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Meals in 30-Minutes or Less – Menu Plan September 2

Posted By Heather On September 2, 2013 @ 12:46 am In Menu Plan | 2 Comments


30Minute [3]The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this week is 30-Minute or Less Meals. Visit Gluten Free Detroit Metro [3] for this week’s roundup of gluten-free menus.

We can all appreciate a quick and tasty meal that the whole family enjoys. With school starting and after-school activities ramping up, a meal on the table in 30 minutes is definitely what we need. Simple, uncomplicated meals are best received by my family: grilled or roasted meats, steamed vegetables, fresh fruits, etc.

Ideas for quick gluten-free meals:

  • Grilled meats cook quickly. Just a little seasoning — salt and pepper, fresh herbs, or maybe Lawry’s seasoning salt — is all we need to prepare the meats. And a hot grill will have them ready in 10-15 minutes.
  • Use the microwave. Vegetables like broccoli and green beans need little preparation. A quick rinse and chop, then I put them in my microwave steamer [4]. It’s usually done in about 5 min.
  •  Oven-roasted. Other starchy or root vegetables are great roasted in the oven. They take a little longer to cook in the oven. But 5 minutes of peeling and chopping and tossing with a little olive oil and salt, then it’s into the oven for 20-30 min. Plenty of time to get the rest of the meal prepared and set the table.
  • Breakfast for Dinner [5] is another quick way to get a tasty meal on the table that everyone will love.
  • Slow-Cooker Meals – OK, so these actually take several hours to cook, but the prep time is pretty quick. Our favorites are Pulled Pork [6]Shredded Mexican Chicken [7], and chili.
  • Leftovers – Make more food than you need for one night. I always get two to three meals out of the two recipes above. I may repurpose the leftovers for a different meal later in the week or freeze the leftovers for another quick meal that just needs to be defrosted!
  • Fish and Shrimp – If your family enjoys them, fish and shrimp will cook up very quickly. Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta [8] and Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill [9] are simple meals my family enjoys.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Rainbow Salad w/grapes [10]

Rainbow Apple Salad

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns [11]


Cilantro Lime Shrimp [12]

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Monday – Chili and cornbread [13](made in advance and frozen)

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Rainbow Apple Salad [10]

Wednesday – Hamburgers [11], Sweet Potato Fries, Corn on the cob

Thursday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken, Rice Pilaf, steamed green beans

Friday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp [12], Spaghetti Squash, Asparagus

Saturday – Pork Tenderloin, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli

Sunday – leftovers

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbutton [17]Laura at OrgJunkie.com [17] 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 [18].


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[5] Breakfast for Dinner: http://celiacfamily.com/breakfast-for-dinner-gluten-free-menu-plan-aug-26/

[6] Pulled Pork: http://celiacfamily.com/pulled-pork-recipe/

[7] Shredded Mexican Chicken: http://celiacfamily.com/slow-cooked-mexican-chicken/

[8] Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta: http://celiacfamily.com/easy-garlic-shrimp-pasta/

[9] Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill: http://gingerlemongirl.blogspot.com/2010/06/30-days-gluten-free-quick-easy-meals_27.html

[10] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/rainbow-apple-salad-recipe/

[11] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/better-burgers-gluten-free/

[12] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/cilantro-lime-shrimp/

[13] cornbread : http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-cornbread/

[14] Angelas’ Kitchen: http://angelaskitchen.com

[15] Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-menu-swap/

[16] schedule of themes and hosts: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-menu-swap/schedule/

[17] Image: http://orgjunkie.com/2013/09/menu-plan-monday-september-213.html

[18] past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com/category/menu-plan/

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