Gluten Free Comfort Foods: A Healthy Indulgence

Whether you’re living a gluten free life because of an intolerance or because you’ve sworn off gluten for other reasons, we know you must surely get a patronizing look every now and again, accompanied with the famous“But what do you eat?”question. The next time you get questioned on your food options, you can happily refer the curious friend to this roundup of incredibly tasty gluten free comfort foods that are perfect for whenever you just want to indulge into some classics!

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is an all-time classic! Lovers of pie can always appreciate a savory version of it, especially when mashed potatoes are replacing the traditional pastry! Noshtastic‘s recipe is a total winner on family gatherings and easily counts as a balanced meal, due to the perfect ratio between veggies, protein and carbs!

Cheesy Broccoli Brown Rice

When you first hear of broccoli and brown rice you surely don’t think of comfort food, but as we’ve just learned at  The Glowing Fridge, if you add a big heaping of melted cheese onto the combination, you get a healthy and delicious meal that you can happily indulge in and totally forget gluten even exists in the world!

Gluten Free Blueberry Rolls

People who say you can’t enjoy delicious pastry if you’re gluten free can sit down – they are about to get served with gluten free blueberry rolls by What the Fork! This is one of those versatile meals that you can enjoy as a dessert or prepare as a powerful breakfast!

Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the comfort food of all comfort foods and you do not have to give it up. Ever! Boulder Locavore gave the classic mac and cheese recipe a gluten free twist and we think it’s safe to say this recipe will soon become your go-to recipe for any Netflix marathon evening!

Pasta Pomodoro

Another spin on gluten free pasta comes from Iowa Girl Eats and it presents you with a fantastic recipe for the classic Pomodoro pasta that will instantly take you into a dreamland of Italian countryside where a big portion of spaghetti with tomato sauce is served!

Cheesy Soup

Anything with cheese can probably count as a comfort food! It’s just the melty and stretchy feeling of it that instantly makes us feel happier and allows us to forget all the stress we endured while stuck in traffic! Stacey Homemaker will teach you how to make an outstanding gluten free cheesy soup!

Mexican Casserole

Who could say no to a big bowl of Mexican food?! Maybe you’ve been putting off eating Mexican because a lot of the traditional recipes include gluten, but Well Plated has a recipe that fits your need for a healthier option as well as some good old Mexican comfort food!

Chunky Monkey Banana Ice-Cream

Here’s the thing about Chunky Monkey – it’s addictive. Plain and simple, once you’ve tried it all other ice cream flavors pale in comparison. Whenever you have a day where some sweet comfort food is needed and you just don’t want to deal with a grocery store, Emilie Eats is your savior!

Cauliflower Pizza

Yes, there is such a thing as gluten free pizza and no, it doesn’t taste like cardboard. Don’t waste your time on pre-made gluten free pizza mixes that never taste like the real deal anyways – visit Our Best Bites for a mind-blowing cauliflower pizza recipe!

Stuffed Peppers

Three Olive Branch showed up with a super quick recipe for stuffed peppers! Save it for the days when you don’t feel like cooking but still want to enjoy a delicious meal that doesn’t taste like a sad version of a takeout menu and actually has some nutritional value!

Crispy Chicken

Eating fast food when you’re living the gluten free life can be a big challenge, but it’s not impossible! It can be a tasty affair if only you make a long list of recipes (such as the crispy chicken by Gimme some Oven) that you can make at home and enjoy it in the company of your favorite people!

Gluten Free Donuts

Regular donuts have a serious rival in these gluten free donuts by Living Freely Gluten Free! They are fluffy, chocolatey and sugary, ideal for anyone who just wants a little sugar high because life is short and donuts are a godsend!

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