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HalloweenTreatsThis week’s Halloween theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is “Transylvania Treats.” 

It’s getting closer to Halloween, and perhaps some Halloween parties?? Even if you aren’t planning a party, you may be thinking about making something special for Halloween this month. I’ve compiled a list of some fabulously fun Gluten-Free Halloween Treats to try:

More Gluten-Free Snacks for Halloween parties:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for Gluten-Free Halloween Treats.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon, Balsamic Glaze

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Monday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Onions and Peppers with Spaghetti Squash

Tuesday – Traditional Chili, Corndog muffins

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

Friday – Pizza, Spinach Salad

SaturdayBalsamic Glazed Salmon, rice, Roasted Asparagus

SundayParty Dogs (I think I’ll try making these into Mummies like Angela’s.)

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is focused on eating healthier meals this week, so no Transylvania Treats for her. Instead, she’ll be using her Slow-Cooker for Chicken Roast, Italian Pot Roast, and Chicken Chili. Melissa is also planning for Grilled Turkey Veggie Burgers, Chicken Pot Pie, and Skinny Beef Taco Rice Skillet. Sounds good to me!

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 gluten-free Halloween treats and snacks.

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 next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, Halloween Monster Menus, and ideas for Witches’ Brew or Cocktail Concoctions. :)
  • 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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HalloweenSoupScreaming Good Gluten-Free Soups is the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 

I love to eat soups and chilis during cooler weather, but finding tasty gluten-free soups in the stores isn’t always easy. Most canned soups are made with wheat flour or starch for thickening. And, even if there aren’t any gluten-containing ingredients listed on the label, you may worry about cross-contamination. Even so, it’s really nice to just open a can of soup to heat up for lunch. Here are some brands that have gluten-free soups that have worked for our family: Amy’sHealth Valley, and Progresso.

Of course, your best bet for ensuring your soups are gluten-free (and tastes to your liking!) is to make them yourself. Here are some great recipes for Gluten-Free Soups to try:

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

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

Monday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Roasted Potatoes, Salad

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Broccoli

Wednesday – White Chicken Chili, Rice, Avocado

Thursday – Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Friday – Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo, Rice

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Clam Chowder, Garlic Toast

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Amanda is making Italian Wedding Soup this week. She is also sharing her easy recipe for roasted veggies this week: potatoes, turnips, zucchini,  yellow squash, etc. roasted in the oven sounds yummy. For the remainder of dinners this week, Amanda’s family will be eating Baked Chicken, Shredded Chicken Tacos, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Salmon and Green Beans, and Slow-Cooker pot roast and veggies.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us again next week for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for Transylvania Treats.

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 next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for Halloween Monster Menus and Transylvania Treats. :)
  • 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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HalloweenCass1Creepy Casseroles (my attempt to make casseroles fit with a Halloween theme for October) is the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 

October started with a change of weather at our house. The wind brought in cool and rainy days, so this week’s theme of warm, oven-baked casseroles sounds good to me. What’s even more great about casseroles? One-dish meals means fewer dishes to clean up.  They make wonderful leftovers for lunches and last-minute dinners. And, they are perfect meals to freeze!

I found several gluten-free casseroles to try this month.

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

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Eggs & Hashbrowns Casserole

Eggs & Hashbrowns Casserole

MondayChicken and Broccoli Casserole

Tuesday – Beef Stew

Wednesday – Indian Chicken with quinoa, asparagus

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Hamburger Stroganoff over gluten-free egg noodles, green beans

Saturday – Paleo Tex Mex Casserole with Avocado Salsa

Sunday – Eggs and Hash Browns Breakfast Casserole

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 gluten-free casseroles.

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 next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for Halloween Monster Menus and Screaming Good Soups. :)
  • 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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FallRootVegsRoot Vegetables is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, but I will: That includes beets, carrots, garlic, ginger, onion, potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, water chestnuts, yams, and many more.

Just looking through my recipe index, it’s easy to see that my favorite root vegetable is potatoes:

I definitely need to expand my menu selections to include some other root veggies, so here’s what I found:

Beets

Carrots

Rutabagas

Yams

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for eating root veggies from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Nachos with Guacamole

Guacamole

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Potato-Green Bean Salad

Monday – Grilled Chicken, Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa, and Spinach

Tuesday – Beef, Potato, and Onion Kabobs with sweet peppers

Wednesday – Fried Chicken, Yam Salad

Thursday – leftovers

FridayMexican Chicken Nachos, Guacamole

Saturday – Eating Out

Sunday – Grilled Flank SteakRed Potato and Green Bean Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa has more yummy soups on her menu this week. Check out the Hamburger Soup, Split Pea Soup, and Oxtail Soup on her menu. She’s also planning Tuna Noodle Casserole and Spaghetti with Jamie Oliver Sauce for her menu 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 eating root vegetables.

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 next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for Halloween Monster Menus and Creepy Casserole ideas. :)
  • 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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FallQuinceQuince is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. I am familiar with Okra and Pomegranate, but Quince is new for me, so I had to do some research on it.

I found quince at the grocery store recently and was intrigued. I probably would’ve assumed it was a variety of apple if it didn’t have a sign above it explaining the fruit.

Similar in looks to a pear or apple, it is actually too hard and tart to eat raw. Instead it needs to be poached or stewed to soften the flesh and mellow the acidity. It is often made into jam or paste. Most recipes I found were desserts made with poached quince. I thought it was interesting to find out that the flesh will turn pink after cooking.

Here are some gluten-free quince recipes I found online:

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Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Monday – Chili and Cornbread

Tuesday – Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Broccoli

Wednesday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Poached Quince Salad

Thursday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Friday – Hamburgers, Fries, Poached Quince

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Chicken Wings, Baked Potatoes

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
If your weather is starting to cool down (or not!), and you’re looking for some soup recipes, Melissa has them this week. She’s making Polish Sausage Dump Soup, Easy Smoked Spinach Bean Soup, Slow Simmer Beef Stew, and Oxtail Soup. She’s also planning on Eye of Round Roast, Spaghetti, and Hidden Liver Meatloaf. Check out her site 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 eating quince.

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 next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for eating quince.
  • 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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