ you often need some kind of starch (for example potato starch) to keep everything together.

  1. When in doubt, search online for gluten-free recipes to instantly find recipes suitable for gluten-free flours!

Brown beans as a flour alternative.

  1. Replacing flour with a tin of kidney beans (drained and rinsed) in brownies is an easy way to avoid gluten, plus it provides an extra helping of protein and fiber! And rest assured - they taste great - no bean flavor in sight!

Almond flour as a delicious and healthy alternative to wheat flour.

  1. This gluten-free flour provides baked goods with an extra portion of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and a delicious nutty flavor.

  1. For example, start with a simple butter biscuit to master baking with almond flour.

  1. In a creative mood? Then use other nuts instead of almonds, such as walnuts or peanuts!

Coconut flour.

  1. This gluten-free alternative is not well known in the Netherlands yet, but is rapidly gaining popularity.

  1. Coconut flour is rich in fiber and low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal replacement for wheat flour in pastries. Just be careful, sometimes you only need 1/4 cup of coconut flour to replace a whole cup of wheat flour.

Zucchini or aubergine instead of pasta or lasagne leaves.

  1. Thin strips (cut with a knife) or ribbons (easily made with a vegetable peeler) of zucchini or aubergine are an excellent alternative to wheat-based pasta.

  1. The wider ribbons work perfectly in lasagna and strips are a good replacement for spaghetti!

  1. And here too: fewer carbohydrates and many more nutrients!

Rice noodles instead of pasta.

  1. When vegetable alternatives aren't good enough, go for one of the many gluten-free rice noodles on the market.

  1. Personally, I think rice noodles are a lot tastier than normal pasta.

Buckwheat pasta.

  1. Another healthy and tasty alternative to pasta is soba noodles. This pasta is made from buckwheat flour and can also be easily made at home.

  1. The pasta is very tasty with a nutty flavor and full of vitamins, minerals and a healthy portion of fiber!

Polenta instead of pasta or couscous.

  1. Polenta is a great alternative to traditional pasta. Plus, it pairs perfectly with all of the classic toppings you'd normally use with pasta, from sauce to breaded chicken or sautéed vegetables.

Grated steamed cauliflower instead of couscous.

  1. Eat fewer calories, carbohydrates, and gluten with this simple alternative.

  1. In addition, cauliflower offers a number of other health benefits including vitamins and minerals, and even cancer-fighting compounds known as glucosinolates.

Cauliflower for pizza crust.

  1. It sounds crazy, but by grating and steaming grated cauliflower, then mixing it with egg and cheese, you can make a delicious pizza crust.

  1. Just make sure you squeeze the cauliflower just as well so that the crust does not become too watery.

Quinoa as an alternative to couscous.

  1. While couscous is made from coarsely ground white wheat, quinoa is a whole grain superfood packed with protein and nutrients.

  1. Also, this ancient grain has almost exactly the same texture - a bonus!

Tamari soy sauce.

  1. In general, most soy sauces available in the supermarket contain wheat - and thus gluten. Avoid accidentally eating gluten by opting for tamari, a type of soy sauce that is not made from wheat.

Corn starch as a thickener.

  1. Gluten and a lot of butter are no longer necessary to make creamy sauces!

  1. To thicken soups, stews and stir-fries, substitute a traditional roux mixture of flour and butter with a mixture of cornstarch and water (starting with a tablespoon of each) .

Potatoes as roux.

  1. Another great option for thickening soups and stews is to add a few pieces of starchy potato. As the potatoes boil and soften, they break apart and slowly thicken the whole thing.

Rice cakes for ... almost everything.

  1. Rice cakes work perfectly as an alternative to crackers, a pizza base, and even a sandwich!

  1. They contain much less energy, carbohydrates - and on top of that, you can often find them as a healthy option with whole grain rice.

  1. And let's not forget, they are cheap!

Finally ...

  1. As you can see it is not necessary to give up just because you are on a gluten-free diet.

  1. Most people who live gluten-free often spend hours in the kitchen making everything themselves. With the list above this is no longer necessary. There are tons of alternatives you can find in the supermarket.

  1. Perhaps most important, however, is that all tips are healthy and cheap. Few can afford to buy gluten-free bread from health food stores every day.

  1. So regardless of whether you want to get started yourself or if you are looking for easy alternatives that you don't have to spend any time on, I'm sure the above tips can help you make your life just like a little easier.

  1. Enjoy it!

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