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A flavorful Gluten Free Meal Plan that will help you revolutionize dinner time! A list of 7 weeknight meals that are quick, easy, healthy and delicious!

One of the hardest misconceptions about a gluten-free diet is that everything tastes gross and there is nothing to ever eat that satisfies. When I first started eating gluten-free it was hard. Really hard.

See, I lived off bagels and avocados slathered on big fluffy slices of bread. I am originally a Jersey girl, so a NY bagel and Philadelphia pretzel is something I could never pass up. I grew up on Italian pasta and big fluffy Jersey subs. Breads and their gluten satisfied my mood and helped me feel “happy”.

Until I found out it was hurting my body by altering my hormones and insulin levels from gluten and white sugars. That leads to weight gain, acne, infertility, depression and anxiety. A path I choose to live less traveled😊.

You are probably thinking you have tried or are currently on a gluten free diet and are bored with gluten-free foods. Worn out from trying to figure out meals because gluten-free pasta noodles do not taste right, breads taste stale or too airy, and gluten free meals are just hard for the family to enjoy. Trust, me I have heard it all.

I’ll be honest, my kids would much rather have a bowl of regular mac and cheese, but guess what?

After a while. After clearing your body of gluten. It craves it less, and less. If my kids do not have the other, they eat (and love) our gluten-free homemade mac and cheese! And the hubs and I adore this rich and creamy skillet goat cheese mac and cheese!

Gluten-free dinners can be delicious, and a gluten free meal plan will help save you on the stress of figuring out what to make!

But first…

What is gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in all sorts of grains: wheat, barley, rye. A gluten-free diet aims to eliminate all the gluten from those grains and foods derived from them. This means bread, pasta and pastries have to be made with gluten-free flour. Even sauces, salad dressings, soups or candy can ambush the unaware eater with doses of gluten.

Symptoms related to gluten vary from case to case but many experience some form of digestive distress as well as malabsorption of crucial vitamins and minerals. In the case of celiac disease, the consumption of gluten damages the villi – small protrusions within the small intestine responsible for the absorption of vital nutrients which can lead to severe nutritional deficiencies. In addition, the consumption of gluten is also thought to aggravate leaky gut. A condition whereby the gut is weakened and larger food molecules are passed directly into the blood stream causing an array of uncomfortable symptoms common in gluten related disorders.

Here are 7 delicious gluten-free recipes to help keep leaky gut away from you so you can living a more vibrant life!

Gluten Free Meal Plan: 7 Flavorful Weeknight Dinners

Open Faced Meatball Sandwiches

If you like a hearty meatball then you will love this lower carb open faced meatball sandwich recipe! It is a quick and easy weeknight dinner ready in as little as 20 minutes and makes dinners a breeze!

Vegetarian Fajita Burrito Bowls

Vegetarian burrito bowl ready with zesty Mexican flavors in less than 30 minutes! It is the ultimate gluten-free healthy fajita burrito bowl layered with sautéed peppers and onions over warm rice and beans!

Healthy Mac and Cheese

Healthy Mac and Cheese with a rich and creamy yogurt and Gruyère cheese sauce! Gluten-free quinoa elbow noodles make this macaroni dish naturally rich in iron and protein. A kid favorite recipe ready in under 30 minutes!

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is healthy and ready in less than 30 minutes! Using organic frozen vegetables in this easy vegetable soup recipe means less dishes and more time!

Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables

Sheet pan sausage and vegetables are an easy weeknight dinner you will want to keep it on repeat! Loaded with slices of chicken sausage and chunks of potatoes, carrots, green peppers and a savory marinade to crisp the veggies into mouthwatering perfection!

Gluten-Free Pizza

The BEST restaurant-style gluten free pizza crust recipe with a crispy bottom and fluffy authentic Italian pizza dough without the gluten!

Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Barbecue chicken stuffed spaghetti squash boats are so easy to make, especially if you cook the shredded chicken in the slow cooker! It is a delicious light and hearty gluten-free spaghetti squash recipe you can feel lean about eating!

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You will be amazed to discover how quick and easy these healthy chicken enchiladas are! This chicken enchilada recipe is gluten-free and can be made in as little as 30 minutes!

One of the great ways to use leftover chicken is to turn it into enchiladas or Mexican dishes! It is already cooked and ready to assemble with cheese in corn tortillas.

A few times a month I bring home a ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken from the store (so convenient)! We eat half of it one night with roasted vegetables and turn the rest into a Mexican dish such as adding it to fajitas, nachos, and this enchilada casserole recipe. The most recent round of our leftover chicken was easily turned into healthy chicken enchiladas with some homemade red enchilada sauce I made a few days prior.

You can use any red or green enchilada sauce, just make sure it is specifically gluten-free for any intolerance. But what I like about using my sauce is it is nice and thick which helps set each chicken enchilada in place so it is less likely to fall apart as you make it!

If you have the sauce prepared or ready ahead of time and the chicken cooked just waiting to be use-up😊, then these healthy chicken enchiladas are ready to eat in as little as 30 minutes!

How to make chicken enchiladas

Step 1: Chop all chicken and have chicken, cheese, corn tortillas, enchilada sauce, oil, and a sprayed baking pan prepared and ready.

Step 2: Heat about ½ teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan and heat a tortilla on low-medium heat to warm gently. This helps the tortilla not to break when it is folded. After about 30 seconds or until it is slightly warm remove it from the pan. Add a small amount of chicken and cheese (about 1 tablespoon of each). On top of that add 1 tablespoon of enchilada sauce. Put more enchilada sauce on one of the sides to act as a “glue” to seal the tortilla together when it is wrapped/rolled up. Roll up the tortilla and close the end with the enchilada sauce. Carefully transfer to the baking dish and repeat for each enchilada.

Step 3: After all the chicken enchiladas are rolled up and placed in the baking dish, top with the remaining enchilada sauce (or desired amount) and use a knife or spoon to spread evenly over the tortillas. Optional to top with extra cheese. Cover with foil and transfer to the oven to bake. Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 4: While the chicken enchiladas are baking chop up toppings. Once the chicken enchiladas are finished baking after 20 minutes, remove from the oven, add the toppings and serve right way while warm.

What started as a taquito ended up being a row of chicken and cheese enchiladas. So think of this recipe as a combination of taquitos and an enchilada wrapped up in corn tortillas. The best is yet to come… add your favorite toppings!

Toppings for healthy chicken enchiladas

Favorite Mexican toppings are shredded lettuce, cabbage, radish slices, cilantro, fresh salsa, tomatillo salsa verde, avocado slices, regular or mango guacamole, limes, diced tomatoes and onions or pico de gallo.

Fun fact: The secret to delicious chicken enchilada is in the chicken! Ok, I made that up.

But really- if it is too chunky, slimy, or chewy- that can become a big disappointment! So is my recipe and take on the chicken…

What kind of chicken works best for these enchiladas

Shredded chicken, roasted chicken or cooked chicken breasts finely chopped and pulled works best for the consistency in this recipe. I prefer to use white chicken meat as it is lower in saturated fat and calories. Shred a rotisserie chicken or make a slow cooker shredded chicken breast that has been cooked in advance. Add chicken in a slow cooker with salt and pepper and cook on low heat 6 hours or low for 3 hours. The juice from the chicken will be enough moisture. Shred the chicken with two forks.

This revolutionary approach to simple chicken enchiladas will blow your mind! It is delicious and not too spicy. You can add the heat with extra salsa or jalapenos on top.

You’ve got this. Have all the ingredients ready, layer, wrap, place in a baking dish top with extra enchilada sauce, bake and add fresh vegetables on top! This is also delicious with dairy-free cheese or extra cheese on top prior to baking, although that defeats it being quite as healthy😊.

I have the greatest affection for simple recipes like this one! How about you? If you make it I would love to see it on social media so please tag me @delightfulmomfood #delightfulmomfood so I can see and share what you are making!

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Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

You will be amazed to discover how quick and easy these healthy chicken enchiladas are! This chicken enchilada recipe is gluten-free and can be made in as little as 30 minutes!

  • 10 ounces Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 cup cooked chicken (pulled, shredded, or diced very small)
  • 1 cup cheese (shredded, Mexican blend)
  • 10 corn tortillas (soft)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Toppings:
  • cabbage or lettuce (shredded)
  • cilantro (chopped)
  • tomatoes (diced)
  • onions (diced)
  • lime wedges (to squeeze the juice on top)
  • avocado slices
  • salsa
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Chop the chicken into fine pieces if not using pulled or shredded chicken. Have the cheese and tortillas ready to assemble.

  3. Heat about ½ teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan and heat a tortilla on low-medium heat to warm gently. This helps the tortilla not to break when it is folded. After about 30 seconds or until it is slightly warm remove it from the pan. Add a small amount of chicken and cheese (about 1 tablespoon of each). On top of that add 1 tablespoon of enchilada sauce. Put more enchilada sauce on one of the sides to act as a “glue” to seal the tortilla together when it is wrapped/rolled up. Roll up the tortilla and close the side with the enchilada sauce. Carefully transfer to the baking dish and repeat for each enchilada.

  4. After all the chicken enchiladas are rolled up and placed in the baking dish, top with the remaining enchilada sauce (or desired amount) and use a knife or spoon to spread evenly over the tortillas. Optional to top with extra cheese. Cover with foil and transfer to the oven to bake. Bake for 20 minutes.

  5. While the chicken enchiladas are baking chop up toppings. Once the chicken enchiladas are finished baking after 20 minutes, remove from the oven, add the toppings and serve right way while warm.

Nutrition is based off the chicken enchiladas and does not include the toppings or extra cheese.

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Drinking detox water for weight loss is the ultimate cleanse to heal your gut and transform your body! These detox water recipes boost your metabolism, eliminate toxins and amplify glowing skin!

One of the best weight loss tips is drinking water. Water is pure, clean, calorie-free and rids the body from toxins and free radicals. To put it bluntly, water is healing and makes you shine from the inside out! Come-on, who doesn’t want that!?!.

But what if you do not like the flavor of water? You might be thinking it’s boring, tasteless, and “I have to choke it down half the time”.

Not with these detox water recipes! These waters are refreshing, go down smooth and are slightly naturally sweetened.

When I was in college caffeinated diet coke was my go-to beverage ALL THE TIME! I’m not talking about one or two glasses; I am talking about two liters of soda per day!

I was addicted. On top of that I never drank water, had terrible tiny bumps under my skin, and my menstrual cycles were never on time.

Even after a workout, I would grab a diet coke to sooth my thirst instead of water! Yes, I was THAT addicted!

When I found out my body was out of sorts, hormones off-balanced and I needed a good cleanse (you can read a bit of my health journey on my about page here), I stopped cold turkey and started every day with warm lemon water first thing in the morning.

What this does is reset the body and alkaline the blood.

Then I got into lemon cucumber detox water. I drink a pitcher of it religiously throughout the day. Eventually after drinking these natural detox water recipes I stopped craving sugary drinks as much.

I sweeten my water naturally with fresh produce such as lemons, berries, cucumbers, apple cider vinegar, ginger and cayenne pepper.

The more you drink these detox water recipes, the better your digestion (and less indigestion!) will be! It also aids in weight loss more easily and increases your metabolism!

I’ll share in-depth the benefits these water cleanse recipes will have on you too!

Ready to start your power cleanse diet?! Actually, slash that. Let’s not call it a “cleanse diet, super cleaner or weight loss cleanse”. Let’s revamp it to just be a part of a healthy way of life!

Lemon Cucumber Detox Water

A delicious blend of lemons, water and cucumber slices.

This recipe is awesome and so easy! Add lemon and cucumber slices to water and let it set to maximize nutrients into the detox water. If you want, you can skip the cucumber and just do lemon, but you will be missing out on the benefits of cucumbers. Cucumbers are rich in water and fiber and reduce swelling. They help with digestion and flushing out toxins in the body.

7 Benefits of drinking lemon water

Lemons are an acidic food that when it enters the body combined with water, alkaline the blood stream. This is great for if you are dehydrated as it replenishes the body and enhances the body’s ability to absorb water.

  1. Lemon water flushes out the system and stimulate the liver. Side note: did you know your liver can store unwanted things like too much iron or it can malfunction to produce extra cholesterol (which the body naturally produces). Lemon water boosts liver productivity to rid the body of extras it does not need. Much like adding Draino to pluming to unclog a pipe!
  2. Aids in digestion. Removes bloating and indigestion!
  3. Builds the immune system. Lemons are packed with vitamin C, which helps increase the body’s immunity to sickness!
  4. Prettier skin! Yes please! Lemons detoxify the blood which maintains skin’s radiance. It is also rich in antioxidants eliminating free radicals that can cause dull skin.
  5. Loose weight with lemon water! Lemons natural contain pectin fiber which helps to ward off hunger cravings.
  6. Helps with anxiety and depression. Lemons have a calming effect to the nervous system, even just smelling the citrus.
  7. Prevents kidney stones. The citric acid in lemons increases urine total which helps to fight off kidney stones.

Drinking lemon water in the morning starts the body off with balanced digestion, less hunger cravings, and boosts liver function.

Now that we know 7 benefits to lemon water, lets ramp up the lemon water (base of these detox cleanse recipes) by adding more beneficial detoxing ingredients!

Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss Drink

A zesty blend of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and water to rid the body of unhealthy bacteria. It is slightly sweetened with liquid Stevia for a delicious flavor.

What’s all the rave about apple cider vinegar drink anyways? ALOT! Drinking apple cider vinegar water is one of the best things to drink for weight loss!

Raw apple cider vinegar benefits
  1. Puts the good bacteria back in your gut for a flat belly and less bloat! This apple cider vinegar (AVC) drink contains strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules that help regulate bacteria in the gut. Think of your gut as your second brain. It is a powerhouse that controls your organs and you want to make sure it stays healthy and is rich in good-for-you bacteria to fight off the bad bacteria. Not only does AVC contain good bacteria, it is also rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and other vitamins and minerals.
  2. Drinking 1 teaspoon in water three times a day helps to maintain blood sugar levels and aids in digestion.
  3. Kills bacteria in the mouth and removes stains. Whiter teeth!
  4. Assists weight loss! Raw apple cider vinegar such as this one contains acetic acid. Acetic acid, when consumed regularly, decreases abdominal fat and build-up of body and liver fats.
Lemon Cayenne Pepper Water

A slightly spicy and sweet combination of cayenne pepper, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger and Stevia liquid drops to sweetened.

Cayenne pepper is spicy and burns- in a good way! Like most spicy foods, cayenne pepper is fantastic to rev-up the metabolism! This recipe has metabolism boosting ingredients and anti-inflammatory properties from adding fresh ginger, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.

Cayenne pepper health benefits
  1. Helps digestion. Cayenne pepper stimulates the digestion enzymes which boosts the metabolism by increasing body temperature.
  2. Heals the gut.
  3. Detoxes and Improves poor circulation. It stimulates circulation to reduce blood clots and remove bacteria and toxins from the body.
  4. Supports weight loss. When eaten for breakfast, cayenne pepper can decrease the appetite, therefore consuming less food. It is an anti-inflammatory food which is known to soothe bloating, infections and food allergies.
Fruit Infused Water

A refreshing combination of fresh berries soaked into the water for a slightly naturally sweet flavor. This is delicious using bubble water or seltzer water. Want to feel fancy? Serve it in a champagne glass😊.

Health benefits of drinking fruit water

Loose weight with fruit water! Fruit infused water is an excellent alternative to sugary drinks and has far less calories with almost zero sugars. Craving something sweet to drink? Fruit infused waters are slightly sweetened with the natural flavor of your favorite fruits. This one is made with antioxidant rich berries and a splash of lemon juice.

  1. Blackberries aid to build elasticity in the skin for a more vibrant look! Blackberries are responsible for strengthening collagen formation to tighten and tone the skin, helping you to look younger. They also are packed with fiber for weight loss and is a lower calorie fruit.
  2. Lower sugar. Natural sweetness comes from fruit.
  3. Boost immunity from antioxidants from fruit.
  4. Aids in weight loss since it is lower in calories than juice and contains fiber to flush toxins and curbs cravings.

Drinking lemon water everyday and these four detox water recipes will help you:

  • loose weight
  • boost metabolism
  • stay hydrated
  • curb hunger
  • get glowing skin
  • stay healthy
  • kill off viruses
  • calm anxiety and depression!

Cheers to that!

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4 Detox Water Recipes For Weight Loss and Cleanse

Drinking detox water for weight loss is the ultimate cleanse to heal your gut and transform your body! These detox water recipes boost your metabolism, eliminate toxins and amplify glowing skin!

Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water – Serves 4
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced (or two small Persian cucumbers, sliced)
  • 8 sprigs mint
Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss Drink – Serves 1
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • liquid Stevia (few drops to sweeten to desired taste)
  • ice
Lemon Cayenne Pepper Water – Serves 1
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 pieces fresh ginger (small slices)
  • liquid Stevia (few drops to sweeten to desired taste)
  • ice
Fruit Infused Water – Serves 1
  • 1 cup water (or sparkling (bubbly seltzer) water)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cup fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)
  • ice
Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water
  1. Fill up a pitcher with water (about 8 cups). Squeeze the juice from half the lemon into the pitcher. Cut the other half of the lemon into slices and add them to the pitcher along with cucumber slices and mint and let all ingredients set for about 30 minutes or longer before drinking. The longer it sets the more flavorful the water. Enjoy in a glass poured over ice. 
Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss Drink
  1. In a glass add ice, water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and a few drops of liquid Stevia to sweeten to desired taste. Mix well and enjoy!

Lemon Cayenne Pepper Water
  1. In a glass add ice, water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger and a few drops of liquid Stevia (to sweeten to desired taste). Mix well and enjoy! If you like ginger, eat it after finishing the water. For more ginger flavor, after mixing the ingredients together let the water set for 1 hour in the refrigerator before drinking. Add more ice if preferred. 

Fruit Infused Water
  1. In a glass add ice, regular water or plain sparkling water, lemon juice and berries. Enjoy right away or let set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer for more berry flavor. Add more ice if preferred. 

For extra health benefits and flavor, add fresh lemon slices to your glass.

If you are new to drinking apple cider vinegar, you can use more water for little taste but still holding health benefits. 

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Delightful Mom Food | Simple Healthy Glu.. by Danielle | Delightful Mom Food - 3w ago

Tofu tacos are a remarkable vegan alternative to taco meat! This tofu taco filling uses extra firm tofu and Mexican taco seasoning in the recipe for delicious tofu taco meat!

Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post.

Greatness is what happens with these vegetarian and vegan tofu tacos! A healthy taco recipe packed with iron and plant-based tofu protein then topped with greens and dairy or dairy-free cheese! Tofu has a delicious consistency similar to ground meat when mixed with the right spices!

This tofu taco recipe comes from a special e-book “The Tales of Tofu” brought to you by House Foods, who partnered with Melissa Rauch (stars as Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory). Together they created this adorable free children’s e-book to help families eat healthier and introduce children to foods made with better-for-you ingredients.

You guys, this book is seriously so cute, fun and a great way to get kids active and thrive in the kitchen!

It is the cutest children’s e-book filled with mouthwatering recipes like Tofu Pudding, Broccoli Mac and “Cheese”, Tofu Tacos and a Strawberry Papaya Smoothie recipe – all made with a base “cream” of tofu! The book is about food, but really has an encouraging moral to the story that children can be anything they want to be, just like the superfood Tofu is able to be anything it wants to be!

My seven year old knew his book was on its way in the mail and could not wait to read it to us and start cooking in the kitchen! Mind you, this is the kid who could care less about helping in the kitchen…. usually. Unless, it is something fun and presented in a way that he can be in control (because really, who doesn’t want control) of what we are making. This book is wonderful for his culinary esteem, especially now that he can read to us how to make dinner and tofu tacos!

Tofu is such a versatile food to use (made from soybeans) and my kids love seeing it transform into our tofu tacos!

Have you tried a tofu taco filling yet? It is is delicious! You want to make sure to use extra firm tofu and you can either dice it into cubes or crumble it for this recipe. We preferred crumbled tofu for our homemade tacos (side note-extra firm tofu is also good to crumble in place of scrambled eggs for a vegan breakfast burritos!).

Tofu tacos with taco seasoning

The seasonings are super simple in this tofu taco recipe. Just a packet of low sodium taco seasoning added to the tofu as it heats – we use MILD for the kiddos. That is it, easy-peasy! If you are using diced tofu, coat the tofu before cooking. If you crumble the tofu, add the tofu into the mix as you cook it on the stove with the oil.

How To Make Tacos

Tacos can be layered in various ways such as the warm ingredients first then the cold ones. For any kind of taco, first warm a tortilla (warm it so it doesn’t break) then layer it with cheese, meat or tofu, roasted , heated or grilled vegetables, then cold toppings such as more cheese, lettuce, avocado, cilantro and any salsa. For tofu tacos you will want to layer the warm tortillas followed by seasoned tofu, beans and corn and then top with your favorite toppings such as shredded lettuce, cilantro, avocado, lime and cheese. Feel free to add red salsa or green salsa verde too!

How To Cook Tofu

There are two ways to cook extra firm tofu on the stove top that work well in vegan and vegetarian recipes.

  • First coat tofu with seasoning. Then add 1 tablespoon of oil to a pan and heat on medium-high heat and cook the tofu until browned. Set aside and add to all your favorite dishes such as tofu tacos, salads, and stir-fry’s.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a pan. Then crumble the tofu into the pan and sprinkle with seasoning. Cook until browned and add to stir-fry recipes, tofu egg burritos, or crumbled into enchiladas or lasagna and pasta dishes.

Tofu has so many uses, and it depends on their firmness.

Types of Tofu
  • Soft Tofu: Great for smoothies!
  • Medium Tofu: Works well pureed to replicate a cheese consistency.
  • Firm Tofu: Delicious as a base for vegan pudding and cheesecakes!
  • Extra Firm Tofu: Excellent in place of ground meat for tofu tacos, pasta dishes or as a scrambled egg substitute.

Tofu tacos and all the recipes from The Tales of Tofu have been well loved in our home and I hope they will be in y’alls as well! Download your FREE The Tales of Tofu e-book here. I hope you try all the recipes! They are healthy, fun for kids and great way to bring plant-based protein into the kitchen. Also, if you are short on time- all the recipes are quick to create!

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Tofu Tacos

Tofu tacos are a remarkable vegan alternative to taco meat! This tofu taco filling uses extra firm tofu and Mexican taco seasoning in the recipe for delicious tofu taco meat!

  • 1 pkg. House Foods Tofu Extra Firm (drained, pressed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (alternative option: crumbled tofu))
  • 1 pkg. low sodium taco seasoning
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 15 ounce can low sodium black beans (drained)
  • 1 15 ounce can corn (drained)
  • 1/3 head lettuce (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salsa to serve
Optional Toppings
  • 1 avocado
  • cilantro (chopped)
  • lime
  • cheese (dairy or vegan, shredded)
  1. Coat tofu in taco seasoning. Add oil to a pan set to medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook until browned, set aside (if crumbling tofu, add to pan and sprinkle with taco seasoning).

  2. Add black beans and corn to two separate pots set to medium heat. Heat until cooked through.
  3. Warm tortillas in a separate pan. To assemble, add tofu, black beans, corn and lettuce. If using, top with avocado, cilantro and lime juice.

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The BEST enchilada sauce recipe! This easy 5-minute gluten free enchilada sauce recipe is effortless yet complete with explosive Mexican flavors!

You guys, this enchilada sauce is priceless and a game saver when you need a quick Mexican dish and do not have the condiments on-hand. It is perfect to enhance burritos, enchilada casseroles, tacos, nachos or if you have Celiac and need a gluten-free enchilada sauce recipe!

No slaving over the stove. It is made with 8 simple ingredients. All it takes is adding them in a blender to make and enjoy a completely fuss-free red sauce!

You know those times when what you have planned for dinner just doesn’t sound good anymore to make or it takes longer than time allows?

So you try to find something else to quickly make. But have all half (leftover ingredients lingering in the fridge) where there is not enough of food items to make burritos for everyone, but there is enough for to turn the ingredients into an epic enchilada casserole.

But do you have enchilada sauce on-hand? If not, you have to make this enchilada sauce recipe because it is so simple yet delicious in flavors!

Now you can quickly make that special sauce on a whim by always having a can of tomato sauce around and a few Mexican spices in the pantry.

Guess what else? Enchilada sauce is healthy and packed with vitamin C and metabolism boosting spices such as chipotle powder and chili powder.

Is enchilada sauce gluten free?

Did you know that most store-bought enchilada sauces contain gluten? Not this recipe!

Next time you browse through the grocery store, check it out. Usually flour is added to thicken the sauce.

This enchilada sauce recipe does not call for any flour at all. It thickens as it blends in the Vitamix or your favorite blender or food processor.

Here is what happened to me the other week. I looked in the refrigerator and had a bunch of corn tortillas and a mix and match of frozen peppers, corn, and cilantro that was on the verge of going bad. Then I looked in the pantry to discover all Italian food, like a can of pasta sauce.

With those ingredients what does one self-taught chef / CEO of my house / CEO take-charge of the food my family eats do to make a memorable meal? Make enchilada sauce with that can of tomato sauce! Worst comes to worst, that can of sauce can always be used for pizza or pasta.

Let us get started how to make this easy enchilada sauce!

How to make homemade enchilada sauce

Using a blender or food processor add a can of tomato sauce, chili powder, fresh garlic cloves, cumin, thyme, sugar, oregano and if you want a bit of spice you can add chipotle powder. My kids prefer without the chipotle, so you can add that later to half of the sauce after it is blended for spicy lovers.

Enchilada sauce is a great addition to add to dishes that use up any corn tortillas, cilantro, beans, leftover chicken, peppers, etc. It enhances these dishes in a tantalizing way.

If you want to make this enchilada sauce Keto and Whole30 skip the sugar and make sure to get a tomato sauce without hydrogenated corn syrup and added ingredients. The sugar helps neutralize the acidity but is still rich without it. 

I hope you enjoy and if you make the recipe please tag me on social media at @delightfulmomfood #delightfulmomfood so I can see and share your creations!

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Enchilada Sauce Recipe

The BEST enchilada sauce recipe! This easy 5-minute gluten free enchilada sauce recipe is effortless yet complete with explosive Mexican flavors! 

  • 15 ounce tomato sauce (can)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (dry)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano (dry)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon chipotle powder ((depending how spicy you like it))
  • water (optional to thin the sauce)
  1. Using a blender or food processor add the ingredients and blend together until smooth or garlic is finely pureed in.

  2. Optional to add water to thin. Or leave as is and add to enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and nachos as a sauce. 

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The BEST gluten free scones recipe – enjoy a warm comforting and fluffy morning treat without the bloating feeling from gluten!

These gluten free maple scones will satisfy a sweet tooth as it is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and a maple syrup and coconut oil drizzle. This scone recipe is fabulous enjoyed with a glass of lavender lemonade, blueberry banana smoothie, or a warm cup of apple cider.

If you love carbs but hate feeling sick after eating gluten, then these beautiful baked goods are for you! They are rich with maple flavors and incredible easy to mix together.

Right off the bat I will let you know they do contain dairy, and the reality is that is what makes these scones so elastic and moist.

I have a few tips to fill you in on to achieve the best gluten free scones, because it too me about six tries to get there. I was just about to give up on the recipe when a few months after first making these, the problem hit me like a lightning bolt.

Tips that will help you achieve the best gluten free scones recipe
  1. Add an extra egg white to help bind the dough. Eggs help to bind regular and gluten free baked goods together to prevent flaking apart. For example in my gluten free bread recipe I use about six eggs, but I tell you what. Those eggs are what aids to hold the bread together well (along with tapioca flour).
  2. Incorporate tapioca flour with a gluten free flour mix. Tapioca flour is one of my favorite gluten free flours to use in baked goods because it helps to make the dough moist rather than using just a premade gluten free mix. I usually always add extra in my recipes even though it is already in a lot of gluten-free flour mixes.
  3. Use the recommended gluten free flour mix. I say this strongly, “Do not use a garbanzo bean or banana flour or plain rice flour for this recipe”. I tried it with a garbanzo bean flour mix on accident and it made it too moist and then fell apart after baking. It will not work. Same with a banana flour, which will be too moist and a plain rice flour will be too dry and cause it to fall apart. I like to use Cup4Cup flour since it has a bit of milk powder in it which helps keep these moist. Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour works well too.

These are maple scones, can I turn them into another flavor

Maple scones are so delicious but if that is not your cup of tea, then you can adjust and turn the recipe into:

  • Blueberry Scones- use vanilla flavor in the scones instead of maple and add 1 cup of fresh blueberries.
  • Strawberry Scones – use vanilla flavor instead of maple and add 1 cup of chopped fresh strawberries.
  • Lemon Scones – instead of maple flavor use lemon extract and add 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest into the batter before preparing into triangles.

Since this blog is healthy, I was trying to keep the scones low sugar and lower in calories by eliminating confectioners sugar icing. They are quite delicious even without.

But, for those of you that can not live without the extra topping (because really that is what makes these cake-like! and extra good!) I have put together a lighter version with coconut oil. It does not really harden but it soaks into the scones and gives them extra moistness.

Warm together maple syrup, arrowroot powder and coconut oil slightly and whisk together. If it is too hot you will want to put it in the refrigerator first a bit to harden slightly so it is not too watery. Pour over scones before enjoying. These gluten free scones are best served slightly warmed.

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Gluten-Free Maple Scones Recipe

The BEST gluten free scones recipe – enjoy a warm comforting and fluffy morning treat without the bloating feeling from gluten!

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour mix (recommended brand)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Icing / Glaze (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
Gluten Free Scones
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl add the egg, egg white, coconut sugar, maple extract and salt. Whisk together until smooth and creamy. 

  3. In the same bowl add the gluten-free flour, tapioca flour and baking powder. Mix together with a spatula until it starts to blend then add the heavy whipping cream. Mix until well blended and there are no visible white specs from the cream. You may use your hands also to “knead” the dough.

  4. Form the dough into a ball and place it on the prepared baking pan. Press the top down to form a slightly flat circle. Using a chef knife, slice the dough into four triangle. Gently pull the triangles apart from each other and place them separated on the baking pan to cook. 

  5. Bake for 17 minutes until and remove from the oven then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling. 

Icing / Glaze
  1. While the scones are baking make the glaze. In a small microwaveable bowl add the coconut oil, maple syrup, maple extract and arrowroot powder. Heat in the microwave for about 10 seconds or until the coconut oil is slightly melted. Whisk together. If it is too hot set it in the fridge cool slightly then whisk together more. Note that the ingredients will separate so just mix it when that happened. 

  2. When the scones are cooled top each one with chopped pecans and the maple glaze.

The glaze will  soak into the scones. Make sure to mix it before adding it on top. 

Fat and calories will decrease if you omit the glaze / icing. 

The look will vary depending on what gluten-free flour mix is used. Recommended flours: Cup4Cup flour since it has a bit of milk powder in it which helps keep these moist. Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour works well too.

Recipe adapted by Two Peas & Their Pod maple scones.

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