Your Fave Carby Foods Made Healthy and Delicious

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Read on for several tasty gluten-free tips and recipes.

Steak Fajita Salad With Tortilla Croutons

Not in a carnivorous mood? Just opt for large peeled shrimp instead of beef and cut the cooking time by a couple of minutes.

The skinny: 257 calories per serving, 7 g fat (2 g saturated), 24 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein

Get the recipe: Steak Fajita Salad With Tortilla Croutons

Photograper: Con Poulos

Pistachio-Crusted Chicken With Carrot Raita

The Indian-spiced yogurt raita does double-duty, flavoring the chicken and serving as a dipping sauce.

The skinny: 599 calories per serving, 28 g fat (4 g saturated), 24 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 69 g protein

Get the recipe: Pistachio-Crusted Chicken With Carrot Raita

Photograper: Con Poulos

Polenta Caprese Pizza

The polenta crust needs to chill at least 2 hours before baking, so prep it the night before (or in the morning before you run to work—it's that easy).

The skinny: 281 calories per serving, 12 g fat (7 g saturated), 28 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein

Get the recipe: Polenta Caprese Pizza

Photograper: Con Poulos

Sesame Rice Noodles With Shrimp

Crisp julienned vegetables add crunchy texture to wheat-free pasta. To prep them fast, try the Oxo Julienne Peeler ($10,

The skinny: 374 calories per serving, 11 g fat (2 g saturated), 59 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein

Get the recipe: Sesame Rice Noodles With Shrimp

Photograper: Con Poulos

3 Steps to Perfect GF Pasta

Babysit the clock. A few seconds can be the difference between al dente and oatmeal. Taste the pasta about a minute before the package says it's done, and drain when it's just shy of just right.

Give it a rinse. The grains used in most gluten-free pasta dissolve more easily, leaving a starchy coating, so rinse the pasta in cold water right after draining.

Toss it pronto. GF pasta gets sticky especially fast as it sits in the colander, so make sure your sauce is on standby so you can toss it with the pasta immediately.

Photograper: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet

Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Instead of chocolate chips, chop up an antioxidant-rich bar of dark chocolate for these crispy cookies.

The skinny: 129 calories per cookie, 6 g fat (4 g saturated), 16 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein

Get the recipe: Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Photograper: Con Poulos

All About (Gluten-Free) Oats

How to find them: Like buckwheat and quinoa, oats are naturally gluten-free. But they can be cross-contaminated, so if you're concerned, look for oats that are certified gluten-free. (We like the widely available Bob's Red Mill brand.)

How to use them: When blitzed into powder, oats are a great stand-in for regular flour in pancakes, muffins and cookies. Just swap in an equal amount, adding a bit more liquid if the batter seems too thick.

Photograper: Con Poulos

Almond-Crust Raspberry Cheesecake

A quick raspberry sauce adds pastry-shop polish to this cheesecake. Want extra to serve alongside the dessert? Double the ingredient amounts and reserve half the sauce. Bonus: You'll get more of the berries' anti-inflammatory benefits.

The skinny: 342 calories per serving, 21 g fat (8 g saturated), 30 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein

Get the recipe: Almond-Crust Raspberry Cheesecake

Image Credit: Con Poulos


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