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picnic_table4We are continuing the Summer Activities this month with Gluten-Free Summer Picnics as this week’s theme.  The roundup of menus will be posted at GlutenFreeWeek.

For fun picnics at a park, playground, rest stop, etc., choose easy foods that don’t need to be kept refrigerated.

  • Roasted Chicken Legs, chilled for easy eating
  • Fresh Fruits — Bananas, Apples, Grapes, Oranges
  • Fresh Vegetables — Carrots, Celery, Snap Peas
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Easy Desserts: Meringue Cookies and Sugar Cookies

Salads are always good ideas for Backyard Picnics and Parties, where you’ll have access to a refrigerator or a large cooler:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Salmon with Lemon & Dill

Salmon with Lemon & Dill

Seven-Layer Salad with Dill Dressing

7-Layer Salad w/Dill Dressing

Monday – Grilled Chicken, Wild Rice Salad (didn’t get to have this last week)

Tuesday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Spicy Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries

Wednesday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tossed Green Salad

Thursday – Pizza and Salad

Friday – Salmon with Lemon and Dill, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Asparagus

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Seven Layer Salad

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, visit GlutenFreeWeek.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for Camping Gluten Free. 
  • 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.

 

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GFGrillingThis month, we’ve decided to make each menu swap theme revolve around typical summer activities. Last week’s theme was Road Trips. This week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Grilling. I know, a lot of you grill through every season. But, at our house, the grill gets used a lot more during the warmer months.

My husband and I have had a charcoal grill since we got married. But last year, we finally gave in to buying a gas grill, and I have to admit that I grill more now. When I’m trying to get the rest of dinner prepared, it’s nice that I don’t have to deal with the messy charcoal and wait for it to heat up.

What are your favorite meals to grill? Burgers and dogs? Or, do you like to get a little more creative? We typically grill meats: burgers, steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts, baby back ribs, etc. But sometimes we’ll grill vegetables, Chicken Kabobs with peppers and pineapple, Grilled Avocado with Pico de Gallo, and even Grilled Fruit! I don’t have grilled desserts on our menu this week, but I may try this recipe from Whole Foods Market for Grilled Fruit Kabobs with a Pineapple Mint Glaze. Yum!

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for grilling.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Marinated Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Beef Kabobs

Grilled Beef Kabobs

Monday Grilled Flank Steak, grilled potato slices, Spinach Berry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Tuesday – Indian Chicken with fresh peaches, served over basmati rice

Wednesday – Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Grilled Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday – Grilled Chicken Breasts simply seasoned with salt and pepper, Wild Rice Salad

Father’s Day – Grilled Beef Kabobs, Potato Salad, Grilled Asparagus

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Grilled Burgers are on Elisabeth’s menu this week. She eats Veggie Burgers, and says it helps to pre-cook them before putting them on the grill so they don’t fall apart. She’s also looking forward to trying Grilled Summer Squash and  The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Grilled Veggie Burritos. Also on her menu this week is Pasta Salad with Veggies, Shrimp Stir-Fry, Tacos, Cumin Lime Bean Salad, and Pizza.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
Melissa is planning for a big move this summer, and is trying to keep the meals easy and freeze as much as she can. She has Grilled Burgers planned for the weekend. For the rest of the week, she will be having Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry, Salmon, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Ham and Cabbage, Rotisserie Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes with Pork, and Salad.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Burgers are also on Lori’s menu this week, along with Chicken Kebobs and Hobo Packs (foil pouches filled with meat and vegetables, cooked on the grill). And, maybe she’ll be grilling the fish for her fish tacos this week, too. The rest of her menu plan calls for Lentil Shepherd’s Pie and a yummy Chicken Mango Salad.

Ginger Lemon Girl: Gluten-Free
So happy Carrie is joining us this week! She will be grilling Chicken to add to her Dad’s Awesome Caesar Salad. Also on her menu this week is Beef Tacos, Chicken Stir-Fry, Cheeseburger Pizza, Pinto Beans, Cheryl’s Lentil Dal and Roasted Cauliflower, and Tuna or Salmon Melts.

Check back later to see who else will be sharing their gluten-free menus with us 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.
  • Join us again next week at www.GlutenFreeWeek.com for sharing gluten-free menus and meal ideas for Picnics.
  • 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.

 

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MSRoadTripThis month, we’ve decided to make each menu swap theme revolve around typical summer activities. We’re starting with this week’s theme of Road Trips. So, whether you are planning a trip or have already started your vacation plans, please share your gluten-free food ideas with us!

When we travel, we usually bring a few snacks with us, shop at grocery stores for fresh produce, and eat out at restaurants that have gluten-free foods. For the car, we like to bring some water (but no too much or we’ll have to make too many stops!), grapes, oranges, carrots, and Trail Mix is a must. At gas stops, we might let the kids pick out some candy and chips (check the labels).

You may want to pack a bag of snack food for each person. They can pack their own favorites. When, they have eaten everything, they can use the bag for trash. Here are some more ideas for packing Gluten-Free Treats and Snacks.

For breakfasts, we often do fresh fruit with muffins or doughnuts. You can bring your own muffins for the first day or two, but after that you may want to make a trip to the store. Many grocery stores now carry gluten-free muffins and doughnuts in the freezer section. A quick defrost in the microwave, and you’re back on the road. If you’re lucky enough to be in the right area, you may even find some gluten-free pancakes, waffles, or other GF breakfast foods — at The Original Pancake House, Babycakes, and Snooze Eatery, for example.

 

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for road trips.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Gluten-Free Egg Rolls

Gluten-Free Egg Rolls

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Red Potato Green Bean Salad

Monday – Roasted Chicken Legs, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Corn and Black Bean Salad

Wednesday – Pizza, Spinach and Berries Salad

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Egg Rolls and Sticky Rice

Saturday – Grilled Burgers, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sunday – Easy Garlic Shrimp over Rice Noodles, Asparagus

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Looks like Lori is planning a road trip this week! She planning to bring bring cut up fruit and vegetables for the car ride, along with a cooler, some napkins, and trashbags. Good thinking, Lori! She likes Cuties, cut-up carrots, apples, and bell peppers. She’ll also pack gluten-free pretzels, corn chips, Lara Bars, Think Thin Bars, Muffins, and PBJ sandwiches using gluten-free bread. On her dinner menu this week is Chicken Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spinach Frittata, Bean Burritos, Chicken and Rice Soup, and Taco Night. Be sure to check out her full menu this week for all the recipe links.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
Melissa just went on a road trip, and said that they ate a lot of cucumbers, jerky, and fruit. Great ideas! Melissa has a busy week planned, so is keeping her menu easy this week: Pumpkin Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, GF Spaghetti, Turkey Vegetable Loaf, and Salmon Patties.

Check back later to see who else will be sharing their gluten-free menus with us 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.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and meal ideas for Grilling.
  • 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.

 

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Before I get to this week’s menu… I didn’t want to let the post go up without mentioning Memorial Day. I just needed to take a moment on this special day to recognize the men and women who gave their lives to fight for our freedom. I am grateful.
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Spring


The theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Cherries. Whether you found fresh cherries at the market, or have to rely on preserves, dried or frozen cherries, there are a lot of great recipes to try. Here are some recipes that got my attention. I’ve got a few of them on my menu this week. I’m also planning to make some snack bars with dried cherries this week.
Entrees/Sides

Desserts/Snacks

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Berry Fruit Salad

Berry Fruit Salad

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Monday – Grilled Burgers and Dogs, grilled potato slices, Berry Fruit Salad

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – Eating Out

Thursday – Pork Chops with Cherry Balsamic Sauce, Rice, Roasted Asparagus

Friday – Roasted Chicken Thighs, Corn on the Cob, Green Beans with Bacon and Tart Cherry Balsamic Glaze

Saturday – Indian Chicken, Basmati Rice, Sautéed Spinach with Bacon and Garlic

Sunday – Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbecue Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori’s menu this week focuses on American classics, and the Cherry Cobbler she has planned fits in nicely with that theme. Other meals on her menu this week include Pork Chops with Mushrooms, Turkey Burgers, Homemade Hamburger Helper, Chef Salad, Baked Fried Chicken, and Almond Crusted Catfish. Sounds like a tasty week at her house!

Check back later to see who else will be sharing their gluten-free menus with us 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.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free meal ideas and menus.
  • 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.

 

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Honey — Gluten-Free Menu Plan May 19

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SpringHoney is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. For quite a while now, I’ve been reducing the amount of sugar in my diet. I have found that honey is a great replacement for sugar. It has a wonderful flavor and is often sweeter than table sugar, so I can add less of it to recipes. FitDay challenges the idea that honey is better for you than white sugar, but does concede the many health benefits of honey.

Health Benefits of Honey. Raw honey has antiviral and antibacterial properties that may actually boost your immune system. Already have a cold? Honey can help suppress a cough, too. This article at MedicalNewsToday says honey can also help heal wounds and burns, fight infections, and prevent acid reflux. Who knew that yummy sweet stuff had so many good properties??

I use honey on a regular, if not daily, basis. I add it to my tea, as well as dressings, marinades, muffins, etc. Check below our menu plan for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including honey in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Baked Salmon with a Honey Balsamic Glaze

Monday – Leftovers

Tuesday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Rainbow Salad with Grapes and Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Wednesday – Eating Out

Thursday – Slow-Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Friday – Pizza, Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Saturday – Baked Salmon with a Honey Balsamic Glaze, Rice, Roasted Asparagus

Sunday – Honey Mustard Chicken Kabobs, Spaghetti Squash with Steamed Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth has quit buying white sugar, and relies on honey for sweetness. She found that it also helped her when she was sick last winter. She used it to soothe her sore throat, and shared her recipe for a Health Restoring Drink. For dinner this week, she’s starting with Oven-Baked Pancakes with Blueberries, Tuna Apple Salad, Fruited Spinach Melon Salad, Broccoli Quesadillas, Pizza, Smoothies, and Fish.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori says the honey disappears quickly at her house. They like to use it in tea, dressings, and sauces. Lori likes to use it to soothe sore throats, too. This week, she’s using it in a dipping sauce for Chicken Nuggets, in the dressing for Love Potion Salad, and on Drop Biscuits. Other meals at her house this week will include Pizza, Chicken Kebabs, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Steaks.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus with us 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.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Cherries 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?

  • 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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