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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month will share ideas for Heart-Healthy Menus and Recipes.

According to the American Heart Association, a heart-healthy diet emphasizes plant foods by recommending you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. For protein, it also recommends that you eat nuts and legumes, skinless chicken, oily fish twice a week, and lean cuts of red meat. A heart-healthy diet also means limiting your intake of saturated fats, trans fats, sodium, red meat, sweets, and sugar-sweetened drinks.

This week’s Heart-Healthy Gluten-Free Foods to try:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

Simple Asparagus

Monday – White Chicken Chili with Rice

Tuesday – Heart-shaped Pizza with heart-healthy Spinach Asparagus and Strawberry Salad, and Dark Chocolate Berries for a healthy, but sweet treat

Wednesday – Pork Chops with heart-healthy Black BeansHerb-Roasted Sweet Potato Skins

Thursday – Fish Tacos with a Pineapple Mango Salsa

Friday – Grilled Chicken with Cranberry Almond Quinoa Salad

Saturday – Heart-Healthy Salmon with Tomato and Basil, Rice, Simple Asparagus

Sunday – leftovers

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.
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Since Valentine’s Day is next week, I thought you would appreciate some gluten-free sweet treat recipes and ideas to review.

Heart-Shaped Gluten-Free Treats
(I’ve used Amazon links, indicated with *, so you can see what I mean.)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Valentine Treats

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
I had a good time trying some new recipes last month, and I’m glad that my kids are now old enough to appreciate new tastes. This month, I hope to get a few new recipes to try, but for this week I’m sticking to some quick and easy meals.  

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Rainbow Apple Salad

Parmesan Tilapia

Monday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Roasted Cauliflower, Zucchini strips

Tuesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Wednesday – Pulled Pork SandwichesRainbow Apple Slaw

Thursday – Hamburgers, Fries, Peas

FridayParmesan Tilapia, Rice, Asparagus

Saturday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spinach Salad

Sunday – leftovers

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.
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For this month’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap, I tried twelve new recipes, each from a different gluten-free friendly cookbook. 

Last week, I tried three comfort food recipes and they were all yummy.

Since we all like bacon and broccoli, I was not surprised that we all enjoyed the Bacon Broccoli from Eat Happy. Familiar tastes made it an easy enjoyable side dish to our meal.

The Cake Pops from The Paleo Kids Cookbook were a nice treat, but the chocolate coating was too thin for my liking. Instead of a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, I used a whole pound of chocolate with the coconut oil. And I still double-dipped, for a nice thick chocolate.

The Chicken Hash Brown Patties from The Healing Kitchen turned out a little different from the recipe because I didn’t have the sweet potatoes needed. I made it using white potatoes. We all enjoyed them, but I topped mine with a slice of bacon, some chopped green onion, and a little mayonnaise.

 

Recipes and cookbooks I tried earlier this month:

Smoky Candied Bacon Sweet Potatoes from Against All Grain Celebrations Cookbook

Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking

Taco Breakfast Bake from Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking

Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins from The Wellness Mama Cookbook

Rogan Josh with Sweet Potato Fries from Wel Fed Weeknights

Sticky Barbecue Wings from Gluten-Free Small Bites

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Date Caramel and Apple Slices from The Gluten Free Cookbook for Families

Salmon with Tomato and Basil from The Allergy-Free Family Cookbook

Did anyone else try these recipes? We’d love to know how if any of them worked for you.

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken

Party Dogs

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Monday – Chicken Tacos with Slow-Cooked Mexican Chicken, Avocado Salsa

Tuesday – Traditional Chili, Cornbread

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Quinoa Indian Chicken, Green Beans

Friday – Beef Stew, Garlic Bread

Saturday – Baked Hot Dogs in a BlanketSmoothies

Sunday – Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Asparagus

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.
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For this month’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap, I’m trying some new recipes from some great gluten-free friendly cookbooks.  

Last week, I tried three quick and easy recipes for our busy week with lots of evening activities.

The Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen was a delicious, quick and easy meal to make for dinner. Everyone enjoyed this meal. The only thing I might change is to add more sauce. The kids thought it might be better with more sugar for added sweetness, but it was good the way it was.

Date Caramel and Apple Slices from The Gluten Free Cookbook for Families was a very fast and easy after-school snack to make. It was thicker than I was expecting, perhaps because I used solid coconut oil. I added some extra hot water and warmed it up to thin it out, but it was still like a peanut butter consistency. Honestly, it really didn’t bother us. We loved it with apple slices and pretzels, and I kind of like the idea of spreading it on some cookie wafters, too. 🙂

The Salmon with Tomato and Basil from The Allergy-Free Family Cookbook was a wonderful change to our menu. With all the simple, fresh ingredients, it was really quick to put together. I used parchment paper for the packets, but I’ve also cooked salmon in foil packets in the past. We will definitely make it again, even though not everyone in our family likes to eat salmon.

Did anyone else try these recipes? We’d love to know how it worked for you!

Gluten-Free Recipes I’m trying this week:
Recipe links are on the recipe titles. Amazon links are in the cookbook title, in case you’re ready to buy or just want more details. 

Cake Pops from Jennifer Robins’s The Paleo Kids Cookbook (Amazon link) is shared on PaleOMG

Chicken Hash Brown Patties from Alaena Haber and Sarah Ballantyne’s The Healing Kitchen (Amazon link) shared on Grazed and Confused

Bacon Broccoli from Anna Vocino’s Eat Happy (Amazon link) shared at Sugar Grain Free Baby

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Wild Rice Salad

Simple Asparagus

Potato & Green Bean Salad

MondayEating Out, then Cake Pops for dessert

Tuesday – Chicken Hash Brown PattiesBacon Broccoli

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken Breasts, Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Thursday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Asparagus

Friday – Pork Tenderloin, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Saturday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sunday – Fish Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa

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.
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For this month’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap, I’m trying some new recipes from some great gluten-free friendly cookbooks.  

Last week, I didn’t shop very well for the recipes I tried. Even though I had to substitute ingredients for all three recipes, they still turned out very tasty.

I really liked the Rogan Josh with Sweet Potato Fries from Wel Fed Weeknights. Our grocery store was out of the ground lamb needed for the recipe, so I made the Rogan Josh with Beef Bites instead. I liked the flavor, and the beef was nice, but I’d like to try it again with lamb. The sweet potatoes were nice and tender, but I think I’d like them a little crispier, perhaps by roasting in the oven.

The Sticky Barbecue Wings from Gluten-Free Small Bites turned out really well. It’s hard for me to recommend the BBQ sauce recipe because, again, I had to substitute some ingredients. I’m not sure I got the taste intended, but the chicken wings cooked perfectly.

The Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins from The Wellness Mama Cookbook were also good. I was a little low on coconut flour, so I had to substitute a couple tablespoons of sorghum flour. That’s probably why I had to cook the muffins an extra 5 minutes to complete baking. The muffins had a nice soft texture and strong cinnamon flavor. I also added a couple tablespoons of agave syrup for a little sweetness, but I still felt like they needed a little more sweetness, so I drizzled some maple syrup on them before eating.

Gluten-Free Recipes from Gluten-Free Cookbooks. I’ve got three more recipes to try this week. I’ll have to check the recipe ingredients a little more closely before shopping this week. (Recipe links are on the recipe titles. Amazon links are in the cookbook title, in case you’re ready to buy or just want more details.)

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry from Alexis Kornblum’s Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Amazon link) shared at Balanced Bites

Date Caramel and Apple Slices from Pamela Ellgen’s The Gluten Free Cookbook for Families (Amazon link) is shared on Pamela’s Modern Family Table

Salmon with Tomato and Basil from Fiona Heggie and Ellie Lux’s The Allergy-Free Family Cookbook (Amazon link) shared at By Book or By Cook

Are you trying some new recipes this week? Let us know about them!

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

MondaySalmon with Tomato and Basil, Rice, Sautéed Zucchini

Tuesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Wednesday – Pizza, Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Thursday –Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Rice

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – Baked Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Date Caramel and Apple Slices

Sunday –Pork Chops with Black Beans, Rice, Brussels Sprouts

 

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is planning a big day this week for preparing freezer meals for future busy days. For meals this week she’ll be preparing Turkey Burgers, Unstuffed Bell Peppers, Sausage Potatoes and Peppers, Sautéed Ground Beef and Kale, Beef and Vegetable Soup, and Steak with Brown Rice. Check out her post for all the recipe links.

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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