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Gluten-Free & Healthy Through the Holidays — Menu Plan November 7

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healthynovWe’re starting a new theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. From now through the end of the year, we’ll be sharing meals, ideas, and recipe links to focus on staying healthy this holiday season. 

The holidays are always a wonderful time for getting together with family and friends. And that also means lots of eating and drinking while celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, etc.  After a busy, and sometimes stressful, holiday season with a lot of indulgent foods, I usually end up feeling fatigued and sluggish with an irritable digestive system. Every year I say I’m going to do better, but somehow I still end up feeling the effects of too much stress, too much sugar, too much fat, too many carbs, etc.

Last year, to make it even worse, I found myself relying on old recipes with lots of sugar. This year, I am getting prepared with healthier recipes and ingredients to keep cravings to a minimum. I want to feel the satisfaction of comfort foods without feeling the bloat and uncomfortable feeling of overindulging. This week, I’ll start by making sure I have some alternative ingredients available for making holiday favorites, treats, and sweets. Here are some of the products I sometimes buy as replacements for the usual ingredients to help us stay gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free.

Gluten-Free Flour Products:

Gluten-Free Alternative Dairy-Free Products:

Gluten-Free Sweeteners without Refined Sugar:

Allergen-Free Chocolate: Energy Life Dark Morsels, Mini Chips, and Mega Chunks for baking and melting

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Monday – Grilled Flank Steak, Roasted Root Veggies and Cauliflower

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa

WednesdayPulled Pork Sandwiches, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini

Thursday – Chili and Cornbread

Friday – Crispy Fish Sticks, Pumpkin Fries, Peas

Saturday – Pork Tenderloin, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elizabeth’s menu plan this week has dairy-free soups, using Daiya cheeze as her favorite alternative. She’ll be making Potato Soup, Pancakes with apple butter, Cheddar Chowder, and Roasted Salmon.

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.
Categories : Menu Plan

4 Comments

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So happy to find your blog through the Organized Junkie blog. My husband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease last year, and I am in the learning process of cooking and baking gluten free. Your blog will be such a help. Thanks so much!

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[…] Dinners: (I am using dairy substitutes for all these soups–my favorite cheeze is the daiya brand) Potato Soup with biscuits Breakfast for dinner: probably these pancakes with apple butter cheddar chowder with muffins Roasted salmon, potatoes, asparagus If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family! […]

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[…] Dinners: (I am using dairy substitutes for all these soups–my favorite cheeze is the daiya brand) Potato Soup with biscuits Breakfast for dinner: probably these pancakes with apple butter cheddar chowder with muffins Roasted salmon, potatoes, asparagus If you need more menu ideas check out Organizational Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for specific gluten-free ideas check out Celiac Family! […]

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Gen — Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are new to the diet. Hope you find some inspiration here. Let us know if we can help.

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