Author(s): Lisa Howard
Despite what many people might think, a gluten-free diet can be just as unhealthy as the standard American diet (also known as SAD). This is due to the fact that most store-bought gluten-free items-as well as many recipes in gluten-free cookbooks-include refined sugar, starches, fillers, and other nutrient-dead foods. You're likely familiar with some of these ingredients already: White rice flour Potato starch Xantham gum Cornstarch Tapioca flour Guar gum Healthier Gluten-Free is a unique cookbook that educates the reader on how to cook without nutritionally deficient ingredients like xanathan gum and starchy flours and instead prepare recipes and meals that focus on flavorful, health-full, naturally gluten-free ingredients, such as: Healthy whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.-all of which are gluten-free) Healthy flours (almond flour, coconut flour, millet flour) Healthy fats and binding agents (coconut oil, nut butters, eggs, avocado) Healthy sweeteners (maple syrup, molasses, honey) An abundance of produce and lean meats It's clean eating, gluten-free style.
LISA HOWARD is a recipe developer, food writer, cooking instructor, and culinary speaker whose passion is helping people understand the health aspects of food while also embracing the creative, fun side of being in the kitchen. She speaks and teaches at community centers and libraries nationwide, writes for Clean Eating magazine and other culinary and health publications, and frequently posts on her blog, http://theculturedcook.com/.