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healthydecThe Gluten-Free Menu Swap continues with more Gluten-Free, Healthy Holidays. This week, it’s Healthy Holiday Drinks!

Drinking at holiday parties can create digestive problems for some of us. The hydration is good, but if you’re adding lots of sugar and alcohol, you may end up with some problems: inflammation, indigestion, diarrhea, and unwanted weight gain. 🙁

But there’s no need to abstain from all holiday drinks. I found some gluten-free drink recipes with healthy, superfood ingredients, like antibacterial and antiviral herbs and spices, vitamin-rich juices, vegan and paleo ingredients, etc. Warm or cold, alcohol or not, these festive drinks are sure to keep us happy and healthy through the holidays.

Gluten-Free, Healthy Holiday Drink Recipes:

Gluten-Free, Healthier Alcoholic Drink Recipes:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Monday – Baked Salmon with Balsamic Glaze, Rice, Sautéed Zucchini

Tuesday – Baked Chicken Nuggets, Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Red Potatoes

Wednesday – Chili, Cornbread muffins

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Pizza, Spinach Salad

Saturday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans

Sunday – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Tossed Green Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa is busy with holiday activities, and has a menu to keep her family well fed this week. Caribbean Chicken, Bean and Cheese Enchilada, One Pan Chicken, Pupusas, Roasted Chicken and Veggies, Beef and Cornbread Skillet Pie, and Chicken and Dumplings.

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

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.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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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healthydecThe Gluten-Free Menu Swap continues with more Gluten-Free, Healthy Holiday Foods. I’m looking for yummy Healthy Cookie Recipes this week.

So far, I’ve found some wonderful cookie recipes that are gluten-free and dairy-free, some are also vegan, paleo, low sugar and contain superfood ingredients. Can’t wait to enjoy these!

(GF= Gluten-Free, DF= Dairy-Free, P= Paleo, V= Vegan)

Gluten-Free, Healthy Cookie Recipes:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

Broccoli and Mushroom Casserole @CeliacFamily -- #GlutenFree

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Monday – Chicken Taquitos, Corn and Black Bean Salad

Tuesday – Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Pesto Roasted Zucchini

Wednesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Roasted Cauliflower

ThursdayMarinated Flank Steak, Broccoli Mushroom Bake

Friday – Roasted Chicken with Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Chicken Wings, Butternut Squash Fries

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

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.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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
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healthynovI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with no gluten, but lots of safe, yummy food to share with friends and family. We’re continuing our theme of Healthy Through the Holidays this week with a focus on appetizers. 

Whether you are hosting a holiday party, or just taking food to a holiday party, you may be thinking about appetizers. It’s so easy to reach for the chips and cookies for quick snacks and appetizers, but there are plenty of healthier options.

Fresh fruits and veggies are quick and easy appetizers you can even buy washed, cut, and ready to serve. They are always great additions to a party, but I also found some wonderful gluten-free recipe links for appetizers with a little more creative taste.

Healthy Gluten-Free Appetizers:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili made with leftover Turkey

White Chicken Chili made with Leftover Turkey

Irish Potato Farls made with leftover mashed potatoes

Irish Potato Farls made with Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Eggs & Hashbrowns Casserole made with leftover ham

Egg Hashbrown Casserole made with Leftover Ham

Monday – Making White Chicken Chili with leftover Turkey

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Potato Farls with leftover mashed potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Thursday – Hamburgers, Fries, Zucchini

Friday – Egg and Hash Browns Casserole made with leftover ham, Berry Fruit Salad

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Tilapia ParmesanWild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

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.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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
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healthynovIt’s Thanksgiving Week and we have more eating ideas to help you stay Healthy Through the Holidays. This week we’re sharing healthy pie recipes.

We’ll start with pies that are Gluten-Free, then add Dairy-Free, and sometimes Paleo with no refined sugar, and sometimes Vegan with no eggs…. And why not add some immune boosting foods like cranberries, sweet potatoes, ginger, citrus, etc. to make them even better.

Healthier Gluten-Free Pies:

More Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipe Links at Celiac Family.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Apple Cranberry Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie

Monday – Fish and Chips, Rainbow Apple Salad

Tuesday – Chili and Cornbread Muffins

Wednesday – Gumbo, Schar Ciabatta Rolls

Thanksgiving Day – Feast of Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Apple Cranberry Pie

Friday – Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Saturday – Pizza, Spinach Salad with Strawberries

Sunday – Roasted Chicken, Greek Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
We welcome Melissa back to the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week with her Thanksgiving week menu plan. She’s having a “low-key Thanksgiving”, and spending some time making meals to store in the freezer. Green Pepper Chili, London Broil, Pork & Cabbage with Rice, Cabbage Beef Casserole, Turkey Pot Pie, and Leftover Turkey Hot Pot.

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

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.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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
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healthynovWe’re continuing Healthy Through the Holidays theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week we’ve found some immune boosting foods to help us succeed with that mission.

We all got our flu shots, but that doesn’t mean we won’t pick up a cold or virus this season. So, I’m going to make sure we’ve got some immune boosting foods in our meals to help us fight off any cold that might come our way. Check out some of these foods to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

Gluten-Free Cranberries: Perfect for the season, these little gems contain a good amount of Vitamin C, but are perhaps better known for their phytonutrients, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Most of the anti-oxidants are found in the skin of raw cranberries, so consider finding uses for raw cranberries in your meals instead of sugar-filled juice or dried.

Gluten-Free Garlic: Garlic always adds such a great flavor and aroma to a meal, but it also provides great nutrition. According to Nutrition and You, “Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance): 95% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 52% of vitamin C, 21% of iron, 18% of calcium,” and more. It has long been used for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.

Gluten-Free Ginger Root: Ginger root acts as a wonderful immune booster by acting as a detoxifying agent. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, it’s also an anti-inflammatory and helps relieve gastrointestinal distress.

More Immune Boosters to Consider:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Simple Asparagus

Simple Asparagus

Monday – Hamburger Patties with Spinach and Tomato, Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday – Lemon Garlic Thyme ChickenWild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf

Wednesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Grilled Chicken, Mushroom and Garlic Saute, Steamed Broccoli

Friday – Pizza, Spinach and Citrus Salad

SaturdayCilantro Lime Shrimp over Rice, Simple Asparagus

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa has some yummy meals planned for the week. Included in her menu is Chilaquiles, Chicken Italiano, Papusas,
Sweet and Sour chicken, Sloppy Joes, Bacon Wrapped Chicken, and Lasagna Soup.

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

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.
  • 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. We welcome suggested themes, too!

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
Comments (1)