It’s Back to School for us this week. As such, I prepared a packet of information to give to the kids’ teachers to help them understand what a gluten-free diet means, and how my kids can stay gluten free at school. In the packet, I included the following:
- letter to the teacher that explains my concerns
- list of safe ingredients
- list of unsafe ingredients
- list of gluten-free snacks
- copy of some pages from Danna Korn’s book Kids with Celiac Disease that explains “What is Celiac Disease?”
We certainly have a lot of new things to manage this year: A new schedule, new teachers, new after-school activities, new volunteer activities, etc. So, I’m trying to keep the meals easy and familiar this week to ease into our transition.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets
Starting the week with the kids’ favorite. Bite-size chicken pieces coated with Parmesan and GF bread crumbs, then baked until crispy. I’ll serve it with French fries and steamed broccoli.
Saturday – Leftover Buffet
Cleaning out the refrigerator to let everyone choose their own meal.
Sunday – Eating Out
Need more menu ideas?
- Join us at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. Michelle at Gluten Free: A Reason 2 Smile is hosting this week, with peaches as the theme. I don’t have peaches in the menu this week, but I expect the yummy fresh fruit will find its way into our school snacks and lunches this week. I also like to add canned peaches to my Quinoa Indian Chicken dish.
To find more ideas for using peaches in your gluten-free menus this week, visit Gluten Free: A Reason 2 Smile. The rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups can be found at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap Headquarters at Gluten Free Goodness. I’ll be hosting next week with beans as the theme ingredient.
- 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.