Feb
03

Brussels Sprouts — Gluten-Free Menu Plan Feb. 3

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BrusselsThis week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Brussels Sprouts.  Why Brussels sprouts? Well, sometimes I just get tired of the usual green beans and broccoli, and need a change. I don’t serve Brussels sprouts at our house very often. The kids haven’t been crazy about them in the past. But when I saw Baby Brussels sprouts at the store, I decided to try it out on the family again.

I don’t really think the baby sprouts tasted any different. They are definitely smaller, and maybe they were a little more tender. I trimmed off the ends, but didn’t bother cutting them in half (which I usually do). They were already bite size. To make it fast and easy, I simply sautéed them in a pan on the stove over medium-high heat. I used Earth Balance Garlic & Herbs Culinary Spread (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan) added to the pan to give the sprouts a little flavor. Once they were a little browned, I covered them with a lid, turned down the heat, and let them cook an additional 10 min. They were great! The kids even liked them……… Let me say that again: The kids liked them! My son even ate a second big serving of them.

I love it when our family can add another healthy food to our menus. According to many online sources, Brussels sprouts are high in fiber, vitamin C, and protein. In addition, they contain calcium, vitamin A, folic acid, iron, and potassium. Brussels sprouts are going to be showing up at our house a little more frequently now. And I found some new recipes to try, too:

Be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below, where there will be more gluten-free menus and recipe links for Gluten-Free meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Monday –  Pork Chops, Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Tuesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Spaghetti Squash, Sautéed Spinach

Wednesday – Flank Steak, Sweet Potatoes, leftover Brussels

Thursday – Fish & Chips with Peas (Loving these new gluten-free battered fish.)

Friday – Indian Chicken (with curry/cinnamon, mango chutney, and peaches) over Jasmine Rice

Saturday – Chicken Spaghetti

Sunday – Pancakes, Chicken Apple Sausage, Berry Fruit Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says everyone in her family enjoys Brussels sprouts. She usually just buys them frozen and warms them up.  She made some Chili and Bean Burritos over the weekend to freeze and have for dinner and lunches this week. She’ll also be enjoying Stephanie O’dea’s Tamale Pie in the slow-cooker, Cumin Lime Black Bean Quinoa Salad, Pizza, Oven-Fried Chicken and Fish, and Potato Chip Fish.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee has some fun dinner plans this week. She’s updated her recipe for Easy Chicken Stir-Fry, and has plans for Homemade Gluten-Free Waffles with Ice Cream, Queso Fundido with chips, Cheeseburger Pasta, Mango Salsa Chicken, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Yum!

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa is happy that her husband did some bulk cooking this weekend to give the family a head-start on the cooking this week. On their menu this week is Beef Roast, Salsa Meatloaf and Tomato Soup, Beef Stroganoff with Pasta, Saucy Vegetable Beef Soup, and Bacon Burger Rice.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is making a Quinoa and Brussels Sprouts Salad with rubbed chicken this week. She’s also having Chili, Honey Chicken Tenders, Salmon, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Gluten-Free Rubens.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing gluten-free menus with us this week.

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 Valentine meals and celebrations.
  • 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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Jan
27

Super Bowl Party Food — Gluten-Free Menu Plan Jan. 27

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Are you ready for some football? I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl matchup next Sunday. Go Broncos!

For this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap, I thought we could share some ideas for gluten-free party snack food. So, whether you are hosting a Super Bowl party, taking food to a Super Bowl party, or simply making some snacks to eat while watching the game at home, here are some ideas for keeping it Gluten Free.

Appetizers & Snacks

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Meals

Desserts

And don’t forget the gluten-free beer, popcorn and chips. (Food Should Taste Good and  Tyrrell’s both offer a variety of gluten-free flavors of chips to choose.)

Be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below, where there will be more gluten-free menus and recipe links for Gluten-Free meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday –  Trying gluten-free Crispy Battered Frozen Fish product I found at Sprouts

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – Beef Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Thursday – Hamburgers, Fries, Tropical Fruit Salad

Friday – Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Sautéed Spinach

Saturday – Thick Crust Pizza with Pepperoni and Black Olives

Super Bowl Sunday – Chicken Wings and Drummies, Baked Potato Skins, Roasted Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Although not planned as a Super Bowl food, I think Melissa’s Stacked Tacos would be a great idea to feed some football fans. Filling the remainder of her weekly menu plan is Hamburger Soup, Beef Roast with Veggies, Chicken and Rice Soup, and Italian Sausage and Red Peppers.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Crock-Pot food is always a good option for football parties, and Kimberlee has some good ones on her menu this week: Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooker Chicken, Crock Pot Ribs, and Crockpot Chili. You’ll also find Ham and Spinach Pasta, Chuck Roast with Mashed Potatoes, Pan-Fried Pork Chops, and Chebe Bread Pizza.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is sharing some of her recipes that would be great for a football (or any) party: Baked Chicken TaquitosChiliChili Nachos, and Sweet Potato Wedges. Her menu this week looks just as tasty, with Turkey Burgers, Chicken Fried Rice, Chef Salad, Lentil Soup, Salmon with Rice Pilaf, and Bean Burritos.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth won’t be watching the Super Bowl this weekend, but she did share a yummy snack recipe that she enjoys — make-your-own Baked Chili Cheese flavored Fritos. For meals this week, Elisabeth is making Oven-Fried Fish/Chicken, Sloppy Joe’s, Potato Soup, Tuna Apple Salad, Pizza, Smoothie and Popcorn.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus this week.

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 Celiac Family for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Brussels Sprouts in your 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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Jan
20

Leeks — Gluten-Free Menu Plan Jan. 20

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This week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Leeks. Lori is hosting the roundup of gluten-free menus at GlutenFreeWeek.com.

Like onions and garlic, leeks can add a wonderful flavor to soups and and a variety of meals. I don’t often buy and cook with leeks, but I do have plans for them this week. I even found some new recipes to try.


Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Red Potato/ Green Bean Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Monday –  leftovers

Tuesday – Bacon Roast Chicken with LeeksRed Potato and Green Bean Salad

Wednesday – Vegan Potato Leek Soup from the Gluten-Free Goddess, gluten-free garlic bread

Thursday – Spaghetti Carbonara, Tossed Green Salad

Friday – Hamburgers, Roasted New Potatoes with Leeks and Herbs 

Saturday – Melted Leek and Red Pepper Quiche at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free, Tropical Fruit Salad

Sunday – Pork Chops, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms (and Leeks if I have any left)

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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Jan
13

Persimmons — Gluten-Free Menu Plan Jan. 13

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This week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Persimmons. I was really surprised to see persimmons at the grocery store this month. I think of them as a fall fruit, but I guess you can often still find them in early winter. I never buy persimmons because I’m always so excited to fill up my basket with apples, pumpkins, and squash in the fall.

When I saw the persimmons last week, it got me thinking about how to eat them. I did a little research and found at About.com that there are two varieties, the Fuyu and the Hachiya. The Fuyu, which I found at the store, is often peeled and eaten raw. The pulp of the Hachiya is often puréed and used in baked goods.

I found some yummy-looking gluten-free persimmon recipes to try, too!

Be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below, where there will be more gluten-free menus and recipe links for Gluten-Free meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Quick & Easy Guacamole

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Monday –  Chicken Taquitos, Guacamole

Tuesday – Pork Chops with Black Beans and Salsa, Rice, Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Spinach Salad

Thursday – Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

Friday – Pizza, Persimmon Pomegranate Fruit Salad

Saturday – Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Basmati Rice, Broccolini

Sunday – Traditional Chili with Cornbread

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Melissa continues to use meals from the freezer to help her get dinners on the table this week. She’s planning for Ham and Cabbage Saute, Beef Roast with Vegetables, Hamburger Soup, One Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce, and One Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup. Stop by her full menu post for more lunch ideas and recipe links.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee’s menu this week starts with Mexican Enchiladas, Loaded Baked Potatoes, and Pan-Fried Pork Chops. She finishes the week with Spicy Black Beans, Breakfast for Dinner, Cheeseburger Pasta, and a night eating out. She also has breakfast and lunch ideas and recipe links.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
Angela is using Persimmons this week in this Winter Harvest Fruit Salad she found at The Gracious Pantry. She’s also thinking about trying a persimmon syrup or jam. For dinners this week, she’ll be making Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles, Pork Apple Curry, Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Balsamic and Sun-Dried Tomato Burgers. Angela also has lots of recipe links to share, so check them all out at her menu post this week.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
No persimmons on Elisabeth’s menu this week. She is not a fan. Instead, she’s planning for Detox Smoothies, a Red Pepper and Kale Frittata, Shepherd’s Pie and a Tex Mex version, Pizza, Popcorn, Fish, and Vegan Nicoise Salad.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori found a recipe for Arugula Persimmon Pear Salad to make this week. She’ll be serving it with Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Also on her menu this week is Rosemary-Apple Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Nuggets, Thai Chicken Curry, White Bean Kale and Sage Soup, and Pulled Pork Tacos.

Thanks for sharing with us this week. Join us again next week at GlutenFreeWeek for more gluten-free meals and menus. The theme next week is Leeks.

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 for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Leeks in your 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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Jan
06

Hello, 2014! — Gluten-Free Menu Plan Jan. 6

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This week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Try Something New. It’s a New Year, and I’m wondering if anyone is planning anything new to their menus this year. Maybe you got some new cookbooks this year, and want to try some new recipes. Maybe you’ve got a new diet plan, a new food ingredient you want to try, or are simply looking for some new inspiration. Whatever the case, please share your new ideas with us!

I got several new cookbooks last year. And, with the holidays now behind us, I feel like I need to detox from all the excess sugar and grains. So, I’m going to get back to drinking more green smoothies. Smoothies are a great way for me to get the energy I need for the morning, plus help keep me hydrated through our dry winters. This week, I’m going to try Green Machine smoothie, featuring pineapple, banana, and cilantro from Green Smoothies for Every Season.

Be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup below, where there will be more gluten-free menus and recipe links for Gluten-Free meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Monday –  leftovers

Tuesday – Hamburgers, French Fries, Rainbow Apple Salad

Wednesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Thursday – Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

Friday – Tilapia Parmesan, Yellow Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Saturday – Chicken Rice Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice, Guacamole

Sunday – Pork Tenderloin, leftover rice, oven-roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

My Extraordinary Life: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo Menu
Like so many of us after the holidays, Lisa is feeling the effects of eating all the wonderful holiday foods. After tracking her carbohydrate intake, she decided to modify her diet this year to follow a Low-Carb Paleo diet. Don’t feel sorry for her! She has lots of great meals on her menu this week, including Low-Carb Pizza, Fried Pork Chops, Pan-Fried Steak, Crustless Quiche Lorraine, Ham and Pineapple Stir-Fry, Herb-Roasted Chicken, and Honey Baked Ham with Spiced Apples. Check out her full menu to get all the yummy recipe links.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Menu
One of Melissa’s goals this year is to try at least one new recipe a week. I think she has more than one on her menu this week: Roasted Pork Loin, One Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup, Meatball Minestrone Soup, Beef Roast, and Hamburger Soup. She’s also back to making meals in advance and freezing them for quick dinners on busy nights. Gotta love easy dinner solutions!

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee joins us this week with a new (new to me, at least) recipe link for Jamie Deen’s Brunswick Stew. What I love about it is that it uses pulled pork, and I always have so much leftover when I make it for sandwiches. Kimberlee also has Steak and Peppers, BBQ Pork Sliders, Crock Pot Chili, Greek Pasta Salad, and Black Bean Burritos on her menu this week.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth continues to modify meals and recipes to work for her restricted diet, but wants to find meals that her whole family can enjoy together. Her family’s meals this week include Tacos, Portuguese Soup, BLTs, Pizza, Smoothie, and Fish with Sweet Potatoes.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
For something new, Lori is going to try making healthy, gluten-free Spinach Pancakes this week. She’s also making lots of chili (Chili, Chili Taco Salad, and Chili Nachos) to keep her warm during this frigid winter. For the remainder of the week, Lori is planning Chef Salad and Thai Chicken Curry.

Thanks for sharing with us this week. Join us next week as we explore using Persimmons in meals and recipes.

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 sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for using Persimmons in your 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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