Easy gluten free recipes for main dishes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), snacks, and even delicious gluten free desserts – the gluten free recipes in this recipe roundup are packed with protein!
Whether you’re on a gluten free diet or making meals for someone who is, it’s important to have good sources of protein in that gluten free meal plan. The protein source doesn’t have to be limited to meat and protein powder, though! I’m going to share some out-of-the-box ideas for bringing protein into your gluten free diet.
Important Note About Protein Powder:
Not all whey protein powders are gluten-free, so check the ingredients before purchasing them. Some whey protein powders contain the ingredient glutamine, which is derived from wheat protein. People with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity should not use whey protein powder that contains glutamine.
Easy Gluten Free Recipes for Breakfast
I love to start my morning with a hearty protein-packed breakfast. These easy gluten free recipes for breakfast will give you fuel to help your internal engine start up and keep running strong!
- Almond-Kasha Porridge With Ginger And Pineapple, from Foolproof Living
- Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Coconut Flour Pancakes, from Well Plated
Nourishing Easy Gluten Free Recipes for Lunch
As my friend and Registered Dietician Jen Pullman discusses in her post on great gluten free lunch ideas, lots of people enjoy eating soup and salads for lunch. She says, “You want to make sure salad contains a source of protein to make the meal more satisfying. Otherwise, you will be hungry not long after finishing your meal.”
Warm Asparagus and Tomato Salad, from Neighbor Food
Chicken Detox Soup, from A Spicy Perspective
Easy Gluten Free Dinners Packed with Protein
Nearly everyone knows that chicken and fish are healthy sources of protein for gluten free meal plans. If you don’t eat meat or you want to switch up your meals without giving up the protein source, turn to legumes or protein-packed quinoa. Many legumes, like chickpeas, black beans and fava beans, are low in fat and high in protein.
- Vegan Vegetable Tomato Sauce With Chickpeas, from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- One Pot Quinoa Cannellini Beans Skillet, from Family Food On The Table
Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup, from A Spicy Perspective
Easy Gluten Free Desserts and Snacks
If you think it might be difficult to add protein into gluten free desserts, think again! Step outside of the box and use gluten free grains like millet, high protein yogurt, and of course, nuts to give your gluten free snacks and desserts a protein punch.
- Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies, from Around My Family Table
- Original Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, from Texan Erin (you’ll be shocked when you see what Erin uses as a protein source in this cookie recipe!)
Puffed Millet Chocolate Almond Clusters, from Cooking LSL