Despite a reputation for long, esoteric ingredient lists, gluten-free meals can be quick, easy, and even inexpensive when you know what staples to buy and how to combine them. The number of gluten-free products has exploded in recent years, making everyday meal-makers like bread crumbs, soy sauce, and even burger buns easy to find in your favorite natural foods store. These gluten-free recipes highlight whole-grain flours instead of relying on refined starches, and none require expensive, hard-to-use specialty ingredients. You’ll save money and feel great serving these family-friendly dishes.

Coconut Shrimp with Black Bean and Mango Salad

Serves 4 /Crunchy gluten-free bread crumbs outshine the regular variety in this recipe.  view recipe

Chickpea Patties with Cucumber-Feta Salad

Serves 3 / Make your own bread crumbs by grinding gluten-free bread in a food processor.  view recipe

Turkey-Spinach Burgers

Serves 4 / Cooked millet replaces bread crumbs in this recipe for added fiber and nutrition.  view recipe

Chicken and Dumplings

Serves 4–6 / Try this the next time you have leftover rotisserie chicken. For light dumplings, use finely ground chickpea and brown rice flours.  view recipe