Special Diets | 11 May 2016Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Baked Potatoes with All the Fixings Share article facebook twitter google pinterest The only thing better than baked potatoes is twice-baked potatoes. This recipe from Healthier Gluten-Free incorporates delicious, protein-rich quinoa and plenty of ooey gooey cheddar cheese. Quinoa-Stuffed Baked Potatoes with All the Fixings Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free Who doesn’t like a stuffed baked potato? Especially when the potato is stuffed with protein-rich, satisfying quinoa. 2 Idaho baking potatoes ? cup (160 ml) water ? cup (58 g) raw quinoa, rinsed ½ cup (120 g) plain whole-milk Greek yogurt 2 green onions, green part only, minced 4 strips cooked bacon, chopped 1 cup (115 g) freshly shredded Cheddar cheese Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190°C, or gas mark 5). Pierce each potato in several places with a fork. Place directly on the rack and bake for 1 hour or until easily pierced with a fork. Cool on a wire rack. Keep the oven on. Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add quinoa. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until you see cute quinoa “tails” and they’ve absorbed all of the water. Remove from the heat. When you can comfortably handle them, cut each potato in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the interiors of the potatoes, leaving the skins behind. Place half of the baked potato flesh in a large bowl and reserve the other half for another use. Mash the potatoes with the Greek yogurt. Stir in the cooked quinoa, green onions, and bacon. Fill each potato half with the quinoa mixture, then top each with ¼ cup (28 g) of the Cheddar. Place on a foillined baking tray or pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Yield: 4 stuffed potatoes Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Despite what many people might think, a gluten-free diet can be just as unhealthy as the standard American diet (also known as SAD). This is due to the fact that most store-bought gluten-free items–as well as many recipes in gluten-free cookbooks–include refined sugar, starches, fillers, and other nutrient-dead foods. You’re likely familiar with some of these ingredients already: White rice, flour, potato-starch, Xantham gum, corn-starch, tapioca flour, Guar gum. Healthier Gluten-Free is a unique cookbook that educates the reader on how to cook without nutritionally deficient ingredients like xanathan gum and starchy flours and instead prepare recipes and meals that focus on flavorful, health-full, naturally gluten-free ingredients, such as: Healthy whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.–all of which are gluten-free) Healthy flours (almond flour, coconut flour, millet flour) Healthy fats and binding agents (coconut oil, nut butters, eggs, avocado) Healthy sweeteners (maple syrup, molasses, honey) An abundance of produce and lean meats; It’s clean eating, gluten-free style. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.