Olives – Menu Plan Sept. 16

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OlivesI’ve loved olives ever since I was a kid. Did anyone else adorn their fingers with pitted black olives as a kid? Well, now I enjoy all varieties of olives — green, black, Spanish, Greek, kalamata, etc. They can add a vibrant flavor to otherwise bland dishes. And lately, I’ve been wanting to find a good olive tapenade recipe. So, I decided to go looking for some new recipes to try. Look what I found:

And a few recipes at Celiac Family:

The Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup will be included below. Don’t forget to check it for more gluten-free menus and ideas for using olives.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

GF Pizza

Pepperoni & Black Olive Pizza

Monday —  leftovers

Tuesday — Chicken with Cauliflower and Olives, Spaghetti Squash

Wednesday — Eating Out

Thursday — Baked Chicken Nuggets, Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Salad

Friday — Steak and Pepper Fajitas, Avocado Salsa (with black olives)

Saturday — Spanish Olive Frittata with a non-dairy milk substitute, Smashed Potatoes

Sunday — Pepperoni and Black Olive Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Like me, Elisabeth loves olives. She’ll be putting them on a Vegan Tuna-Less Nicoise Salad and pizza this week. She’ll also be making Sloppy Joes and Lentil Sloppy Joes, Zucchini and Potato Bake, Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes, and Potato Chip Fish. Stop by her site for her complete menu and the recipe links.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela is another fan of olives, and loves to use them to top pizza, nachos, tacos, salads, etc. She also puts them in some great recipes: Braised Mediterranean ChickenDairy Free Seven Layer DipEggplant Caponata, and Veggie Tortilla Pinwheels. Her dinner menu this week is looking pretty great, too: Chicken Pad Thai, Apple French Toast Casserole with Turkey Sausage, Broiled Pork Tacos, Mediterranean Chicken, and Tuna Noodle & Vegetable Casserole. Find all the recipe links and a printable grocery list on her menu plan this week.

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda does not share my love of olives, so you will not find them in her meals. She still has a tasty menu planned for the week. Her family will be enjoying turkey burgers, [Oooh. That reminds me of the Olive Burgers I used to get at Burger Street in Texas. LOVED those! Sorry…back to Amanda’s menu.] Shrimp Scampi, Pork Chops, and Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice. She’ll also be eating gluten free at the Renaissance Festival. Check it all out.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
I don’t see olives in Kimberlee’s menu this week, but I do see lots of opportunities for adding them to her meals. 🙂 Lasagna Bake, Steak Fajitas, and Southwest Chicken Chili would all taste good with some sliced olives on top, don’t you think? Also on her menu this week is Hot Wings, Ham and Bean Soup, and Breakfast for Dinner.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
I also see opportunities for adding olives to Melissa’s menu plan this week: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Taco Salad, and Stir-Fried Chicken in Lettuce Cups. Steak with Guacamole, Potato Leek Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs, and Winter Minestrone Soup round out her menu for the week.

Thanks to everyone for joining us this week. Come back next week for more gluten-free menus and ideas for using Butternut Squash in your meals.

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.
  • Join us here again next week for more gluten-free meal ideas. Next week’s theme is Butternut Squash.
  • 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?

  • smallbuttonLaura 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.


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I do that with olives on my daughter’s hand! She’s loved olives since she was tiny!

Here’s my menu plan for the week:

Thanks for hosting!


I still do that with olives! (blush) 🙂 Thank you for hosting this week. I can’t wait to try some of your yummy recipes with olives. The the saucy shrimp and scallops really caught my eye. Yum!

My menu is up:


I’m stopping by for a visit via Menu Plan Monday.
Woo! This has really blown right by. It’s already mid-September. The holidays will be upon us in a matter of time.
Everything looks delicious on your menu plan. I didn’t start loving olives until I had an Italian sandwich from Amato’s. Oh my gosh~so good. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Colorado and DC.


Thanks for adding me this week. I got a good chuckle at your turkey burger distraction. 😉


I had to laugh at myself. I hadn’t thought about those burgers in a long time. Sliced green olives covered the top of the burger. They were sooo good… but you would’ve absolutely hated them. 😉

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