One of the great things about summer is how easy it is to find fresh, healthy food!  Here are a few gluten-free recipes that we love to share with our patients.  Easy, healthy and delicious!

Cantaloupe and Avocado Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing


3 Tbs fresh lime juice
4 tsp raw honey
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 cantaloupe (3 lbs), quartered and seeded
1 avocado
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, oil and sea salt; set aside.  Cut each cantaloupe quarter in half lengthwise.  Run a knife between the flesh and the skin of the melon, discard skin.  Slice each wedge lengthwise into 1/2″ pieces.  Cut each avocado in quarters length-wise and then into 1/2″ thick slices. Add cantaloupe, avocado, and grape tomatoes to bowl with dressing and toss to coat.

Taco Salad


1 lb lean ground beef or turkey

2 Tbs chili powder

1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup water
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
3 romaine hearts
1 can black olives, sliced
1 avocado
fresh cilantro
1 small jar of salsa

Heat medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef or turkey and onion to pan. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until browned.  Add chili powder, garlic salt, cumin, oregano, sea salt and water, and let simmer for 5 minutes more.  Meanwhile, wash lettuce and tear onto two plates (save some for leftovers).  Top with meat, sliced avocado, black olives, tomatoes, cilantro and salsa.