Being vegan just gets more an more simple, with options on almost every corner and restaurant these days! Being vegan and eating gluten-free can be a little more tricky, but far from impossible! There are so many good gluten-free options, either you’re craving a good dessert or a dinner. Here’s the ultimate guide to being a gluten-free vegan, to give you a lot of tips and tricks on how to do it!
Finding certified gluten-free and vegan snacks can sometimes feel like an impossible feat, but there are actually plenty of options in your supermarket. Check out the list below for some ideas and get snacking! Check out The Tastiest Vegan, Gluten-Free Snacks in the Supermarket!
2. Are Your Gluten-Free Foods Really Gluten-Free?
Anyone with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance knows that finding gluten-free foods is a real challenge. Many people have even had the frustrating experience of finding out that a meal had gluten after eating something labeled gluten-free. Are Your Gluten-Free Foods Really Gluten-Free?
A word of advice for vegans heading to Portland, Oregon on vacation: no matter how much time you’ve dedicated to eating in the city, you will need more. There are dozens of incredible vegan, gluten-free friendly restaurants to try on your trip to the Pacific Northwest. It really is a plant-based paradise! Here are 15 Vegan, Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants in Portland, OR!
4. 5 Tips to Make Gluten-Free Goodies Taste Amazing
Have you or a loved one gone gluten-free recently and discovered the many challenges associated with GF baking? Fear not — there are a few easy hacks that will help elevate your gluten-free culinary game. Here are 5 Tips to Make Gluten-Free Goodies Taste Amazing!
What grows tall like corn, is drought-resistant, and has a name that sounds made up, even though it’s a cereal grain? If you answered sorghum, you’d be correct. But while sorghum is one of the five leading crops in the world, many haven’t heard of it before. Sorghum Spotlight: All About The World’s 9th Leading Gluten-Free Crop!
6. 9 Gluten-Free Vegan Bakeries You Need to Visit
If you are someone with specific dietary restrictions, it can be difficult to find food that caters to your specific needs. Sure, if you call ahead, scour the menu, and make some altercations, you can often find at least one or two items that you can eat on a standard restaurant menu — but not always, and besides, having to order so specific can feel ostracizing and even frustrating. Here are 9 Gluten-Free Vegan Bakeries You Need to Visit.
Whether you love meaty plant-based recipes or you’re looking for a vegan recipe that’s guaranteed to blow your friends and family away, you can’t go wrong with seitan. For those who have never tried it, seitan, also known as “wheat meat,” is a high-protein, low-fat plant-based food made from a flour-like substance called vital wheat gluten. It can be made to mimic the texture and flavor of traditional meats, like beef, chicken, or pork, making it a great option for those who do are trying to cut back on meat. It’s also a great option for holiday dinners when the people you’re eating with might not be so familiar with vegan food outside of tofu. Learn How to Make Gluten-Free Seitan!
8. Gluten-Free Whole Grains Packed With Protein to Keep You Strong and Healthy
Whole grains are one of the most important food groups that everyone can consume, and no matter what you may have heard about grains being bad for you, the truth is that whole grains provide valuable sources of nutrients that our bodies need and depend on for optimal health. Learn about Gluten-Free Whole Grains Packed With Protein to Keep You Strong and Healthy.
We can probably guess what you’re thinking: chickpea flour? What exactly is that? It’s amazing, is what it is — especially if you’re gluten-free, gluten intolerant, or just plain cutting back on processed flours. Although the concept of flour made from beans might sound foreign, chickpea flour is a gateway to all sorts of delicious food. But first, let’s learn a little more about it. About Chickpea Flour: How to Use This High-Protein, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Flour The Right Way.
Going vegan and learning more about nutrition has to lead me to cut other various ingredients from my diet, including soy and gluten. Yes, I’m one of those meat, dairy, soy, and gluten-free eaters (but, no, I don’t “just eat leaves” either). How, then, do I get my protein, I am often asked. You see, many vegans get a good amount of protein from soy or gluten-based substances like tofu, tempeh, soybeans, and seitan. But as a soy and gluten-free vegan, all of that obviously doesn’t fly. Yet, I still understand that having protein in my diet is important, and, I’ve found that with a little bit of research and prep, you can easily meet your protein needs even on a diet like mine – no substitute meats or gluten required. Here’s How to Get Enough Protein Eating Meat, Dairy, Soy and Gluten-Free.
Stuffing is a recipe most people don’t dare toy with. Classic holiday dishes are sometimes best left as they are. We certainly don’t want to upset our dear mom, grandmother, spouse, or great aunt who spent laborious hours in the kitchen preparing the meal that they do every year. Stuffing is one of those foods you just don’t touch here in the South, (which we actually refer to as cornbread dressing, not stuffing.) The reason being that many people make their stuffing with crusty bread. We, however, make ours with freshly made cornbread. That doesn’t mean our stuffing is healthier- oh no, we prepare the homemade cornbread to go in the stuffing with eggs, oil, sometimes butter, and many times fresh, fatty turkey broth right after it’s finished cooking. This is a nightmare to anyone on a plant-based diet or for those looking to eat healthy, period. Here’s How to Make Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Stuffing a Success (No Eggs Required!)
Ah, memories. I remember the first time I ever tried baking gluten-free and vegan bread. The loaf was heavier than a bag of sugar and it felt just as hard. The slices fell apart just by looking at them and they tasted like cardboard … and that’s putting it nicely. Here are 10 Go-To Hacks to Keep Your Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes Flavorful and Moist.
Buying flour for cooking and baking can be a no-brainer when you can use all-purpose flour, but if you’re gluten-free, then choosing the right flour gets a bit more complicated. There are so many types of gluten-free flour available and when it comes to cooking and baking, all the usual rules change. That’s why we prepared 10 Tips for Gluten-Free Cooking and The Ultimate Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Guide to help with lots of tips and advice. Of course, you can buy a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend and take out all the guesswork and calculations; there are some really great blends available in stores. Here’s A Guide to 15 Types of Gluten-Free Flour.
Cornmeal has been used for ages in cooking and baking as a humble, unsung hero. Other than using it for cornbread or as a crispy coating for foods, how much do you know about cornmeal? This ingredient, which happens to be gluten-free (but check labels to make sure it’s processed in a gluten-free facility), is actually quite versatile and can be used for many purposes. And what about grits and polenta – are they all the same thing as cornmeal? Sit back and let’s explore cornmeal and all its many uses. Cornmeal is the New Black: How to Use This Gluten-Free Flour!
Quite often, when you are eating a gluten-free diet (either because of medical reasons or by choice), you struggle to find ways to replace the typical gluten-containing foods: bread and pasta. While many gluten-free substitutes exist on the market today (and that’s great compared to years ago), it’s all-around healthier to eat whole foods instead of processed carbohydrates. Learn How to Use Vegetables in Place of Conventional Carbs on a Gluten-Free Diet.
Need gluten-free recipe inspiration? Check out these 15 Budget-Friendly Gluten-Free Desserts Made From Oat Flour from the Food Monster App!
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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