My Take on the Gluten-Free Bun - Aviva Allen's Blog

My Take on the Gluten-Free Bun

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Since my oldest son is sensitive to gluten, I am always on the look out for gluten-free products that both of us are happy with.  For my son, this means it needs to look and taste good, while for me, it is important that it meets the nutritional standards I look for as a nutritionist.  This is often a challenge when it come to bread products.  They are typically full of many undesirable ingredients in their attempt to mimic the wonderful sensory experience of "real" bread that we all love so much. And then there is the issue of taste...or lack there of. 

So today, I was staring at a leftover turkey burger in my fridge when it occurred to me...Why not make the burger INTO the bun!  So after lightly reheating the turkey burger in the toaster oven, I cut it in half, lengthwise.  I spread some mustard onto the inner sides of each burger slice and then placed slices of avocado, tomato and our homegrown/homemade pickles in the middle.  Brilliant!! 

Whether you are gluten sensitive, trying to limit your carbs, following a Paleo diet or just looking to put a new spin on your traditional style burger, you must give this a try!

Aviva Allen is one of Toronto's leading Kids' Nutritionists specializing in helping parents deal with their picky eaters. Inspired by her two young boys' adventures in food, Aviva helps children and their families establish healthy eating habits through her nutritional counselling, offering consultations via phone or Skype. Aviva is also the founder of Healthy Moms Toronto, helping connect like-minded moms throughout the GTA.