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Menu Plan May 14 – Spinach
Posted By Heather On May 14, 2012 @ 9:14 am In Menu Plan | 3 Comments
I hope everyone had a tasty week and a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend. I think I overindulged on the fat and sugar, so it’s time to get back to my daily smoothies. I’ve got a big bunch of spinach just staring at me, daring me to put it into my smoothies . I know a lot of you frequently drink green smoothies . I did it for a while, then got lazy and just used fruit, no leafy greens to boost the nutritional value. And, lately my daily fruit smoothie has evolved into my weekly smoothie. So I’m going to get back to it this week.
Have you seen what just a cup of spinach can add to your diet? Whfoods.com  sums it up by saying “Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach with its delicate texture and jade green color provide more nutrients than any other food.” Add to that that its qualities of being an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, and I’d call it a superfood. So, I went searching for some new ideas for adding it into our meals. Here are just some of the yummy-looking recipes I found on the web:
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday - Rotisserie Chicken served with broccoli and corn on the cob
Tuesday – Grilled Salmon served with basmati rice and Elise’s Spinach with Sesame and Garlic 
Wednesday - Hamburgers  served with sweet potato fries and steamed green beans
Thursday – Chicken Spaghetti  with Spinach and Tomatoes
Friday - Baked Chicken Nuggets  served with boiled baby potatoes and broccoli
Saturday - Gluten Free Mommy’s Shrimp Casserole with Spinach and Feta 
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Angela at Angela’s Kitchen  says spinach is a staple in her house. They eat spinach in many ways: fresh or cooked in salads, sautéed, in smoothies, and in sandwiches. I’ll bet it’s in her salads and in the Chicken Sandwich Wraps she’s planning this week. She’s also making Roast Chicken, Calico Beans  and Corn Bread , and Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf .
Paige at Not Missing a Thing!  is celebrating her daughter’s birthday this week with Pizza  and Clams. I would suggest adding some spinach to the pizza, but that may not be the birthday girl’s favorite. Other than the birthday dinner, Paige is planning on easy family favorites: Fried Potatoes, Ham and Corn; Chili and Cornbread; Gina Chicken with Broccoli and Cashews ; and Baked Potatoes topped with leftover chili.
Renee at Beyond Rice and Tofu  is joining us this week with Chickpea and Spinach Curry  with rice, Spicy Ginger Noodles , and Socca Pizza with Pesto. Looks like she’s also working on some new tempting recipes this week: Quinoa Pizza Bites and a Mediterranean Wild Rice Salad.
Thanks for joining us this week. Don’t miss next week’s roundup when we share some favorite gluten-free ways to eat chocolate.
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