One of the most popular phrases circling around the dieting world today is ‘gluten-free’, and while most people know that going on a gluten-free diet can have health benefits, not everyone knows whether or not they should give it a try.
Gluten-free diets can work extremely well with the Atkins diet. Since gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley, which are all high in carbs, Atkins-approved foods contain significantly less gluten than standard diets or recipes.
Gluten-free diets are also important for people with celiac disease, because for them, gluten causes the immune system to damage the lining of the small intestine resulting in gas, bloating and indigestion. Recently, increasing numbers of people have been experiencing gluten sensitivity, which means they experience symptoms of celiac disease without the intestinal damage. A gluten-free diet can be one of the best ways to eliminate these symptoms.
The best time to start a diet is always now, so check out these great gluten-free and Atkins approved recipes:
Bacon, Avocado and Jack Cheese Omelets with Fresh Salsa
Breakfast is essential to starting your day off well and this low-carb and gluten-free recipe is perfect. Between the bacon, avocado and fresh salsa, you’ll get the flavor you need first thing in the morning. Packed with 33 grams of protein and only 6.4 grams of carbs, this delicious recipe is approved for each phase of the Atkins diet.
Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you have to give up food that’s loaded with flavor, and this pork chop recipe is a great example of a delicious meal that is also healthy. Approved for all phases of the Atkins diet, this dish gets its flavor from Worcestershire sauce, tamari, lemon juice and black pepper. One thing to be careful of with this recipe is the Worcestershire sauce and tamari you use, because some of them often contain gluten.
Baked Salmon with Bok Choy and Red Bell Pepper Purée
One of the best things about this recipe is how little time you need to prepare and cook it. Needing just 20 minutes total, this recipe leaves you with a delicious meal that only contains 3.5 grams of carbs. Plus, since most of the cooking is done in the oven, you don’t have to stand by and watch the whole time.
Beef Fillet with Bacon and Gorgonzola Butter
If you’re looking for a recipe that’s gluten-free, low-carb and packed with protein, this is the recipe for you. With 20 grams of protein, this delicious recipe is approved for every phase of the Atkins diet. All of the flavor from the mushrooms, bacon and filet mignon will make you forget that you are even on a diet.
Just because you are on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t have dessert. These delicious cookies are not only gluten-free, but also only have 1.4 grams of carbs. The best part about them is that they are approved for each phase of the Atkins program.
Here is another low-carb and gluten-free dessert you can have in any phase of the Atkins diet. The pumpkin and chocolate in this recipe will be sure to satisfy even the sweetest cravings you may have.
Sticking to a diet can be especially hard when you need to find something to eat in just a couple minutes, and that’s where this gluten-free and low-carb recipe is perfect. Needing a total of only four minutes of cooking and preparation time, this simple muffin recipe is a great way to start the day. This recipe is approved for phases 2, 3 and 4 of the Atkins diet.