October Menu Plan – Fish Theme

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It’s the first of October. For the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week, I’m including my meal plan for the month. It’s a general plan for what we’ll be eating this month. It will change a little during the month, but it gives me a good place to start each week. It also helps me meet some goals of having a balanced diet, trying some new recipes, and keeping the menu from looking the same week after week.

In addition to the monthly plan, I also have a more detailed weekly menu. The theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is fish. Another one of my goals is to keep fish on our menu every week. My kids are not big on fish (and truth be told, neither am I). But that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy eating fish. It just isn’t one of our favorite menu items. At least until now. I have to keep reminding myself that my kids still like their foods fairly bland. Nothing too spicy. So, when I tried fixing fish tacos for them a couple months ago, I didn’t add a lot of spices to theirs. I chose a mild fish, tilapia, and seasoned the fish simply with salt and cooked it on a Cast-Iron Grill on the stove. I let them put it into taco shells and corn tortillas with a little spinach and sliced black olives. They loved it, decided it was their new favorite, and told me we should have it on the menu every week! Well, it didn’t make it onto our menu every week, but twice a month seemed reasonable. My husband and I like our fish tacos seasoned with a little cumin and chipotle pepper. We also like to add a salsa, like pico de gallo, avocado salsa, or pineapple-mango salsa, to our tacos.

Other easy fish recipes we like:

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

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pulled Pork

Broccoli-Mushroom Quinoa

Red Potato-Green Bean Salad

Monday –  Pulled Pork and Spicy Slaw

Tuesday – Fish Tacos and Pineapple Mango Salsa

Wednesday – Grilled Pork Chops with Broccoli and Mushroom Quinoa

Thursday – Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Sweet Potato Biscuits

Friday – Lisa’s Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Saturday – Teriyaki Salmon, Rice, and steamed broccoli

Sunday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken, Spinach Salad

October meals continue….

8- Angela’s Pork Roast with Apples and Pears
9- Fish Tacos
10- Chicken Nuggets
11- Easy Garlic Shrimp
12- Hamburgers
13- Pumpkin Enchiladas
14- leftovers

15- Diane’s Pupusas and Spicy Slaw
16- Paige’s Creamy Chicken Pie
17- Pizza
18- Soup and Sandwiches
19- Flank Steak
20- Egg and Potato Casserole
21- leftovers

22- Rotisserie Chicken
23- Fish Sticks
24- Hamburgers
25- Chicken Tacos
26- Cashew crusted Salmon
27- Cheryl’s Minty Chicken
28- leftovers

29- Chicken Taquitos
30- Pizza
31 – Traditional Chili and Party Dogs for Halloween

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Wow, so many great ideas and links to recipes this week! There were too many to list all of them, so be sure to visit each menu plan to check them all out.

Angela at Angela’s Kitchen has links for several great fish recipes this week, including Roasted FishSalmon Sweet Potato Cakes, and a good-looking recipe for fish tacos complete with red cabbage slaw. On her menu this week, is Roasted Garlic Chicken, Coconut Lime Tilapia, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Taco Chili, and Roasted Chicken Pot Pie.

Paige at Not Missing a Thing! isn’t making fish this week. Instead, she’s preparing casseroles and other dishes for cooler weather. This week she’s planning for Tacos, Sausage and Peppers, Mrs. Jolly’s Chicken Casserole, Oven Baked Drumsticks with Roasted Potatoes, Ham Steak and Fried Potatoes, and more.

Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl is sharing tips for cooking fish this week, as well as an easy and tasty fish recipe. In addition to Baked Whiting Fish this week, she’s fixing breakfast for dinner, Turkey Barbecue, Pan-Grilled Steaks, and Slow-Cooker Roast Chicken.

Lisa at Extraordinary Life isn’t big on cooking fish, but she did find a great-loking recipe for Almond Crusted Fish Sticks. Her family continues on the Paleo diet this week with Beef Stroganoff, Pork and Vegetable Lo Mein, Pulled Pork, and Lettuce Leaf Tacos.

Kimberlee at The Peaceful Mom is sharing breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans this week. No fish, but still great gluten-free meals: Chicken Pasta Salad, Chicken and Black Bean Chili, Chuck Roast, Taco Bowls, and Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry.

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 Extraordinary Life with Pumpkin as the theme. Please join us next week to share your menu plan and/or your pumpkin recipes.
  • 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.


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[…] week Heather of Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap.  She picked fish as the theme.  We usually like fish […]


Hi! Thanks for hosting this week. My menu is up: http://angelaskitchen.com/2012/10/01/menu-plan-monday-october-1-2012/

Fish tacos is one of our favorite ways to eat fish also and everyone can make their own how they like it. Perfect! Your month plan is brilliant! Thanks for sharing that. 🙂


Good morning Heather! I tried to pull together a monthly meal plan for October, but only got the first two weeks planned out. I’ll try to be happy with that. But anyway, here’s my week’s plan . . .




Yes on fish taco success! I’ve not many anyone who has not loved fish tacos. I’m a fish fan myself. Just the mention of good fish makes my mouth water and fish tacos are one of my faves. 🙂

Thanks for the inspirational menu plan, Heather!

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