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8 Standout Gluten-Free Cookbooks to Help You Go Against the Grain

If you adhere to a gluten-free diet for health reasons or just enjoy limiting traditional grains, cooking gluten-free meals can be challenging. However, it also presents an opportunity to be creative in the kitchen! Shake up your traditional grains with these inspiring gluten-free cookbooks – ranging from creative to practical.
Want to learn more about gluten allergies and the benefits of eating a gluten-free diet? Read this: What Are the REAL Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet? Here’s Everything You Need to Know.
Whether you are gluten-free – or cooking for a gluten-free loved ones – you will find awesome ideas and recipes in these standout gluten-free cookbooks.

Here are 8 gluten-free cookbooks that will help you go against the grain in the kitchen:


1. Eat Happy

Eat Happy: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes Made from Real Foods For A Joyful Life by Anna Vocino has over 150 recipes that are free of grains, gluten, and processed sugar. After years on a gluten-free diet, the author found the secret to health was actually in reducing sugar, while avoiding grains and gluten. And she found a way to healthily recreate your favorite comfort food, including shepherd’s pie and pot de creme.

Why this cookbook stands out:

Made from real foods, the recipes in this cookbook are ideal for the low sugar, gluten-free health junkies who crave comfort food.

2. Against All Grain

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime by New York Times bestselling author, Danielle Walker, tackles gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly weeknight meals fit for the entire family. Danielle, who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 22, created recipes to address her health issues and appease her family at the same time.

Why this cookbook stands out:

This cookbook includes grocery shopping lists for effective meal planning and ideas for leftovers. Find variety, creative inspiration, simplicity, and healthy meals in this extensive cookbook – perfect for students and working parents alike.

3. Whole Bowls

Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day by Allison Day curates healthy recipes for one-stop eating experiences from a bowl.
With over 50 gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan recipes, this cookbook imparts its “Whole Bowls” recipe formula – not to mention inspiration. Standout recipes include a black bean bowl with butternut squash, black rice, and chimichurri, and a carrot cake bowl with cream cheese and candied carrots. Yum!

Why this cookbook stands out:

Get inventive in the kitchen and cut back on dirty dishes using the healthy, delicious recipes in this cookbook – all of which you can eat from a bowl.

4. Gluten Is My Bitch

Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free by April Peveteaux is perfect for people new to eating gluten-free, and for those who are feeling frustrated at the prospect of life without donuts and pasta.
Part cookbook and part memoir, try over 40 gluten-free comfort food recipes and have a laugh at the reality of a gluten-free lifestyle through the witty words of the author. Who said being gluten-free meant you couldn’t also have fun?

Why this cookbook stands out:

Find gluten-free comfort food recipes to fulfill your deepest gluten-full desires and enjoy poking some some bite-size fun at the gluten-free lifestyle.

5. The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness by Mickey Trescott and Kyle Johnson includes recipes to help people with chronic illnesses.
Using a version of the Autoimmune Protocol, this cookbook will teach you how to remove potential food triggers and heal your gut. It includes a grocery shopping guide, information on food quality, and two 4-week meal plans. The recipes are free from grains, beans, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades.

Why this cookbook stands out:

This cookbook will help inspire people trying – or adhering to – a paleo diet to address inflammation, autoimmune issues, chronic illness, or other health concerns.
Want to learn more about gut health? Read 5 Ways to Maintain Gut Health + Why It’s so Important.

6. Gluten-Free on a Shoestring

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap by Nicole Hunn pulls together ideas for gluten-free eaters on a budget.
If you’ve been gluten-free for awhile (or share a grocery tab with someone who is), you know that eating gluten-free can be expensive. Get advice on meal planning, tips on gluten-free grocery shopping on a budget, and explore over 120 affordable gluten-free recipes. Standout recipes include chicken pot pie and Szechuan meatballs.

Why this cookbook stands out:

This cookbook will school you on how to eat and shop for a gluten-free diet affordably. Whether being gluten-free is a choice or a medical necessity, there is no need to break your bank account!
Want to learn how to eat gluten-free affordably? Read How to be Gluten Free on a Budget.

7. The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen

The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen: Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, and More by Laura B. Russell shares gluten-free recipes for your favorite Asian dishes. If you have wheat or gluten allergies, or Celiac disease, you probably have to avoid Asian food due to its common use of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and grain noodles.

Why this cookbook stands out:

This cookbook includes recipes from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam – with a gluten-free twist. You don’t have to avoid spring rolls or potstickers anymore!

8. Gluten-Free Small Bites

Gluten-Free Small Bites: Sweet and Savory Hand-Held Treats for On-the-Go Lifestyles and Entertaining by Nicole Hunn delivers gluten-free recipes for bite-size snacks. Perfect for people who like to entertain or snack during the day, these recipes are easy to make and fun to eat – ranging from empanadas to bear claws to jalapeño poppers.

Why this cookbook stands out:

This cookbook will give you all the gluten-free inspiration you need for your next get together or birthday party.
Any dietary restrictions can lead to boredom and frustration in the kitchen. However, there’s no need to hold back or stick to the basics when planning your weekly means or your next dinner party, even if you or your loved ones are gluten-free. Get creative, go (or stay) against the grain, and spice up your palate with these gluten-free cookbooks and recipes.

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