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healthynovI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with no gluten, but lots of safe, yummy food to share with friends and family. We’re continuing our theme of Healthy Through the Holidays this week with a focus on appetizers. 

Whether you are hosting a holiday party, or just taking food to a holiday party, you may be thinking about appetizers. It’s so easy to reach for the chips and cookies for quick snacks and appetizers, but there are plenty of healthier options.

Fresh fruits and veggies are quick and easy appetizers you can even buy washed, cut, and ready to serve. They are always great additions to a party, but I also found some wonderful gluten-free recipe links for appetizers with a little more creative taste.

Healthy Gluten-Free Appetizers:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili made with leftover Turkey

White Chicken Chili made with Leftover Turkey

Irish Potato Farls made with leftover mashed potatoes

Irish Potato Farls made with Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Eggs & Hashbrowns Casserole made with leftover ham

Egg Hashbrown Casserole made with Leftover Ham

Monday – Making White Chicken Chili with leftover Turkey

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Potato Farls with leftover mashed potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Thursday – Hamburgers, Fries, Zucchini

Friday – Egg and Hash Browns Casserole made with leftover ham, Berry Fruit Salad

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Tilapia ParmesanWild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf

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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healthynovIt’s Thanksgiving Week and we have more eating ideas to help you stay Healthy Through the Holidays. This week we’re sharing healthy pie recipes.

We’ll start with pies that are Gluten-Free, then add Dairy-Free, and sometimes Paleo with no refined sugar, and sometimes Vegan with no eggs…. And why not add some immune boosting foods like cranberries, sweet potatoes, ginger, citrus, etc. to make them even better.

Healthier Gluten-Free Pies:

More Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipe Links at Celiac Family.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Apple Cranberry Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie

Monday – Fish and Chips, Rainbow Apple Salad

Tuesday – Chili and Cornbread Muffins

Wednesday – Gumbo, Schar Ciabatta Rolls

Thanksgiving Day – Feast of Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Apple Cranberry Pie

Friday – Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Saturday – Pizza, Spinach Salad with Strawberries

Sunday – Roasted Chicken, Greek Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
We welcome Melissa back to the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week with her Thanksgiving week menu plan. She’s having a “low-key Thanksgiving”, and spending some time making meals to store in the freezer. Green Pepper Chili, London Broil, Pork & Cabbage with Rice, Cabbage Beef Casserole, Turkey Pot Pie, and Leftover Turkey Hot Pot.

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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healthynovWe’re continuing Healthy Through the Holidays theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week we’ve found some immune boosting foods to help us succeed with that mission.

We all got our flu shots, but that doesn’t mean we won’t pick up a cold or virus this season. So, I’m going to make sure we’ve got some immune boosting foods in our meals to help us fight off any cold that might come our way. Check out some of these foods to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

Gluten-Free Cranberries: Perfect for the season, these little gems contain a good amount of Vitamin C, but are perhaps better known for their phytonutrients, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Most of the anti-oxidants are found in the skin of raw cranberries, so consider finding uses for raw cranberries in your meals instead of sugar-filled juice or dried.

Gluten-Free Garlic: Garlic always adds such a great flavor and aroma to a meal, but it also provides great nutrition. According to Nutrition and You, “Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance): 95% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 52% of vitamin C, 21% of iron, 18% of calcium,” and more. It has long been used for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.

Gluten-Free Ginger Root: Ginger root acts as a wonderful immune booster by acting as a detoxifying agent. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, it’s also an anti-inflammatory and helps relieve gastrointestinal distress.

More Immune Boosters to Consider:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Simple Asparagus

Simple Asparagus

Monday – Hamburger Patties with Spinach and Tomato, Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday – Lemon Garlic Thyme ChickenWild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf

Wednesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Grilled Chicken, Mushroom and Garlic Saute, Steamed Broccoli

Friday – Pizza, Spinach and Citrus Salad

SaturdayCilantro Lime Shrimp over Rice, Simple Asparagus

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa has some yummy meals planned for the week. Included in her menu is Chilaquiles, Chicken Italiano, Papusas,
Sweet and Sour chicken, Sloppy Joes, Bacon Wrapped Chicken, and Lasagna Soup.

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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healthynovWe’re starting a new theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. From now through the end of the year, we’ll be sharing meals, ideas, and recipe links to focus on staying healthy this holiday season. 

The holidays are always a wonderful time for getting together with family and friends. And that also means lots of eating and drinking while celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, etc.  After a busy, and sometimes stressful, holiday season with a lot of indulgent foods, I usually end up feeling fatigued and sluggish with an irritable digestive system. Every year I say I’m going to do better, but somehow I still end up feeling the effects of too much stress, too much sugar, too much fat, too many carbs, etc.

Last year, to make it even worse, I found myself relying on old recipes with lots of sugar. This year, I am getting prepared with healthier recipes and ingredients to keep cravings to a minimum. I want to feel the satisfaction of comfort foods without feeling the bloat and uncomfortable feeling of overindulging. This week, I’ll start by making sure I have some alternative ingredients available for making holiday favorites, treats, and sweets. Here are some of the products I sometimes buy as replacements for the usual ingredients to help us stay gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free.

Gluten-Free Flour Products:

Gluten-Free Alternative Dairy-Free Products:

Gluten-Free Sweeteners without Refined Sugar:

Allergen-Free Chocolate: Energy Life Dark Morsels, Mini Chips, and Mega Chunks for baking and melting

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Monday – Grilled Flank Steak, Roasted Root Veggies and Cauliflower

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa

WednesdayPulled Pork Sandwiches, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini

Thursday – Chili and Cornbread

Friday – Crispy Fish Sticks, Pumpkin Fries, Peas

Saturday – Pork Tenderloin, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elizabeth’s menu plan this week has dairy-free soups, using Daiya cheeze as her favorite alternative. She’ll be making Potato Soup, Pancakes with apple butter, Cheddar Chowder, and Roasted Salmon.

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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GF Halloween Candy

GF Halloween Candy

Fun Halloween Drinks

Fun Halloween Drinks

Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween! If you are still looking for some last minute ideas to celebrate the occasion with gluten-free candy and food, check out some of our past posts.

 

fallturnipsThis week, we’re finishing our monthly theme of Fall Produce at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week we’re sharing some fun gluten-free recipe links for Turnips. 

Turnips are not commonly eaten at our house. It’s just not the root vegetable I reach for when I’m shopping. This week, however, we’re going to give it a try with some of the yummy recipes I found.

Gluten-Free Turnip Recipe links:

(GF= Gluten-Free, DF= Dairy-Free, P= Paleo, V= Vegan)

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Party Dogs

Mummy Hot Dogs

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Halloween Night – Mummy Party Dogs (hot dogs wrapped in strips of pizza dough), Crispy Curried Turnip Chips

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Roasted Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar

Wednesday – Indian Chicken with quinoa, asparagus

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Shrimp and Veggie Tempura, rice

Saturday – Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders, Rainbow Apple Salad

Sunday – Wild Rice Chicken and Turnip Soup

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.
Categories : Menu Plan
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