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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Salad Dressings. 

It’s that time of year when I start craving salads of all kinds. The produce section is full of fresh leafy greens and other veggies. So this month, I’m going to explore some new salad dressing recipes. Do you have a quick, favorite dressing recipe that you use for your salads? This week I’m trying some oil and vinegar dressings.

Gluten-Free Vinaigrette Salad Dressings

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Curry Chicken Salad

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Vindaloo

Monday – Teriyaki Chicken, Mix of Spring Greens and Shredded Carrots with Ginger Dressing

Tuesday – Curry Chicken Salad, Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Wednesday – Parmesan Chicken Tenders, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Thursday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Zucchini

Friday – Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken (using spaghetti squash instead of pasta)

Saturday – Chicken Vindaloo, Jasmine Rice

Sunday – Cobb Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

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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I’ve got a couple different things going on this week for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap: Cinco de Mayo and a follow-up to last’s month’s Spring Vegetable Theme. 

First, if you want some ideas for Cinco de Mayo this week, check out the round-up of recipes and menu ideas we collected a few years ago for Gluten-Free Mexican Food.

Secondly, I wanted to share my thoughts on the last recipes from April’s spring vegetable theme before moving on to a new theme this month. I tried three more Gluten-Free Veggie Recipes last week with good results. 

I don’t usually like to eat kale raw, but I really liked Amy Green’s Kale-Carrot Slaw. Tearing the kale into small pieces made eating it a little easier. The carrots added a nice crunch, and the cranberries were a sweet punch of flavor. I was pleasantly surprised by the light dressing. I thought the salad was going to need more, but this was just perfect. I didn’t have any powdered stevia, so I used a few drops of the liquid stevia instead. Yummy!

The Basmati Rice with Peas, Mint, and Lemon was very good, but I didn’t execute the recipe as well as I should have. I made a larger batch of rice than I intended, so my proportions of the other ingredients were a little light. It was very tasty, but next time I’ll pay better attention to the recipe. Didn’t matter too much, everyone ate two servings of it anyway. Hard to go wrong with good ingredients, I guess. 🙂

I made the Slow-Cooker Raspberry Pork Stuffed Radicchio Wraps a little bit different from the recipe, too. I didn’t have raspberry juice, so I used pomegranate juice instead. I cooked it in our slow-cooker on high. I was running a little low on time, so I just cooked it on high and gave it a stir every now and then while I prepared the rest of dinner. I thought it had a nice flavor, though it wasn’t a big hit with the kids.

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Avocado Salsa

Monday – Indian Chicken, Rice, Peas

Tuesday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Grilled Steaks, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli

Cinco de Mayo – Chicken Fajitas, Avocado Salsa

Saturday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Sunday – Grilled Chicken with 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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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Spring Vegetables. 

The plan this month is: “Each week, I’m going to try a few recipes that feature spring-time vegetables. Then the following week, I’ll write a quick review on each of the recipes I tried.”

The plan worked better than the previous week. I was able to try four new recipes:

  • The Strawberry Arugula Salad with Sweet Cilantro Dressing was really good, but I changed up the dressing a bit. The garlic I had must have been really strong because I only used two cloves, and it was surprisingly strong on the garlic flavor. My husband LOVED it. I also added a little lime juice to the dressing, but only about 3/4 C oil. It makes a lot of dressing. I had plenty leftover for other meals. In fact, I liked the dressing on grilled chicken, too.
  • Turkey Taco Endive Boats was the favorite recipe of the week, although the endive was a little bitter for the kids. I loved the crunch of the endive. It makes a great alternative to tortillas or taco shells.
  • The Spring Detox Smoothie was interesting… kind of like drinking a salad. I guess I’m just so used to drinking fruit smoothies, that I wanted a little sweetness. So, I added a frozen banana and some strawberries. It was great, and I’m glad to know I got all the greens in my diet, too.
  • The Wilted Radicchio, Endive, and Asparagus Salad was very tasty. The balsamic and olive oil dressing was a really nice addition to the endive and radicchio. And the toasted pine nuts and asparagus were a wonderful combination of crunch and flavor. I had two large servings.

Here’s this week’s Gluten-Free Veggie Recipes I plan to try:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Seven-Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Parmesan Tilapia

Monday – Seven-Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Tuesday – Oven-Fried Chicken and Kale-Carrot Slaw

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Parmesan Tilapia, Basmati Rice with Peas, Mint, and Lemon

Friday – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Slow-Cooker Raspberry Pork Stuffed Radicchio Wraps

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa has lots of veggies in her menu plan this week. Her family is eating Kale, Chicken Apple Sausage & Rice SoupMoroccan Ground Beef with Zucchini and TomatoesVegetable Beef Soup, Sausage and Spinach Soup, and Spaghetti with Ground Turkey for dinners this week. And don’t miss her lunches of Cabbage and Sausage with Rice, Beet Pancakes, Turkey Burgers, and my family’s favorite Slow Cooked Mexican Chicken Tacos.

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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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Spring Vegetables. 

The plan is: “Each week this month, I’m going to try a few recipes that feature spring-time vegetables. Then the following week, I’ll write a quick review on each of the recipes I tried.”

Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for me last week. I had trouble finding radicchio, but my biggest problem was that I was sick last week. My meals were mostly chicken bone broth, applesauce, bananas, and mint tea. So, now that I’m feeling better, let’s try this again. (And hope that my gut can handle it.)

Here’s this week’s Gluten-Free Veggie Recipes I plan to try:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Greek Pasta Salad

Monday – Corned Beef, Wilted Radicchio, Endive, and Asparagus Salad

Tuesday – Turkey Taco Endive Boats

Wednesday – Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders, Strawberry Arugula Salad

Thursday – Grilled Pork Chops, Grilled Radicchio

Friday – Popcorn and Spring Detox Smoothies

Saturday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp over rice

Sunday – Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

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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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Spring Vegetables. 

Each week this month, I’m going to try a few recipes that feature spring-time vegetables. Then the following week, I’ll write a quick review on each of the recipes I tried. Here’s what I’m trying this week:

Gluten-Free Spring Vegetable Recipes from Last Week:

Each recipe we tried last week were winners with the adults, but the kids were not as thrilled with them. The Easy Bacon Pea Salad was most liked by the kids, though they told me they would like it better with less onion and more bacon. I’d probably make it again with just one bag of frozen peas for the family, but the full recipe would be great to take to a potluck or family gathering.

My husband and I LOVED this Flank Steak, Arugula & Potato Salad. However, we didn’t make the recipe exactly as written. The grocery store was out of flank steak and arugula!! However, I did find a mixed bag of spinach and arugula, so I used that and grilled up some steaks. The salad turned out delicious with that dressing.

This Kale with Cranberries Salad was also delicious. What’s nice is how simple and easy it was to make. It’s great to eat with grilled pork chops or steak. My kids aren’t crazy about kale, so I won’t pretend they like the salad. But I really enjoyed it! The cranberries and pine nuts are nice additions.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Carrot Cake

Monday – Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, Strawberry Arugula Salad with Sweet Cilantro Dressing

Tuesday – Southwestern Chicken Salad

Wednesday – Beef KabobsGrilled Radicchio and Zucchini

Thursday – Pork Tenderloin, Rice, Roasted Broccoli

Friday – Leftovers and Spring Detox Smoothies

Saturday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

Easter Sunday – Ham, Arugula Potato Salad, Carrot Cake

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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