Deceptively Healthy Gluten Free Comfort Food Recipes


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

So unbeknownst to me up until just a few days ago, today is National No Diet Day.  It’s a day that was created to celebrate body acceptance and just throw the entire notion of dieting and restricting  out the window.  It’s a day that is meant to highlight the potential dangers of restrictive dieting and embrace body shape diversity.  

While I think it’s important to recognize that some of us have to restrict our diets for food tolerance and allergies reasons it’s also important to realize that such “restrictions” don’t have to mean missing out on traditional comfort food. 

I have actually never been one to diet.  Even though I eat 100% gluten free, my take on life is all about moderation.  If I wanna brownie, I eat it.  Sure, it may be a sweet potato protein brownie but it sure as heck still tastes amazing and I often find that I have to STEP AWAY from the pan.  

Anyway, what I am getting at is that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be limiting.  It can be delicious while still being good for you.  These gluten free comfort food recipes are my case in point: 

Deceptively Healthy Gluten Free Comfort Food Recipes TheFitFoodieMama.com

Let’s start with some snacks…

Sweet Potato Wedges

Aji Amarillo Sweet Potato Wedges

You might also like:  Meatless Monday: Baked Falafel with Roasted Red Pepper Tahini Sauce {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Parsnip Truffle Fries

Parsnip Truffle Fries

Honey Salted Popcorn

Honey Salted Popcorn

Entree…

Sweet Potato Sliders

Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders

Roasted Garlic Cauliflowe rMash

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash

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Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Black Bean & Mushroom "Meatballs" TheFitFoodieMama.com

Black Bean & Mushroom “Meatballs”

Spinach & Artichoke Pasta

Spinach & Artichoke Pasta {Vegan}

Sweets…

Double Chocolate Protein Brownies

Double Chocolate Protein Brownies 

The Best Gluten Free Blondies {gluten free, vegan}

The Best Gluten Free Blondies 

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Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich Minis

Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles

Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles

There is obviously a lot more of where these came from but I couldn’t possibly fit them all into one post 😉 Anyway, you get the idea.  You can live a healthy live style without restrictions- food can be comforting and still be good for you! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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