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Flavorful Gluten Free Dairy Free Recipes For Your Weeknight Dinners

3 PALEO DINNER RECIPES | Gluten free, dairy free healthy!

I reached out to my food blogging network to formulate this list of 30 gluten free dairy free recipes. I received recipes from all different amazing food bloggers.

Please note while most Eat or Drink recipes are also free of soy, eggs, and peanuts, these recipes may contain those ingredients. This list only focuses on recipes free of gluten and dairy.

Looking for vegan recipes? All vegan meals have the word vegan in the title for your convenience.

Italian Chicken And Veggies

This recipe by Fun Without Fodmaps is a meal youll enjoy whether or not youre following a low FODMAP diet. FODMAPS are types of carbohydrates found especially in certain vegetables, legumes and grains that can lead to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in susceptible individuals. If you experience IBS you may also want to consider that a different type of reaction, referred to as food sensitivities, may be at the root cause of your symptoms. You can learn more about food sensitivities and intolerances in my free eBook A Naturopathic Guide to Identifying your Food Sensitivities.

Falafel Bowl With Lemon Tahini Dressing

Hands up if you love bowl foods. Us too! And there is so much going on in this falafel bowl popping colours, fresh veggies, a must-make tahini sauce and falafel, of course.

We love those one-pan meals! This gluten-free dinner is packed with veggies and a simple, herb-y and heavenly sauce. An easy recipe for when you need to cook, but dont really feel like doing much.

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Dairy Free Taco Salad

Hang on to that extra taco meat and beans! It makes an incredible taco salad!

Warmer weather usually makes me want to eat more salads! I love when I have extra taco meat to toss on top.

Again, the toppings make all the difference. Sir Kinsington makes several different salad dressing and condiments and I havent tried one that doesnt taste great!

Vegan Broccoli Salad With Cranberries

Easy Dairy &  Gluten

This vegan broccoli salad uses a shortcut from the produce department in the form of broccoli slaw, which is always pretty handy when fixing up a salad as a side dish.

Enjoy this recipe with broccoli slaw, broccoli florets, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a balsamic maple mustard dressing.

Read on: 25 Gluten-free side dishes

Also Check: Gluten Free Soy Sauce Alternative

The Reason That This Anti

In order to help COMBAT that chronic inflammation, we need to first make some MAJOR lifestyle changes . Oops, Im failing at that.

We also need to MAXIMIZE certain nutrients in our diet, such as omega 3 rich foods , anti-oxidants, minerals, Vitamin D, probiotics, water, and so on and so on. Temporarily removing a dairy, and maybe even certain types of grains can help absorb your body absorb more nutrients and therefore reduce stress on the body. Does that make sense?

I know, youre probably now wondering but why a dairy-free Anti-inflammatory meal plan? Doesnt cultured dairy do wonder for the gut? YES, it SURE does! Grass-fed dairy thats rich in probiotics, like kefir, and yogurt, and even REAL butter, can be healthy and nourishing. Plus they are SOOOO tasty!

But heres the thing, if you are under that chronic inflammation and stress, then you might also be experiencing digest issues and food intolerances. Any food can be inflammatory if your body comes to see it as an invader under chronic inflammation. Which may include dairy, casein, and lactose included! Hopefully, its a temporary intolerance, but you never know. Which is why I suggest trying out a low FODMAP meal plan first.

No no, dont be worried, we can get this all worked out. Yes, we are going nourish the body and reduce stress.

Test, rest, reset! YES!!

Salmon And Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

Here’s a solution to an easy gluten free dairy free dinner that pleases everyone: this baked salmon and asparagus recipe! Its simple, its elegant, but it tastes like something youd order at a restaurant. Roasting it up on a sheet pan with lemon slices and fresh herbs adds effortless flavor that feels fresh yet refined.

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Gluten Free General Tsos Chicken On Rice

What about those nights when you really crave fast food or carry out? I get it! One of my favorite finds at Aldi is a gluten free dairy free General Tsos Chicken meal.

Obviously, its not enough for that little bag of chicken to feed our family, so we doctor it up a little bit. We like to get a couple bags of frozen broccoli and some red onion and add that to our chicken. It helps the meal go farther and it tastes more like take out to me! We serve it over a bed of rice.

I will say, this sauce is delicious but it does have a kick to it, so if you have someone in your family who doesnt like spicy things, you can hold back a little chicken and broccoli before adding the sauce packets.

Tips For Making The Best Gluten

  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces.
  • Cooking with a wok really makes this recipe easy to make.
  • Use a cooking thermometer to check the temperature of the oil.
  • Use a splatter guard on top of the wok while the chicken is frying.
  • Fry the chicken in batches and do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Use a skimmer spoon to remove the chicken from the hot oil.
  • Do not overcook the chicken. The chicken pieces will be light golden brown. The chicken will continue to cook a little while it cools off.

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Why Follow A Dairy

Well, let me explain.

You see, we all have consumed grains, dairy, legumes, and meat in our lifetime, yes? Yes! I eat them all. Gluten-free grains of course.

But heres the thing. As I sit here typing up this post, I can tell my brain and body need a little calming down. Its been on the crazy cycle for oh weeks now! YIKES! Yes, stress can really take a toll on ones health and deplete you of important key MINERALS.

You know what else it can do? It can cause that oxidative stress to rise and if we are under chronic stress , the physical and mental kind, then our immune system is going to have a hard time responding. It will try to react and recover but doesnt have the necessary nutrients in order to do so. Hey, its pretty tired of trying to fight, ya know? Hence the continuous inflammation of the body and brain. Sad, but true.

On the other hand, a little stress and a little inflammation can be good for the body. If you are healthy, managing stress, and moving the body daily, then your body will easily recover from that acute stress and build it up stronger.

Unfortunately, for many of us, we get stuck in the chronic stress cycle. Am I right? Raising hand! Which is why I thought it was about time we make another anti-inflammatory meal plan. Our first anti-inflammatory meal plan focused on grain-free and gluten-free recipes. This plan focuses on gluten-free and dairy-free.

Other Poke Topping Ideas

  • Cucumber seaweed salad: Take 1 large English cucumber and julienne it into long thin strips . Mix with 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil.
  • Spicy mayo: Everything is better with a little spicy mayo: right? Its an integral component in our Vegan Poke Bowl. Heres our spicy mayo recipe.
  • Carrot ribbons: Julienne carrots or slice them into long ribbons using a vegetable peeler.
  • Avocado: Many poke bowls have avocado too! It adds a filling richness.
  • Ponzu sauce

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Keys To The Best Nachos Recipe

Like any good food nerds, weve done a bit of research to find the best way to make nachos. Here are a few of the features of the absolute best way to make nachos that will be a huge hit with everyone at the table. Heres how to make a pan of classic nachos while accommodating many diets:

  • Make vegan taco meat OR ground beef. This walnut taco meat tastes so meaty, your family might not know the difference. It makes for a healthy nachos recipe spin. Serving meat lovers? Weve got instructions for the standard taco meat below too. Better yet, make both!
  • Add the essential toppings. There are a handful of toppings that are in all the best nachos .
  • Consider toasting the chips first. Just a few minutes in the pan makes super crisp chips that get less soggy.

Seaweed Salad Soba Noodle Bowl

Easy Dairy &  Gluten

Seaweed Salad Soba Noodle Bowl by Catching Seeds

Bring the sushi restaurant-style salads into your kitchen by making this soba noodle bowl that has three different kinds of seaweed. Its a fast meal 30 minutes and the leftovers will keep for several days in the fridge. Dont be afraid of seaweed, because this recipe is absolutely delicious!

Our entire Culinary Nutrition Expert program is gluten-free.

Ginger Orange Stir-Fry with Tofu by The Fig Tree

A healthy stir-fry that you might mistake for takeout, except this version is nourishing and healthy. Everyone knows that a stir-fry is all about an amazing sauce but unfortunately many store-bought options are loaded with sugar, salt and chemicals. This gingery stir-fry sauce is so flavourful and once you master it, you can move on to making more condiments at home.

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How To Avoid A Dry Or Soggy Nachos Recipe

There are two dreaded nachos recipe states: too soggy or too dry. This recipe avoids both and lands solidly in the just right camp. Heres what weve learned on the soggy vs dry nacho front:

  • Add a little cheese to the chips first, which forms a protective barrier. Then layer your toppings on top.
  • Even better, toast the chips in the oven for a few minutes. This helps to crisp them up even a little more .
  • Use refried beans with cheese, sour cream and guacamole per the recipe below. This makes sure theyre perfectly loaded with goodness: no risk of dryness!

Gluten Free Pork Chops And Potato Wedges

I got a great deal on a pork loin the other day. I cut it into pork chops, a couple loins, and kept the smaller pieces on the ends for pork stew and pork tacos. It was a bargain and we got several meals out of that piece of meat!

> > If you would like more ideas for saving money on groceries, check out How to be Frugal with Groceries

I also realized that I need to get some better knives to cut up my bigger pieces of meat. Any suggestions for me?

The pork chops with a couple sides make an easy gluten free dairy free meal. I like to pair the chops with potato wedges and a green veggie.

I usually do one pan for my pork chops and one pan for my potato wedges.

  • Drizzle pork chops with olive oil, sprinkle with my favorite ranch seasoning packet, and bake at 350.
  • Toss the cut potato wedges in olive oil and bake with the chops.

Make sure to keep an eye on your chops so they dont over cook. I think my thick chops and potato wedges are usually done in around 45 minutes.

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Low Fodmap Khichdi Chicken And Rice

Love this recipe, it has fallen right in to my rotation. The chicken comes out great, browned on the outside without being dry on the inside. Only one pot to clean. I use homemade stock, brown rice, add whatever suitable extra veg I have, and toss in the tiniest pinch of cayenne to add a hint of heat. Lovely.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Grocery List


I have a gluten and dairy-free grocery list, right here.

You can also use my one-week dairy- and gluten-free challenge from a while back. It comes with a smaller grocery list, that you can either or just download the image below.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Grocery List

Okay, so healthy dinner recipes. I wanted to round up some gluten and dairy free dinner ideas, if youre dealing with something similar like me and need to reduce inflammation coming from food intolerances. These recipes wont exclude ALL of the things Im sensitive to, because its a lot just foods that have dairy and gluten. Im including the serving size, cooking time and calories. I hope you enjoy them.

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Wrapping Up Gf Df Dinner Ideas

Hopefully this post gave you some fresh ideas for easy gluten free dairy free dinners! Cooking for your family should be enjoyable and sometimes just finding the products that work best make all the difference!

What other simple gf df dinner ideas do you have to share with me?

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Gluten And Dairy Free Lunch Ideas

Gluten and dairy free lunch ideas are becoming more and more popular. This is because people are trying to eat healthier and avoid gluten and dairy, which are common allergens. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats. I am on a dairy-free diet and my family for the most part as well. Dairy is a protein found in milk from cows, goats, sheep, and camels. Gluten and dairy are both unhealthy for those who have celiac disease or lactose intolerance. However, many people with these conditions can still enjoy a gluten-free or dairy-free lunch. Here are some great gluten-free lunch ideas!

Gluten and dairy are two ingredients that are often found in many school lunches. It can be hard to find a gluten and dairy-free alternative at school, but there are some easy lunch ideas that will help you to stay healthy. If you have a sandwich, try to use whole grain bread and turkey or chicken instead of ham or bacon. If you have a bagel, try to use a gluten free bagel with almond or coconut cream cheese and a fruit-like apple slices. If you have a salad, try to use gluten free croutons and gluten free dressing.

Also, gluten-free grains are a great alternative to gluten-containing grains. Gluten-free grains like quinoa, millet, and buckwheat can be used in everything from breakfast to dessert. The good news is that gluten-free grains are also high in protein and fiber, which can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy digestive system.

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Easy Vegan Taco Salad

On the lookout for easy gluten free dairy free dinner ideas? Vegan Taco Salad to the rescue! This genius recipe comes to you by the magic of Walnut Taco Meat: a tasty way to make a plant-based version of ground beef. Turns out, walnuts, mushrooms and spices do a spot on job of simulating the savory goodness of meat crumbles. Top with salsa and enjoy.

Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Wow, this was amazingso easy but tasted like a restaurant dish! You could just make the chicken and put it one rise, in a salad or with noodles to switch it up. My boyfriend and I added it to our cookbook Rachel

Great recipe! Thank you for sharing it! I just smashed a bunch of almonds and it was totally fine. Mix of fresh herbs and dry herbs I think the fresh herbs go a long way. Delicious!! Sara

Also Check: How To Know You Have Gluten Allergy

What Shrimp To Buy

There are lots of options at the store when it comes to shrimp! When youre shopping for this shrimp stir fry, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Wild caught. Fish that is wild caught in your country is usually a sustainable choice. There are also quality options in well-regulated farms see Seafood Watch Consumer Guide.
  • Find medium shrimp . Medium shrimp is our favorite, because its bite-sized and distributes well with the veggies. Large works too! Medium is labeled as 41 to 50 count, and Large as 31 to 40 count .
  • Use tail on or peeled. Tail on looks nice, but you do have to remove the tails with your hands as you eat them! Peeled is nice, especially when serving kids.
  • Fresh or frozen. Both have essentially the same freshness because most shrimp are immediately flash frozen. Just make sure to thaw the shrimp in advance.

Whats In The Poke Sauce

This poke bowl recipe features glistening ahi tuna poke in a marinade that makes it taste like the most incredible food on the planet. Youll cut the tuna into cubes, then stir it with these flavors and let it marinade. Here are the flavors that go into this poke sauce:

  • Sweet yellow onion
  • Green onions
  • Sriracha

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Why We Need Gluten Free Dairy Free Egg Free Dinners

My son was diagnosed with a wheat allergy, dairy allergy and egg allergy, so we had to adjust real quick . We had to go from cooking one way to immediately switching gears as most of our recipes I had grown up on did not work with these new food restrictions. Its taken time to find recipes that arent a flop, so let me save you that time. Ive done the experimenting for you. I love food, and am a foodieso these recipes had to pass the test of being tasty for the entire family. Whether its food allergies, food sensitivities, Celiac disease or any other medical condition thats causing you to eat this way, weve got you covered with delicious recipes!

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