Easy Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas
By Lana Bandoim
When you have celiac disease, it is not always easy to figure out breakfast. The food has to be gluten-free and filling. Traditional cereals and oatmeal are not an option. Eating plain gluten-free toast every day is boring. Consider the following easy breakfast ideas that are gluten-free and safe for celiac disease.
Although cereals made from wheat or other gluten grains are not allowed, there are brands that make gluten-free cereals from safe grains. Corn and rice are the most common gluten-free grains in these cereals. Chex, Fruity Pebbles, Nature's Path, EnviroKids and other brands have safe cereal options for people with celiac disease. Make the gluten-free cereal more exciting by adding fresh fruit and berries.
Eggs are naturally gluten-free, and they are an easy breakfast option. From scrambled to boiled, there are multiple ways to serve them in the morning. Try making egg muffins with sausages in the oven or create a quick omelet with fresh vegetables. Serve eggs with gluten-free salsa or guacamole.
Breakfast bowls can be nutritious, gluten-free and satisfying. They usually mix flavors and ingredients together to create a unique blend. Consider using safe grains such as quinoa or rice to provide carbohydrates. Then, add vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes and peppers for fiber. Pick a protein such as tofu or chicken. Finish the bowls by adding spices, salt and sauces for more flavors.
If you prefer a sweet breakfast bowl, then mix yogurt with coconut flakes, nuts and berries. Raspberries and blueberries add color and sweetness to the dish. Chia seeds are also a popular addition and show up in many breakfast bowls.
There are gluten-free pancake and waffle mixes available online and in some stores. Brands such as Kashi and Van’s Foods also make ready-to-eat waffles that are gluten-free and simply have to be heated. Consider trying several varieties of pancakes and waffles to find your family’s favorite.
Breakfast burritos and wraps can also be gluten-free. Use corn or rice wraps and add your favorite ingredients. Mix meat with vegetables such as peppers and sprinkle cheese on top. Burritos and wraps can also be vegan or vegetarian by substituting tofu or tempeh.
Breakfast does not have to be complicated for people with celiac disease. Consider these gluten-free options and find others by experimenting in the kitchen or trying new recipes. Add variety to your breakfast by finding new fruit and vegetables.
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