Do we all need to go gluten free??!!

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Ahhhhhh pasta! Carbs are fattening!!! Calm down, all pasta is not bad and the low carb thing is sooooo 10 years ago ( Dr. Atkins died 50 pounds overweight, you may know). I was a full fledge fitness freak when the low carb craze hit its stride and at various points it did help me lose weight. But to be honest I think it was my lack of snack choices and my practice of pushing away the bread basket that did the trick. I think this is why the gluten free diet works for so many people, only a small amount of people actually suffer from an allergy to gluten which is very real and painful. But the low gluten craze is not a bad thing, many people are now having to think before they snack and they are now unable to chow down on all the processed carbs they were eating before. My thoughts: carbs are great! But only the right kind of carbs, fruits, vegetables and high quality grains. Fruit for example is the fastest digesting food group, it will not lay around in the colon weighing you down. High quality carbs convert into energy quickly therefore they keep you energized. So carb up with this gluten free brown rice pasta salad, easy and portable. Xo Anna.

Easy Vegan Lunch 6: Greek Pasta Salad:

You need:

  • 2 cooked cups of brown rice pasta noodles
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2-4 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of orgeno
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of agave syrup
  • a half of a red oinion
  • 1/2 a english cucumber
  • 1/ 2 cup of black olives
  • 1/2 a tomoatoes
  • 1/2 a red pepper

Directions:
Take a large bowl and add your cooked pasta, the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers , onion and black olives. In a separate bowl make your dressing by squeezing in half a lemon, 2-4 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of agave syrup, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1 teaspoon of garlic salt. Poor the dressing over the pasta salad and mix it up, stir it up and store in the fridge. Fini!

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