Menu Plan September 13 – Beans

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menu-swap-009We made it through our first week of school without too much trouble, but we were tired from all the excitement of the new bus schedule, classrooms, activities, and friends. Now this week, we start all the after-school activities. I guess that means we’ll be even more pressed for time and energy.

I think beans seem like a perfect food to combat the weariness. They’re quick and easy to prepare, and the additional protein it adds to our meals will help us charge through our week. (I hope!) I’m hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week, so make sure to check below for what other gluten-free bloggers are preparing this week with beans.

Celiac Family’s menu this week:

MondaySouthwest Chicken Salad
A green salad of lettuce, spinach, and cilantro will be topped with Slow-cooked Mexican Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Salad, black olives, shredded cheese, and salsa.

Tuesday – Chili
Making a traditional tomato-based chili with ground beef and kidney beans. Serving with gluten-free cornbread.

Wednesday – Red Beans and Rice
Kidney beans, andouille sausage, onion, etc. served over rice.

Thursday – Leftover Buffet
Everyone gets to choose their own meal from the leftovers in the frig.

Friday – Tilapia Parmesan
Tilapia broiled in the oven with a Parmesan sauce. Serving with asparagus.

Saturday – Pork Chops with Black Beans
Boneless pork chops pan-fried with black beans and salsa. Topped with a little cilantro and served with quinoa.

Sunday – Cheeseburgers
Grilling burgers and serving with French fries and peas.


Here is what other gluten-free friends are planning this week:

It sounds like a busy week (month?) at Gluten Free Goodness, too! Cheryl shares several wonderful bean recipes this week, including links to her Chickpea Crackers and a Chocolate Fudgy Frosting. You’ll also want to check out her Nightshade Skillet meal, Red Lentil Dal, and more on her menu this week.

Lisa at Extraordinary Life has a busy Monday (’tis the season, I guess), and is serving tacos with refried beans for a quick and easy meal. She also has Pork Chop Suey, Mac & Cheese, and Pizza on the menu. Stop by her site to check out the full menu and wish her a Happy Birthday!

This week’s menu at In My Box has lots of yummy meals to choose from: Sloppy-style sushi, Pear Salad with candied walnuts, and Tommy’s Tofu Tikka Masala. For beans, Scrumptious eats refried beans with breakfast quesadillas, and enjoys Tangy Red Lentils. You’ll also want to review the previous roundup of bean recipes at In My Box, where different types of beans are explored.

Renee shares her recipes for Italian White Beans and Polenta, Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers and Three Bean Tacos at Beyond Rice and Tofu. But for this week’s menu, Renee is planning on Spicy Tofu and Vegetables with Spicy Cucumber Salad, homemade Tamales, and Mattar Paneer. She’s also planning a road trip soon, so let her know if you have any good ideas for gluten-free food to take on a road trip.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at 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.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups. For this week, email the link of your gluten-free menu to me at celiacfamily[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Hi Heather!

Thanks for hosting the swap this week, and with a great theme! I’m a bit late to the menu swap this week, but my menu is up and posted and I’d love to join in!


[…] week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap theme is beans and is hosted by Heather at Celiac Family. Surprisingly I am not doing too much with beans this […]


I am late as always too…just emailed you.
Thanks for hosting again!


Heather, I agree, “busy” is in the air. Beans were a perfect choice and thanks so much for hosting!

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