Chances are you know someone who has a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, which results in the small intestine struggling to process gluten—a food component found in many popular dishes. More serious than a gluten sensitivity, those with celiac disease must avoid anything with gluten, including wheat, rye, and barley. Failing to avoid these foods can be devastating, resulting in severe nausea and even nerve damage.
But there’s good news; it’s not all that difficult to make a delicious gluten-free meal. All it takes is a little forethought and creativity…
One of Latin America’s most popular dishes, tacos, is by no means off-limits to those with celiac disease. The key is simply swapping out whole-wheat tortillas for corn tortillas.
To prepare, fry ground beef, chicken, or turkey in a skillet. The more vegetables, the better! Try adding cilantro, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and onion. To keep the dish healthier, opt for ground turkey instead of beef and use avocado (or guacamole) instead of cheese.