When eating Chinese food, there are a few common things you need to check for gluten. First, and most common problem is soy sauce. Yes, most soy sauce is made with wheat. Fortunately, there are several brands of gluten-free Soy Sauce alternatives:
- La Choy All-Purpose Soy Sauce
- Kikkoman Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
- San-J Tamari Wheat-Free Soy Sauce
- San-J Tamari Soy Sauce (Travel Packs)
- Little Soya Soy Sauce (individual servings)
- Bragg Liquid Aminos
- Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos (soy-free, too)
Crispy Fried Entrees, Tempura
Most of these meals are battered, which means flour and gluten. To make your own, use cornstarch and egg whites.
WonTons, Dumplings, Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls, etc.
The wrappers used to make these are made with flour (gluten). To make your own, try Spring Roll Rice Paper Wrappers like I do for Gluten-Free Egg Rolls.
Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for Chinese Gluten-Free Meals.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday – leftovers
Tuesday – Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing, gluten-free Dinner Rolls
Wednesday – Chicken Teriyaki, Rice, Steamed Broccoli
Thursday – Pizza, Spinach Salad
Friday – Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Rice Noodles
Saturday – Gluten-Free Egg Rolls with Ground Pork and Shredded Vegetables
Sunday – Beef (using this marinade) and Broccoli, Rice
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
No Chinese food on Melissa’s plan this week. Instead, her family will be eating a couple slow cooker meals — Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili and Beef and Cabbage Soup. They will also be enjoying Tuna Noodle Casserole, BLTs, Roasted Chicken, Salmon, and a Foil Dinner with Hamburger, Potatoes, and Carrots. Check out her menu post for recipe links and lunch ideas, too.
The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she uses the Coconut Aminos to replace soy sauce at her house. And, I have to say that it is well-received at my house, too. Elisabeth also found frozen gluten-free Egg Rolls and Dumplings made by Feel Good Foods to purchase. Looks like the company is coming out with frozen gluten-free Asian meals, too. Can’t wait to give them a try! For dinners this week, Elisabeth’s family will be eating French Toast Roll-Ups, Chipotle Beans and Rice, Butternut Squash Smoothie, Tomato Soup, Stuffed Squash, and Pizza.
The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee isn’t planning any Chinese meals this week. She does have some Tex-Mex meals on her menu: Black Bean Chicken Chili, Chicken Enchiladas, and Spicy Black Beans. Her family will also be eating BBQ Pork Sliders, Pizza, BBQ Pepper Jack Bacon Burgers, and Bacon and Eggs for dinners this week.
The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori isn’t limiting herself to Chinese food this week. She’s including all types of Asian food, including Vietnamese and Thai food, too. Lori reminds us to be careful about eating imitation crab and fish in prepared sushi because some of it contains gluten. Lori enjoys making Asian Peanut Pasta, Chicken Stir Fry, Asian Beef Skewers, Bok Choy Stir Fry, and Chicken Pho. To fill in her week’s menu, she’s also planning for Gluten-Free Apple Sausages, Veggie-Packed Pizza Wraps, and Turkey Burgers.
Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for Chinese Meals this week.
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 at Moms Plans for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for gluten-free meals with Sweet Potatoes.
- 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.
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