If you’ve browsed on some goods in your local supermarket, you’ve probably come across some products that are “gluten-free”. Why are gluten-free products become widely available in stores today?
What exactly is gluten and why is it dangerous? Well, gluten is a form of protein that is usually found in wheat products, but it can also be found in other grains as well. What gluten does is it nourishes plant embryos during germination. It can also be used to make doughs rise (in conjunction with yeast).
Gluten, per se, is not bad for your health. It can only be bad for people who have Celiac disease. You see, people who have Celiac disease have an increased immune response when their bodies come into contact with gluten. This immune response can be damaging to their intestines in the long run.
That is why you will see a lot of gluten-free foods nowadays. If you consume wheat products and you feel uneasy afterwards, then you might have celiac disease (in which case, you should discontinue any food that contains gluten).
In today’s article, we are going to be talking about an hCG diet recipe that is gluten-free and delicious. This caters for people who are on phase 3 of the hCG diet who wants to have a delicious meal that is easy to do and is practically safe for everyone to consume (even for people who have Celiac disease).
The hCG Diet Gluten-free Meatballs is very easy to do and it only requires a few ingredients. These ingredients are:
- 1-pound ground beef
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- pinch of pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl (make sure to mix it well)
- After mixing all of the ingredients together, form into balls (it is up to you how big you want it to be) and place them on a baking sheet.
- Cook them for a good 7-9 minutes (or until the balls are cooked through).
- Put them on paper towels so that the excess oils will be drained. Serve and Enjoy!
If you’ve cooked meatballs before, you might be wondering what binds these meatballs together. Normally, people would use flour or bread crumbs to bind meatballs together. But, since this is an hCG Diet Gluten-free Meatballs recipe, we opt not to use any wheat-based products or products that have gluten in them.
Plus, using breadcrumbs would increase the overall calories of the dish anyway. The ingredient that’s binding the meatballs together are the eggs and I find them sufficient enough to do the job.
Furthermore, the hCG Diet Gluten-free Meatballs are very delicious and it contains a lot of protein as well. Each small-sized ball contains only 25-35 calories, so this is basically a guilt-free meatball recipe.
If you’re looking for a delicious, gluten-free recipe that you can eat while you’re on phase 3 of the hCG diet, then try this recipe out!