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Gluten-Free Immune Boosting Superfoods — Menu Plan November 14

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healthynovWe’re continuing Healthy Through the Holidays theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week we’ve found some immune boosting foods to help us succeed with that mission.

We all got our flu shots, but that doesn’t mean we won’t pick up a cold or virus this season. So, I’m going to make sure we’ve got some immune boosting foods in our meals to help us fight off any cold that might come our way. Check out some of these foods to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

Gluten-Free Cranberries: Perfect for the season, these little gems contain a good amount of Vitamin C, but are perhaps better known for their phytonutrients, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Most of the anti-oxidants are found in the skin of raw cranberries, so consider finding uses for raw cranberries in your meals instead of sugar-filled juice or dried.

Gluten-Free Garlic: Garlic always adds such a great flavor and aroma to a meal, but it also provides great nutrition. According to Nutrition and You, “Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance): 95% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 52% of vitamin C, 21% of iron, 18% of calcium,” and more. It has long been used for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.

Gluten-Free Ginger Root: Ginger root acts as a wonderful immune booster by acting as a detoxifying agent. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, it’s also an anti-inflammatory and helps relieve gastrointestinal distress.

More Immune Boosters to Consider:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Simple Asparagus

Simple Asparagus

Monday – Hamburger Patties with Spinach and Tomato, Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday – Lemon Garlic Thyme ChickenWild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf

Wednesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Grilled Chicken, Mushroom and Garlic Saute, Steamed Broccoli

Friday – Pizza, Spinach and Citrus Salad

SaturdayCilantro Lime Shrimp over Rice, Simple Asparagus

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa has some yummy meals planned for the week. Included in her menu is Chilaquiles, Chicken Italiano, Papusas,
Sweet and Sour chicken, Sloppy Joes, Bacon Wrapped Chicken, and Lasagna Soup.

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.
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1 Comments

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Menu looks great. Thanks for all the immune boosting ideas. My family LOVES the lemon garlic thyme chicken – one of their favorites!

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