Menu Plan October 22 – Nuts

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It is officially fall, and time for another gluten-free menu swap roundup. This week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Nuts. We may have a variety of food intolerances in my house, but, thankfully, nuts is not one of them. Because of our issues with dairy, I use almond milk for cereals, baking, cooking, etc. I like to use nuts and nut butters to add protein and good fat to our diets. I like to think that it helps balance out the sugar and sweets in our diet. A small handful of almonds or pistachios also helps me get through the afternoon without feeling drowsy.

I keep a basket of snacks in our pantry to grab on our way out the door. Right now, it’s filled with a variety of KIND nut bars, small packages of Pistachios I found at Sam’s Club, and nut butter packets. I will throw them in my purse to have for a quick snack while running errands, and my husband will grab some to snack on at work. I keep them out of my kids’ lunches because of all the nut allergies at school. But, my kids will snack on them when they get home from school.

I’m not one to add nuts to quick breads, muffins, or brownies. Instead, I’d rather make Chocolate-Covered Macadamia Nuts. I like to add Pine Nuts and Almond slivers to green beans or salads like my Chicken Salad and Wild Rice Salad. Last week I made fish sticks using a seasoned mix of almond meal and corn meal. This week I’m making Cashew Crusted Salmon. Does your family eat nuts? For more ideas, check out the roundup below to see who else is sharing their gluten-free menus this week.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pulled Pork

Tropical Fruit Salad

Rice Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Monday –  Pulled Pork, Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Almonds and Honey Poppyseed Dressing, Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Cauliflower Rice, Green Beans

Wednesday – Hamburgers, French Fries, Tropical Fruit Salad

Thursday – Shredded Mexican Chicken Rice Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Friday – Cashew Crusted Salmon, Asparagus, Roasted Potatoes

Saturday – Cheryl’s Minty Chicken, Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Cheryl at Gluten-Free Goodness is joining us this week with a party menu plan. She and her husband host a pumpkin carving party every year, and always have lots of yummy gluten-free food to share. This year, she’s serving Moroccan Chicken from Carrie’s new Slow-Cooker Cookbook, Hot Cider, Salsa-mole, Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Apple Crisp, and more!

Angela at Angela’s Kitchen is serving Banana Nut Muffins for breakfast and nut butter (or sunbutter) sandwiches for lunch this week. For dinner this week, her family will be eating BBQ Turkey Slopping Joes, Gingered Beef and Broccoli Salad, Black Bean and Veggie Pizza, Country Style Ribs, and Citrus-Kissed Chicken Fingers.

As always, Paige at Not Missing a Thing! has a great gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free menu up this week. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Waikiki Chicken and Rice, Sausage with peppers, onion, and mushrooms, Fried Potatoes and Ham, and Crockpot Chili are all on her menu this week. She’s also making a double-batch of Skillet Fiesta to share with a friend who just had a baby.

Lisa at Extraordinary Life says almond flour is the best for making pastries because it “tastes moist and sweet without sweetener.” She also praises the Paleo Banana Walnut Granola she found at the Urban Poser. On her dinner menu this week is Baked Chicken, Pot Roast, Sausage Pepper and Onions, Chicken Pot Pie, and Pizza with Salad.

Kimberlee at The Peaceful Mom is making Banana Pecan Muffins for breakfast this week. I see a Banana Berry Smoothie on her lunch menu this week. (Does anyone add almond flour or almond milk to their smoothies for added protein?) For dinners this week, she’s having Country Style Ribs, Greek Pasta Salad, Taco Bowls, Crockpot Chili, and more.

Check back later to see who else may be joining this week’s GF Menu Swap.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s GF Menu Swap with be here at Celiac Family again with the theme of Chili. Please join us next week to share your menu plan and/or your favorite recipes for chili, soup, or stew.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

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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Just found your blog from Org Junkie and wanted to say hi! 🙂 I am also doing a Monday Menu link up as well too if you want to link up. 🙂 Have a great day! Erin


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