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Gluten-Free Carrots — Menu Plan Mar. 30

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RainbowCarrotsIt’s the final week of Eating a Rainbow of produce at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. So far, we’ve explored gluten-free ways of eating Eggplant, Blueberries, Cabbage, and Pineapple. This week’s theme is Carrots.

 

Carrots for Health. Remember the episode of Gilligan’s Island (Pass the Vegetables Please) when Mary Ann got super-human eyesight from eating carrots grown from seeds that washed up on shore? OK, maybe I’m dating myself by remembering the fun, silly show. But it’s true that carrots are good for your eyesight. That’s due to the high amount of Vitamin A and beta carotene in carrots. Carrots also contain Vitamins K, C, B, and E as well as potassium, manganese, and folate. The anti-oxidants in carrots may also help support good cardiovascular health, and help fight cancer.

Eating Carrots. We mostly eat carrots raw at my house. It goes into the kids’ lunches almost every day, and is frequently added to our salads and slaws. We love the sweet crunch for snacks on road trips, too. There are few ways I like to eat them cooked: stir-fried, candied, and in soups and stews. And, did I mention in baked goods? yum!

Try some of these Gluten-Free Carrot Recipes:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Carrots from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

Seven-Layer Salad

Seven-Layer Salad

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Monday –  Pork Chops with Black Beans, Rice, Slow-Cooker Balsamic Carrots

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Stir-Fried Chicken with Cabbage, Carrots, Bean Sprouts, and Water Chestnuts

Thursday – Seven-Layer Salad with Bacon, Shredded Carrots, Spinach, etc. with Creamy Dill Dressing

FridayGarlic Shrimp with Tempura Coated Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Carrots

Saturday – Leftover Buffet

Easter – Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole, and Carrot Cake

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is eating carrots this week in Old-Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup and Cabbage Soup. Her family will also be eating Fish and Chips, Iranian Kebab, Cabbage and Beef Casserole, Pumpkin Chili, and Tuna Noodle Casserole.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Besides eating carrots raw, Angela also likes to eat them in Carrot Cake, Apple, Bok Choy and Carrot SlawBaked Root Vegetable Fries, and Carrot Cake Pancakes. She also has some Gluten & Dairy Free Hot Cross Buns on her Easter menu that looks very tempting. For dinner this week, she’s planning Sloppy Joes, Coconut Lime Chicken, Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole, Stroganoff Casserole, French Toast Casserole, and Green Chili 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 including Carrots in meals.

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 and recipes with Arugula.
  • 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

5 Comments

1

Thank you for including me in this yummy list!

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Thanks for sharing. As a fellow gluten-free mama, I am always looking for new ideas.

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Thanks for hosting! I have to try that garlic shrimp. YUMMY! I finally got myself together this week and just got my post up: http://angelaskitchen.com/2015/03/31/menu-plan-monday-march-31-2015/ I totally remember that episode of Gilligan’s Island! Too funny!

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[…] Gluten Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Heather of Celiac Family. It’s the last week of eating the rainbow, highlighting carrots. We eat a lot of carrots raw, […]

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StephF — Thanks for stopping by! Hope you found something new to try, or at least some inspiration.

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