Beets — Gluten-Free Menu Plan April 7

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SpringThis week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Beets. 

I don’t eat beets. I’ve tried them a couple times, but was never really motivated to eat more. It did, however, get my attention at the market last week. I’ve heard people rave about eating them roasted or pickled, and even grilled. So, I thought I should take another look at this root vegetable.

According to this article at Mercola, beets have numerous health benefits:  They can help lower blood pressure, increase stamina, fight inflammation,  support detoxification, and more. So, I went looking for some new recipes and methods for cooking beets.

I found quite a variety of recipes to try:

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

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Rainbow Salad w/grapes

Rainbow Apple Salad

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Monday – Chicken TacosAvocado Salsa

Tuesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Fried Potatoes and Onions, Roasted Balsamic Beets

Wednesday – Grilled Steaks, Sweet Potato Fries, Beet Greens with Bacon

Thursday – Grilled Pork Chops, Rainbow Apple Salad

Friday – Grilled Tilapia, Cilantro Lime Rice

Saturday – Indian Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Green Beans

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Like me, Lori isn’t big on beets. But this week she is trying a new recipe from Jamie Oliver for Smoked Beets. She may even use the leftovers to make a beet hummus. In addition to those this week, she’ll be having Sirloin Steaks, Chicken Pho, Beef Stir-Fry, Black Bean Soup, Baked Potatoes, and Fish Sticks.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
No beets in Kimberlee’s menu this week. She’ll be making Southwest Chicken Chili, Baked Potatoes, Baked Spicy Chicken Thighs, Fettuccine Alfredo, Taco Bowls, and Hot Dogs.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free, and Paleo AIP Candida
No beets for Melissa this week either. Instead, she’s planning for Beef Roast with Potatoes, Pumpkin Chili with Turkey, Chicken Apple Sausage with Kale and Rice, Hamburgers, and Tuna Noodle Casserole.

Check back later to see who will be sharing with us their gluten-free menus and meal ideas with beets.

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 theme will be Eggs. The roundup will be posted at Celiac Family.
  • 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




Here is our menu for the week- http://thepeacefulmom.com/2014/04/06/gluten-free-weekly-menu-easy-gluten-free-recipes-8/

I have never cooked with beets but I may just pick some up and try it out this week.

Thanks for hosting!
Kendra with thepeacefulmom.com


The smoked beets we had last night were delicious! Thanks for the idea for the menu swap Heather.


Thanks for including my menu. Our family isn’t fond of beets, but one way the kids do like them is in our gluten free beet pancakes. We do like beet greens, though.

Your menu looks great! I want to try the Rainbow Apple Salad (at least for the family).

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