Gluten Free Recipes with BFree Foods

I use Bfree products regularly, especially the pitta breads and the chia wraps. The macros on the wraps are really good and are lighter than regular wraps which appeals to me, so I was delighted when BFree sent me some products to sample. I wanted to get as creative as possible because let’s face it, there’s not an awful lot you can do with wraps, is there? Here’s a few fun recipes I made using the products, I hope you enjoy!

Fajita Wraps

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I usually wouldn’t buy this type of box as I always make my own from scratch. It was fun to  try it and the instructions were super easy, perfect for busy families. The box comes with wraps, seasoning and salsa and all you need to add is chicken (or chickpeas for veggies) peppers and a red onion.

The taste was lovely but I found the seasoning a little on the sweet side and this is probably down to sugar being the first ingredient on the list. Hopefully that could be altered in the future. They have a lovely smokey flavor which I love and they went down really well in this house!

Tortilla Chips

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This is my go to snack recipe if I’m watching a movie or craving something savory! It’s super easy to make (I say that a lot don’t I) But it’s true it can be made within 5-6 mins max!

Ingredients:

  • 1 BFree wrap cut into triangles
  • olive oil
  • paprika
  • salt/pepper

Method:

  1. Brush the triangles with oil.
  2. Season with the paprika and salt/pepper, rub on both sides.
  3. Bake for 4-5 mins until brown and crispy.
  4. Leave aside to crisp and serve up with guac or hummus!

Cinnamon French Toast Wrap

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This was a fun idea that just popped into my head. French toast was my ultimate weekend food when I was younger, I just loved it! Even now when I see it on a menu my inner child jumps out of her seat. It’s also not the healthiest foods on the planet so I figured this would be a lighter version! You could say it’s like a french toast/pancake hybrid so two of the best brunch options.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bfree wrap per person
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Optional topping and fillings; banana, strawberries, blueberries, maple syrup, nut butter, shredded coconut and chia jam-Get creative!

Method

  1. Heat a large pan (I use a crepe pan) over medium.
  2. Whisk eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup together in a large bowl.
  3. Dip the wrap in the mixture, ensuring it is completely covered.
  4. Melt some coconut oil/butter in the pan. Then cook the wrap for about 2-4 minutes on each side.
  5. Get creative with the toppings/fillings.Roll up your wrap and cut in half, if desired.
  6. I made some blueberry chia jam for the topping and added shredded coconut and bee pollen.

Breakfast/Snack Sushi

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It’s the perfect snack for the kids (or big kids!) it can be added to their lunch box for a nutritious snack. For you fitness fanatics it makes a great pre/post workout snack or it can be a good excuse to practice your chopsticks skills!

Ingredients:

  • 1 BFree wrap
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 tbsp peanut butter
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup for dipping

Method

  1. Spread peanut butter over one side of the wrap.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Place the banana at one end of the wrap and roll the tortilla over and over again until you have a tight circular shape.
  4. It’s ok if the banana doesn’t go right to the end of the wrap, cut off the ends and you can eat them as you go!
  5. Slice the wrap using a very sharp knife into even sized pieces.
  6. Dip in maple syrup and enjoy.
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The Simplicity of Satisfying Sides…

When eating clean, it’s sometimes hard to think of exciting sides to your meat, especially ones that aren’t the usual bit of green salad.  Yet, you still want variety, colour and flavor, of course! If you’re a budding beefcake then you’ll also need to have meals you can cook quickly-we don’t want any “hanger” issues now do we? Aside from that, spending hours in the gym pushing yourself to your limits will certainly work up an appetite and all that hard work should be rewarded with fresh whole foods. Below, I have put together a few appetizing sides that won’t take you long and that also incorporates the use of everyday produce (no fancy pants required here.)

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Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw

These would be perfectly matched with my fave “Pulled Pork” but I used it as an addition to some Gluten Free turkey burgers. Isn’t the colour just fantastic?? (Buns by BFree)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Red Cabbage
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 2 Carrots Peeled
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 2 Tablespoon Greek or Natural Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Wholegrain Mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Use a grater attachment on a food processor (or a box grater) to grate the cabbage and carrots. Grate the onion or chop as finely as you can.

2. Transfer to a large bowl and add the yogurt and mustard, mix until evenly combined, season with salt and pepper.

3. Ready to serve-will last 3 days in the fridge.

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Chipotle Carrot Fries

A delightful substitute to the potato version but dramatically lower in calories, full of fiber and vitamins, So you have an excuse when you eat more and believe me you will.

Ingredients

  • 1lb Carrots Peeled
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 (Put the roasting tin/tray in the oven to heat also)

2. Sliced the carrots into batons and add to a large bowl, pour in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and seasoning, use your hands to mix and ensure the fries are nicely coated.

3. Add to preheated oven tray/tin and bake for 20 minutes, stop halfway to shake.

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Faux- Mashed Potatoes AKA Cauliflower Mash

This is a great low-carb alternative to the potato version we’re used to (especially in Ireland where we’re just short of having potato for dessert!) I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with potato, I do eat it about once a week to fortnightly, but if you are trying to lose weight or follow a strict regime where potatoes are exempt, then this is perfect for you

Ingredients

  • 1 Cauliflower Chopped into Florets
  • 1/4 Cup of Grassfed Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

1. Fill a large pot with about a cup of water, and insert a colander. Bring the water to a boil, and add the cauliflower florets. Reduce the heat and  allow the cauliflower to steam for 6-8 minutes, or until fork tender.

2. When its cooked transfer to the bowl of a food processor, add butter and seasoning and process to your desired texture.

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Asian Inspired Slaw

The fact that I have 2 variations of slaw listed here, tells you that I love slaw! It’s a great accompaniment to any dish and is certain to add some jazz and colour!

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Carrots Peeled
  • 1/4 Red Cabbage
  • Handful of Radishes very finely sliced
  • Bunch of Coriander Chopped
  • 4 Spring Onions Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • juice of 1/2 Lime

Instructions

1. Using the grater attachment on a food processor, grate the carrots and red cabbage and add to a large bowl,then add radishes, spring onion and coriander.

2. In a jar combine the seasme oil and lime juice ( a tablespoon of soya sauce or coconut aminos can also be added) put the lid on and shake and add the dressing to the slaw mix, toss and serve.

I hope these recipes will help you to keep your dinners healthy and exciting. It can be easy to fall into a routine of dull dinners when following a healthy eating plan, remember it doesn’t have to be boring. Keep it interesting and try something new every week. It’s the key to staying on track 🙂