This month, we’ve decided to make each menu swap theme revolve around typical summer activities. We’re starting with this week’s theme of Road Trips. So, whether you are planning a trip or have already started your vacation plans, please share your gluten-free food ideas with us!
When we travel, we usually bring a few snacks with us, shop at grocery stores for fresh produce, and eat out at restaurants that have gluten-free foods. For the car, we like to bring some water (but no too much or we’ll have to make too many stops!), grapes, oranges, carrots, and Trail Mix is a must. At gas stops, we might let the kids pick out some candy and chips (check the labels).
You may want to pack a bag of snack food for each person. They can pack their own favorites. When, they have eaten everything, they can use the bag for trash. Here are some more ideas for packing Gluten-Free Treats and Snacks.
For breakfasts, we often do fresh fruit with muffins or doughnuts. You can bring your own muffins for the first day or two, but after that you may want to make a trip to the store. Many grocery stores now carry gluten-free muffins and doughnuts in the freezer section. A quick defrost in the microwave, and you’re back on the road. If you’re lucky enough to be in the right area, you may even find some gluten-free pancakes, waffles, or other GF breakfast foods — at The Original Pancake House, Babycakes, and Snooze Eatery, for example.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Friday – Egg Rolls and Sticky Rice
Saturday – Grilled Burgers, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad
Sunday – Easy Garlic Shrimp over Rice Noodles, Asparagus
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Looks like Lori is planning a road trip this week! She planning to bring bring cut up fruit and vegetables for the car ride, along with a cooler, some napkins, and trashbags. Good thinking, Lori! She likes Cuties, cut-up carrots, apples, and bell peppers. She’ll also pack gluten-free pretzels, corn chips, Lara Bars, Think Thin Bars, Muffins, and PBJ sandwiches using gluten-free bread. On her dinner menu this week is Chicken Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spinach Frittata, Bean Burritos, Chicken and Rice Soup, and Taco Night. Be sure to check out her full menu this week for all the recipe links.
Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
Melissa just went on a road trip, and said that they ate a lot of cucumbers, jerky, and fruit. Great ideas! Melissa has a busy week planned, so is keeping her menu easy this week: Pumpkin Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, GF Spaghetti, Turkey Vegetable Loaf, and Salmon Patties.
Check back later to see who else will be sharing their gluten-free menus with us this week.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and meal ideas for Grilling.
- 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?
- Laura 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.