Gluten-Free Peppermint — Menu Plan Dec. 22

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SeasonalPeppermintIt’s Christmas week! Can you believe it? Now that my kids are out of school for winter break, they’ve been getting up earlier than usual every day. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

One of the Seasonal Scents that I see used a lot during the holidays is Peppermint. I’ve been drinking Peppermint tea, for a couple weeks, but I see and smell peppermint more frequently in candy and treats. The smell and taste of peppermint candy canes is Christmas to me. 

Mi-DelThis month, I’ve been buying Mi-Del’s Seasonal Gluten-Free Candy Cane Cremes (peppermint cream chocolate sandwich cookies). In fact, the last time I was at Sprouts, I bought the last three boxes. They are good as they are, but my plan is to coat them with (or maybe just dip half in) even more chocolate. I might even add a little peppermint flavoring to the chocolate. Mmmm…so good.

I’ve only got a couple recipes with mint on my menu plan this week: Quinoa with Cucumber and Mint, and Mint Jelly I’m considering pairing with cream cheese (dairy-free for me) for Christmas Day snacks. But, boy did I find some very tempting Gluten-Free Peppermint Recipes for Cookies and Treats:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for including peppermint in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Cream Cheese w/Pepper Jelly

Cream Cheese w/Pepper Jelly

Monday –  Smoked Pork Ribs, Country-fried Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts

Tuesday – White Bean Chicken Chili with corn tortillas

Christmas Eve – Beef Tenderloin, Spinach Salad, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Christmas – Smoked Salmon, Honey Ham, Potato Skins, Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly (I may try this with Mint Jelly instead.), Veggie Tray

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – Pizza, Cucumber Mint Quinoa Salad

Sunday – Beef Stew, Garlic Bread

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa reminds us how important it is to keep up with menu planning, especially on busy weeks like this one. Her plan for dinners this week is Roasted Chicken, Crispy Chicken Fingers, Beef Pot Pie, Slow-Cooker Hawaiian Chicken, Ham, and Tuna Noodle Casserole. She’s also sharing her grocery shopping with us.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth might be making the Vegan Peppermint Patties at Oh She Glows this week, along with some other yummy treats: Forgotten Kisses, Dairy-Free Fudge, Dairy-Free Egg Nog, and grain-free Sugar Cookies. For dinner this week, she’ll be having Fish Sticks, Irresistible Shrimp, Tomato Soup, Smoothie, and Pizza.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is starting the week with simple meals and building toward some wonderful meals for Christmas celebrations. She’ll start with Chicken Pesto, Tacos, and Chicken Tortilla Soup. For Christmas Eve, she’s planning a Beef Rib Roast, Brussels Sprouts, Reindeer Potatoes, and Snowman Salad. How festive! Christmas Day, she’ll be having a Spiral Cut Ham, Finger Potatoes, and Green Salad.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including peppermint in your 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 gluten-free foods with Cloves.
  • 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.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at 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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Your Christmas dinner sounds delicious! We love smoked salmon. What brand of peppermint tea do you get? That sounds good, too!

Here’s our menu plan for the week:


Melissa — I’ve been buying Celestial Seasonings tea. It’s very good, and helps calm my stomach, too!


Thanks so much for including my Gluten Free Peppermint Truffle Tarts!!


Taylor — Absolutely! They look delicious. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


What are the holidays without peppermint, right? 😀 These all sound fantastic! And thanks so much for including my chocolate-peppermint popcorn in the list. Hope you have a very happy holiday!


I can’t believe it’s Christmas week either – this month just flew by for me! Thank you so much for including Chocolate Cherry Peppermint Tassies on your list, I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful holiday season and 2015! xo


So much peppermint love this time of year! Thanks for all the recipe links and for sharing my niece’s fudge recipe. I can’t wait to enjoy a piece on Wednesday! 🙂 Your Christmas dinner does sound wonderful. Two of my fave main dishes for sure. 😉

Thanks for all the recipe links and ideas! Merry Christmas to you and all, Heather!



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Hello Heather-
Thank you for including my White Peppermint Cupcakes 🙂 I’ve never seen such a comprehensive peppermint recipe roundup. Love it!

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful New Year.



Chrystal — I know, there are a lot of yummy peppermint recipes! I need to get baking, so I can try them all. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful holiday!

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