3 Tasty Recipes To Celebrate National Grain-Free Day

3 Tasty Recipes To Celebrate National Grain-Free Day

For a great many people, grains have to be included in their diet. Some people can’t imagine a diet without grains, while others have conditions or intolerances that require them to limit grain consumption, or eliminate grains from their diet entirely. National Grain-Free Day hopes to educate people about food intolerances, while simultaneously exhibiting the many possibilities of grain-free eating.

 

Grain Fact: Corn is a vegetable, grain, and fruit, all at the same time. The kernel is considered to be a grain, but corn on the cob is considered to be a vegetable. In case that wasn’t complicated enough, a lot of grains (like popcorn) are considered to be a fruit. The reason is because they come from the seed of the plant.

 

Due to the intense processing and genetically engineered nature of grains, a high percentage of people are grain-intolerant. Grains in America are not what they used to be, which explains why eating pasta in Italy, for example, won’t yield the same bodily reactions as eating processed, enriched pasta in America. Many people pass off bloating, bowel inconsistency, headaches, or mouth ulcers as nothing, but these are common signs of grain intolerance or gluten-sensitivity. If you suspect that you are intolerant or sensitive to grains, experiment with an elimination diet to determine the causes of your system. Read more about an elimination diet here.

 

To help celebrate National Grain-Free Day, try some of the following grain-free recipes below.

 

Broccoli Sushi Rolls With A Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce:

broccoli-sushi

Can’t eat sushi because you are intolerant to rice? Don’t fret because this nutritionally dense broccoli sushi is exactly what you need!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Baked Spaghetti Squash:

baked-spaghetti-squash

Whether you are on the ketogenic diet or you are eating grain-free, spaghetti squash will be your saving grace if you are a pasta lover. It is rich in potassium and vitamins A & C!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Cauliflower Fried Rice With Veggies And Pineapple:

cauliflower-fried-rice

Do you love fried rice but don’t want the carbs or enriched nutrients? Try this paleo, vegan cauliflower rice that is too tasty to resist!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://www.glnc.org.au/grains/allergies-intolerances/

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/february-21-2019-national-grain-free-day-national-sticky-bun-day/

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-corn-a-vegetable#1

2019-02-21T10:53:19-07:00