Wheat is not necessarily unhealthy food, unless you have an intolerance or coeliac disease, but it often comes in highly processed forms such as bread, crackers, biscuits and cakes. Eating a lot of these foods adds sugar, salt, fat and fillers into your diet which you don’t really need.
But, reaching for a sandwich, bagel, or nutrition bar is a quick fix. What to do?
Here are three high-energy, healthful alternatives to wheat to keep your engine running.
This cupboard staple is available year-round and can be eaten in countless ways. Not only that, in addition to being carbohydrate-rich for energy, potatoes have a high water content ensuring you stay hydrated too. Boil, mash, roast or steam some spuds for an easy breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Tasty, and packed with vitamins A and C, and potassium, sweet potatoes should be a regular in your veg basket. Try a warming sweet potato soup, add to stir-fries, roast, bake or steam and toss with herbs and olive oil. However you eat them, they are a great way to stay fuelled while increasing your nutrient intake.
If you need a bread fix, socca, aka chickpea flour flatbread, is easy to make, delicious, naturally gluten free and vegan. The flatbread is perfect for a quick lunch, snack, or to serve along with soup and salad as a light dinner.
What’s your favourite gluten-free carb? Share in the comments.