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Menu Plan July 18

Posted By Heather On July 17, 2011 @ 11:00 pm In Menu Plan | 3 Comments


Light and easy pretty much describes most of our meals during the summer. And that is the theme for this week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap [3]. Renee at Beyond Rice and Tofu [3] is hosting the swap, so be sure to check out what she has planned for meals this week.

A few of my favorite ideas for keeping the cooking heat out of the kitchen during the summer:

  • Leftovers: Cook plenty so you can quickly heat up leftovers in the microwave later in the week.
  • Rely on salads: Fresh fruits and vegetables and even chilled cooked meats will help you stay cooler.
  • Use smaller, or thinner, cuts of meat: They will cook up in a matter of minutes on a hot grill!
  • Use your slow cooker outside: Why not place it on your patio or deck to keep the cooking and heat outside?

On Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:


Tropical Black Bean Salad


Beef Kabobs


Seven-Layer Salad

Monday – Fajitas with small strips of chicken, onions and peppers cooks quickly. I’ll serve them with corn tortillas and rice.

TuesdayPulled Pork [7] served with Tropical Black Bean Salad [4]

Wednesday – Leftovers

Thursday – I think I’ll make Angela’s Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad [8].

Friday – Shrimp, pre-cooked and chilled, served with a simple cocktail sauce and a spicy slaw [9].

SaturdayBeef Kabobs [5] with small potatoes, peppers, onions.

SundaySeven-Layer Salad [6] with Creamy Dill Dressing

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
You’ll find the rules, as well as the current and upcoming schedules, at Gluten Free Goodness [10]. Thanks to Cheryl for her continued efforts at keeping our menu swap going.

Need more menu ideas? [11]

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com [12] 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 [13].

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[3] this week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2011/07/17/meal-plan-monday-july-18-2011/

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[5] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/a-healthy-food-revolution-2/

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

[8] Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad: http://onceamonthmom.com/gluten-free-dairy-free-santa-fe-style-quinoa-salad/

[9] spicy slaw: http://celiacfamily.com/pupusas-and-spicy-slaw/

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

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[12] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com

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

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