Menu Plan Sept 14

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mpm121jpgBoy, has the school year started with a bang. I thought summer was busy! We’ve got Tae Kwon Do, Soccer, Dance, Back-to-School nights, and my husband’s high school reunion this week. Another busy week at our house. Everyone else feeling it, too? At least I’ve got this week started with a menu plan to keep us on track.

Monday – Chinese Chicken Salad
I marinate the chicken in a gluten-free soy sauce with garlic, ginger and molasses. Then I’ll cook up the chicken and lay it on top of salad greens: lettuce, celery, broccoli, beans sprouts, red cabbage, etc. And I can’t forget the  mandarin oranges (my kids’ favorite part) and a ginger-sesame dressing.

Tuesday – Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
I pound boneless pork very thin, bread with gluten-free bread crumbs and pan fry for a couple minutes on each side. You can eat it on a gluten-free bun or as it is. Serving with mashed potatoes and steamed carrots.

Wednesday – Tilapia with Parmesan sauce
Serving tilapia with a parmesan sauce that goes great with rice and broccoli.

Thursday – Roasted Chicken
Roasting a chicken and serving with quinoa and vegetables.

Friday – Leftover Buffet
Everything comes out of the refrigerator for a choose-your-own leftover meal.

Saturday – Out

Sunday – Cheeseburgers
Hamburger for one, cheeseburgers for the rest of us. Serving with french fries and peas.

Need more menu ideas?

For more gluten-free meal plans and recipes with quinoa, be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, hosted this week at La Cocina de Michelle. She’s got lots of good information about quinoa. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is a good time to start! You may also be interested in my recipe for Quinoa Chicken, which has some great Indian flavors.

As always, there are hundreds more menu plans (not necessarily gluten-free) at Or, check out some of my past menu plans.



I love quinoa and should cook with it more often. I’m interested in giving both the quinoa and vegetables as well as the quinoa and chicken a try. Thanks for sharing. I would love for you to join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Plesse come check it out and post a favorite. Thanks so much.


love the sound of the Chinese salad. have a great week!


Oh, yes. I’m feeling it too. Makes my head spin all the running around.


I know, with kids always seems to be the busy season. Different busy, but busy!

Great menu. The salad sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.


Some people think leftovers are not too great, but my kids love a leftover buffet. The Chinese chicken salad sounds great.


I like

Leftover Buffet
Everything comes out of the refrigerator for a choose-your-own leftover meal.

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