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With the holidays coming up (and a full pantry) we have decided to gradually scale back the gluten until we can cut it (without being wasteful). So I have decided to start experimenting. It sounds so scary at first, gluten free, but then when you really research it there isn't THAT much that you have to give up. You have to be smart about reading labels, and we can SO do that!!! So, in the spirit of proving to my hubby that this will not only be doable but yummy...I decided to make a completely gluten free dinner last night! Thank goodness I had my little chef to help. We decided to make chicken strips with roasted veggies.
|how stinking cute is my helper?!?!?! Love her SO much!!!!!|
First we assembled our ingredients (well most of them). We bought fresh, free range boneless, skinless chicken breasts, rice chex (did YOU know they are gluten free), fresh brussel sprouts (my hubs fav) and we had some fresh taters our friend Jack grew and gave us.
(sorry they are blurry...chef on the move) My little chef went to work on smashing up the rice chex for our chicken coating. This was FUN. She smashed and danced and laughed...my own little iron chef in the making.
While she smashed I cut up and prepped the potatoes and brussel sprouts. Those also went into large Ziploc bags with a little extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and a touch of garlic powder on the potatoes. Once in the bag and ready, my sous chef mixed them all up to make sure they were all coated.
We laid them out on a baking sheet with the veggies separated (little chef is not yet a fan of the brussel sprouts), and put them in a 400 degree oven with the timed set for an hour. Then we moved on to our chicken.
The completed meal was delish! The hubs and I had a brussel sprout/potato mix with our chicken bites, while the little chef opted for just taters, chicken and applesauce. I am always over the moon if I make something new (especially with no recipe) and the hubs likes and this was a definite hit.
Delish, nutritious and completely gluten free!
What are some hints, tricks, recipes you do to keep out the gluten?!?!