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Menu Plan February 7

Posted By Heather On February 7, 2011 @ 12:03 pm In Menu Plan | 5 Comments



The Gluten Free Menu Swap [4] is being hosted by Michelle at Gluten-Free Smiles [4] this week. Her chosen ingredient is Chia Seeds [5]. Are you familiar with them? Not the Chia Pets [6] that grow crazy hair on some terra cotta animal. Although, those are chia seeds, but they are used specifically to grow sprouts. These are either black or white seeds that are often ground up and added to recipes for its nutritional value.  I’ve read that you can use them similar to flax seed, as a replacement for eggs and as an additional source of protein and fiber.

I was happy to have the menu swap theme this week as motivation to do something with the white chia seeds [7] I have in my pantry. So, this morning I added a couple tablespoons of ground chia seeds to my bread mix [8]. It turned out great – didn’t seem to change the flavor or texture. So, I think I’ll try adding some to the pizza crust and the pancakes I have planned this week, too. I’m not using them as a replacement of eggs, just as a boost of protein and fiber as well as other proteins and minerals.

Next week, Cheryl [9] is hosting the GF Menu Swap with “food as love” as the theme. Sounds like a good theme for Valentine’s Day.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:


Monday - Cheeseburgers, Fries, Steamed Broccoli


Tuesday - Mexican Chicken Pizza, simple green salad


Wednesday - Pamela's Pancakes, Bacon, Fruit salad


Thursday - Pork Chops with Black Beans and Salsa, Rice


Friday - Fish Fry with Red Potato and Green Bean Salad


Saturday - Indian Chicken served over Quinoa

Sunday – Leftovers!

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
You’ll find the rules, as well as the current and upcoming schedules, at Gluten Free Goodness [16].

Need more menu ideas? [17]

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com [18] 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 [19].

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[4] Gluten Free Menu Swap: http://glutenfreesmiles.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/gf-menu-swap-chia-seeds/

[5] Chia Seeds: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00347AL5K?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00347AL5K

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[7] white chia seeds: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012LD5Q2?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0012LD5Q2

[8] bread mix: http://astore.amazon.com/celifami-20/detail/B000EVG8H4

[9] Cheryl: http://www.gfgoodness.com/

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

[11] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/mexican-pizza/

[12] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/today-is-pancake-day/

[13] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/pork-chops-with-black-beans/

[14] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/red-potato-and-green-bean-salad-recipe/

[15] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/quinoa-indian-chicken/

[16] Gluten Free Goodness: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/

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[18] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2011/02/menu-plan-monday-feb-7th.html

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

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