Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs is sure to be a family favorite! Simple ingredients make for an easy weeknight meal!

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Easy Gluten Free Dinner

I like most people, do not have tons of time to get dinner on the table. Between work and a toddler, some nights it feels like we won’t ever get around to eating dinner. Let alone something that isn’t hot dogs. Recipes like Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs are perfect for those busy days.

Lots of flavor, but easily made with ingredients I have in my spice rack. Yes, I love a great slow cooked marinara sauce, but I don’t always have time for that and that’s when dried spices are my friend! This sauce is thrown together in just a few minutes and even has some added veggies! Meatballs are simple to make and you can even double the recipe and freeze them.

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

Kid Friendly

My toddler love spaghetti (I don’t know any kids that don’t!). We recently were sent a sample mat from EZPZ and it was perfect for spaghetti night. Because it sticks to the table, none of it ended up on my floor, which is always a plus. I will note that the spaghetti sauce did stain it a bit, but very likely my fault because I didn’t wash it right away. The EZPZ mat is dishwasher safe, but I don’t have a dishwasher so I’m not sure how it fairs. If you’d like to check out the EZPZ mat you can see all their different options on their website!

gluten free spaghetti and meatballs

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs are a great family dish. Serve it with a side of gluten free cheddar bay biscuits and some veggies for the perfect meal!

We eat spaghetti every couple weeks. It is so easy and I like to freeze the sauce. Gluen Free spaghetti sauce is good for so many things- quick pizzas, dipping, lasanga- sky’s the limit!

Do you have a favorite gluten free meal for those busy nights? Share in the comments!

 

Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs
Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs
Amanda Kanashiro
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    Gluten Free Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
    Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 18 ounce can crushed tomato
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste

    Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine all ingredients, mix well.
  3. Form into one inch balls.
  4. Brown in a non skit skillet.
  5. Place on sheet pan in oven to continue cooking, about 10 minutes or until done.
    Spaghetti Sauce
  1. Cook bacon in saucepan.
  2. Remove bacon, leaving grease.
  3. Saute onion and carrot in bacon grease until onions are clear, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and tomato paste.
  5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Serve with meatballs over cooked gluten free spaghetti.

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9 Egg-cellent Gluten Free Egg Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss!

Eggs make a great high protein foundation for a gluten free meal. These 9 gluten free egg recipes will have you coming back for more!

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

Put an Egg on it

My daughter has this little toy oven that sings over and over, “Put an egg on it, yeah yeah, put an egg on it!” She plays with it so much that the song is forever tattooed on my brain.

They do have a point, though- things are always yummier when you put an egg on them! One of my husband’s favorite quick meals is rice and tuna, topped with an egg. He will put an egg on anything.

These past few weeks eggs have been 99 cents a dozen at Trader Joe’s. Yes, that’s right, I said 99 cents. Even the organic eggs are only a couple of dollars, perfect for our tight food budget. I needed a bunch of ideas, so of course, I turned to my food blogger friends. There are so many options; I’m sure you’ll find an egg recipe that you love!

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

Gluten Free Egg RecipesI love a good breakfast hash and this California Sweet Potato Hash with Feta and Eggs from EA Stewart does not disappoint!

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

Mexican Food is one of my favorite cuisines. Chile Relleno Casserole from The Heritage Cook is a delicious spin on an old favorite.

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

I never would have thought to use mashed potatoes as a crust, but this naturally Gluten Free Mashed Potato Crust Quiche from MI Gluten Free Gal is genius.

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

In Johnna’s Kitchen does quiche right with this Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche. You’d never guess that it’s actually dairy free and vegetarian! Check out what she uses!

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

Low in carbs, but high in taste- Low Carb Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Cheese from Wholesum Yum is sure to hit the spot.

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

Calling all meat lovers! You are going to want to dig into this Ham and Cheese Quiche from What the Fork Food Blog. It’s pure perfection.

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

Bring a little international flare to your egg dishes with this Easy Chinese Steamed Egg Custard from Nut Free Wok. Be sure to use gluten free soy sauce!

Gluten Free Egg Recipes

I love pizza and this less guilt gluten free option is calling my name! I can’t wait to eat this Pizza Quiche from Cricket’s Confections.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Here’s one last recipe to end this round up. Super simple Sweet Potato Hash from Yours Truly. I love the sprinkle of queso fresco to add that salty bite.

I hope these 9 Gluten Free Egg Recipes gave you some inspiration! Which one are you looking forward to trying? let me know in the comments!

Easy Grilled Gluten Free Ribs with a Sweet and Spicy Dry Rub

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Crave-worthy, easy, grilled gluten free ribs with the perfect sweet and spicy dry rub are a must have at any BBQ.

Easy Grilled Gluten Free Ribs

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Chuleta de Puerco Encebollada, Pork Chops with Onions and Peruvian Peppers

 Chuleta de Puerco Encebollada- Peruvian-inspired, juicy pork chops cooked with onions and aji amarillo peppers for that perfect amount of spice.

Pork Chops with Onions

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5 Gluten Free School Lunches, That Aren’t Peanut Butter and Jelly!

Gluten free school lunches to get you out of the lunch rut!
gluten free school lunch
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Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Early morning alarm clocks, the rush out the door, and then the quite after the storm. Back to school time can be rough, but even more so when you have to worry about a gluten free lunch for your little one, or for yourself.

There is good news though! There are so many products that make taking a gluten free lunch to school quick and easy! I whipped up all 5 of these lunches in under 15 minutes (and it would be faster if you were not stopping to take pictures!)

Get out of the school lunch rut with these 5 #glutenfree school lunches! Click To Tweet

One of my favorite way to make things a bit easier is to use a combination of prepackaged gluten free products and fresh fruits and vegetables. Last year I made a handy printout with lots of ideas (which you can get in my Back to School Lunches Post HERE!), this year I thought it would be nice to give you a few examples.

Now, I didn’t go out and buy anything special for this post, because let’s face it. You don’t have time to go out and by anything special and neither do I. Everything I used can be found in your local grocery store.

5 Gluten Free School Lunches

When it comes to lunch you want a nice variety of protein, whole grains, and veggies that will keep your child going throughout the day. Hopefully these ideas will give you a great start to packing gluten free school lunches this year!

gluten free lunchesHot Dog Octopus with Toufayan Pita Chips

I have a little girl who loves Octopuses. She walks around saying “Octopus!” and waving her arms, so she was thrilled with these hot dog octopus. They were so simple to make. Just a few little cuts and voila! The Toufayan pita chips are a family favorite! I also included a yogurt pouch, some broccoli and an Enjoy Life Rice Milk Chocolate Bar. Plenty here for lunch and snack time!

 

Hummus with Frontier Bites and I Hear Keenwah Puffs

I love individual sized snacks like these Frontier Bites and Hummus, gluten free lunchesbut if I can’t get a snack in an individual size, then I use my Allermates reusable bags. I won a lunch box set during MI Gluten Free Gal’s Celiac Disease Awareness Month contest and I love it. There will be no accidentally eating my I Heart Keenwah Puffs when they are in my reusable Allermates snack bag. I added a bit of broccoli and some crackers to make it a complete lunch.

 

Mini Pizzas

gluten free lunchesConfession time- up until the time I was diagnosed with Celiac I loved Lunchable Pizza’s. I know they are awful for you, so much sodium and who knows what that bread was, but for some reason I loved them. I recently discovered that if you toast a Glutino English Muffin, add some pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese, it is amazing! Plus it is perfect for a school lunch. I used one of my reusable squeeze pouches for the pizza sauce (You can find them HERE).  For snacks I added a package of Goodie Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies (LOVE their Go-Bags!) and some apple slices.

Gluten Free Pita Bread Sandwich

Untitled design (47)It’s not back to school if you don’t have at least one sandwich. BFree bread has a new gluten free pita bread that is amazing! I added some First Fresh Chicken Sausage and it was delicious. Some Frontier Bites for a wholesome snack, a cheese stick,  mini no bake cheesecake (recipe coming next week!) and a tangerine make it a complete lunch.

 

Cheese with Gluten Free Multi Grain Crackers

As a kid I loved having cheese and crackers for lunch. Untitled design (49)I was never a huge sandwich fan, so it was a meal I had often. I packed this with nut free trail mix from Enjoy Life, and applesauce pouch and a Goodie Girl Cookies go pack.  Both the Enjoy Life Trail Mix and the Goodie Girl Cookies are nut free, which is so important in many classrooms. These are great snacks because they are tasty, without the worry of allergens.

 

 

Snack Time

gluten free school lunchesI find snacks to be a very important part of gluten free lunches. Some of my current favorite snacks are pictured below. Some are healthier than others, but they will all give you that little push you need to make it through the day!

I Heart Keenwah

Enjoy Life

Frontier Bites

Wild Garden Hummus

Stonyfield Yogurt

Goodie Girl Cookies Go Packs

 

Hopefully these gluten free school lunches give you some fun ideas and help you think outside the box a bit when it comes to preparing lunch for your kiddo. What’s your favorite gluten free lunch? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

 

Tropical Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado- Aguacate de Palta

South Florida meets Peru in a twist on Aguacate de Palta with this tropical shrimp salad stuffed avocado.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Aguacate de Palta

Summer is winding down in South Florida (though you wouldn’t know it with the heat!) and this means the end of avocado and mango season. While the rest of the United States is eating squash, zuchinni and strawberries, we are feasting on more mangoes and avocados than any one person can eat. The only time of year better than mango and avocado season is that one day in January where the temperature goes under 70.

Tropical Shrimp Salad stuffed in fresh Florida avocado, what could be better? Click To Tweet

Unfortunetly summer is ending and we are coming up on the end of the season. In Peru they make a fabulous dish called Aguacate de Palta, which is basically a stuffed avocado. It can be stuffed with anything, chicken salad, tuna salad, but being that it is mango season and I’m living in Miami, I thought a tropical shrimp salad would be amazing inside an avocado.

Tropical Shrimp Salad

Tropical Shrimp Salad

The key to this recipe is the fresh ingredients. The shrimp alone are to die for. Even if you don’t have avocados and mangoes, make the shrimp and just eat them with a fork or put them on tacos. They are that good.

However, if you have access to mangoes and avocados, this is the ultimate in summer dishes. Fresh and light, with sweetness from the mango and tang of lime juice make it perfect. It is a simple dish with complex flavors.

Quality shrimp are crucial to this recipe. Always be sure your shrimp don’t have a fishy smell and clean them well. I would strongly suggest using wild shrimp if you have access to them. They have such a great flavor.

I hope you enjoy this end of summer recipe! Happy gluten free eating!

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