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Gluten-Free Super Bowl

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It’s countdown time for Super Bowl Weekend and many of us are preparing or heading out for a party. But, for those who have a gluten allergy, finding something that agrees with both the palate and the digestive system can also have us throwing in the flag for a challenge.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).” The Mayo Clinic reported that those who typically suffer from a gluten allergy, typically have celiac disease. “Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease.”

Both experts at the Mayo Clinic and at the Kaplan Clinic have recorded results of patients experiencing a relief from celiac disease, by changing their eating habits. “Usually, after following a gluten-free diet for just one month, the health of patients with Celiac Disease improves dramatically, and their energy level is restored.”

Here are some of my own favorite recipes which are also gluten-free:


8 ounces flank steak, diced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic, chopped
12 ounces of thickly sliced portobello mushrooms
6 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
2 ripe Roma tomatoes sliced

Preheat oven to 450.
Mix together oil and garlic. Dip mushrooms and tomatoes in mixture and place on indoor or outdoor grill.
When veggies are done, use remainder of mixture to coat steak and place on grill. Arrange mushrooms close together (like puzzle) on baking sheet.
Place steak and tomatoes on top of mushrooms.
Top with cheese and bake for about 3 minutes.


6 ounce piece of grilled chicken diced
Gluten-free tortilla
2 ounces of fresh spinach
1 tomato cut into wedges

Layer spinach, tomato and chicken in tortilla and roll. Cut into bite-sized pieces.


½ cup of salsa
1 cup Greek or non-fat yogurt
4 gluten-free tortillas

Slice several of the tortillas into pieces and toast then.
Mix together salsa and yogurt.

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