Gluten Free Super Bowl Snack Idea
So here we are, a little over four weeks into the new year. This is the time when resolutions are pushed aside, and some of the biggest temptations occur during Super Bowl weekend. Fast foods, finger foods, and high calorie, low nutrient beverages are the staples for most during the weekend. Let’s take a look at a common spread:
- Pizza – The crust is loaded with gluten. The cheese comes from hormonally loaded dairy made from cows milk. To make the milk, the cows were fed genetically modified grains. The meats on the pizza are from feed lot animals who were also fed massive quantities of grain, and they are full of cancer causing preservatives.
- Corn Chips – Typically produced form genetically modified corn, they are then fried in vegetable oil made from genetically modified corn and soy bean oil. If you add bean dip to the mix, you get a heaping serving of partially hydrogenated oil. If you add cheese dip to the mix, you get loaded up with hormone filled dairy (same as above). Add all of this to the fact that new studies on corn gluten show that it causes damage to those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
- Fried Chicken – Chicken in and of itself is just fine, but when we roll it up in wheat flour and fry it in corn and soy oil, you have the perfect food for inducing vascular inflammation and autoimmune disease.
- Soda – Most of these come with a huge serving of sugar (typically high fructose corn syrup). The diet varieties contain artificial sweeteners that are known to contribute to nerve damage, mental disease, migraine headaches, and diabetes.
- Beer – Obviously derived from grain, this American favorite can pose a serious health threat for those with gluten sensitivity.
I don’t mean to rain on your game day parade, but I just wanted to remind those of you with gluten sensitivity about the potential threats you might have in store for you over the weekend. Social pressures revolving around food can be a big challenge to overcome.
You might have family that insist on making you a “gluten free” dish of some kind. Many times they won’t consider cross contamination issues or the fact that you don’t buy into the gluten free food aisle of junk and GMO. In these cases I always advise the following:
- Bring your own dish to the party.
- Take Gluten Shield with you to protect yourself from the possibility of cross contamination.
If you love football and if you are participating in the game day festivities, I wish you excellent will power, and hope you have a great time.
Below are a couple of great recipes that you can use to help keep you away from the eminent food thrashing that most will induce upon themselves today…
What you need:
2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
Red/yellow peppers sautéed in olive oil and garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
2 cups tomato sauce
1 – 2 cups almond flour (2 cups will give you firmer meatballs)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into balls.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite gluten-free sauce or press into a loaf pan before baking to make a delicious meatloaf.
Need help finding grass fed beef?
Gluten Free Deviled Eggs…
Chips and Salsa
If you are looking for a chip substitute, try plantain chips or sweet potato chips. Either option goes well with guacamole dip or salsa.
If you have favorite gluten free recipes you want to share for the big game day, don’t be shy and share with us below in the comments section…
Hope you have a great Super Bowl Sunday!
Always looking out for you,
Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior