Carrots – Menu Plan March 18

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CarrotsWe’re talking about Carrots this week for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap.  Carrots are great root vegetables to add to your diet because they are rich in vitamin A and beta carotenes. They support good eye sight, healthy skin, and can help your liver cleanse your body of toxins.

I’m not big on cooked carrots. Although, I used to cook them for my kids every week when they were toddlers. I will occasionally cook them by sautéing sliced carrots with a little butter and brown sugar. Or, perhaps cook them with a roast or in a stew.

img_3235xNow, we mostly eat them raw. I send baby carrots or carrot chips in my kids’ lunches just about every day. I also like to add shredded carrots to salads and slaws. And I can’t forget Carrot Cake! Do you have favorite ways to consume carrots? Carrot juice, perhaps?

Check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below for more gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including carrots in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday — Sandwiches, Carrot Chips with Hummus, Fruit Salad

Tuesday — Sam’s FajitasAvocado Salsa

Wednesday — Hamburgers, Waffle Fries, Shirley’s Candy Carrot Coins

Thursday — Chicken Teriyaki, Jasmine Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Friday — Fish Tacos, Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

Saturday — Chicken Chili, Pupusas

Sunday — leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu for the family and a Paleo Rotation Diet for Melissa
Melissa has stocked away a lot of meals in the freezer this month, and is loving it. This week, her family gets to enjoy  Beef Taquitos, Beef ‘n Tater Bites, Taco Soup, Southwestern Soup, Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Beef and Cabbage Soup, and Quinoa Chili. She provides links for most of these, so be sure to check out her full menu to get the recipes.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela has several recipes with carrots to share this week: Morning Glory Muffins, Carrot Cake Pancakes, Seven Layer Dip, Kimchi, Mongolian Chicken and Veggies, Smoothies (using steamed, then cooled carrots), and ABC Salad. Angela also shares recipes for her meals this week: Bacon Spinach Quiche Pie, Kaleidoscope Potato Salad, Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole, Seasoned Green Beans, Oven “Fried” Basil Chicken, Mashed Cauliflower, Easy Taco Bake, Cilantro Cashew Salad, Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw, and Vegan Yankee-style Creamed Corn Cornbread. Head over to her menu plan this week for all the recipe links.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
On this week’s menu, Kimberlee has Steak and Peppers, BBQ Chicken and baked beans, Scrambled Eggs and Bacon, Beef Roast with Mashed Potatoes, Crock Pot Chili with corn chips, GF Pasta with a meat sauce, and Chicken Enchiladas. She’ll also be making Crockpot Granola for breakfast. You’ll find more breakfast and lunch ideas in The Peaceful Mom’s full menu.

Extraordinary Life: Gluten-Free, Paleo Menu
Lisa starts her week with Meatloaf and London Broil with Cauliflower. Then, she’s making kid favorites Parmesan Crusted Chicken Nuggets and No-Corn Corndogs. She’ll finish the week with Lettuce Leaf Tacos and Roasted Pork Loin with Sauerkraut.

Our Frugal Happy Life: Eating Gluten-Free on a Budget
Emily is back this week with Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Tacos, and Pizza Chicken. She’s also making Easy Roasted Potatoes with Carrots, Italian Shepherd’s Pie, and Chicken and Pasta with Cheese.

Check back later to see who may be sharing their gluten-free menus 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.
  • Next week’s roundup will be back at Celiac Family. The theme will be Lamb.
  • 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 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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