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Jan
28

Cabbage – Menu Plan Jan. 28

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CabbageThe Gluten-Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Angela at Angela’s Kitchen this week. The theme is Cabbage. If you are looking for recipes that use cabbage, Angela surely has plenty! So make sure you check out her menu plan post today, and the roundup she’ll be posting.

I don’t get very excited about cabbage, and I’ve probably gone overboard with all the cabbage in our menu this week. But, since I’ve got a red and green head of it in my frig, I guess I’d better use it. So, I’ll be using it this week in side salads and egg rolls this week.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Pulled Pork, slow-cooked

Pulled Pork, slow-cooked

Gluten-Free Egg Rolls

Gluten-Free Egg Rolls

Monday – Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Salad with Grapes instead of apples.

Tuesday – Beef Stew with cabbage, carrots, potatoes, etc.

Wednesday – Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork with The W.H.O.L.E. Gang’s Spicy Slaw

Thursday – Pizza with Spinach Salad

Friday – Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Angela’s Red Cabbage Slaw

Saturday – Egg Rolls with Ground Pork and Cabbage 

Sunday – Leftovers

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

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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Jan
21

Lemon – Menu Plan Jan. 21

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LemonsLemon is the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap.
We know that lemon can provide a nice punch of flavor to dishes. The zest and citric juice provide a tart but pleasing acid to your dressings, sauces, and baked goods. But lemons can also be a good immune-booster, which sounds good to me with all the flus and viruses going around right now. Lemons contain vitamin C, have anti-bacterial qualities, and help aid in digestion. So, I’m boosting my use of lemons this season.

This month I’ve been making lemon water with my Infusion Pitcher, to try to stay away from the sugary drinks. I like to use the lemon water to make iced tea, too. This week, I’ll be using fresh lemon juice and/or zest in Indian Chicken, Sautéed Spinach, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad, a Lemon Meringue Pie, Salmon with Lemon and Dill, and Roasted Asparagus with a Lemon Vinaigrette. In the past, I’ve also made Cilantro Lime Shrimp using Basil and Lemon instead. It was delicious. I may need to try that with Cilantro Lime Rice, too.

Check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipe links, and ideas for adding lemon to your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Indian Chicken with Quinoa

Indian Chicken with Quinoa

Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Red Potato/Green Bean Salad

Salmon with Lemon & Dill

Salmon with Lemon & Dill

Monday — Indian Chicken with Quinoa, My Paleo Diet’s Lemony Garlic Spinach Saute

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Wednesday (National Pie Day!) – Celebrating my husband’s birthday with a meal at PF Chang’s, Lemon Meringue Pie at home for dessert

Thursday – GFE’s Pork Tenderloin with a Maple Glaze, Roasted Potatoes, Spinach Salad

Friday – Salmon with Lemon and Dill, and Ten Dollar Dinner’s Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette

Saturday – Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Steamed Broccoli

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free,  Dairy-Free Menu
Angela is having the cold weather we had last week, so she’s staying inside and baking and cooking warm meals. She has lots of meals with lemon to share, too: Grilled Lemon Angel Food Cake, Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles, Lemon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken, Tilapia with Lemony Spinach and Mushrooms, Lemon Berry Donut Holes, and still more! You need to check them all out. To keep her family warm this week, she will be using the slow-cooker to make Black Bean Salsa Chicken, Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Sauce, and Beef and Sweet Potato StewLemon Chicken and Veggies with Capers and Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles round out their meals this week. Be sure to check out her freezer cooking plan, as well as plans for breakfast and lunch this week, too.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee has a great way to make Gluten-free Lasagna for one. What a fun way to let everyone make their own some night. Might be a perfect solution for families who have to manage multiple food allergies. Also on her menu this week is Chicken and Black Bean Chili, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, Cheeseburgers, Greek Pasta Salad, and Baked Chicken. Kimberlee also has breakfast and lunch plans on her menu.

Awkward Girl Gets Fit: Grain Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free Menu
Samantha’s menu is full meals that work for anyone on a Paleo or Primal diet. She’s starting the week with Blackened Chicken and Avocado Sauce and Shredded Beef Taco Roast. Then finishes the week with Crockpot Chicken and Gravy, Grilled Tri Tip, Chocolate Chili and Omelettes. If you’re interested in how Sam plans her meals, check back with her on Wednesday when she’ll talk about her meal planning process. Then, on Thursday she’ll share how using Pinterest has also inspired her meal plans.

Mom’s Plan: Gluten-Free Menu for the family and Paleo Auto Immune Menu Plan for Melissa
Melissa shares a detailed breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu plan for herself. She is on a strict Paleo rotation diet due to a variety of food intolerances. But don’t let that make you think she’s not eating well! She has Flounder, Bison Patties, Pork Chops, White Fish, Pork Tenderloin, and plenty of fruit and vegetables to keep her going. Her family has lots of warm soups on the menu this week:  Beef and Cabbage Soup, White Bean Chicken and Pesto Soup, Taco Soup, and Black Eyed Pea Soup. Roasted Chicken and Meatloaf round out the meals for the family this week.

Our Frugal Happy Life: Gluten-Free Menu Plan
Emily is making Tacos this week using a recipe for a homemade taco seasoning mix. She’s also planning on Monterey Chicken, Pizza Pie, and Taco Dip. She also plans on celebrating her anniversary a little early by eating out this week.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us next week at Angela’s Kitchen for recipes and ideas for using cabbage 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.
  • Next week’s roundup will be at Angela’s Kitchen. The theme will be Cabbage.
  • 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. She also has a recipe for a Quinoa Greek Salad this week that looks very tempting. And wouldn’t you know that it uses lemon juice. :)
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

 

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Jan
14

Menu Plan Jan. 14 – Hazelnuts

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hazelnutsCheryl is hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup this week with the theme of Hazelnuts at Gluten Free Goodness

I don’t typically use hazelnuts in my cooking. In fact, when I think of hazelnuts, I think of chocolate. Is that bad? I obviously need to think about using them in other ways. Maybe I can find a way to add them to my salads this week. Or perhaps consider using a hazelnut meal to coat fish. But, for now, I’m just thinking about making Elana’s Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes. :) For more variety of ideas using hazelnuts, check out Cheryl’s roundup at Gluten Free Goodness.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

GF Pizza

GF Pizza

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Monday -  Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday - Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Rainbow Apple Salad

Wednesday - Fish Tacos with Angela’s Red Cabbage Slaw

Thursday - Bacon-wrapped Chicken Tenders, Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Friday - Pizza with leftover salad

Saturday - Cilantro Lime Shrimp served over Spaghetti Squash

Sunday – leftovers

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura 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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Jan
07

Menu Plan Jan. 7 – Kale

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KaleHappy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I, for one, indulged a little too much in the sugar and processed foods. I enjoyed every bite of it. But now I find myself craving vegetables, especially the leafy green ones! I guess my body knows what it needs. And Kale has lots of good nutrition to contribute to a healthy diet — vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, fiber, and more.

Kale is the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. I don’t eat a lot of Kale. I go through stages where I eat it, but then my consumption trails off after a few weeks. I prefer spinach in my salads, but I prefer kale when cooked. I often add spinach to my fruit smoothies, but this week I’m adding kale for the extra nutrition. I’m also making a quiche with kale, and stir-frying kale with bacon (love this!). I’m going to try kale chips again, too. To be honest, it hasn’t been a big hit with my family like I’ve read it has been for so many. But, I’m going to try it again. I’d love to know your favorite way of eating it.

Check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipe links, and ideas for adding kale to your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Monday – Chicken Enchilada Soup with plain pupusas

Tuesday – Dairy-Free Bacon and Kale Crustless Quiche served with Tropical Fruit Salad

Wednesday – Parmesan Tilapia with Rice and Green Beans

Thursday – Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Stir-fried Kale with Bacon

Friday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders with Steamed Broccoli and leftover rice

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Fish Sticks with Sweet Potato Fries and Baked Kale Chips

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Angela at Angela’s Kitchen has a variety of kale recipes to share this week: Mongolian Chicken and Veggies, Buckwheat Crepes with Sweet Potato, Mushroom, and Kale Filling, Squash and Kale Pizza, and Kale-idoscope Potato Salad. I seem to recall a Kale, Apple and Pancetta Salad on her menu last week, too. For dinner this week, she’s serving Chicken, White Bean, and Kale Soup, as well as Cod in Green Tea Broth with Quinoa, Walnut-Crusted Chicken Breasts, Quinoa Turkey Burgers, and Ginger Beef Stir-fry. Angela is also providing a handy grocery check-list for her menu this week that you can print out and take to the store with you.

Kimberlee at The Peaceful Mom has a full menu to share, including breakfast and lunch options. The Ham and Egg Cups and Peach Mango Smoothie look especially tempting. This week’s dinners include Roast Beef, Beef and Veggie Soup, Baked Ham, Chebe Crust Pizza, and BBQ Pork. Check out her video for her Best Baked Potatoes, too.

Samantha at Awkward Girl Gets Fit is going to try cooking kale in the pressure cooker this week. Lately, for her menus, she has started using a template to help her decide what to cook, so…This week, she has two easy nights of soup/crockpot cooking (Roasted Tomato Bisque and Crockpot Chicken with Gravy), one night of stir-fry (Broccoli Beef), and three nights of meat plus two veggies (Burgers with Guacamole, Pot Roast, and Chicken). The other night of cooking is usually reserved for breakfast for dinner, but it looks like her family is celebrating a birthday and has opted for grilling instead. Looks like a great way to quickly put together a meal plan.

Emily at Our Frugal Happy Life is having breakfast for dinner tonight. Ham and eggs is always a good option for us. For the rest of the week, she’s planning Pizza Chicken, Ring of Bologna, Chicken and Rice with homemade cheese sauce, Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes, and Cheddar Ham Soup.

Melissa at Mom’s Plans is joining us for the first time this week as her family starts a 6-week trial of a gluten-free diet. Her menu is also dairy-free. If you get a chance, stop by her blog and say hello. On her menu this week, her family will be having Cabbage and Beef Soup with Paleo Cornbread, Hearty Hamburger Soup, Baked Egg Casserole, Pasta e Fagioli, and Pasta Pesto and Peas.

Thanks to everyone for joining us this week. Next week’s roundup of gluten-free menus will be at Gluten Free Goodness, and the theme will be hazelnuts.

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 roundup will be at Gluten Free Goodness. The theme will be Hazelnuts.
  • 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?

  • Laura 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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