This 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:
St.Patrick’s Day - Beef Brisket, Potato Farls, Broccoli Salad, Shamrock Cookies
Thursday – California Chicken (grilled chicken breasts with melted slices of Monterey cheese (for some) and slices of fresh avocado) served with yellow rice
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?
- 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.