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Menu Plan September 13 – Beans

Posted By Heather On September 12, 2010 @ 11:30 pm In Menu Plan | 4 Comments


menu-swap-009 [3]We 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:

[4]MondaySouthwest Chicken Salad [4]
A green salad of lettuce, spinach, and cilantro will be topped with Slow-cooked Mexican Chicken [5], Corn and Black Bean Salad [6], 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 [7].

[8]Wednesday – Red Beans and Rice [8]
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 [9]
Tilapia broiled in the oven with a Parmesan sauce. Serving with asparagus.

[10]Saturday – Pork Chops with Black Beans [10]
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 [11], too! Cheryl shares several wonderful bean recipes this week, including links to her Chickpea Crackers [12] and a Chocolate Fudgy Frosting [13]. You’ll also want to check out her Nightshade Skillet meal [14], Red Lentil Dal, and more on her menu this week [11].

Lisa at Extraordinary Life [15] has a busy Monday (’tis the season, I guess), and is serving tacos [16] with refried beans for a quick and easy meal. She also has Pork Chop Suey [17], Mac & Cheese [18], and Pizza on the menu. Stop by her site to check out the full menu [15] and wish her a Happy Birthday!

This week’s menu at In My Box [19] has lots of yummy meals to choose from: Sloppy-style sushi, Pear Salad with candied walnuts, and Tommy’s Tofu Tikka Masala [20]. 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 [21] at In My Box, where different types of beans are explored.

Renee shares her recipes for Italian White Beans and Polenta [22], Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers [23] and Three Bean Tacos [24] at Beyond Rice and Tofu [25]. But for this week’s menu [26], 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 OrgJunkie.com [27] 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 [28].

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap [29]. 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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[5] Slow-cooked Mexican Chicken: http://celiacfamily.com/slow-cooked-mexican-chicken/

[6] Corn and Black Bean Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/corn-and-black-bean-salad/

[7] gluten-free cornbread: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-cornbread/

[8] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/quick-easy-red-beans-and-rice/

[9] Tilapia Parmesan: http://celiacfamily.com/break-from-plain-chicken/

[10] Image: http://celiacfamily.com/pork-chops-with-black-beans/

[11] Gluten Free Goodness: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/09/12/3062/

[12] Chickpea Crackers: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2009/06/22/chickpea-crackers/

[13] Chocolate Fudgy Frosting: http://www.gfgoodness.com/2010/07/20/banana-cupcakes-with-fudgy-chocolate-frosting/

[14] Nightshade Skillet meal: http://www.gfandhealthy.com/2008/06/24/nightshade-stew/

[15] Extraordinary Life: http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2010/09/menu-plan-monday-week-of-september-13th.html

[16] tacos: http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2009/11/taco-dinner.html

[17] Pork Chop Suey: http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2010/03/pork-chop-suey.html

[18] Mac & Cheese: http://my-extraordinary-life.blogspot.com/2010/08/gluten-free-mac-and-cheese-recipe_01.html

[19] In My Box: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/cooking-with-friends-on-a-vegan-gluten-free-menu-plan-monday/

[20] Tommy’s Tofu Tikka Masala: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/guest-post-tommys-tofu-tikka-masala/

[21] roundup of bean recipes: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/steady-pulse-bean-legume-recipes-you-can-count-on/

[22] Italian White Beans and Polenta: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2010/06/09/italian-white-beans-and-polenta/

[23] Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2010/07/14/sweet-potato-quinoa-and-black-bean-burgers/

[24] Three Bean Tacos: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2010/04/23/three-beans-tacos/

[25] Beyond Rice and Tofu: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/

[26] this week’s menu: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2010/09/13/meal-plan-monday-september-13-2010/

[27] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/

[28] past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/

[29] Gluten-Free Menu Swap: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/

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