As a single mom to four in a 100% gluten-free household, finding quick, easy, healthy meals is a priority. Lately, my family has been on a health journey. With my daughter’s recent diagnosis of a few autoimmune conditions (on top of celiac disease), we have been doing everything we can to find practical and healthy dinners.
As I share some ideas today, remember that you don’t need to overcomplicate things. Grab whatever you have on hand and make it a meal. We try to include a protein and veggies in every meal, so we always have an assortment of fresh or frozen meat and vegetables on hand. We also love incorporating fruits and nuts into our daily snack routine.
Gluten-free dinner ideas
Now let’s get to the fun part where I go over some of my favorite 10-minute dinner ideas!
1. Sheet Pan Chicken & Veggies
I’m not kidding when I tell you we have this on repeat every week. The variations are endless — you can mix up seasonings, veggies, and make a filling meal within minutes.
2. Veggie Stir-Fry
We love to get some frozen veggies out and heat them up in oil. From there, we typically add scrambled eggs and any leftover proteins/carbs we have from previous meals. Examples of what we add to our mix are diced chicken, sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, and beef. It’s amazing what you can create with leftovers! Grab what you have on hand — the possibilities are endless.
Simply spiralize zuchinni noodles, boil them, and marinate in your favorite sauce! We love to add grilled chicken and pesto to the noodles, but you could also do a take on spaghetti or any other pasta.
4. Chicken Avocado Wraps
If you’ve followed my Instagram page, you know that we love using Siete Foods tortillas! We always have these on hand. One of my favorite things to do is to grill up some chicken; cut up some avocado, lettuce, and other veggies; and make a yummy wrap. We love adding sauces to ours as well to enhance the flavor. You can eat these cold or warm them up on your griddle.
5. Honey Garlic Salmon
Investing in an air fryer has made dinners so much easier. Typically, I use frozen salmon and drizzle it in honey, garlic, and other seasonings. Air fry for 10 minutes, and you have the most perfect salmon ever! For extra flavor, add guacamole on top of your salmon and pair with a veggie or side dish.
I hope these ideas can help you find some easy dinner ideas. Just because you eat gluten free doesn’t mean that you need to overcomplicate dinner. By choosing to incorporate whole foods into your dinner, it can be a lot cheaper and quicker in the long run. Plus it’s a lot healthier, too!
Want more gluten-free dinner inspiration? Check out our collection of Main Dishes.