It is Football this Sunday and that means we are glued to the television in my house. Between my husband and my 6 year old son, it is Football time. I swear they wait all year for this day. It is so cute. What is not cute is feeling bloated after eating treats and goodies at any party. Since we are gluten free, dairy free and Paleo (I am Paleo), then we know how to have tons of amazing foods that will not bloat you.
Paleo means eating similar to our ancestors, which means eating protein , vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. I struggled for so many years with my own digestion issues and chronic inflammation. Finally, I discovered not eating grains and beans made me feel great and helped me to ditch the bloat, the inflammation and the fatigue. So here are some of our favorite Super Bowl Sunday Recipes. You will see gluten free and paleo options. Remember eating Paleo means no corn, so instead you can dip with veggies or add on top of the skewers for added flavor.
Mexican Food (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)
2 lbs grass fed ground beef or Fish (Tilapia is my favorite for tacos)
3 TBSP paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cilantro (if fresh, double the amount)
1/2 tomato finely diced
1-2 cloves garlic
1/4 cucumber finely diced
3-4 leaves of basil
1/2 tsp olive oil
Filet and Chicken Skewers with Potatoes for the Kids (Gluten Free)
These are so easy. Buy filet, chicken, onions and peppers and cut the protein into cubes. Then season with garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. Then add your cut up veggies and cook on a grill or broil in the oven.
You can drizzle with tahini or simply make a Gluten Free Marinade.
In a blender, combine lemon juice, 1 tbsp coconut oil, lemon zest, garlic cloves, parsley, basil, cumin, sea salt and pepper until smooth.
Fabulous & Simple Guacamole
- 3 medium avocados or 4 small ones;
- 1 firm tomato, finely diced;
- 1/2 white onion;
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro;
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice;
- Optional salt and pepper to taste.
1. Slice all avocados in half and remove seeds, then scoop out avocado meat into large mixing bowl.
2. Use a fork to mash up the avocado meat
3. Chop onion, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic
4. Mix and mash all vegetables in the bowl with the avocado meat.
5. Squeeze fresh lemon and mix (this is a natural preservative)
6. Add salt and pepper to taste
Remember to eat Paleo, this means no grains (so no potatoes or corn chips).
Remember to eat Gluten Free, always look for gluten free chips or simply make your own from corn tortillas.
Have fun and enjoy not feeling bloated.
Rachel Feldman is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and Digestive Wellness Expert. Trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Rachel has studied over 100 different dietary theories. Rachel is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. She offers not only her academic training but also brings her first hand knowledge of suffering with digestive issues to her practice. Her struggles are what inspired her to take control of her health and learn what foods were wreaking havoc on her body and how best to eliminate them. She specializes in digestive disorders, food allergies, gluten and wheat intolerance, weight loss and healthy eating for adults + children. She offers health & wellness coaching to people who want to improve their life. Contact Rachel at Rachel@rachelswellness.com or by phone at 561-451-5300