Pasta salad is always a summer staple at barbecues and picnics, but the delicious dish can get a bad rep for being high in carbs, gluten, and unhealthy fats. Luckily, our Functional Medicine team shares one of their favorite ways to make this dish totally gluten-free and guilt free!

While a gluten-free diet may not be for everyone, some of the top benefits seen from eliminating gluten are reduced inflammation, improved gut health, assists weight loss, and enhances your mood and energy. The good news is, with the rise of gluten-free products, it is very accessible to try out this diet change if you are interested.

As always, we recommend checking in with an expert before making any major diet or lifestyle changes. Our Functional Medicine team can meet with you and help you determine if this might be the right choice for you.

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Dr. Lexi Mikrut, DC shares her recipe for Bruschetta Pasta

“If you’re cooking for your family, bruschetta gluten free pasta is always a crowd pleaser. While your pasta is cooking, sautés olive oil and 1 chopped red onion. Remove from heat and sauté cherry tomatoes for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and top with 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 2 minced garlic cloves, chopped basil and Kalamata olives. Pair with a high quality protein and some leafy greens.”

Pro Tip: Opt for a lentil or chickpea pasta instead of a corn or rice based noodle or even try swapping the gluten-free noodles for zucchini noodles!

 

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