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General Mills shares with us that “Cereal eaters also consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters.”

Give Your Heart a Hug

February is American Heart Month. There’s no time like the present to take care of yourself and your body! Gluten Freely makes it easy with a huge selection of heart healthy recipes and products to get you on the road to a better YOU!

Kick Start Your Day and Heart
General Mills shares with us that “Cereal eaters also consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters.” Start your day with a bowl of cereal with sliced fruit. My favorite cereal topper is a handful of vitamin-rich frozen blueberries.

There are so many amazing healthy gluten-free cereal options. Serve up a bowl of Orgran’s Multi-grain O’s with Quinoa or Honey Nut Chex. Looking for a warm and hearty breakfast? Glutenfreeda’s Banana Maple with Flax Instant Oatmeal is a perfect choice.

Need an on-the-go breakfast? With 9 grams of protein, make and take this Orange Papaya Cooler.

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Grains, especially whole grains, are an essential part of a healthy diet. All types of grains are good sources of complex carbohydrates and some key vitamins and minerals. Grains are also naturally low in fat. All of this makes grains a healthy option. Better yet, they’ve been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems.”

Change out your gluten-free white sandwich bread with these whole grain and multi-grain options. Your heart will thank you! Gluten Freely’s Sandwich Bread recipe uses sorghum and garbanzo bean flour. No time to bake homemade bread? No worries, there are plenty of whole grain bread options including Udi’s Whole Grain Bread, Glutino Multi-Grain Bagels, and Schar Multi-Grain Sandwich Bread.

Eat Your Veggies!
This Healthified Chopped Salad Recipe is not only delicious but has 52% less fat, 36% fewer calories, and 64% more vitamin C than the original recipe! Served it sliced and diced. Double your nutrients with this recipe for Veggies and Kasha with Balsamic Vinaigrette. What exactly is kasha? Livestrong shares a benefit of kasha is that it is a wheat-free source of whole grains. Your body will thank your for this fabulous side dish of Garlic Green Beans.

Get the Skinny on Lean Protein
Ocean-farmed salmon contain some of the highest levels of Omega-3 fatty acids of all cold-water fish according to Salmon of Americas. Planked Salmon with Peach Mango Salsa is a healthy restaurant-style specialty in your own backyard! Let your slow cooker to the work with this protein-packed Hearty Chicken Rice Soup using Progresso Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth.