Almond 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:
- Almond Crusted Salmon with Caramelized Onions and Basil (almond flour) at Whole Foods Market
- Almond Flour Homemade Tortillas at Paleo Food
- Banana Almond Pancakes (almond flour) from Ali and Tom’s newly released The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook
- Banana Coffee Cake (almond milk) at CeliacFamily
- Chocolate Doughnut Hot Chocolate (almond flour and milk) at Gluten Free Easily
- Cinnamon Bun Muffins (almond flour) at Elana’s Pantry
- Coconut-Lime Chicken with Almond Dipping Sauce (almond butter) also from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook
- Make Your Own Snack Mix with almonds at CeliacFamily
- Poppy Seed Bread made with a cake mix (almond extract) at CeliacFamily
Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including almonds in your meals.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Tuesday – Eating Out
Saturday – Baby Back Ribs, Country-Fried Potatoes, Rainbow Apple Salad with almond slivers
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?
- 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.