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It’s a new month, and a new school year will be starting soon. Time to start thinking about a good start to the day with a Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast. Every year, I review and update our Quick Breakfast Tips:

1. Plan Ahead. Planning ahead allows me to make the most of my time. One morning I’ll fry a pound of bacon, then quickly reheat the leftover bacon on other mornings. Another morning I’ll chop up fruit for a fruit salad, and use the leftovers later in the week for smoothies.
2. Make large batches and freeze or refrigerate leftovers when you can. I’ll make big batches of muffins, pancakes, French toast, etc. and freeze the leftovers so I can quickly reheat them on busy early mornings.
3. Use dinner leftovers for breakfast. We will often reheat Chicken Apple Sausage or other meats for breakfast. You can also use leftover meats and veggies for a quick egg scramble, frittata, or potato hash.

My family’s favorites for breakfast:
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  • Bacon — Cook up a pound (or two) at a time, refrigerate, and reheat quickly in the morning.
  • Bagels or Toast — We enjoy O’Doughs Gluten-Free Bagel Thins when we can find them. Spread with nut butters for some protein. Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich or an Egg and Bacon sandwich and eat it on the go. Our current favorite gluten-free breads are Glutino, Glutino Raisin Bread, and Rotella’s.
  • Cereal — Not much faster or easier than cereal. And, there is quite a variety of gluten-free cereals these days: CheeriosChex, Fruity Pebbles, and Lucky Charms cereals seem to be the easiest to find in the stores. You can even find them in individual servings. Unfortunately, we like the ones with lots of sugar :), so we try to limit eating them.
  • Chicken Apple Sausage (or any favorite!)— For those days when we’re needing more protein.
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins – Mix these mini-muffins together in 15 min, bake in 10 min. Still too much time? Consider baking and freezing them on the weekends, or whenever you have more time. I also purchase Garden Lites Chocolate Zucchini Muffins when I can find them.
  • Eggs — Hard-boiled eggs are great to grab for an on-the-go breakfast or lunch. Cook in advance, peel, and store in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Scrambled eggs are quick and easy to cook. I like to put them on top of leftover vegetables for a quick and filling breakfast. I also like to make Egg and Hash Brown Casserole when I have more time on the weekends, then heat up leftovers of it for breakfast the following days.
  • French toast — I like to use Udi’s bread for this, but any drier gluten-free bread will work. A quick scramble of eggs, almond milk, and cinnamon to dip the bread. Then fried on the stove for a quick, hot breakfast. Top with fruit and drizzle with maple syrup.
  • Fruit! — I like to serve fruit with every breakfast. Fresh berries, bananas, and oranges are the usual at my house. Or make a fruit salad the night before: Berry Fruit SaladRainbow Apple SaladTropical Fruit Salad.
  • Oatmeal — If you can tolerate oats, you may enjoy a warm bowl of gluten-free oatmeal in the morning. Try Glutenfreeda’s Instant Variety Pack or Quaker’s Gluten-Free.
  • Pancakes – Cook up a double (or triple) batch on the weekends, freeze the leftovers, and pop them in the toaster in the morning. Works great for waffles, too! I love Pamela’s Pancake Mix, but I can no longer tolerate the powdered milk in it, so I’ve switched to Namaste Pancake Mix.
  • Smoothies  — These are great for dumping fresh and/or frozen ingredients in the blender for a quick, filling breakfast you can drink on your way to work or school. We like Banana Berry Smoothies with spinach and almond milk or almond butter for added protein.

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Grilled Flank Steak

Monday – Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Cauliflower, Cucumber Salad

Tuesday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Roasted Red Potatoes, Slaw

Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, Green Beans

Thursday – Hamburgers, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli

Friday –  Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Sweet and Spicy Arugula Salad

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Flank Steak, Spinach Salad

 

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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This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’ve been exploring Fresh Summer Fruits and Vegetables. So far, we’ve shared gluten-free ideas and gluten-free recipe links for Fresh Berries, Fresh Beets, Fresh Cherries, and Fresh Okra.

The theme of this final week of July at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Fresh Peaches, but don’t forget about Fresh Nectarines. I don’t know about you, but I often buy nectarines instead of peaches. I choose whichever looks, feels, and smells the best. There are lots of great recipes to try. Most of the recipes are sweet treats, but there are also recipes for salads, breakfast dishes, and entrees. Try some of these with me!

Gluten-Free Recipes with Fresh Peaches or Fresh Nectarines:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken

Chicken Rice Bowl

Rainbow Apple Salad

Monday – Indian Chicken with Fresh Nectarines, Rice, Green Beans

Tuesday – Rice Bowl with Shredded Chicken, Guacamole

Wednesday – Grilled Lamb Chops with Spiced Peaches, Arugula Salad

Thursday – leftovers

Friday –  French Bread Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad (with Nectarines instead of Apples)

Saturday – Grilled Chicken and Asparagus, BBQ Peaches with Balsamic Reduction

Sunday – Chili

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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Jul
24

Gluten-Free Okra — Menu Plan July 24

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This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re exploring Summer Fruits and Vegetables.

We shared some great Gluten-Free Cherry recipes last week. I may have to try a few of the desserts this week. For this week’s menu plan, I’m exploring some new and some favorite gluten-free recipes for okra. Do you eat okra? I’d love to read how you like to eat it. Share your favorite recipes and ways to eat okra in the comments.

Gluten-Free Fresh Okra Recipes This Week:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

Monday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tossed Green Salad

Tuesday – Southwest Chicken Taco Salad, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Chicken Wings, Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra

Friday –  Balsamic Salmon, Rice, Oven Roasted Okra in 20 min or less

Saturday – Pork Chops with Black BeansCabbage Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Sunday – Grilled Pepper Jelly Chicken, One-Pot Cajun Pasta

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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This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re exploring Summer Fruits and Vegetables.

Fresh cherries are plentiful right now, so we wanted to look for some new recipes to try. I found some tasty-looking desserts, but also salad, salsa, and more. Check out all these fun recipes for fresh cherries.

Gluten-Free Fresh Cherry Recipes This Week:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Parmesan Tilapia

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Monday – Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos, Guacamole

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cherry Salsa

Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Cauliflower Rice, Roasted Asparagus

Thursday –  Parmesan Tilapia, Sweet Potato Noodles, Spinach Cherry Salad

Friday –  leftovers

Saturday – Grilled Beef Kabobs, Arugula Salad with Cherries

Sunday – Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Salsa, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Red Potatoes

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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Jul
10

Gluten-Free Beets — Menu Plan July 10

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This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re exploring Summer Fruits and Vegetables.

We shared lots of yummy berry recipe links last week. This week, we’re exploring healthy, gluten-free recipes with beets. There is a lot of variety in these recipes — salads, sides, and desserts!! I’m looking forward to trying them all. Just not all of them this week. 🙂

Gluten-Free Beet Recipes This Week:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Monday – Baked Chicken NuggetsMarinated Beet and Apple Salad

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – Eating Out

Thursday –  Rotisserie Chicken, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Friday –  Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday – Grilled Pork Chops, Roasted Balsamic Beets, Steamed Broccoli

Sunday – Arugula Salad with Grilled Chicken and Grilled Beets

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth is loaded with peaches and cherries that may end up in a cobbler this week. Her dinners will include Pork Chops, Eggs Benedict Strata, BLTs, Tuna Salad, Pizza, and Fish Tacos. Check out her breakfast and lunch ideas, as well as recipe links at her menu post this week.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela says she likes to juice golden beets with pear and ginger, and adds a little cinnamon for a tasty drink. For dinners this week, Angela is planning for a busy week with a couple slow-cooker meals: Slow-Cooker Salsa Roast Beef and Slow-Cooker Country Style Ribs. She’ll also be making Shrimp Pad Thai, Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps, and Deviled Egg Salad with Black Raspberry Muffins. More recipe links at her yummy full menu post this week.

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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