Menu Plan July 11 – Pineapple

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The Gluten Free Menu Swap is here this week, and the theme is pineapple. The fresh pineapples in our local stores have been really good recently. It’s definitely a great time to buy a fresh one and chop it up. Plenty of grocery stores have freshly pre-cut pineapple to purchase, but you will pay a price for it. So, I prefer to cut them myself using a method similar to this one illustrated at Dole Fruit Hawaii.

Last week I enjoyed Nancy’s Tropical Black Bean Salad with pineapple and mango. This week I think I’ll make some Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs. Pineapple is great for Fresh Fruit Kabobs, too.  Check the roundup below to see what other bloggers are doing with pineapple.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday - Parmesan Chicken Nuggets, Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday - Cilantro Lime Shrimp over Rice Noodles

Wednesday - Balsamic Salmon, Spinach Salad

Thursday - Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Jasmine Rice

Friday - 7-layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing


Saturday - Burgers, Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Fries

Sunday – Leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness likes to eat pineapple fresh, but also enjoys it frozen and pureed. What a great idea for the summer! Cheryl has Herb Salad with Salmon, Quinoa with wilted Mache and Kalamata Olives, and Roasted Cauliflower on her menu this week.

At Celiacs in the House, they eat pineapple fresh and frozen in smoothies, too. Wendy says they also dehydrate it for snacks. Another great idea! Her menu this week includes BBQ Chicken, Pizza, Grilled Salmon, and Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers with Sea’s Roasted Veggie and Quinoa Salad.

Renee from Beyond Rice and Tofu is starting her week with a couple Indian Vegetarian meals (Red Kidney Beans with Tomatoes and Chickpeas in Tomato, Ginger and Garlic) that sound very good and healthy. But her Spicy Tofu with Vegetables and Cucumber Salad sounds even better to me. And next week, Renee is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap with a theme of Light and Easy Meals for Summer. So, be sure to check out her blog next week, too!

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’s roundup, email your menu link to me at celiacfamily AT gmail DOT com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.

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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Kabobs seem like a super simple way to enjoy pineapple … savory or sweet. 😉 We usually prefer the latter, but I don’t think we’d turn down one of your Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs, Heather. Yum!

Happy Monday!


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My plan is up. I fell apart last week with the 4th and teaching, but I’m back. http://celiacsinthehouse.com/2011/07/gluten-free-menu-plan-july-11th.html

Your week looks great. I keep thinking I’ll do kabob and I know my ‘kids’ would love your version of chicken nuggets.


thanks for picking such a fun ingredient! And I will have to try the dole way of cutting. I’ve always gone freestyle.
have a great week!

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