When most people think about gluten, they think about grains—but not all grains are created equal.
Here at Hilray, part of our mission is to make sure you live your best life, and we know that includes having access to wholesome grains for you and your family. That’s why we created this resource: a list of grains you can still eat on a gluten-free diet, and an explanation of why our oats make the cut when so many others don’t.
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Rice is a versatile, naturally gluten-free grain. You and your family can still enjoy white, brown, and wild rice in a wide array of delicious meals. We recommend making a bigger batch of rice on the weekend so it’s ready for that after school dinner rush. You can easily add rice to soup, stir-fry, and even salad.
Healthy-living tip: If you cook your rice in pure chicken bone broth, you’re adding a healthy dose of collagen. Collagen is known for its gut-healing properties.
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Quinoa has been hailed as a gluten-free superfood. It’s packed with protein and healthy fats. It also cooks quicker than rice and has a delightful natural nutty flavour. You can make quinoa casseroles, chilis, bowls, and even burgers. It’s the perfect lunch or dinner grain for a gluten-free lifestyle.
Oats are a household staple. Be it a bowl of warm oats with milk and raisins or a chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, hardly anyone can resist the satisfying goodness of this grain. Oats are filling, comforting, and cost effective — especially when you’re trying to feed your family a hearty breakfast every day.
The things is though, oats are all too often processed in the same production plants as non-gluten-free grains. So, even though oats are naturally gluten-free, they’re highly suspect to contamination when you buy them from just any brand. That’s why our oats are different. We take every measure imaginable to ensure that our oats are pure and safe for the whole family.
Buckwheat is one of those gluten-free grains that we hear a lot less of than others. You might find it in certain gluten-free cereals, or as a main ingredient in gluten-free bread. We recommend buying some in bulk and having some fun baking. You can mix buckwheat flour with almond flour and potato starch for a rich, dense base to any batter.
You don’t have to give up all grains to live a healthy gluten-free lifestyle — you just need to know what your options are — and then spice them up! We recommend playing around with your favourite flavours to keep things interesting because honestly, food should be as delicious as it is nutritious.