Search for Gluten Free Alternatives
I feel like I’m new enough to gluten free that I’m still searching for gluten free alternatives and flour continues to be one of those searches. Maybe at this point it’s less of a search and more experimenting to find what I like. It’s a great alternative to more traditional flour. As you would expect, it doesn’t always work well as a substitute. There is a distinct flavor and texture that makes it less than ideal for some recipes. That’s the beauty of having so many choices.
- A great source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins.
- An excellent meat substitute and has more protein than corn, millet, rice, or wheat. It is also rich in the two amino acids, lysine and arginine, both of which are essential for a healthy heart and strong immunity to illness and tend to be scant in grains.
- Great for the digestion, buckwheat is known to strengthen and support the digestive system.
- Free from chemicals. Buckwheat grows so quickly that it usually doesn’t require a lot of chemicals or pesticides to grow well, making it a lot cleaner compared to a lot of other wheat grains.
- Naturally gluten-free. Buckwheat is an excellent alternative for those with celiac disease, gluten allergies, or anyone trying to avoid gluten.
- Low glycemic index and prevents rapid spikes in blood sugar, which is associated with inflammation, mood swings & weight gain. More over, its high protein and fiber content help normalize blood sugar levels, benefitting those with diabetes and anyone trying to lose weight. Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry also point out that a single dose of buckwheat seed extract lowered blood glucose levels by 12-19% within 90-120 minutes.
- High in the natural flavonoid rutin. Rutin helps extend the activity and effect of vitamin C and other antioxidant nutrients.
On the Menu
(Maybe it should be called the Oh She Glows Menu)
Ultimate Nutty Granola Clusters (Oh She Glows Cookbook) and Coconut Milk Yogurt
Sweet Potato with Almond Butter Drizzle and Cinnamon Oat Granola
Roasted Southwest Veggies (final test of a new recipe)
Nourish and Glow Miracle Bowl – Oh She Glows
Tex Mex Casserole (Oh She Glows Cookbook)
Our Favorite Veggie Burger with Romaine Wrap (Oh She Glows Cookbook)
Protein Power Goddess Bowl (Oh She Glows Cookbook)
Peanut Butter Trail Mix Healthy Bites (without coconut) – Cotter Crunch
Fruit Medley with Cinnamon and Lime
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