Chickpeas“Chickpeas are a great food to include in a gluten-free diet due to their versatility,” says Jones. You can use chickpeas as a flour replacement for baking, (think:flatbreads and pizza crust), she says.Per 1/2 cup serving: 110 calories, 2 g fat (0 g sat fat), 27 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 130 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein
Getty Imagesof 30Potatoes“Often when going gluten-free, people consume excess gluten-free packaged foods rather than choosing healthy starches like potatoes,which pack twice as much potassium as a banana, and also contain starches that are slowly digested and good for gut health,” says Jones.
Per 1 medium potato: 160 calories, 0 g fat (0 g sat fat), 37 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 15 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 4 g proteinGetty Imagesof 30Corn“Many gluten-free processed foods may use flours low in fiber and protein, which corn is actually a good source of,” says Jones. So go with corn flour instead. “Use corn tortillas or eat corn on the cob to fill the starch portion of your plate in a nutritious way,” she says. headtopics.com
Per 1 ear of corn: 120 calories, 2 g fat (0 g sat fat), 17 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 30 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 4 g proteinGetty Imagesof 30Pistachios“Pistachios are not only a gluten-free option, but also one of the lowest-fat, lowest-calorie snack nuts. To keep a salad gluten-free while still providing that crunch, try using pistachios as the crouton, or as a breading on baked chicken or fish,” says
Elizabeth Shaw, R.D.N.Plus, as pistachios provide a good source of protein and fiber, they'll help keep you fuller longer.Per serving of snack pack (1.5 oz.): 120 calories, 10g fat (1.5 g sat), 6 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 120 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein
Getty Imagesof 30Cheddar CheeseWhile not all cheeses (like blue and spreadable varieties) are GF, Shaw says that cheddar cheese is naturally gluten-free.“It's a good thing too, because not only is cheddar cheese a great way to get your calcium and protein in your diet, it's also relatively low in carbohydrates as well, making it a great choice for those on a low-carb eating plan,” she says. And,
it can even help prevent cavities.Per 1-ounce serving: 115 calories, 9.5g fat (5 g sat), <1 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 180 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 7 g proteinGetty Imagesof 30Sweet PotatoesJust like white potatoes, sweet potatoes are also on the list of naturally gluten-free foods. “Not only do sweet potatoes provide a complex form of carbohydrates for GF individuals, and really, everyone, to enjoy, they pack vitamin A, fiber, and a decent amount of potassium,” says Shaw. headtopics.com
Per 1 medium sweet potato: 100 calories, 0.2g fat (0 g sat), 24 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 41 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein Read more: Women's Health »
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