If you’re in the market for a new diet, it can be tough to decide which one’s the right fit. And with all of the different plans out there from the Dukan Diet to paleo making the rounds, there are even more names to make sense of. Today, we’re shifting focus to the Wheat Belly Diet to provide a snapshot of what it’s all about, along with a few delicious-sounding recipes for you to sample.

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The Lowdown

The Wheat Belly Diet doesn’t mean you can fill you belly with all the wheat you want. Quite the opposite, in fact. Instead, it’s centered around a relatively simple change in your diet that includes the elimination of wheat, ALL other grains and products made with wheat or grains. In doing so, you’ll be eating a “whole foods”-centered diet, free from a lot of packaged goods.

So What Can You Eat?

For some, this will be a daunting shift in eating style. Happily, one is allowed unlimited consumption of a host of not-so-diet-seeming foods. Think: Good cheese, avocado and meat for starters, along with fresh veggies, nuts and seeds. Next, you have a long list of foods that can be enjoyed in more thoughtful quantities, followed by a list of “never” items.

The Benefits

While initially intended as a way to lower blood sugar, followers have seen an assortment of other results as well. Significant weight loss, increased mental clarity and stable moods, relief from gastrointestinal issues and even more benefits have been reported. All of that sounds pretty good, right? Regardless of whether or not you decide to look into this diet further, the following recipes can easily be incorporated into just about anyone’s repertoire.

Cauliflower Sushi

1. Cauliflower Rice Spicy Tuna Rolls: Between the spicy tuna and avocado inside, we’re pretty sure no one will mind that these rolls are missing rice. (via Wicked Spatula)

Mini Pizzas

2. Mini Pizzas: Making mini pizzas means you can have even more fun playing around with (and tasting) different topping combos. (via Lifestyle Mirror)


3. Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles: Dying for a taste of Thai takeout? These noodles are sure to squash those cravings, no sweat. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)

flaxseed porridge

4. Flaxseed Porridge (Vegan): You need fewer than 10 ingredients to make these super healthy porridge pots. Think of them as great alternative to oatmeal. (via Pickles + Honey)

Chicken and Dumplings

5. Chicken and Dumplings: The almond meal biscuit topper works beautifully in this twist on classic chicken and dumplings, but that’s not all. Bake up a batch to enjoy with sausage and gravy, or for a tasty breakfast sammie. (via Wheat Belly)

Have you ever tried the Wheat Belly Diet? What are some of your favorite foods to eat? Share your experiences and tips with us below!

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