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Home Baked Fries

Simple, quick, and easy!

Yummmm. These babies are better than anything you could find at McDonalds or in a frozen bag of Ore-Ida. I’ll admit, since going gluten free there have been many days when I crave fast food fries. But after making my own and seeing how easy and tasty they are, I’m definitely satisfied.

There are so many variations you can make here, but the best part is, you can make them just how you like them – how well done, how much salt, what seasonings, shape, etc. And it’s really very quick and easy and you could have them sitting in your lap 25 minutes after craving them. If you want to make things really easy, buy the bags of small potatoes. You can even get multi-colored ones for a really fun plate!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Potatoes (or several mini-potatoes)
  • 3 Tblsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tblsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Several sprigs of Rosemary (fresh is preferred)

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Sweet Potato Fries

Nature’s sweet treat

Sweet potato fries are a special treat because of their natural sweetness. I eat these as a sweet snack, or even dessert some nights. For the POTS folks out there, it’s a great salty snack as well to increase blood volume. These babies keep well in the fridge and are a great go-to snack when you’re search for something “healthy” to munch on but don’t have a lot of time.

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GF, DF, SF, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato per person
    Per potato:
  • 1-2 Tblsp fresh cilantro, thyme, rosemary, or parsley (my favorite is rosemary)
  • 1 Tblsp salt
  • 1 Tblsp olive oil

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Cilantro Lime Rice (Chipotle style)

A simple side… spiced up just the right amount

Rice makes a great side. It’s easy on the stomach, not too filling, and the taste goes with almost anything. Plus, it’s always on hand and doesn’t require much prep time. But do you ever get sick of just having plain old rice? Here’s a tasty simple trick to spice up your rice that will wow your guests!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked rice (1 bag of Success boil in a bag)
  • 3-5 Tblsp olive oil or coconut oil, to taste
  • 1 lime
  • salt to taste

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Quinoa Meatballs

What did you say was in these meatballs?

Try this healthy alternative to breadcrumbs in your meatballs! Your guests won’t even know the difference.

80-90 minutes to prepare (but very little attention needed!)

Quinoa Meatballs Gluten, Dairy, Sugar Free

GF, DF, SF

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef (85% lean or more)
  • 1/2 C quinoa
  • 1 C water (for quinoa)
  • 1 jar tomato sauce + 1 jar water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tblsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

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Oven Roasted Veggies

GF, DF, SF, Vegan, Paleo

These are the most amazing, flavorful, juicy roasted veggies – Ever! I found the recipe on google from The Wednesday Chef and just changed a few of the veggies to my liking. I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of cooked vegetables in general, (I prefer raw veggies) but with gastroparesis, cooking them is a must. I’m so happy to have found this recipe because I can eat these throughout the day, as a side or snack, and they stay good for at least a week, so I can keep them around for a while. It’s got some great juices in the bottom as well that keep it nice and moist. Get ready to fall in love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 3 Carrots
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • Potatoes- I like the mini yellow ones (5)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 7-10 Tblsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Salt & pepper

Other ideas: Eggplant, Asparagus, Leeks, Beets, Broccoli & Cauliflower (not GP friendly for me), Fennel, Green beens, Persimmons, Turnips

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