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Menu Plan Apr. 12 – Eggs
Posted By Heather On April 11, 2010 @ 11:32 pm In Menu Plan | 9 Comments
I’m hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap again. This week the theme is eggs. Eggs are a good source of protein . In addition, they contain vitamins A, E, Riboflavin, folate and other beneficial nutrients. Eggs also contain a significant amount of fat and cholesterol. So if that is a concern for you, you may not want to eat a 4-egg omelet everyday. But, I have found that eating one egg for breakfast helps me get through the morning without getting tired or hungry.
Here are some egg recipes you may enjoy:
If you have a lot of hard-boiled  eggs leftover from dyeing Easter eggs, you may want to consider these recipes:
I like the idea of making desserts with eggs as the main component of the recipe. I like to think that the protein from the eggs helps to balance the sugar.
- Chocolate Creme Brulee Regular  and Dairy-Free  (egg yolks)
- Raspberry Divinity Tarts and Rubber Duckie Meringue Treats  (egg whites)
Celiac Family’s menu this week:
Monday – Cheeeseburgers
Always nice to prepare a simple meal on Mondays. Both kids requested burgers with French fries and green beans.
Thursday – Boneless Pork Ribs 
This recipe for boneless pork ribs is cooked at a low temperature in the oven, resulting in very tender meat. Serving with Roasted Asparagus  and scalloped potatoes.
Friday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp 
I’ll serve this quick and easy recipe of shrimp with wide rice noodles and broccoli.
Saturday – Fried Rice 
I’m looking forward to trying this recipe for fried rice. I’ll use up what’s left in the refrigerator for the ingredients.
Sunday – Steak
The pleasant weather and lack of mosquitoes has tempted us to grill outside. Serving steaks with a tossed green salad and corn on the cob.
Here’s what some other gluten-free friends are doing this week:
Wendy at Celiacs in the House  has gotten her garden started, and is even seeing the peas sprout. I’m so jealous because my garden plot still sits untouched. She’s got a great menu planned this week including an Asparagus Quiche with an almond flour crust and a Mad Cow Turkey Chili made in the slow-cooker. Wendy and her daughter have also been having good success with Egg Rolls . Check out her full menu this week  for more gluten-free meal ideas.
Are you allergic to eggs, like Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness ? No worries! Cheryl has a nice menu planned this week without eggs. She’s planning to make her wonderful Lemony Mint Quinoa and Grilled Pepper and Rosemary Salmon. Yum!
Head over to Angela’s Kitchen  for more wonderful meal ideas. Angela has an Asparagus Egg Bake on her menu , as well as Taco Salad, and Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry. Like Wendy, Angela is also putting the slow-cooker to work this week: She’s making Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
The gluten-free menu plan at In My Box  is vegan as well, so no eggs. Instead, there are some tempting dinners of Fennel and Kale Pasta, Sloppy Sushi Rolls, and Tofu Florentine. I’ve never made sushi rolls myself, but those Sloppy Sushi Rolls  may be just the inspiration I need to get me started.
Need more menu ideas?
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap . There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups. For this week, email the link of your gluten-free menu to me at celiacfamily[at]gmail[dot]com.
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 Eggs are a good source of protein: http://nutrition.about.com/od/askyournutritionist/f/eggs_protein.htm
 hard-boiled: http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-make-perfect-hard-boiled-eggs.html
 Creamed Eggs: http://celiacfamily.com../creamed-eggs/
 Heather’s Favorite Egg Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/heathers-favorite-egg-salad/
 Regular: http://celiacfamily.com/chocolate-creme-brulee/
 Dairy-Free: http://celiacfamily.com/chocolate-creme-brulee-dairy-free/
 Raspberry Divinity Tarts and Rubber Duckie Meringue Treats: http://celiacfamily.com/baby-shower-recipes/
 Egg and Potato Casserole: http://celiacfamily.com/eggs-hash-browns-breakfast-casserole/
 fruit kabobs: http://celiacfamily.com/kids-make-fruit-kabobs/
 Chicken Vindaloo: http://celiacfamily.com/chicken-vindaloo/
 Parmesan Chicken Nuggets: http://celiacfamily.com/parmesan-chicken-nuggets/
 Boneless Pork Ribs: http://celiacfamily.com/boneless-pork-ribs/
 Roasted Asparagus: http://celiacfamily.com/recipes-from-gluten-free-girl/
 Cilantro Lime Shrimp: http://celiacfamily.com/cilantro-lime-shrimp/
 Fried Rice: http://www.glutenfreeportland.org/2009/05/20/gluten-free-recipe-fried-rice/
 Celiacs in the House: http://celiacsinthehouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/peas-in-my-whiskey-barrel-planters-that.html
 Egg Rolls: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-egg-rolls/
 Gluten Free Goodness: http://www.gfgoodness.com/
 menu planned this week : http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/04/12/menu-plan-monday-april-11th/
 Angela’s Kitchen: http://angelaskitchen.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/menu-plan-monday-april-12-2010/
 In My Box: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/short-and-sweet-with-a-vegan-gluten-free-menu-plan-monday/
 Sloppy Sushi Rolls: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/faster-hotter/
 OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2010/04/menu-plan-monday-april-12th.html
 past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/
 Gluten-Free Menu Swap: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/
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