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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  We were happy to celebrate Christmas and New Year with family, but it’s time to move on to the new year. I’m getting a slow start, but I put together a menu plan this week to help get myself back on track. I will be continuing to focus on healthy foods to add to our meals. This week, I’m adding some green and/or detox smoothies to our breakfast and snacks, as well as our meal Friday night.

I found some great smoothie recipes to fill you up with lots of great ingredients that may help detox and reverse any inflammation you may be feeling from the stress and indulgent eating and drinking from the holiday season. Let me know if you have any favorite smoothie recipes or ingredients to share.

Some Gluten-Free Detox Smoothies to try:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Party Dogs

Pigs in a Blanket (Hot Dogs Wrapped in Pizza Dough)

Quick Quinoa Recipe with Broccoli & Mushroom

 

Monday – Pork Tenderloin, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Tuesday – Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

Wednesday – Fish Tacos with Purple Cabbage Slaw

Thursday – Chili over Baked Potatoes or Roasted Cauliflower

Friday – Pigs in a Blanket and Green Smoothies

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

 

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.

* Amazon affiliate link.

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Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying the holidays with friends and family. Or, just enjoying a peaceful day with healthy foods to fill you up. This is our last week of the Happy Healthy Holiday theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. If you missed previous weeks, check out Healthier Gluten-Free CookiesHealthier Gluten-Free Sweet Treats, and Healthier Gluten-Free Vegetable Dishes. This week, we’re sharing ideas for Healthy Holiday Drinks to take us into the New Year celebrations, too. 

Don’t forget about the drinks you’re sipping this holiday season! Like many holiday recipes, they can be full of sugar, alcohol, and milk/cream, which can leave you feeling bloated, tired, and unbalanced. Here are some tasty alternatives that won’t make you feel left out of the holiday cheers!

All of these recipes I found are Gluten-Free (GF) and Dairy-Free (DF). Some are also Paleo (P), and/or Vegan (V). Some even have healthy, superfood ingredients, like antibacterial and antiviral herbs and spices, and vitamin-rich juices. Warm or cold, alcohol or not, use these festive recipes as a guide for healthier drink choices, but make any ingredient changes that work best for you.

Healthy, Gluten-Free Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Holidays:

Gluten-Free, Healthier Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Rainbow Apple Salad

White Chicken Chili

Christmas Day – Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Veggies

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – Eating Out

Thursday – Soup

Friday – Salmon with Balsamic Glaze, Rice, Green Beans

Saturday – Hamburgers, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Apple Slaw

New Year’s Eve – Chicken Chili, Rice

 

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.

* Amazon affiliate link.

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We’re only a week away from Christmas, and continuing the Happy Healthy Holiday theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. If you missed previous weeks, check out Healthier Gluten-Free Cookies and Healthier Gluten-Free Sweet Treats. This week, we’re sharing ideas for Healthy Holiday Vegetable Dishes. 

You may not think vegetable dishes need to be healthier, but I think there are simple changes to recipes that can improve veggie dishes. Many recipes add lots of unnecessary sugar, salt, cream and butter, which adds fat and calories, masks the natural flavors of the vegetables, and causes bloating and inflammation.  Instead, why not try recipes that include anti-microbial herbs, anti-oxidant fruits, and/or anti-inflammatory spices.

All of the recipes I found are Gluten-Free (GF) and Dairy-Free (DF). Some are also Paleo (P), and/or Vegan (V). Most of these recipes are also free of refined sugar, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t full of delicious flavor. Use these recipes as a guide to good health, and make any ingredient changes that work for you.

Healthy, Gluten-Free Vegetable Dishes for the Holidays:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Cilantro Rice

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Grilled Flank Steak

Monday – Pizza, Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini Maple Dressing

Tuesday – Taquitos with Mexican Chicken and Cilantro Lime Rice

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Baked Ham, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Friday – Eating Out, maybe Chickfila

Saturday – Chili, Corndog Mini-Muffins

Sunday – Flank SteakRoasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

 

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.

* Amazon affiliate link.

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Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and feeling well. For the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month, we’re continuing the Happy Healthy Holiday theme. This week, we’re finding healthy sweet treats.

Since we’re busy with holiday activities, our meals this week will be simple, quick and easy. The only new recipes we might be trying this week are sweets. Since I’m trying to keep our foods a little healthier than the usual, I’ll use less sugar but add ingredients that are beneficial for good health.  Those ingredients may have more fiber, more vitamins, anti-inflammatory benefits, or even immune boosters to keep us healthy through the holidays.

I found a variety of recipes that can accommodate a variety of diets. All of the recipes are Gluten-Free (GF) and Dairy-Free (DF). In addition, some of these recipes are Paleo (P), and/or Vegan (V). Most of these recipes are also free of refined sugar, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t sweet and satisfying. Can’t wait to try some of them!

Healthy, Gluten-Free Sweet Treats for the Holidays:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Cilantro Rice

Parmesan Tilapia

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Monday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, tossed green salad

Tuesday – Rice Bowl with Mexican Chicken and Cilantro Lime Rice

Wednesday – Indian Chicken, Green Beans

Thursday – Hamburgers, Fries, Roasted Broccoli

Friday – Tilapia Parmesan, Rice, Asparagus

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Pulled Pork, Sweet 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.

* Amazon affiliate link.

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Aaaaggh!! It’s December! There is no denying that we are in the midst of the holiday season, and life is getting a little busier with holiday activities. For the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month, we’ll be building on last year’s Happy Healthy Holiday themes. This week, we’re starting with Cookies.

During the busy holidays, we sometimes let our healthy eating habits slide into whatever is easiest to grab. And that includes indulging in all the goodies that the season brings. Take a little time to plan a healthy meal and make some healthy, but satisfying, holiday treats, too. You’ll enjoy the tastes of the holiday, but you’ll still have good energy from healthy foods to enjoy all of the holiday excitement.

This week, we’re looking at making some yummy, but healthier gluten-free cookies to keep our bodies and our spirits bright. “Healthier” may mean different things to different people, so I’ve found a variety of recipes that can accommodate a variety of different diets. All of the recipes are Gluten-Free (GF) and Dairy-Free (DF). In addition, some of these recipes are Paleo (P), and/or Vegan (V). Most of these recipes are also free of refined sugar, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t sweet and satisfying. I hope you find some yummy recipes to tempt you. Give one or two of them a try, and let me know how they turned out! I can’t try all of them myself. 🙂

Gluten-Free Cookies for the Holidays:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Avocado Salsa

Rainbow Apple Salad

White Chicken Chili

 

Monday – Mock Tender Roast, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans

Tuesday – Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday – Fish and Chips, Peas

Thursday – Mexican Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Friday – French Bread Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday – Chicken Chili, Rice

Sunday – leftovers

 

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.

* Amazon affiliate link.

Categories : Menu Plan
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