Menu Plan April 4 – Citrus

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You may think that it’s a little early in the season to be thinking of citrus fruit, but that’s the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. If you’re like me, you use citrus juices and zest throughout the year to add to recipes. I’ve listed a few that I’ve been thinking about for Easter. I have even more recipes with citrus juices in my menu plan below. And don’t forget to check below my menu for this week’s roundup of other gluten-free menu plans.

Orange Juice in Tropical Mimosas

Lemon Juice in Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Orange Juice Glaze on Poppyseed Bread


Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday - Lemon Juice in Indian Chicken with Quinoa

Tuesday - Lime Juice in Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Wednesday - Cheeseburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli

Thursday - Lime Juice in Corn and Black Bean Salad

Friday - Baked Salmon with Lemon Juice and Dill


Saturday – We really enjoyed the Socca Pizzas from Amy’s new cookbook: Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free. So, I think we’ll make them again. Pepperoni, Mozzarella and black olives seems to be the family favorite.

Sunday – Gotta love those easy leftover nights. 🙂

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Wendy at Celiacs in the House says she bought a bag of lemons this week to make a lemon garlic dressing for salads. She’s also using lemon juice this week to make homemade ricotta cheese. Wendy has an exciting menu this week, starting with the Baked Coconut Curry Chicken and ending with Salmon with Brussels sprouts and caramelized red onion and balsamic vinegar.

There are lots of good ideas at Ginger Lemon Girl this week with a full menu of gluten-free meals, including breakfast and lunch ideas, too. Carrie also offers a list of her Sunday Night Pre-Meal Preparations for the week’s meals, and directions for making a Quick Pantry Casserole. So what else is she eating this week? Roast Chicken, ground Turkey Tacos, ground Turkey Chili, Chicken Stir-fry, and more.

I’m not the only one thinking about lemons. Angela at Angela’s Kitchen is thinking about them, too. She shares a newsletter link for her recipes for gluten-free Lemon Bars and Chicken with Apricot Sauce. Both look fabulous, but I’m also thinking about the Pork and Pineapple kabobs she has on her menu this week. Spinach burgers and Chicken Thai Pizza rounds out Angela’s menu this week.

Like Ginger Lemon Girl, Michelle at Gluten Free Smiles offers lunch and breakfast ideas along with her dinner plan menu. Fresh orange juice, Sweet Lime Hummus, and Wendy’s Kale Pesto and Feta Shells are just a few. For dinners, Michelle’s planning on Kale Avocado Salad over Quinoa, Chicken Fajitas, Steak and Spinach Salad, and more.

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.

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.
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Hi Heather. Your week looks so good in photos. My menu is up: http://celiacsinthehouse.com/2011/04/gluten-free-menu-planning-april-4.html and I have a bag of lemons to go with your theme. Thanks for hosting.


It may be early for citrus, but I just made a raw dish with Cara Cara oranges and bought a bag of limes and lemons on Friday. I’m choosing the shrimp in your menu plan, but boy are Amy’s Socca pizzas getting lots of press and sounding very appealing! Have a great week, Heather!



Hey Heather! I hope you’re having a fab day! My menu is up as well! I’m not very good at following the themes, but I’d love for you to include my menu! Thank you for hosting!! I really want to try your OJ mimosas!


Shirley, the raw dish with Cara Cara oranges sounds yummy. I seem to recall that you have a fabulous-looking Double Chocolate Clementine Cake, too! And since I have an abundance of clementines this week, it seems like the perfect excuse to give it a try.


Thank you so much for hosting this week. I have been craving lemon, lemon, lemon… It happens every spring so I am loving the theme! My post is up: http://angelaskitchen.com/2011/04/04/menu-plan-monday-april-4-2011/


first, thanks for graciously stepping in last minute. I can’t really say what sounds best. Lime shrimp? poppyseed bread? either way, I want to be eating at your house!


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Hi Heather,

Thank you for hosting. Your menu looks delicious! My menu is up at http://glutenfreesmiles.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/gf-menu-swap-citrus/

I hope you have a great week!

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