Being diagnosed with celiac disease means you need to be more careful with your diet. It is a condition that affects your small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients from food. You can blame this on gluten, a protein found mainly in wheat, rye and barley. If you suffer from celiac disease, this means that you should include gluten-free foods in your diet as much as possible. Let’s take a look at gluten-free recipes on National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, observed annually on September 13.
What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy, Haripriya explains. N, Executive Nutritionist, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Chennai. This condition is caused by dietary gluten, where it causes chronic inflammation of the lining of the small intestine. If you have celiac disease, there will be poor absorption of nutrients such as fats, vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, calcium and other micronutrients if you are not careful about what you eat.
Gluten-free recipes for celiac disease
Gluten-free diet is the only treatment for people with celiac disease, says expert. That means you should avoid wheat, rye, and barley-based instant grains, malt beverages, and products containing gluten. If you are someone who is wondering, “What can I cook for someone with celiac disease?”, here are some easy recipes!
1. Easy lazy breakfast with soaked oat pot
• Oatmeal – 35 grams
• Almond milk or pasteurized cow’s milk or yogurt (unflavored) – 100 ml
• Toppings – almonds (chopped), pumpkin, sunflower seeds – 1 tablespoon
• Cinnamon powder – 2 pinches
• Date powder or raisins for sweetness – 1 teaspoon or 5 grams
• Soak the oatmeal in water overnight, but keep it in the refrigerator to prevent microbial growth.
• The next morning, add milk or yogurt to the soaked oats and mix well.
• Add all the toppings listed in the ingredients list, add a pinch of cinnamon and stir well.
• For sweetness, add the raisins or date powder.
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2. Gluten-free mixed vegetable egg wrap
For the chapati:
• Gluten-free atta (oat, soy or millet flour) – 1 cup
• Chickpea flour – ½ cup
• Salt as needed
• Boiled eggs – 2
• Bell pepper – ½ cup (chopped)
• Carrot – 1 (chopped)
• Onion – 1 (chopped)
• Black pepper powder – 1 tablespoon
• Coriander – As needed
• Ground methi leaves – 1 tsp
• Make a dough from gluten-free atta and chickpea flour (homemade powder) and make a chapati.
• For the filling, take a kadai and add a teaspoon of refined oil. Then fry the onion and all the vegetables. Cook until it becomes soft.
• Add black pepper powder and salt if necessary.
• Grate the boiled eggs, add them to the masala mixture and stir briefly.
• Garnish with coriander and crushed methi leaves.
• Divide the filling over the chapati and wrap it.
3. Brocolli fritters
• Broccoli florets – 5 to 6 (chopped)
• Garlic – 3-4 (chopped)
• Sprouted red rice or rice flour – 1/3rd cup
• Tapioca flour – 1/3rd cup
• Cheese – ½ cup (grated)
• Salt as needed
• Hanged curd with coriander – 1 cup
• Grease the baking sheet and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
• Add some oil in a pan and fry the chopped garlic for about a minute.
• Add the chopped broccoli and fry for 5 minutes, set aside and let cool.
• In a bowl, add the sprouted rice flour, tapioca flour, grated cheese and salt and stir well to form a thick paste.
• Add the broccoli mixture and marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
• Form into round patties and place on the baking tray. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
• Take it out, let it cool and serve it with hung curd.
4. Gluten-free malt protein powder drink
• Chickpeas – 1 cup
• Sunflower seeds – ½ cup
• Pumpkin seeds – ½ cup
• Watermelon seeds – ½ cup
• Date powder – 1 cup
• Sprout chickpeas, sunflower seeds, pumpkin and watermelon seeds.
• Dehydrate it, dry roast it and make it into a fine powder.
Method of preparation of the drink
• Add 2 tablespoons of the prepared powder and mix it with warm or cold water or milk. Then add a teaspoon of date powder.
5. Nutty frozen dessert
• Low-fat yogurt (unflavored) – 1 cup
• Peanut butter (unsweetened) – 1 tablespoon
• Roasted almonds – 1 tablespoon
• Mixed seeds – 1 tablespoon (unsalted)
• Sea Salt – As needed
• Melted dark chocolate syrup – 1 tablespoon
• Place the yoghurt in a baking tray and spread it evenly.
• Add the roasted almonds and mixed seeds and garnish with peanut butter.
• Freeze it for 6 to 7 hours and remove it from the refrigerator.
• Add the dark chocolate syrup and freeze again.
• Once it is ready, slice it and enjoy your healthy dessert.