Mar
16

Avocado Week – Gluten-Free Menu Plan March 17

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AvocadoThis week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Avocado.  It’s been a little busy at our house, and I decided to make it easy on myself this week. I pulled out a menu plan from 2012 to get me started. I had to make a few adjustments, but it was nice to have a quick start.

Here’s what I wrote about avocado two years ago: “Since taking dairy out of my diet, I seem to be using avocado more often. I find that avocado slices can be a good substitute for cheese when I feel like my sandwich or salad is missing a little flavor. And apparently, I’m not the only one: I found this great nutritional comparison of a few slices of avocado with a couple TBSP of butter and mayonnaise. The California Avocados website also has some interesting recipes, including desserts which I’ve never really considered for avocados.”

I’m planning on making egg salad sandwiches with slices of avocado this week. I also like to make up guacamole frequently. I may spread it on sandwiches or add it to a plate of chips with tomatoes and refried beans. Can I call that nachos if it doesn’t have cheese on it? Pizza with fresh slices of avocado, Avocado Salsa, or just half an avocado with a scoop of salsa in the middle…it all sounds good to me. For more ideas of including avocados in your meals, check out the roundup of gluten-free menus below.”

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Irish Potato Farls

Irish Potato Farls

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

St.Patrick’s Day -  Beef Brisket, Potato Farls, Broccoli Salad, Shamrock Cookies

Tuesday – Chicken Taquitos (with slow-cooked shredded chicken) served with a Corn and Black Bean Salad and Guacamole

Wednesday - Egg Salad Sandwiches with avocado slices, or maybe chopped avocado mixed in, served with a fresh Berry Salad

Thursday – California Chicken (grilled chicken breasts with melted slices of Monterey cheese (for some) and slices of fresh avocado) served with yellow rice

Friday - Mexican Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday - Baked Chicken Nuggets, steamed green beans, and French fries

Sunday – Leftover Buffet

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she likes avocado is just about everything, but is adding it to her smoothies this week. It certainly adds a smooth, creamy texture to smoothies. Elisabeth also likes using it to make Chocolate Shakes — yum! For dinners this week, she’ll be making Vegan Hash, Sweet Potato Soup, Seafood Gumbo, Tomato & Cucumber Sandwiches, Pizza, and Pan-cooked Fish. Stop by her blog for more ideas for breakfast and recipe links.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is adding avocados to her Chef Salad this week. She’s also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week with Corned Beef and Cabbage with New Potatoes. To finish out the week, she’ll be having Chicken Pho, Chicken Kebabs with Greek Salad, Potato and Leek Soup, and Fish and Chips.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
This week, Kimberlee is serving Easy Cheese Quesadillas with slices of avocado. She is also cooking Mexican Stuffed Peppers, Steak and Peppers, Gluten-Free Pasta, Cheeseburgers, Greek Pasta Salad, and Chicken Enchiladas.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us again next week for more gluten-free menus and meals using artichokes.

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 again next week back at CeliacFamily.com for more gluten-free menus and ideas for including Artichokes in your meals.
  • 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 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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Mar
10

Gluten-Free Potatoes — Menu Plan Mar. 10

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SnowBerriesI’m hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week, so make sure to scroll below our menu to find even more gluten-free menu ideas.

This week’s theme is Potatoes, and we’ll be cooking Oven-Roasted Potatoes (simple recipe posted soon!), Mashed Potatoes, and maybe Twice-baked Potatoes this week. Here are links to a few of our favorite gluten-free potato recipes: Irish Potato FarlsPotato SaladRed Potato and Green Bean Salad. What are you doing with potatoes this week?

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Monday –  Pork Tenderloin, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Tuesday – White Chicken Chili, Rice

Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Jasmine Rice, Broccoli

Thursday – Shredded Chicken TacosAvocado Salsa

Friday – Parmesan Tilapia, Spaghetti Squash, Broccoli

Saturday – Appetizer Party, twice baked potatoes? chicken wings? Not sure what to bring.

Sunday – Grilled Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth is making potato salad at her house this week, but also enjoys having a baked/roasted potato bar for meals. Also on the menu this week is Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles, Soup from the freezer, Chef Salad, Seafood Gumbo, Tomato and Cucumber Sandwiches, Pizza, Pink Panther Smoothies, and Pan-cooked Fish.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee is making a wonderful Easy Potato Soup this week. She is also having BBQ Pork Sliders, BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas, Bacon and Eggs, and BBQ Chicken with Roasted Asparagus.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lots of potatoes on Lori’s menu this week: Mashed Potatoes, Shepherd’s Pie, Scalloped Potatoes, and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. To complete her meals this week are Roast Beef, Pork Chops, Red Bean and Rice, Salmon, and Chicken Nuggets.

Thanks for joining us this week. Check back next week for another week of gluten-free meal ideas.

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 again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus.
  • 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 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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Mar
03

Salads — Gluten-Free Menu Plan March

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SaladsI know February is always a short month, but it really flew by this year! I was really sorry I missed the menu swap last week. Fortunately, I had some meals in the freezer to get me through the week.  

This week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Salads. And, I am ready for springtime salads! Now, if only Mother Nature would cooperate with some springtime weather. :) Angela is hosting the roundup at Angela’s Kitchen.

In addition to the salads I have on this week’s menu, you may want to try one of these yummy recipes:

Also, if you’re looking for some gluten-free recipes to help celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday, you might want to try one or all of these: BeignetsKing CakeGumbo, Red Beans and Rice. We’re going to celebrate with Pancakes!

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Red Potato/Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Monday –  Grilled Chicken with Avocado, Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Mardi Gras/Pancake Day – Pancakes, Tropical Fruit Salad with Poppyseed Dressing, Turkey Sausage

Wednesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Thursday – Pulled Pork, Sweet Potato Fries, Rainbow Apple Salad

Friday – Pizza, Spinach Salad

Saturday – Parmesan Chicken NuggetsRed Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sunday – Leftover Night

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, visit Angela’s Kitchen.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Potatoes in your meals.
  • 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 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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Feb
17

Gluten-Free Kid-Friendly Meals — Menu Plan Feb. 17

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SnowBerriesThis week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Kid-Friendly Meals. Lori is hosting the roundup of gluten-free menus at GlutenFreeWeek.com, so be sure to stop by and see what everyone else is making this week.

Our menu this week is full of kid-friendly meals. In fact, I know my kids will eat and enjoy every meal on my menu this week! Here are several other of their favorites that didn’t make it onto the menu plan this week:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Monday –  Chicken Nuggets, Oven-roasted Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Steamed Green Beans

Wednesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Brussels Sprouts

Thursday – Chicken Taquitos, Guacamole, leftover rice

Friday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, and Broccoli

Saturday – French Bread Pizza (gf, of course), Spinach Salad

Sunday – Pork Tenderloin with leftover veggies

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura 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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Feb
10

Valentine’s Day — Gluten-Free Menu Plan Feb. 10

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ValentineTreatsIt’s Valentine Week.  You didn’t forget about it, did you? Friday is Valentine’s Day, so if you don’t have a plan you might want to start preparing for Friday. I’m hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week, so be sure to check out the roundup below for more Valentine ideas.

This week, I’m making gluten-free/dairy-free/nut-free Heart-shaped Sugar Cookies for school celebrations. I’m also making Meringue Heart Cookies and Dairy-free Creme Brulee for the family to enjoy. For Valentine’s Day dinner, my kids get to enjoy their favorite Heart-Shaped Pizza, gluten-free of course.

My picks for Valentine treats this year are YummyEarth Organic Gummy Bears and Angie’s Tutti Frutti Popcorn and Vanilla Cupcake Popcorn, all conveniently packaged to give away to classmates and friends.

For more Valentine Treat ideas, visit our past roundup, or try some of these:

Be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below, where there will be more gluten-free menus and ideas for Valentine’s Day Treats and Meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

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Valentine Pizza

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Red Potato/Green Bean Salad

Monday –  Eating out

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli Salad

Wednesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Thursday – leftovers

Valentine’s Day – Heart-Shaped Pizza, Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Saturday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Brussels Sprouts

Sunday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken Tenders, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth has some fun plans for Valentine’s Day this year: Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Soft Sugar Cookies to Frost, and Valentine’s Day Eggs in Toast. For dinners this week, she’s planning Fish with Roasted Beets, Eggs with Banana Donuts, Cauli-power Alfredo, Bean Burritos, Cumin Lime Bean Quinoa Salad, Pizza, and more.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa’s family has a busy week and needs easy meals so they can watch the Olympics, too! This week, they will be enjoying Pork Chops, Tacos, Southwestern Soup, Lettuce-wrapped Hamburgers, Saucy Vegetable Beef Soup, Hamburger Soup, and Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is really heating things up in the kitchen this week! She is including as many aphrodisiacs in her meals as she can: pomegranates, basil, avocado, oysters, almonds, red wine, garlic, asparagus, honey, and chocolate. Honey Chicken, Love Potion Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Almond Encrusted Halibut, Chicken and Oyster Gumbo, and Filet Mignon. Whoohoo, that’s a lot of lovin’. :)

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee’s menu this week starts with Black Bean Chicken Chili, Easy Hot Wings, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes. She finishes the week with Cheeseburgers, Chicken Enchiladas, and Taco Bowls. Check out her full menu to get all the recipe links and ideas for breakfast and lunch, too.

Thanks for joining us this week. Join us again next week at GlutenFreeWeek.com for more gluten-free menus and ideas for Kid-Friendly 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 again next week at GlutenFreeWeek.com for more gluten-free menus and ideas for Kid-Friendly meals.
  • 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 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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