Roasted Rainbow Carrots {Gluten Free}

Looking for an earthy dish to serve to family and friends? Well, look no further than this simple rainbow carrot recipe. It is very simple to make and absolutely delicious.

Like melt in your mouth delicious. And it looks rather beautiful.

You will need: 1 bag of rainbow carrots (you can get these at Trader Joe’s), 2 tbsp. of olive oil and a heaping tbsp. of 21 Seasoning Salute (from Trader Joe’s as well).

First cut your carrots long ways – you can see from the picture below, how I cut the carrots. You will need some elbow grease for this, but you can do it.

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Put your sweet little carrots in a bowl and soak them in some olive oil and sprinkle in your spices.

Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat the oven to 350. Dump your carrots on the baking sheet and shake more 21 Seasoning Salute on them.

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Pop them in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Yum – and serve at a dinner party or as a side at your dinner. Healthy and naturally gluten free.

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Quick, Easy & Healthy After Work Salad

ImageIt’s hard to be healthy and gluten free with a demanding job. Sometimes, after work, you just want to reach for something quick and simple opposed to preparing an elaborate meal.

However, that quick and easy meal tends to be unhealthy most of the times.

In comes in – the healthy after-work salad. It requires little to no preparation and incorporates things you may already have in your refrigerator.

You will also have leftovers – to put in a Tupperware container for a work lunch the next day. This is the advantage of making a huge salad – the leftover lunches. Easy to no work for a meal the next day.

I like to make a huge salad and put it in my over-sized Ikea bowl. And no dinner is complete without a little centerpiece of fresh flowers. I love Trader Joe’s for this reason – they always have options of pretty flowers for a great price.

For the salad, you will need: 2 heads of romaine lettuce, 1 generous handful of grape tomatoes, 4 hard-boiled eggs, shredded mozzarella cheese (or Parmesan , chopped chicken (you can either pick the chicken off a rotisserie or baked your own lean chicken in the oven).

All you have to do is chop up the romaine lettuce, cut the grape tomatoes in half, slice up the eggs – in a slicer like this, sprinkle on the low-fat cheese and spread on the chicken. And you are in action. Mix together with some cute wooden tongs.

For an extra crunch add in some gluten free croutons. Then pour on your favorite dressing. I would pick a light vinaigrette. Dinner is served.