Apr
14

Eggs — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 14

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EggsSince Easter is this Sunday, Eggs seemed like a fitting theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. Although eggs is one of the top eight allergens identified by the FDA, I’m happy to say that our family does not have a problem eating them (at least not that we’ve discovered, yet!).

I like to hard-boil eggs and keep them in the refrigerator for a quick way to add protein to breakfast or lunch. For all those hard-boiled, decorated Easter eggs you may have left after the holiday, you may want to consider making Creamed Eggs for breakfast or My Favorite Egg Salad for lunch.

We also use eggs in most of our baked products: Cornbread, Banana Coffee CakeChocolate Chip Banana Mini-MuffinsCinnamon RollsKing Cake, etc. For other treats, I like to use egg whites to make Meringue Tarts and  Cookies and egg yolks to make Chocolate Creme Brulee.

Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including eggs in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Eggs & Hashbrowns Casserole

Egg & Hashbrown Casserole

Monday My Favorite Egg Salad Sandwiches with Avocado, Berry Fruit Salad

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Wednesday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken, Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Thursday – Grilled Flank Steak , Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Friday – Baked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Rice Pilaf

Saturday – Grilled Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries

Easter Sunday – Eggs and Hash Browns Breakfast Casserole with Tropical Fruit Salad
We’ll also be taking Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (using Namaste Spice Cake Mix and Tofutti’s Better Than Cheese Cream) to our family celebration, and maybe some Deviled Eggs, too.

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori’s family will be starting the week with a Broccoli and Cheese Quiche and Chicken Fried Rice, two very tasty ways to eat eggs. She also has Egg Salad on her menu this week, along with Chicken Sausage, Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas, and Pizza.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
I’m happy to see that Elisabeth, the girl who can’t eat anything, can eat eggs! :) In fact, she says she’ll eat them in a variety of ways. She enjoys shirred eggs with potatoes and The Pioneer Woman’s Muffin Melt recipe. For dinner this week, she’ll be having Pancakes, Tacos, Tuna Fish and Apple Salad, Cauliflower Alfredo, Pizza, and Pink Panther Smoothie.

Check back later to see who else will be sharing with us their gluten-free menus and meal ideas with eggs this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme will be Spinach. The roundup will be posted at Celiac Family.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Apr
07

Beets — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 7

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SpringThis week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Beets. 

I don’t eat beets. I’ve tried them a couple times, but was never really motivated to eat more. It did, however, get my attention at the market last week. I’ve heard people rave about eating them roasted or pickled, and even grilled. So, I thought I should take another look at this root vegetable.

According to this article at Mercola, beets have numerous health benefits:  They can help lower blood pressure, increase stamina, fight inflammation,  support detoxification, and more. So, I went looking for some new recipes and methods for cooking beets.

I found quite a variety of recipes to try:

Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including beets in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Rainbow Salad w/grapes

Rainbow Apple Salad

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Monday – Chicken TacosAvocado Salsa

Tuesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Fried Potatoes and Onions, Roasted Balsamic Beets

Wednesday – Grilled Steaks, Sweet Potato Fries, Beet Greens with Bacon

Thursday – Grilled Pork Chops, Rainbow Apple Salad

Friday – Grilled Tilapia, Cilantro Lime Rice

Saturday – Indian Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Green Beans

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Like me, Lori isn’t big on beets. But this week she is trying a new recipe from Jamie Oliver for Smoked Beets. She may even use the leftovers to make a beet hummus. In addition to those this week, she’ll be having Sirloin Steaks, Chicken Pho, Beef Stir-Fry, Black Bean Soup, Baked Potatoes, and Fish Sticks.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
No beets in Kimberlee’s menu this week. She’ll be making Southwest Chicken Chili, Baked Potatoes, Baked Spicy Chicken Thighs, Fettuccine Alfredo, Taco Bowls, and Hot Dogs.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free, and Paleo AIP Candida
No beets for Melissa this week either. Instead, she’s planning for Beef Roast with Potatoes, Pumpkin Chili with Turkey, Chicken Apple Sausage with Kale and Rice, Hamburgers, and Tuna Noodle Casserole.

Check back later to see who will be sharing with us their gluten-free menus and meal ideas with beets.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme will be Eggs. The roundup will be posted at Celiac Family.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Mar
31

Asparagus — Gluten-Free Menu Plan March 31

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This week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Asparagus. 

I am ready for some spring weather. Mother Nature keeps teasing me with a few warm days, and then sending us cold, wind, and even snow flurries. But I am moving forward with eating fresh spring vegetables, and I’m starting with asparagus.

I found some enticing asparagus recipes to try:

Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for cooking with asparagus.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Simple Asparagus

Simple Asparagus

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Monday -  Leftovers

Tuesday - Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Asparagus

Wednesday - Eating OutRed Robin maybe

Thursday - Beef (Marinated Sirloin Strips) Stir-fry with Broccoli, Asparagus, and Mushrooms

Friday - Grilled Chicken, Rice Pilaf,  Simple Asparagus

Saturday - Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Sunday - Grilled Burgers, Corn on the Cob, Crunchy Asparagus Fries

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee is starting her week with a Greek Pasta Salad and Tomato and Cucumber Salad. If you wanted to add asparagus to your meals, you could certainly toss it into either salad. For the rest of the week, Kimberlee will be having Baked Pork Chops, Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Chicken, Slow Cooker Chili, Chili Cheese Fries, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, and Hot Dogs with Baked Beans.

Mom’s Plans: Paleo AIP Candida
No asparagus on Melissa’s menu plan this week. Instead, you’ll find on her menu Pork, homemade fries, Baby Back Ribs, Italian Wedding Soup made with spiraled zucchini instead of pasta, Fabulous Fish Tacos using lettuce for shells, Turkey and Broccoli Bake, Cabbage Wrapped Lamb Burritos, and Lemon Terragon Salmon Fillets.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori has a great-looking asparagus with bacon and parmesan on her menu this week. She is also making a  Potato and Asparagus Frittata that looks great. The remainder of her week will include Roasted Chicken, Grape and Craisin Chicken Salad, Cobb Salad, Kid-Friendly GF Hamburger Helper, and Tacos.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says her family enjoys eating asparagus steamed or grilled. Her young daughter doesn’t enjoy the harder stems, but does like to eat the tips. Elisabeth also likes to add leftover asparagus to scrambled eggs. This week’s dinner options include Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles, Tacos with a Lentil/Quinoa filling, Beans with Hot Dogs, Veggie Pot Pie (with asparagus, perhaps?), Pizza, Smoothies, and Fish Sticks.

Thanks for joining us this week. Be sure to come back next week for more gluten-free menus and meal ideas including Beets.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s theme will be Beets. The roundup will be posted at Celiac Family.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Mar
24

Artichokes — Gluten-Free Menu Plan March 24

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It’s spring break at my house, and it seemed like a perfect time to try artichokes with my kids again. It also worked out to choose another Menu Plan Replay for this week: 

“It is officially spring, and I’ve chosen a spring vegetable for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme – Artichokes. Artichokes can be a nice way to slow down your meal. You know…steam it fresh, peel and eat each leaf one at a time. It’s kind of fun. Of course, most of us don’t have time to do that with our busy schedules. We’re rushing around and grabbing the can of artichoke hearts or maybe the jar of marinated artichoke hearts. And that’s good for me, too. I love to add the hearts to a salad or casserole.

According to Ocean Mist Farms, artichokes are a good source of Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Antioxidants. So don’t forget about this beautiful vegetable when you’re planning your meals this season. For more ideas of including them in your meals, check out the roundup of gluten-free menus below.”

Happy Spring, Friends!

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Wild Rice Salad

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Greek Pasta Salad

Monday -  Rotisserie Chicken served with Wild Rice Salad (with Artichoke Hearts)

TuesdaySlow-cooked BBQ Pulled Pork served with Spicy Slaw and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday - Grilled Steaks served with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli

ThursdayGluten-Free Pasta Salad with Chicken and Artichoke Hearts served with garlic bread (gluten-free, of course)

Friday - Hamburgers, Fries, Tossed Green Salad

Saturday - Leftover Buffet

Sunday – Grilled Chicken, Quinoa with Broccoli, Mushrooms, and Artichokes

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa has two menu plans posted this week. One is gluten-free and dairy-free for her family. The other one, for her, is further restricted for an anti-candida diet. No artichokes on the menus, but you will find Stuffed Pepper Casserole, Spaghetti with Ground Turkey, Pumpkin Beef Chili, Pork Roast, Chicken “Noodle” Soup, Green Chile Turkey Burgers, and Mexican Chicken and Rice. The Avocado Coleslaw looks good, too!

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
No artichokes on Kimberlee’s menu either this week. She does have a couple tasty soups, though: Beef and Veggie Soup, and Easy Potato Soup. She is also planning for Roast Beef, Taco Bowls, Waffles, and Cheeseburgers. Don’t forget to check out her full menu for breakfast and lunch ideas, too.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Angela has several recipes with artichokes: Braised Mediterranean Chicken, as a filling in Gluten Free StromboliTuna Noodle Casserole, and Hummus Tostada “Pizza”. For dinner this week, her family will be enjoying Carrot Cake Pancakes, Pineapple Pork Chops, Chicken Breasts with Spicy Honey-Orange Glaze, Tuna Noodle Casserole with artichokes, and Goulash.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori has lots of artichokes on her menu this week. She’s starting the week with Roasted Turkey served with steamed artichokes, and then later a Turkey and Artichoke Salad. Also on her menu this week is a Spinach Frittata, Hummus and Veggie Wraps, Asian Peanut Pasta, and Salmon and Capers.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us again next week for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including Asparagus in your meals.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us again next week back at CeliacFamily.com for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including Asparagus in your meals.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Mar
16

Avocado Week – Gluten-Free Menu Plan March 17

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AvocadoThis week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Avocado.  It’s been a little busy at our house, and I decided to make it easy on myself this week. I pulled out a menu plan from 2012 to get me started. I had to make a few adjustments, but it was nice to have a quick start.

Here’s what I wrote about avocado two years ago: “Since taking dairy out of my diet, I seem to be using avocado more often. I find that avocado slices can be a good substitute for cheese when I feel like my sandwich or salad is missing a little flavor. And apparently, I’m not the only one: I found this great nutritional comparison of a few slices of avocado with a couple TBSP of butter and mayonnaise. The California Avocados website also has some interesting recipes, including desserts which I’ve never really considered for avocados.”

I’m planning on making egg salad sandwiches with slices of avocado this week. I also like to make up guacamole frequently. I may spread it on sandwiches or add it to a plate of chips with tomatoes and refried beans. Can I call that nachos if it doesn’t have cheese on it? Pizza with fresh slices of avocado, Avocado Salsa, or just half an avocado with a scoop of salsa in the middle…it all sounds good to me. For more ideas of including avocados in your meals, check out the roundup of gluten-free menus below.”

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Irish Potato Farls

Irish Potato Farls

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

St.Patrick’s Day -  Beef Brisket, Potato Farls, Broccoli Salad, Shamrock Cookies

Tuesday – Chicken Taquitos (with slow-cooked shredded chicken) served with a Corn and Black Bean Salad and Guacamole

Wednesday - Egg Salad Sandwiches with avocado slices, or maybe chopped avocado mixed in, served with a fresh Berry Salad

Thursday – California Chicken (grilled chicken breasts with melted slices of Monterey cheese (for some) and slices of fresh avocado) served with yellow rice

Friday - Mexican Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday - Baked Chicken Nuggets, steamed green beans, and French fries

Sunday – Leftover Buffet

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she likes avocado is just about everything, but is adding it to her smoothies this week. It certainly adds a smooth, creamy texture to smoothies. Elisabeth also likes using it to make Chocolate Shakes — yum! For dinners this week, she’ll be making Vegan Hash, Sweet Potato Soup, Seafood Gumbo, Tomato & Cucumber Sandwiches, Pizza, and Pan-cooked Fish. Stop by her blog for more ideas for breakfast and recipe links.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is adding avocados to her Chef Salad this week. She’s also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week with Corned Beef and Cabbage with New Potatoes. To finish out the week, she’ll be having Chicken Pho, Chicken Kebabs with Greek Salad, Potato and Leek Soup, and Fish and Chips.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
This week, Kimberlee is serving Easy Cheese Quesadillas with slices of avocado. She is also cooking Mexican Stuffed Peppers, Steak and Peppers, Gluten-Free Pasta, Cheeseburgers, Greek Pasta Salad, and Chicken Enchiladas.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us again next week for more gluten-free menus and meals using artichokes.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us again next week back at CeliacFamily.com for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including Artichokes in your meals.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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