No bread? No problem!
I’ve followed a grain free lifestyle for for years now, to successfully address an autoimmune disease. The avoidance of medication and surgery is motivation enough for me to maintain my eating habits, but the inventive and delicious food that I enjoy would provide motivation of itself. A grain free diet has both nourished my body and fed my creativity in the kitchen.
Here are 25 ways make the transition away from a slew of gluten and refined carbohydrates with nutrient-dense vegetable counterparts.
1. Parsnip Rice Risotto
Creamy, rich, and a breeze to make. Recipe here.
2. Cauliflower Rice
You can now find pre-riced cauliflower in many grocery stores! Trader Joe’s carries frozen Cauli Rice. Recipe here.
4. Portobello Buns
Have your hamburger and bun, too. Recipe here.
5. Spaghetti Squash Casserole
One of my favorite comfort food dishes! Recipe here.
6. Cauliflower Wraps
One of my favorites. Recipe here.
7. Buddha Bowls
Buddha Bowls are popping up in all the chic corner cafes. This is a grain free version. Recipe here.
8. Pumpkin Pancakes
Three ingredients, no flour needed. Recipe here.
9. Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Learn how to prepare spaghetti squash that actually looks like spaghetti. Recipe here.
10. Zucchini Noodles
Made with a veggie spiralizer or a julienne peeler. Recipe here.
11. Butternut Squash Noodles
Make with a vegetable spiralizer. Recipe here.
12. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
A gorgeous grain free pizza crust (the crust includes mozzarella cheese). Recipe here.
13. Butternut Squash Pizza Crust
Easiest pizza crust ever. Recipe here.
14. Broccoli Pizza Crust
It looks stunning with those toppings! Recipe here.
15. Squash and Gravy
Who needs the biscuits when you’ve got gorgeous delicata squash? Recipe here.
16. Sweet Potato Rice
Sweet potato rice can be made the same way as the cauliflower and parsnip rice recipes above. Recipe here.
17. Veggie Holiday Stuffing
Even the grain-lovers at my holiday table ask for seconds. Recipe here.
18. No-Bread French Toast
You’ll never guess the vegetable that I use instead of bread. Recipe here.
31. Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Porridge
Who would have thunk it? Recipe here.
19. Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Porridge
Hearty and warming, with a ton of protein. Recipe here.
20. Paleo Sushi
Featuring my favorite… parsnip rice! Recipe here.
21. Carrot Sandwich Rounds
Just 5 minutes prep! Recipe here.
22. Zucchini Lasagna
A sophisticated take on the comfort food favorite. Recipe here.
23. Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Beautiful, right? Recipe here.
24. Eggplant Sandwich Bread
Lightly seasoned and baked. Feel free to use coconut aminos instead of the soy sauce for a gluten free version. Recipe here.
25. Sweet Potato Sandwiches
Also great for hamburger buns. Recipe here.
Any other ways to swap veggies for grains? Please share your favorite substitutes in the comments!
excellent recipes here!! Thank you 🙂 x
Thanks for everything, Lauren dear!
I’ve suspected it for a while, but now I’m sure of it: I convinced you don’t sleep. You’re making the rest of us look bad. 🙂 Amazing work though. Maybe you can write a post about the conflict between wanting to accomplish and choosing a stress-free life. I’ve chosen the stress-free life, but I feel a lot of pressure to do more. In the meantime, I’m off to spend the first half of the day hiking. All the best to you!
I admittedly am a Recovering Productivity Addict 🙂 It’s a rampant 21st Century disease, unfortunately. I’ve slowed down quite a bit to protect my soul and health (just those two minor aspects of my wellbeing, LOL!). I talked about it in this post: http://empoweredsustenance.com/burned-out/ I think I needed to read your comment at this moment. The sun is out, I’m putting away my laptop, and I’m going to take a hike too!
We have made a sliced potato crust for quiche topping to avoid the wheat. It worked great, I preferred it.
These are awesome.
I love this one, I have only made them as pancakes, works great!
Grain-free, egg-free, vegan, aip, paleo, pure awesome!
I am new to all this.
I’ve stopped eating wheat and all grains 5 days ago.
I’ve ditched all processed foods etc..
My problem is I have no idea what to cook for my lunches to take to work with me.
I work long hours and do not want to eat the food offered at work . Also I refuse to use the microwave provided to heat my food . So I need some ideas please.
I am following a no grain no wheat more fat low carb kind of diet .
Fyi, I don’t like to use a microwave either. I have a personal crock pot. It has a stainless steel liner. It’s great! Just the right size for lunch.
These are great ideas.
I’d like to find something to substitute sandwich bread, too; that is, something you can fill and then eat holding it with your hands, without having to wash them afterwards 😉 Any ideas?
Lettuce leaf “wraps” work beautifully for tons of different sandwiches.