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24

Menu Plan September 24 – Sweet Potatoes

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The theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Sweet Potatoes. For years, my kids have refused to eat any potatoes unless they were French fries. I tried mashed, grilled, baked, roasted, etc. Since I knew they would eat French fried potatoes, I started buying Ore Ida’s frozen Sweet Potato fries. My family came to really enjoy them. And after eating those for several months, I decided to try serving sweet potatoes again without the deep frier. I’ve been roasting them in the oven with a little olive oil and salt, and the family really seems to enjoy them. My daughter is less excited about them then the rest of us, but I still consider it a success.

I thought I would see if I could expand my selection of sweet potato recipes. I love Sweet Potato Casserole, but I usually save that for holiday celebrations. In addition to the recipes in this week’s menu, I’m also hoping to try the following recipes for breakfast and snacks:

Check out the roundup below to see who else may be sharing gluten-free menus this week.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Avocado Salsa

Marinated Flank Steak

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Monday -  Eating out at Chick-fil-a: Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salads for the adults, Grilled Chicken Nuggets for the kids.

Tuesday – Grilled Pork Chops with a Pineapple Mango Salsa, Amy’s Crispy Sweet Potatoes, and steamed broccoli

Wednesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Thursday – Flank Steak, Ricki’s Roasted Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto, Green Beans

Friday - Tilapia Parmesan served with Broccoli and Mushroom Quinoa

Saturday - Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs and Marinara, Spinach Salad

Sunday - leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Angela at Angela’s Kitchen has lots of recipes and ideas for cooking sweet potatoes this week! Check out her Sweet Potato Chili, Sweet Potato Chicken Casserole, Slow-Cooker Scalloped Sweet Potatoes, and Squash and Kale Pizza. For breakfast this week, she’ll be making Sweet Potato Waffles and Sweet Potato and Pecan Quick Bread. And for dinners, Pork Roast with Apples and Pears and Black Bean Salsa Chicken are also on her menu this week.

Lisa at Extraordinary Life is sharing her recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits this week, and says it is a family favorite. She also found a Paleo recipe for Fudgy Sweet Potato Truffles that look amazing! For her family’s busy week, she’s making Pork Chops, Lettuce Cup Tacos, Chicken Nuggets breaded with Pork Rinds, Paleo Pizza, and Steak.

Kimberlee at The Peaceful Mom has a tasty menu of Steak Fajitas and Chicken Enchiladas this week. Breakfast for dinner, Beef Roast, and Spicy Chicken Thighs are also on her menu this week.

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 at Celiac Family again with Fish at the theme. So, come back next week to share ideas for serving fish to your family.
  • 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.

 

Categories : Menu Plan

13 Comments

1

We have been making sweet potato biscuits every year since the very beginning. Something about that Sweet Potato in the dough to make it a perfect Thanksgiving pairing. Going to heard on over to check out Shirley’s. Sweet Potato crackers sound interesting, too. Oh and my kids LOVE those Ore-Ida Sweet Potato French Fries!!! ;-)

2

Oh, sweet potatoes are a great theme! Thank you so much for linking to my sweet potato biscuits. I need to make those again soon myself. Mr. GFE loves them; hope you all will, too. :-) I’ve made them with almond flour mixed with gf all-purpose flour and like them that way, too. Readers have had various experiences depending upon flour used so you might want to read the comments on the post. Personally, I recommend a lighter flour mix vs a flour mix including bean flour.

Love that crackers recipe, too. Must try that soon as well.

Thanks for Lisa for mentioning Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries. I had no idea they made those, as I never look in those areas of our grocery store. Will be trying those!

Have a good week, Heather!
Shirley

3

Thanks to a crazy busy weekend I haven’t even got my menu plan started this week. But, funny thing is, I bought sweet potatoes for the first time in a long time on Friday. They will definitely be on the menu – if I ever get it made – this week.

Did you get the photo I texted you of the GF cupcake I had at Georgetown Cupcake over the weekend?

4

Lisa – Your recipe for sweet potato biscuits sounds good, too. Love the idea of adding a little cinnamon to them.

5

Shirley – There are a couple brands that make frozen sweet potato fries. Alexia makes waffle cut fries that are very good, as well as spicy and crinkle cut. (I quit buying the Alexia brand because last I checked, they had changed manufacturing facilities and couldn’t claim to be gluten-free anymore.) But my family’s favorite is Ore Ida’s Sweet Potato Steak Fries. (Ore Ida’s gluten-free product list.)

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Thanks, Heather. I had heard about Alexia, but my basic store doesn’t carry that brand. I didn’t know about the facility concern; thanks for letting me know. :-( My store does carry Ore Ida products, so I will definitely look for those fries. Thanks again for the additional info!

Shirley

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Char – I just got the cupcake photo this morning. My phone was hiding in the couch cushions. :) The cupcakes sure look yummy! Chocolate, right?

8

We love sweet potatoes! My favorite way is to bake ‘em, add cinnamon and butter.
I’m always interested in some new recipes to add to my Recipe File Box. That’s why I love MPM!
Looks like there’s going to be lots of yummy meals eaten this week.

9

Rona – Love baked sweet potatoes. A little brown sugar with that cinnamon tastes nice, too. :)

10

Shirley ~ I LOVE the idea of your recipe being mixed with Almond Flour. That makes them half paleo right? LOL… Was a half and half mix?

11

Lisa–LOL on “half paleo” … yeah, some folks might take issue with that. I often use almond flour because I love it, but I think this recipe would require another flour or starch to make these biscuits the right consistency. To be honest, I don’t remember the exact amounts. I only had a small amount of my gf all-purpose flour mix at the time and just used almond flour for the rest of the measurement. I *think* half and half would work, but again I don’t remember exactly what I used. I really need to make this recipe again so I can see what proportions work really well. My hubby will be thrilled that I “need” to make them again. ;-)

Shirley

12

Heather, I love this menu link up! Great for dinner inspiration, which I need a lot of lately. My daughter isn’t a big fan of sweet potatoes either, not even fries, despite loving them as a baby. Maybe some of these recipes will change her mind. I just made Karina’s (gluten free goddess) sweet potato biscuits yesterday and they were wonderful! My girl ate the sugary top (my addition) but nothing else. Luckily everyone else, including the baby, liked them.

Shirley, I’ll have to try your biscuit recipe next :)

-Dana

13

Dana – Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have to take a look at Karina’s recipe, too! Thanks for the tip.

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