Five gluten-free meal ideas for every day of the school week


Fish tacos

Gluten-free tortillas may not be the easiest to track down, but they do exist; or try your hand at making some homemade ones that will lead you to a lifetime of happiness filled with burritos, quesadillas and fajitas. Make these fish tacos with halibut, then top them off with jalapenos, fresh salsa, guacamole, cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice.





Mac and cheese

A favourite comfort food, this mac and cheese can be made with rice or corn pasta and gluten-free flour — without compromising the taste of delicious cheeses like cheddar, Gruyère, Havarti and parmesan. It’s gooey and rich, and amaranth is an ideal gluten-free substitute to thicken the sauce.





Chicken noodle soup

As fall sets in, there’s no better way to warm up than with a cup of this homemade soup. Noodles might not be a celiac’s best friend, but homemade gluten-free pasta or store-bought substitutes can be used to complement the chicken, carrots, celery, onions and fresh herbs that also go into this simple recipe.





Maple balsamic Dijon salad

This salad is a great choice for a lighter lunch. Try field greens with chickpeas, carrots, strawberries and topped with pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds and chopped pecans. For the dressing, combine the classic balsamic and olive oil with some Dijon mustard and maple syrup for a sweet, gluten-free, vegan-friendly salad.





Chocolate cake

It’s Friday, so cake is a totally acceptable meal option. And it’s even possible to make a proper-looking cake without using any flour. Semi-sweet chocolate, butter and eggs still make it a rich-tasting treat, but cutting out the flour makes this cake safe for celiacs too.



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