Menu Plan October 8 – Pumpkin

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It’s Pumpkin Week at The Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week’s roundup is being hosted by Lisa at Extraordinary LifeYou may recall that Lisa’s family is following a Paleo diet. (That means it’s gluten-free, too!) This weekend she posted a recipe for Pumpkin Pie with a crust made of nuts. I’m anxious to give it a try.

I was also baking with pumpkin this weekend. I used my recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana mini muffins to make Pumpkin mini muffins. I simply substituted pumpkin for the bananas and added a few spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice). They were a nice comfort food to have during our first really cold fall weekend. I’ll also be making the often-requested Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins (made with a gluten-free chocolate cake mix) soon.

Last week’s busy week with two sick kids and visiting family precipitated some changes from my monthly menu plan for this week:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Cilantro Lime Rice

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Monday –  Dad’s Ribs, Roasted Potatoes, Beans

Tuesday – Chicken Taquitos, Guacamole, Cilantro Lime Rice

Wednesday –  Leftovers

Thursday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans

Friday – Easy Garlic Shrimp, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Saturday – Angela’s Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole

Sunday – I think we’ll have enough for another night of Leftovers

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

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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Yum! I have to say my family LOVED your Cilantro Lime Rice. It was the perfect dish to serve with fish tacos. So tasty! Hope you like the pumpkin enchiladas. 🙂 I like to toss left over cooked chicken or turkey into the recipe to make it more hearty.

I can’t wait to try Lisa’s paleo pumpkin pie, either. I looks like a great snack for my teenage kids after they put in a long run. Yum!

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