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Healthy Gluten-Free Summer Recipes Everyone Will Love
Eating gluten-free doesn't have to mean shelling out the big bucks for specialty food items. Registered dietitian Abbey Sharp compiles her favorite naturally gluten-free recipes that never taste like second-rate versions of the "real thing."
Summer Watermelon "Cake"
There are a lot of recipes on the web for gluten-free cake, but one that's made out of low-calorie melon? Now that's something new. Light, refreshing, and perfect for any summer cookout, this vegan, gluten-free cake is perfect for the whole family. And it's easy to make, too.
Get the recipe: Watermelon Cake
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Cottage Cheese and Guacamole Quinoa Snack Cakes
Sometimes you just need a quick and easy snack on the go, and these cottage cheese and guac stacks totally fit the bill. Packed with protein and healthy fats, and naturally free of gluten, these make an ideal midafternoon or post-workout nosh.
Get the recipe: Cottage Cheese and Guacamole Quinoa Snack Cakes
Banana Split Smoothie Bowl
This gluten-free, protein-packed breakfast tastes like a decadent dessert. The icy-cool smoothie bowls are decked out like a classic 1950s ice cream parlor treat, just without the guilt (or the gluten).
Get the recipe: Banana Split Smoothie Bowl
Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Marinara
Isn't it great when gluten-free also means low-carb? It's particularly wonderful when pasta is on the menu! This zucchini noodle dish is a great way to use up all the fresh picks from the farmers' market while keeping dinner light and gluten-free.
Get the recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Marinara
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Summer Breakfast Parfaits
Gluten-free or otherwise, you're always on the hunt for healthy ways to start the day, and this wholesome summer parfait is a total hit. Juicy blackberries, peaches, plain yogurt, and gluten-free granola—you'll be excited to wake up to this for breakfast.
Get the recipe: Summer Breakfast Parfaits
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3-Ingredient Protein Bites
Need a little something to get you through until dinner? These easy thee-ingredient bites are packed with protein, are naturally glute-free and can be put together in no time. (More: No-Bake Protein Balls That Power Up Your Workout and Taste Like Dessert.)
Get the recipe: 3-Ingredient Protein Bites
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Roasted Salt and Pepper Crispy Chickpeas
The next time you're looking for an alternative to gluten-packed greasy croutons, try these crispy chickpeas instead. They'll swoop in to save you from another boring and unhealthy salad. Packed with fiber and protein, and totally gluten-free, these bad boys will quickly become your go-to snack or topping. (We love these other chickpea recipes that go way beyond hummus.)
Get the recipe: Roasted Salt and Pepper Crispy Chickpeas
Grain-Free Cheese Crackers
What would a summer wine-and-cheese spread be without a good cracker? These addictive grain-free crackers are crispy, crunchy, and loaded with rich cheesy flavor—just try to stop after having just one.
Get the recipe: Grain-Free Cheese Crackers
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Lamb Sliders with Herbed Yogurt Sauce