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Almond — Gluten-Free Menu May 12

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SpringAlmond is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. Hopefully, you don’t have an allergy to them. I am happy to say that we can eat them at my house. They aren’t everyone’s favorite, so we are more likely to consume almond as a butter, milk, flour and extract than we are to eat the nuts whole.

Why add almonds to your diet? Adding almonds to your meals is a great way to add flavor and get more protein into your diet. Almonds contain calcium, potassium, iron, and B vitamins. They are an excellent source of vitamin E, contain monounsaturated fats, and no cholesterol. And, fortunately, there are lots of different almond products that are easy to purchase and add to recipes: almond butter, almond milk, almond flour, and almond extract, in addition to the nuts whole, roasted, sliced, seasoned, etc.

Gluten-Free Almond Recipes:

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

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Monday – Leftovers

Tuesday – Eating Out

Wednesday – Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Thursday – Coconut-Lime Chicken with Almond Dipping Sauce, Jasmine Rice, Roasted Asparagus

Friday – Almond Crusted Salmon with Caramelized Onions and BasilQuinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Saturday – Baby Back Ribs, Country-Fried Potatoes, Rainbow Apple Salad with almond slivers

Sunday – Steak Fajitas with Almond Flour TortillasCorn and Black Bean Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth can’t eat peanuts, but is happy she can eat almonds without problems. She likes almond butter and jelly sandwiches, and almond milk in her coffee and smoothies. She also enjoys using almond flour in baked goods, like Chocolate Paleo Breakfast Cookies and Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. Her dinners this week include Eggs and Vegan Hash, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Avocado Salad, Pasta Salad, Sweet Potato Bean Casserole, Lasagna, Pizza, Fish, and Mango Marriage Saver Smoothie.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori uses almonds in a variety of ways at her house. She uses almond flour as a breading or crispy casserole topping, in baked goods, and as a paste with milk for a facial mask. She also has plenty of almonds in her meals this week:  Mandarin Orange Salad with candied sliced almonds, Almond Pesto Chicken, Almond Crusted Salmon, and Lentil Almond Burgers. Pork Tenderloin and Pork Stir-Fry will also be on her menu this week.

Check back later to see who will be sharing their gluten-free menus with us 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.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Honey 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.

 

Categories : Menu Plan

5 Comments

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[…] theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is almonds! I am so thankful that I’m not allergic to almonds. They make my life a lot […]

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That salmon recipe looks interesting! I hadn’t ever thought of crusting fish with almond flour!

Here’s my menu plans for the week:
http://thegirlwhocouldnteatanything.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/menu-plan-monday-may-12th/

Thanks for hosting!
Elisabeth

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Your weekly menu plans always look so delicious, Heather! Thanks so much for including my Chocolate Doughnut Hot Chocolate. That is delicious for sure. Thankfully, we’re a bit past hot chocolate season here at home, but I still enjoy hot chocolate when we’re camping in the mountains. :-) Everything else looks and sounds great. Megan of Allergy Free Alaska just created some terrific almond-flour based tortillas, too, and I did a whole roundup of gluten-free tortillas. There are some phenomenal recipes out there!

Have a great week!
Shirley

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Shirley — Wish I could say we’re past the hot chocolate season here. We were in a “winter storm warning” this weekend, and are still getting snow today! Glad I hadn’t packed up the snow boots just yet. :) The tortilla roundup looks great. Thanks for reminding us about it.

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http://www.glutenfreeweek.com/content/almond-week

Hi Heather,

I’m a little late after recovering from a birthday weekend.

Lori

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