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02

Gluten-Free Eggplant — Menu Plan Mar. 2

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This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re focusing on eating a rainbow of produce. We’re starting the month on the purple side of the rainbow with Eggplant as the theme.

“Eating a Rainbow” has become an easy way to convey the healthy concept of eating a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables. The nutrition experts tell us it’s not enough to just eat fruits and vegetables. Eating a rainbow, or a variety of different colored produce, everyday is a better way to ensure that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs into your diet. It’s also a great way to encourage kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Bananas and carrots are good foods to eat, but without greens and other colors of produce, they probably aren’t getting all the nutrition they need. The color of the fruit or vegetable is a good indication of the vitamins and minerals it contains. Purple Eggplant contains Vitamins B1, B3, B6, and K as well as Copper, Manganese, and Potassium.

Eggplant is a nightshade vegetable that is very versatile, and is found in cooking around the world: Greece, China, Turkey, India, Italy, Spain, etc. Thus, you’ll find it in a very diverse selection of recipes. We don’t eat a lot of eggplant at my house. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I bought it. So, I went looking for some inspiration. I found some great new recipes to try!

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

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Rainbow Veggie and Fruit Salad

Rainbow Veggie & Fruit Salad

Monday –  White Chicken Chili with Rice

Tuesday – Hamburgers with Baked Eggplant Fries and Roasted Broccoli

Wednesday –Asian Meatballs with Stir-Fried Eggplant and Rice 

Thursday – Pork Chops, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

FridayParmesan Tilapia with Crispy Baked Eggplant and Asparagus

Saturday – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Rainbow Apple Salad

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Angela says she cooks eggplant quite a bit during the summer. I love her idea of simply brushing slices of eggplant with olive oil and garlic and grilling it. She also uses it as a pizza topping and in ratatouille. Check out her eggplant recipes for Baked Eggplant Zucchini Spaghetti and Eggplant Caponata. Her family’s dinners this week will be Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken, Southwest Sloppy Joes, Salmon and Asparagus Frittata, and Pulled Pork Sandwiches.

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa is working on recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free chocolates. We look forward to those recipes! On her dinner plans this week are Pizza Pasta Casserole, Pot Roast, Polish Sausage, Sweet n Sour Chicken, Burgers, Chicken Tacos, and Red Chicken Chili.

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 Eggplant 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 Blueberries.
  • 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

7 Comments

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[…] of Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week. The theme is Eggplant. I serve eggplant quite a bit […]

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Thanks for hosting! The Asian Meatballs with Stir Fried Eggplant sound delicious! I’m off to check that out. Hope you have a great week. 🙂

My menu is up: http://angelaskitchen.com/2015/03/02/menu-plan-monday-march-2-2015/

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I will have to check out the Parmesan Tilapia – need to make fish other than fried!

Here’s my menu for the week!http://blog.glutenfreealways.com/?p=875

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