My Gluten Free Girlfriend

Gluten Free Recipes & Reviews

Copycat COCO Wheats featuring Coconut Flour Gluten Free/Grain Free/Paleo/Low Carb/Sugar Free

Gluten Free Copycat COCO Wheats

COCO Wheats hold a special place in my heart. To me they come with a sense of freedom. I took a risk and moved states away with not much money and only one friend who needed a roommate at the age of 19. One of my first breakfasts cooked by myself in my shiny new tiny apartment was COCO Wheats.

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Why Coconut Flour Works for Me

Bag of Nutiva Coconut Flour

I have finally found satisfaction in flour. I am gluten free and mostly grain free. I have been struggling with losing that extra 20 lbs my whole life. I have been in love with cooking and baking everything I could since going gluten free three years ago due to Celiac . It is hard to shed these extra pounds while battling a monster sized sweet tooth. This is where coconut flour comes in. It is naturally gluten free, grain free, and low carb.

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My Favorite Sesame Spinach Gluten Free

This Asian inspired dish is low in calories and huge on flavor. I have always loved spinach and was looking for new ways to fit it into my diet. This time I decided to put an Asian spin on it and came up with this wonderful mouth watering side dish. The flavors are light enough to compliment the spinach and not overpower it. I could eat this with every meal. I have eaten this whole recipe as my meal. I just can’t stop going back for one more mouthful Yes, it is that good!

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Simple Low Calorie Gluten Free Peanut Butter Icing

Bowl of Healthy PB2 Peanut Butter Icing

I love to bake. If I didn’t I probably would not be writing a food blog. I began by baking gluten free recipes I found on various sites and not worrying what the calorie content was. I ate these baked goods like they were going out of style. I watched my waist expand quickly and realized I needed to make a change. I am a sweets addict especially when it comes to chocolate. I needed to figure out my own way to incorporate my sweet tooth into a lower calorie diet.

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Best Coconut Flour Chocolate Mug Cake Ever! Gluten Free!

Swanson Organic Coconut Flour

I have tried many many mug cakes. Some were full of expensive protein powder and tasted foul. Some were too dry or too wet. I went on a mission  to create my chocolate single serving cake. I accomplished this by using my favorite flour.  I tested out 7 different brands of coconut flour for this recipe. To read more on how well each brand works click on over to this post.

This mug cake turned out amazingly well! It took 5 minutes to make and is low calorie, low carb, and grain free!

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